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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.
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 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.
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.
Point of View in Fiction
Series: Busy Writer's Guides. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 34,360. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books
Point of view isn’t merely another writing craft technique. Point of view is the foundation upon which all other elements of the writing craft stand—or fall. In Point of View in Fiction, you'll learn how to choose the right POV for your story, how to avoid POV errors, how to choose the right viewpoint character, and much more.
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.
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.
Dialogue
Series: Busy Writer's Guides. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 22,950. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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In Dialogue: A Busy Writer's Guide, you'll learn techniques and tricks for making your dialogue shine, as well as practical editorial steps you can take to polish your dialogue.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Story Drills: Fiction Writing Exercises
Series: The Storyteller's Toolbox. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,240. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Story Drills is packed with fundamental storytelling concepts and comprehensive writing exercises that will strengthen your storytelling skills. You’ll learn the elements, principles, and techniques of storytelling; gain experience through writing practice; and get questions for further contemplation that will lead to a deeper understanding of the craft.
Powerful Premise: Writing the Irresistible
Series: Red Sneaker Writers Book Series. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 24,830. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2017 by Babylon Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books
What are the essential qualities of an irresistible read? And what’s the secret to attracting a literary agent or publishing deal? The answer to both questions is: Premise. A powerful premise is what separates ordinary novels from bestsellers. William Bernhardt explains the essential elements of breakout novels: originality, high stakes, believability, inescapable conflict, and emotional appeal.
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.
Perfecting Plot: Charting the Hero's Journey
Series: Red Sneaker Writers Book Series. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 25,750. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2017 by Babylon Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books
Even the most interesting characters will not engage readers if their journey—the plot—fails. Bestselling author William Bernhardt reveals the secrets that keep readers riveted to the page. He explains the importance of matching character to plot and how to enrich your story by layering three levels of conflict while fulfilling the plot structures--the journeys--that have always delighted readers.
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.
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.
The Emotionally Engaging Character
Series: Writing Tips. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,160. Language: American English. Published: June 19, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks & Manuals
The key to writing a compelling story is to make the characters, especially the main ones, so engaging that the reader makes an emotional connection with them. In this book, Ruth Ann Nordin shares tips on creating this type of character.
The 365-Day Writer’s Block Workbook (Volume 1)
Series: The 365-day Writer's Block Workbooks. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,280. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Fiction » Educational
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Over a thousand sentence starts, three per day, with writing tips at the end of each week to motivate and inspire, providing kick-starts to avoid the dreaded ‘writer’s block’. Useful for any writer at any level, whether they have 10 minutes or 10 hours, to start a new project. Also an ideal tool for writing groups.

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