The Fine Line

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The Fine Line is an Edinburgh-based publisher, editorial consultancy and website content service. We publish books that enthral our staff, provide personalised content for your site, writing advice to get you started, lessons to download, insights into the methods of working writers, a Dear Editor writers' problem page, and an editorial service.

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Family Can Be Murder
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 32,290. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2013 by The Fine Line. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Sometimes the truth is murder. When her favorite cousin is accused of tossing his estranged wife off a balcony from twenty-six stories up, car repo specialist Jane “PJ” Grotto turns amateur detective to prove otherwise, but soon uncovers more than she bargained for—and a host of family secrets worth killing for.
Checking Out and Other Tales
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 35,750. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2013 by The Fine Line. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Feisty, irreverent, and poignant, these tales reveal the comedy, pathos, and startling strangeness of everyday life. From the seventy-nine-year-old woman planning to go out with a snort on her next birthday and a gunman reliving the violence of his past as he lays in a hospital bed, to a turkey living on his wits, a woman unexpectedly freed from a loveless marriage, and the birth of a tyrant.
My Husband Ran Off With The Nanny and God Do I Miss Her
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 59,150. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2013 by The Fine Line. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
36-year-old Carly Macalister becomes a dysfunctional emotional disaster when her husband runs off with her beloved nanny just 3 days before Christmas. Through the unsolicited help of her eccentric, overbearing mother, her wild childhood best friend, her new shrink, and various love interests from present and past, she tries to adjust to life as an involuntarilyy Suddenly Single Yummy Mummy.
Literary Lovers: The Seducer and Seduced
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,960. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2012 by The Fine Line. Category: Essay » Literature
Sharp takes on classic texts and the passion that fuels the words.
The Pocketbook of Prompts: 52 Ideas for a Story
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 6,310. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2012 by The Fine Line. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Literacy
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Ideas for stories are everywhere. They’re in archaeological digs, scientific hoaxes, fairy tales, peculiar laws, the lonely hearts, identity theft, and football matches. They’re hidden in snapshots of other lives, and in images glimpsed only for a moment. They’re in your own emotions: lust, envy, rage, love, a desire for life everlasting. They're in anything that sparks your imagination.
Even Birds Are Chained To The Sky and Other Tales: The Fine Line Short Story Collection
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 73,880. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2012 by The Fine Line. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
Even Birds Are Chained To The Sky and Other Tales is a collection of the winning stories from The Fine Line Short Story Prize. They are the stories of many lives, captured in a few pages in all their complexity, beauty, serenity, struggle, longing and peculiarity. Some are tales of joy and others woe; some tell of destructive lust and others slow-blooming love.
The Perfect Word: The Fine Line Writing Course
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 22,720. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2012 by The Fine Line. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Literacy
Based on Kate Gould’s experience as an editor, teacher, and critic, The Perfect Word is designed for writers of all levels and experience – from beginners and burgeoning talent to experienced and published writers. Dip into it if you’re in need of a jolt out of a writing rut or follow the structured lessons through each component of good writing.
Bixby's Canine Capers
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 25,480. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2012 by The Fine Line. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Whether he's saving his beloved human, Matilda, from the clutches of a wolf at Camp Weheechee or outsmarting crooks in his own backyard, Bixby proves himself to be one extraordinary canine. Written by international award-winning author, Chris Hammer, this heart-warming collection is sure to captivate both the young and the young at heart with twists that reveal life is seldom as it appears.


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  • Smashwords Style Guide on March 08, 2012

    This guide is fantastic and indispensable for anyone wanting to publish on smashwords. It's so refreshing to find instructions (for anything) that make sense and actually work.
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    This guide not only provides fantastic ideas, but makes the whole marketing process seem do-able and, even, fun.