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Inside Story: The Power of the Transformational Arc
Price: $11.99 USD. Words: 106,420. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Screenwriting, Nonfiction » Reference » Playwriting
What’s the secret to writing a great story? Whether a beginner or an A-list Academy Award winner, all writers struggle to get to the great story within. Inside Story provides an innovative process that helps writers maintain the artistic integrity of their vision to create narratives with more depth, dimension and substance. A must-have book for any serious screenwriter, playwright, or novelist.
Behind the Seens
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,520. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
Over the course of the last 12 years, Unforeseen has been published three times. This is a behind-the-scenes look at how a book went from being sold out of the back of a maroon Volkswagen Passat to becoming the #1 book on Amazon. It's packed with hilarious stories, random lost writings, embarrassing photographs, personal emails, and industry secrets.
Weinberg on Writing: The Fieldstone Method
Series: Consulting Secrets, Book 4 ยท Software Testing, Book 6. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 54,230. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
(5.00 from 6 reviews)
"a delight, a wise and warm book on overcoming the perils of trying to write."—Gabriele Rico, author of Writing the Natural Way "smart, funny, memorable, wise, engaging...most important, it is all stuff that works"—Howard S. Becker, author of Writing for Social Scientists "a gift to writers at all levels—Penny Raife Durant, award-winning author
How to Write, Publish and All That Good Stuff
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 35,690. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
New York Times Best Selling Author R.L. Mathewson explains how to write, publish and get your book into readers' hands with simple, easy to follow instructions. Learn how to get word out about your book without spending a dime, how to avoid publishing pitfalls, protect your work and enjoy the process.
The Human Nature of Playwriting
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 95,510. Language: American English. Published: December 2, 2015 by Tessellate Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Playwriting
Evocative, sage, sophisticated, and personal, Samson Raphaelson’s classic book, culled from his experience in teaching a master class on dramatic writing at the University of Illinois in 1948, is both a discussion on the craft of playwriting and of the nature of creativity. "The Human Nature of Playwriting" is a valuable resource for playwrights, creative writers, scholars, historians, and any rea
Showing and Telling in Fiction
Series: Busy Writer's Guides. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 15,840. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
Showing and Telling in Fiction will help you clearly understand the difference between showing and telling, provide you with guidelines for when to show AND when to tell, and give you practical editing tools for spotting and fixing telling in your writing.
1001 Romance Story Starters
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 36,090. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
"1001 Romance Story Starters" covers myriad genres, from erotic romance to inspirational and everything in between. Designed to help kick start your imagination – the starters include dialogue starters, scenes, open ended scenarios, and even story endings. You can change ANYTHING about the story starter. Take the idea and bend it to your will – you’re the boss.
Publishing 101: A First-Time Author's Guide to Getting Published, Marketing and Promoting Your Book, and Building a Successful Career
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 83,620. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
PUBLISHING 101 is your comprehensive guide to getting published, while avoiding the common pitfalls of first-time authorship. You'll learn how to evaluate the commercial potential for your work; find and approach editors and agents; prepare query letters and book proposals; market and promote your work effectively; and determine if the self-publishing path is right for you.
Art & Craft of Writing Fiction: First Writer's Manual
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 76,380. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2011 by Victoria Mixon. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
Based on Mixon's work as a successful independent fiction editor, The Art & Craft of Fiction: A Practitioner's Manual brings together in one place everything you need to know about writing a novel, an in-depth exploration of the myriad aspects of creating fiction in a warm, entertaining voice that welcomes you into the greater fellowship of all writers.
How to Write Wildly Popular Romances
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 12,410. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Reference
How to Write Wildly Popular Romances gives you the insider knowledge you need to write novels that sell. Written by Adrienne deWolfe, a fiction-writing instructor and winner of the Best Historical Romance of the Year Award, this ebook features descriptions of the genre’s 14 bestselling story archetypes and eight plot taboos that are prohibited in most Romance novels.
How to Create, Publish, Promote & Sell an eBook Successfully All for FREE. Make Money, Open New Doors, Get Published!
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 21,410. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » E-commerce / internet marketing
Step by step instructions to easily create, publish, promote and sell an eBook successfully without spending a dime. Everyone has at least one eBook in them. Turn your experience, knowledge, passion or expertise into passive and residual income with an eBook. Build and establish your brand and open doors to various other opportunities. No technical knowledge needed. This eBook will NOT disappoint.
Self-Publisher's Legal Handbook
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 44,700. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Law » Intellectual property
Self-Publisher’s Legal Handbook is the first step-by-step guide to the legal issues of self-publishing. Attorney and self-published author Helen Sedwick uses 30 years of legal experience to show writers how to stay out of court and at their desks.
How To Write An Ebook In Only 30 days
You set the price! Words: 5,650. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2013 by madhouseMEDIA. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
(5.00 from 1 review)
Geoff Hughes puts down the challenge to anyone who has every wanted to write a book but can't find the time to get on with it. You can write an eBook in only 30 days if you follow this day by day motivational guide. Take the 30 day challenge! Geoff Hughes is the author of Beautiful Lies and regularly blogs on writing and motivation and independent publishing at www.madhousemedia.com.au/blog
The Self-Publisher’s Ultimate Resource Guide: Every Indie Author’s Essential Directory—To Help You Prepare, Publish, and Promote Professional Looking Books
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 75,920. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Reference » Directories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Here, for the first time ever, dozens of leaders in the self-publishing industry--editors, designers, book shepherds, printers, teachers, publicists, marketers, subsidy publishers, workshop leaders, illustrators, reviewers--have come together to share their knowledge of the dynamic, ever-changing indie book publishing business.
Sell Your Sex: How To Market Your Erotica And Romance Book On Social Media
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 68,480. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2017 by Indie Erotica Collective. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Learn insider tips to selling your erotica and romance books on social media.
How to Write Hot Sex: Tips from Multi-Published Erotic Romance Authors
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 40,330. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
How to Write Hot Sex: Tips from Multi-Published Erotic Romance Authors features everything you need to know about adding sizzling sexual tension, scorching sex scenes, and emotional impact to your romance writing in twelve info-packed essays from bestselling and multi-published authors - so you can get published and get paid.
How to Make, Market and Sell Ebooks - All for Free
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 44,080. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Computers & Internet » Digital publishing
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
Everything for self-publishing. Save time, money, energy and sell ebooks. Like ten books in one, the only source for what you need to succeed. Updated for 2014.
Braindump : Write a book fast and overcome writers block using free mind mapping tools
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,960. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
A number of well-tried methods are there to overcome Writer's Block, and one of the best methods is to use a mind-map. This is a method where one produces a pictorial outline of the work. Computers have now made it very easy to make mind-maps. This book introduces this concept and explains how to move from a mind map to writing a book.
Deep Point of View
Series: Busy Writer's Guides. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 32,520. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
Do you want readers to be so caught up in your book that they forget they’re reading? Then you need deep POV. Deep POV places the reader inside of our characters—hearing their thoughts, feeling their emotions, and living the story through them. In Deep Point of View: A Busy Writer's Guide, you'll learn specific, practical things you can do to take your fiction to the next level with deep POV.
Grammar for Fiction Writers
Series: Busy Writer's Guides. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 22,670. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
The world of grammar is huge, but fiction writers don’t need to know all the nuances to write well. In fact, some of the rules you were taught in English class will actually hurt your fiction writing, not help it. Grammar for Fiction Writers won’t teach you things you don’t need to know. It’s all about the grammar that’s relevant to you as you write your novels and short stories.