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Writing Plots With Drama, Depth & Heart: Nail Your Novel
Price: $6.93 USD. Words: 56,530. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
What keeps a reader curious? It’s the story. So where do you find plot ideas? Where might you already have spellbinding plot material, if you only knew how to use it? What are the hidden patterns that ply the reader’s emotions, and how can you use them with originality? How should you bend these conventions? This book will show you, in down-to-earth tutorials and creative exercises.
The Negative Trait Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Character Flaws
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 85,910. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This book is a flaw-centric exploration of your character's arc, motivation, emotional wounds, and basic needs. Its vast collection of flaws will help writers to explore the possible causes, attitudes, behaviors, thoughts, and related emotions behind their characters’ weaknesses so they can be written effectively and realistically. Downloadable tools for character building are included.
Plot MD
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 27,880. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
Hook readers and never lets them go! No matter if you like to plan your novels out ahead of time or fly by the seat of your pants, you'll be given the hands-on tools to improve your storytelling during all stages of your process. Covering a comprehensive set of skills from pacing to creating character arcs, Plot MD is perfect for a wide range of popular and genre fiction.
The Writer's Lexicon Volume II: More Descriptions, Overused Words, and Taboos
Series: The Writer's Lexicon. Price: $4.99 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.
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.
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.
The Writer's Lexicon: Descriptions, Overused Words, and Taboos
Series: The Writer's Lexicon. Price: $4.99 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.
How to Write a Romance Novel-Getting It Written and Getting It Published-Second Edition
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 18,500. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Have you ever dreamed about writing a romance novel? In this second edition of How to Write a Romance Novel, you’ll learn tips and tricks to getting your story started, completed and ready to submit to an editor or agent. You’ll learn- How to come up with ideas for stories Planning your novel The importance of the first three chapters How to create conflict How to up the emotion in your story
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.
Self-Editing for Nonfiction Writers
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 7,520. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
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Ths easy-to-follow guide is designed for new and experienced nonfiction writers wanting to more powerfully organize their ideas, avoid errors in punctuation and syntax, and enhance their style.
A Brief Guide to Writing and APA Formatting for Graduate Students and Dissertation Writers
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,700. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Grammar and punctuation
This helpful guide and APA checklist is designed to assist new graduate students as well as more experienced dissertation candidates to improve their academic writing. Designed especially for students in social sciences, education, and business, it distinguishes academic writing from business and professional writing and offers helpful hints to smooth the graduate's path to success.
Self-Editing for Memoir Writers
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 8,600. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
This innovative editing guide offers tips and tools for memoir writers wishing to avoid punctuation and grammar errors and improve their writing style for traditional or self-publication.
Point of View - How to Use the Different Point of View Types, Avoid Head-Hopping, and Choose the Best Point of View for Your Book
Series: Writers’ Guide Series. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,080. Language: American English. Published: October 19, 2016 by Ylva Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Point of view (POV) is the most powerful tool in a writer’s kit, but it’s also the hardest to master. This book will help you understand the different types of POV, choose the best one for your book, and fix common POV problems. You’ll learn how to use point of view in a way that will make your readers identify with your main character and keep them captivated until the very last page.
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 and books
(5.00 from 8 reviews)
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.
IELTS Essay Booster - One-Stop Destination for The Writing Module!
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 71,870. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Essays
IELTS Essay Booster is a Complete IELTS Writing Preparation Book (for both Academic & General Training Modules). It features: - Useful IELTS writing tips - 150 IELTS essays + 50 essay outlines - Vocabulary / Phrases - Common lines to use in IELTS essays and letters - Graph writing tips, strategy and vocabulary - Letter tips and samples - Misspelled words - Confusables - English enhancement tools
The Fiction Writer's Handbook: 10 Minute Edits
Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 13,140. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
(5.00 from 1 review)
The Fiction Writer’s Handbook is not another grammar book, as if we need any more of them. This is the only book addressing overlooked writing problems which are killers when you seek publication and sales. Taking the time to fix these issues will make you a stronger writer. There are editing problems you can address to increase your success.
What Your English Teacher Didn't Tell You: Showcase Yourself through Your Writing
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 74,310. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Confidence and self-esteem
I’m a longtime English teacher, consultant, editor, and professional writer. Many people have told me they yearn to write, but they don't have time for an intensive course in English grammar. They’re always astonished when I tell them there’s an easier road to skillful writing. It's all about knowing how to showcase your ideas, experiences, and knowledge. This book will show you how to do it.
Microfiction: "100" Word Story
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 3,380. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
A booklet for those who have some writing knowledge and skills already. Learn to think outside the box and challenge yourself. Develop crisp sentences and create a little but complete story. Demolish writer's block, try different ways of writing, make very personal gifts for a friend or loved one. Or take a break when working on your novel gets frustrating!
The Idea Factory: 1,000 Story Ideas and Writing Prompts to Find Your Next Bestseller
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 35,850. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Creativity, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Do you have a hard time coming up with ideas on what to write? If you need help with inspiration, this is the book for you. Out of 1,000 story ideas and writing prompts, the beginnings of your next book is likely in these pages. Let’s find your next bestseller.

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