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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.
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.
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.
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 Writer's Lexicon: Descriptions, Overused Words, and Taboos
Series: The Writer's Lexicon. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 48,620. 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.
Medieval Underpants and Other Blunders: A Writer’s (& Editor’s) Guide to Keeping Historical Fiction Free of Common Anachronisms, Errors, & Myths [Third Edition]
Price: $4.99 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.
The Writer's Lexicon Volume II: More Descriptions, Overused Words, and Taboos
Series: The Writer's Lexicon. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 55,480. 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.
How to Write a Novel
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 43,790. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & 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.
1200 Creative Writing Prompts (Adventures in Writing)
Series: Adventures in Writing. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 30,990. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Perfect for writers who are feeling uninspired or who simply want to tackle a new writing challenge, 1200 Creative Writing Prompts has something for everyone. Whether you write fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction, you’ll find plenty of fresh ideas inside this book. The fiction prompts cover a range of genres, including li
The Best Little Grammar Book Ever! Second Edition: Speak and Write with Confidence / Avoid Common Mistakes
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 28,270. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Grammar & punctuation, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This is a new edition of this bestselling book. "The Best Little Grammar Book Ever" was originally published in 2010. Since then it has sold thousands of copies. Its users include schools, colleges, and professional writers. The aim of the book is to solve those common grammar, punctuation, and word usage issues that stump us all in a short, friendly, and easy-to-use book.
Love-Based Copywriting System: A Step by Step Process to Master Writing Copy That Attracts, Inspires and Invites
Series: Love-Based Business. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 28,730. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Marketing, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
If you're a business owner, entrepreneur, expert, speaker, author, coach or consultant who would love to create marketing materials that attract, inspire and invite your ideal prospects to become ideal clients without sounding hype-y or sales-y, then this book may be exactly what you've been looking for.
10 Core Practices for Better Writing (Adventures in Writing)
Series: Adventures in Writing. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,700. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
By adopting simple but effective habits that strengthen your writing skills, you will master the craft of writing. All it takes is dedication and self-discipline. Each of the 10 practices in this book grow your skills and promote excellence in your writing. Writing is an adventure that lasts a lifetime. Start your journey toward better writing today.
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.
Ready, Set, Write: A Guide to Creative Writing
Series: Adventures in Writing. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,870. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Ready, Set, Write: A Guide to Creative Writing takes you on a tour through various forms of writing, tools of the trade, creativity techniques, and practical tips for writing, plus plenty of writing projects and activities to explore as you tone your writing muscles. Written for hobbyists and aspiring professionals alike, Ready, Set, Write is ideal for young and new new writers.
Creating Character: Bringing Your Story to Life
Series: Red Sneaker Writers Book Series. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 28,210. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2017 by Babylon Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books
All fiction is character-driven, according to William Bernhardt. If your characters don’t interest readers, even the most exciting plots will fail. This book explains the relationship between character and plot, and how the perfect melding of the two produces a mesmerizing story. He uses examples spanning from The Odyssey to The Da Vinci Code to explain this in a direct, uncomplicated manner.
How to Write a Dynamite Scene Using the Snowflake Method
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 33,300. Language: American English. Published: May 18, 2018 by Ingermanson Communications, Inc.. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Screenwriting
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The secret to writing a dynamite novel is to first write a dynamite scene. Because if you can write one terrific scene, you can write 100. And that’s a novel. This is a short book, with just one goal—to teach you the simple principles you can use right now to design a powerful scene before you write it. If you’ve already written your novel, you can use this book to make each scene better.
Writing Love: Screenwriting Tricks for Authors II
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 141,520. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books
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A revised, expanded version of award-winning author/screenwriter Alexandra Sokoloff's story structure workbook Screenwriting Tricks For Authors, with twice the material and using examples from all genres – but with a special focus on the structure and key elements of love stories. Includes full breakdowns of ten romantic comedies, romantic adventure, period romance and romantic suspense films.
Dynamic Dialogue: Letting Your Story Speak
Series: Red Sneaker Writers Book Series. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 26,210. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2017 by Babylon Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books
Dynamic dialogue can turn an ordinary novel into a delightful read, but dull, uninspired dialogue will cause readers to lose interest and try something else. William Bernhardt explains matching character and dialogue, avoiding dialogue that’s “on-the-nose,” using dialogue to suggest what no one will say aloud, dialogue beats, subtext, and using dialogue to enrich your story and quicken the pace.
Excellent Editing: The Writing Process
Series: Red Sneaker Writers Book Series. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 24,880. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2017 by Babylon Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books
Why do so many people start books they never finish? And why is the final product often so much less than what editors and agents want? Because writing is a process, and no steps can be omitted without impacting quality. Editing begins before you start writing and doesn't end until the book is in print (if then). This book explains what's worth doing, when, and how to produce a exceptional book.

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