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Creating Character Arcs: The Masterful Author's Guide to Uniting Story Structure, Plot, and Character Development
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 51,320. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
Have you written a story with an exciting concept and interesting characters—but it isn’t grabbing the attention of readers or agents? It’s time to look deeper into the story beats that create realistic and compelling character arcs. Internationally published, award-winning novelist K.M. Weiland shares her acclaimed method for achieving memorable and moving character arcs in every book you write.
Can I Use I? Because I Hate, Hate, Hate College Writing
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,920. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » College Guides
Can I use “I” in my college paper? The short answer: Yes. But keep reading. Even if you don’t like college writing—no, even if you hate college writing—this guide will get you through it. It offers clear and concise answers to your questions about writing college papers.
Structuring Your Novel Box Set
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 78,380. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Business writing
2 Bestselling Guides Packed With Tips to Help You Brainstorm and Plan Your Best Story Is Structure the Hidden Foundation of All Successful Stories? These bestselling guides will teach you the secret to creating consistently good stories, show you how to spot and fix story problems before you start writing the first draft, and help you take your writing to the next level.
Outlining Your Novel Box Set: How to Write Your Best Book
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 56,800. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Home schooling
2 Bestselling Guides Packed With Tips to Help You Brainstorm and Plan Your Best Story From Award-Winning and Internationally Published Writing Mentor K.M. Weiland These bestselling guides will help you choose the right type of outline to unleash your creativity, guide you in brainstorming plot ideas, and aid you in discovering your characters.
How To Write A Book: Writing A Novel That Sells
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 39,540. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2011 by Library House Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This unpretentious little guide through the perils of writing fiction follows the process through four stages: gathering the raw material, planning, rough draft writing, and revision. Novelist Dan Brown shares not only his own experience but also the thoughts of many classic masters of fiction.
Outlining Your Novel: Map Your Way to Success
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 41,460. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Let outlines help you write a better book! Writers often look upon outlines with fear and trembling. But when properly understood and correctly wielded, the outline is one of the most powerful weapons in a writer’s arsenal. Outlining Your Novel: Map Your Way to Success will help you choose the right type of outline for you an guide you in brainstorming plot ideas.
Creating Character Arcs Workbook: The Writer's Reference to Exceptional Character Development and Creative Writing
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 43,880. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Creativity
The Creating Character Arcs Workbook presents a guided approach to choosing the right type of character arc for your story, joining plot and character into a cohesive and resonant whole, and choosing stories with life-changing themes.
How to Write a Novel
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 40,370. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
The most important thing to know about writing a novel is this: You can do it. And if you've already written one, you can write an even better one. Author and former literary agent Nathan Bransford shares his secrets for creating killer plots, fleshing out your first ideas, crafting compelling characters, and staying sane in the process.
The Writer's Lexicon Volume II: More Descriptions, Overused Words, and Taboos
Series: The Writer's Lexicon. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 55,330. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Words lists, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Writing should grab—and hold—a reader's attention. Mistakes hinder believable characters and memorable stories, but the right advice makes those mistakes easy to fix. This book provides the resources that enable writers to create words that leap from the page into readers' imagination. It's the reference every writer and poet should own.
The Writer's Lexicon: Descriptions, Overused Words, and Taboos
Series: The Writer's Lexicon. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 48,310. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Words lists, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
You just read your manuscript and discovered that your characters nod like marionettes in every chapter. When they’re not nodding, they roll their eyes. Time to slash the Pinocchio strings. Transform your protagonists into believable personalities that your readers will learn to love. Or hate. Get in the driver’s seat, relax, and enjoy your journey—with Kathy Steinemann’s book as your GPS.
Structuring Your Novel: Essential Keys for Writing an Outstanding Story
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 60,080. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Why do some stories work and others don’t? The answer is structure. In this new guide from the author of the bestselling Outlining Your Novel, you will discover the universal underpinnings that guarantee powerful plot and character arcs. An understanding of proper story and scene structure will help you to not only perfectly time your story’s major events, but will also provide you with an unerri
The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Character Expression
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 35,950. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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The Emotion Thesaurus is a tool for writers who want to convey character emotion effectively. It spotlights 75 emotions and the body language cues, thoughts, and visceral responses for each. Also addressed are common emotion-related writing problems and methods to overcome them. This thesaurus encourages writers to show, not tell, emotion and is a brainstorming resource for any fiction project.
Verbalize: Bring Stories to Life & Life to Stories
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 74,790. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2018 by Evil Mastermind, LLC. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
Verbalize presents new characterization and story-planning methods that jumpstart drafting, crafting, revision, and pitching. Blast past overused tics and types with storycraft that busts your ruts and awes your audience. Whether you like to wing it or bring it, Verbalize offers a fresh set of user-friendly tools to populate your pages and lay the foundations of unforgettable genre fiction
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.
How to Write a Novel Using the Snowflake Method
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 54,480. Language: American English. Published: July 17, 2014 by Ingermanson Communications, Inc.. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Creativity
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Are you writing a novel, but having trouble getting your first draft written? Take a look at the wildly popular Snowflake Method—a battle-tested series of ten steps that jump-start your creativity and help you quickly map out your story. All around the world, novelists are using the Snowflake Method right now to ignite their imaginations and get their first drafts down on paper.
Medieval Underpants and Other Blunders: A Writer’s (& Editor’s) Guide to Keeping Historical Fiction Free of Common Anachronisms, Errors, & Myths [Third Edition]
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 77,220. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2015 by Spyderwort Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » History » History of things
NEW expanded 3rd edition. A detailed guide to the factual mistakes that writers of historical fiction often make—and how to avoid them. From medieval knights smoking cigars to characters crossing streets that wouldn’t exist for another 2000 years, historical novelist Alleyn exposes and explains the often hilarious, always painful goofs that turn up most frequently in fiction set in the past.
Conquering Writer's Block and Summoning Inspiration: Learn to Nurture a Lifestyle of Creativity
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 18,440. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
Inspiration is a slippery thing at the best of times. But as a writer, you can’t afford to wait around on Madam Muse’s goodwill. In this encouraging e-book, award-winning author K.M. Weiland shows you how to nurture creativity and put it at your summons, rather than the other way around.
101 Creative Writing Exercises (Adventures in Writing)
Series: Adventures in Writing. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 47,510. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
101 Creative Writing Exercises takes you on an adventure through the world of creative writing. Packed with fun and practical tools, techniques, and writing ideas, this book will motivate and inspire you.
1,000 Character Writing Prompts: Villains, Heroes and Hams for Scripts, Stories and More
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 156,780. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Reference
From the author of 1,000 Creative Writing Prompts, this 300 page, 150,000+ word reference tool can serve writers who need characters and need them now! Each of the 1,000 character ideas ends with a question or command to push you past writer's block and into a creative flow state. If character development is your problem, this detailed reference tool is the solution.
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.

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