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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.
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.
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 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.
How To Write An Ebook In Only 30 days
Price: $4.95 USD. 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
How to Write Fiction: Busy Writer's Guides Set 1
Series: Busy Writer's Guides. Price: $12.99 USD. Words: 68,120. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
Three popular writing craft books are now available together. When you master showing and telling, deep point of view, and internal dialogue, you'll create vivid fiction that engages your reader emotionally. The books in this set put writing craft techniques into plain language alongside examples, so you can see how it all looks in practice, and combines it with practical exercises.
Writing Nonfiction: Turning Thoughts into Books
Price: $7.97 USD. Words: 30,050. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Publishing business, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
Dan Poynter's definitive guide to writing non-fiction. How to pick your topic, break it down, do research, writing tricks & tips, evaluate your publishing options and get into print faster, easier and cheaper. Preparing your manuscript for an agent, publisher or printer. Sixth revised edition, May 13, 2014.
Sex For Money: How to Write, Publish and Sell Gay Erotica and M/M Erotic Romance — Second Edition
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 62,330. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2017 by Indie Erotica Collective. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Everything you need to know about becoming a gay erotica or M/M erotic romance author!
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.
NaNoWriMo 101: A Quick Guide on How to Write a Novel in 30 Days During National Novel Writing Month
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 10,470. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
Have you always dreamed of writing a novel? NaNoWriMo offers your chance. It is a 30 day challenge in which you write a complete novel during National Novel Writing Month. This book will help you learn what NaNoWriMo has to offer, and how to make the most of the challenge. You will learn about required preparation, strategies, resources, and more.
Tips on WRITING DIALOGUE
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,280. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
This short, ten-page, article derived from bestselling author Julie Hyzy's popular presentation on writing dialogue, is available now. New and seasoned authors have paid up to $50 to hear Julie's tips on how to make your character's conversations zing. If you're interested in crafting dialogue that is both realistic and snappy, don't pass this up. Better cover coming soon!
Don't Fear the Reaper: Why Every Author Needs an Editor
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,620. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Literacy, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
If you've written a book, you may be asking: Should I hire an editor? What kind of editor do I need? How much will editing cost? Where can I find an editor? What will an editor expect from me? What can I expect from an editor? Don’t Fear the Reaper answers those questions and more, with advice on self-editing, preparing your book for an editor, and how to defeat every writer's nightmare.
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.
The Noisiest Book Review in the Known World: The Best of the Review of Arts, Literature, Philosophy and the Humanities, Vol. I
Price: $7.50 USD. Words: 71,910. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Social Science » Storytelling
For eighteen years, our reviews have intrigued, engrossed, irritated, and bemused literary America. Critiques of our earlier magazines appeared in the "Washington Post," the "Los Angeles Times," the "San Francisco Chronicle," "Library Journal" and on National Public Radio. This is a rare collection that includes writers like J. P. Donleavy, Paul Krassner, H. L. Mencken, and Sharon Olds.
The Noisiest Book Review in the Known World: The Best of the Review of Arts, Literature, Philosophy and the Humanities, Vol. II
Price: $7.50 USD. Words: 79,080. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Social Science » Storytelling
For eighteen years, our reviews have intrigued, engrossed, irritated, and bemused literary America. Critiques of our earlier magazines appeared in the "Washington Post," the "Los Angeles Times," the "San Francisco Chronicle," "Library Journal" and on National Public Radio. This is a rare collection that includes writers like J. P. Donleavy, Paul Krassner, H. L. Mencken, and Sharon Olds.
Editing Made Easy
Series: No Mistakes Writing. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 33,680. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Reference » Grammar and punctuation
In this book, you'll learn to look for crutch words, unnecessary words, redundancies, improper sayings, and you'll learn many of the tougher rules on comma usage. We also touch on dialogue tags, capitalization in dialogue, and writing using all five senses.
How to Become a Fashion Writer: Taking Your Writing to the Runway
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 28,870. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Blogging
“How to Become a Fashion Writer” is the ideal book for those who want to learn how fashion bloggers are making careers out of online writing and how they are paying the bills. The fashion industry has been such a foreign industry for many.
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
Show Me the Love! All Kinds of Love for All Kinds of Stories - Volume One
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 35,480. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry, Nonfiction » Publishing » Screenwriting
Show Me the Love! offers content creators of all genres, styles, and media a rich resource, new ideas, and a comprehensive, practical guide to using the dynamic and dramatic power of Love in all their stories. Each chapter includes myths, media examples, symbols, styles, and more. Content consumers of all types of media will find this information enhancing their own understanding and enjoyment.
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.