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The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Character Expression
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 35,230. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
(4.80 from 10 reviews)
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.
How to Write a Novel Using the Snowflake Method
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,430. Language: American English. Published: July 17, 2014 by Randy Ingermanson. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Creativity
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
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.
Writing FAST: How to Write Anything with Lightning Speed
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 69,640. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Reference
Your mind moves at lightning speed. Your writing should, too. FAST is a simple, step-by-step system for writing at the speed of thought. This beloved bestseller outlines the four phases of the writing process: FOCUS your ideas into a writing plan, APPLY the plan by blasting out a draft, STRENGTHEN your work to make it exactly what you want to say, and TWEAK the words to ensure a fast read.
Space Travel - A Science Fiction Writer's Guide
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 90,860. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2014 by ReAnimus Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Fiction » Science fiction » General
An indispensible tool for all science fiction writers, Space Travel explains the science you need to help you make your fiction plausible. From six-time Hugo Award winning master writer and editor Ben Bova, and former President of Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America Inc.
Character 101, Or How To Build Effective Characters
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 8,710. Language: American English. Published: April 30, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Learn strategies to make your characters fully realized, three dimensional and attractive to readers. In six steps, discover components that turn ideas into written realities.
English for Scammers
Price: $4.97 USD. Words: 21,510. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2014 by Wayzgoose Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » English as a second language, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Curious why no one has claimed their UK lotto winnings from you? Why no one wants to call about the box of cash valued at (7,500,000 Dollars)? Why no one is responding to your PASSIONATE REQUEST FOR JOINT MUTUAL INVESTMENTS BENEFITS? This textbook analyzes common mistakes, drawn from genuine correspondence, and helps you improve your writing to be appropriate for standard business correspondence.
The Self-Publishing Manual, Volume 2
Price: $7.97 USD. Words: 27,180. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
(4.40 from 5 reviews)
Book publishing is changing: this book describes how to take advantage of those changes. This Volume II is the sequel to The Self-Publishing Manual (Volume I), the most successful book ever written on the subject. This manual describes how to use new techniques to write your book even faster, use new technology to publish it for less, and how to use social media for promotion.
Writing into the Dark: How to Write a Novel without an Outline
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 18,640. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2015 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
With more than a hundred published novels and more than seventeen million copies of his books in print, USA Today bestselling author Dean Wesley Smith knows how to outline. And he knows how to write a novel without an outline. In this WMG Writer’s Guide, learn how to write without an outline and why not having an outline boosts your creative voice and keeps you more interested in your writing.
How To Improve Your Speculative Fiction Openings, 2nd ed.
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 23,540. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2012 by ReAnimus Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Fiction » Science fiction » General
The secret that separates pro fiction from beginners', and how to capitalize on it. "if you're at all concerned about story openings, you'd be nuts not to read what Qualkinbush has to say." --Wil McCarthy, author of BLOOM and THE COLLAPSIUM
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.
201 Writing Prompts
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,800. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Reference
201 Writing Prompts is a fun and challenging collection of writing starters designed to spark your creativity and end writer's block.
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: $2.99 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
Lost the Plot? 500 Writing Prompts and How To Use Them
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 20,930. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
(5.00 from 1 review)
Almost every writer has a pathological predisposition to procrastination and often believes there is a magical answer to the question ‘where do you get your ideas?’. Well now, whether you write Twitfic, Microfiction, Flash Fiction, Short Short Stories, Short Stories, Novelettes, Novellas, Novels or Scripts you can tell everyone that you get your ideas here.
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.
Memoir Writing For Smart People
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,920. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Memoir Writing For Smart People, the self-help guide that tells you what you need to know to publish your own Memoir.
Overcome Writer's Block: A Self-Guided Creative Writing Class to Get You Writing Again
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,610. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation and inspiration, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Written by a writer and teacher with over 20 years of experience. Do you wonder where all your good ideas went? Is sitting down to write a painful process? You can break through your writer's block and ignite your creativity today! This unique writing guide will show you how! This writing guide was written for writers and artists of all kinds, as well as business professionals and entrepreneurs.
Author Publicity Pack: Resources to Help You Take Your Book Marketing To The Next Level
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,980. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2013 by Body and Soul Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
Publicity: It sounds like something that only big publishing houses can afford to do, yet any author can increase their publicity and their book sales - and do so on a shoestring budget. "Author Publicity Pack" will outline over 130 places that authors of all genres can get publicity for themselves and their books. Join us and take your marketing to the next level by publicizing your book!
Write The Fight Right
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,700. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
(4.60 from 5 reviews)
A fiction writer's resource for creating realistic, convincing fight scenes from author and martial arts instructor, Alan Baxter.
Confessions of a 3-Day Novelist: How to Write an Entire Book in Just 72 Hours
Series: Indie Confessions. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,930. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2015 by Buttontapper Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
Want to write your books faster? Learn the tricks that bestselling authors use to succeed! In this book you'll learn: * How to write an entire book, from start to finish, in just three days; * How to outline your story to achieve success; * What you'll need to write your book in just 72 hours; Plus plenty of tricks and tips for writing faster, smarter, and harder.