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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.
How to Professionally Format Your Book for Print: Make it Look Like the Big Five
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 10,970. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2018 by Janet McNulty. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
“Your book looks like trash!” These are the words of L. D. McMullan, concerning much of what is published by indie authors. “The content may be excellent, but the layout is terrible.”
Plots and Characters: A Screenwriter on Screenwriting
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 80,930. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Screenwriting
Most screenwriting books are for the blindly ambitious writer, skimming over the grim realities of "making it" in Hollywood and reducing the screenwriting process to no more than a formulaic hack job. Not Plots and Character, a provocative road map to life – on and off the screen – from veteran screenwriter Millard Kaufman.
Four Special Tools That Get Speakers Booked First
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 29,620. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Publishing business, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
There are four tools that can make you top choice by the speech-picking committee: a book, a booklet, a tip sheet, or a report, ebook, or half-book. This is a step-by-step, how-to guidebook that will help you create any or all of these means, written by a publisher who has offered 2000+ paid speeches. It works!
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!
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.
MJ Magazine — January 2019
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,120. Language: American English. Published: January 9, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
The first issue of MJ Magazine for 2019 is a special edition featuring writers and artists of all ages. Works from young authors are featured, as well as artwork from One River School of Art and Design, book reviews and Fran’s picks.
A Writers Guide To Adult Compliance Requirements
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,380. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2013 by Lot's Cave, Inc.. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Law » Legal Writing
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
So you want to write erotica? Learn exactly what is, and is not, legally permissible. Protect yourself from overzealous publishers and attorneys who insist all erotica is evil! This informative writer’s guide provides accurate information about age of consent, barely legal, pornography, obscenity, and other taboo subjects. An essential resource for aspiring or experienced erotica authors!
World Building 101
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,820. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2012 by Bards and Sages Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
Originally designed for a seminar conducted by author and game designer Julie Ann Dawson at Suny College, World Building 101 provides both writers and RPG designers with an easy-to-follow process through which to create a functional and believable setting.
How to Write a Novel
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 10,910. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
As an author of more than twenty books, I am often asked, “How do you write a book? Or more specifically, how do you write a novel?” This is an interesting question, but not one that can be easily answered. The obvious, and common response is to “Just start writing.” And, of course, “Write about what you know.” I use a slightly different method.
Writer's Fast Track to Cash: Build a Writing Empire that Pays You
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 43,330. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books
Would You Like to Become a Freelance Writer and Make Money from Home Right Now? Freelance writing is the original, real work from home job opportunity! If you're ready to stop spinning your wheels and make serious money as a freelance writer, then you simply cannot afford to ignore this message... "Writer's Fast Track to Cash" (3rd edition updated for 2011-2012 - more than ever reflecting the mo
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.
Supercharge Your Book Description
Series: Writing Skills. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 6,510. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Do You Want To Double Or Even Triple Your Book Sales? Unformatted book descriptions can lose you 80% or more of your sales. According to Forbes there are over 2000 new books published a day in the USA alone. With so much opposition don’t you think it is wise to have the best book description you can?
The Literary Agent's Guide to Writing a Non-Fiction Book Proposal
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 30,620. Language: American English. Published: June 19, 2016 and represented by Andy Ross Agency. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Publishing business, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
In order to get your non-fiction book published, you will need to write a book proposal. In this book, literary agent Andy Ross leads you through the steps to write a book proposal that will address the concerns of the book publisher and make a compelling case for publication.
Fountain by Osmosis: screenwriting syntax: guide by example
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 50,020. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Screenwriting
In prose format this immersive tour of Fountain will help you become fluent with the simple markup syntax for writing, editing and sharing screenplays in plain, human-readable text. You won't need a cheat sheet when you first sit down to write your screenplay.You will be able to work on your screenplay anywhere, on any computer or tablet, using a bar napkin if you must.
Kindle e-Book Format and Convert in 2 Easy Steps
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,200. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
This book explains how to format e-books for Kindle using Microsoft Word, convert into Kindle format, and self publish the e-book at Amazon Kindle Store. The information in this book will help the user to use the right formatting styles for the e-book and more importantly upload and have the book converted into Kindle format without the need of professional conversion services.
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 Make a Lot of F'ing Money Writing eBooks
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,030. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2016 by Sports Entertainment Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation & inspiration
Funny and brisk, veteran author Michael O'Hara (a man who actually makes a living writing eBooks and can talk the talk while walking the walk) takes readers (and soon to be successful eBook writers) down a no-nonsense path where they can learn how to monetize the amazing self-publishing platforms that exist today. How so? By learning how to quickly and consistently profit from pop culture.
Formatting e-Books for Writers
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,030. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Reference
(5.00 from 1 review)
Many writers are now going directly to Kindle or other e-books. If you know how to use Microsoft Word, you can format your manuscript for e-publishing. Susan K. Stewart is a writer, not a programmer. She has written, formatted, and published her own e-books. This book offers practical and understandable step-by-step instructions. Based on classes Susan has taught for more than five years.
How to Write Ebooks For A Living
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,970. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers & Internet » Digital publishing, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
Ebooks can provide a passive income large enough to live on. This book covers how to find the time to write, what equipment you will need to write it, where to publish and how to make the leap to the life of a financially independent author.