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Writing the Heart of Your Story
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 60,840. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Some novelists write with the goal of becoming a best seller, hoping for wealth and fame. Some just want to write novels that earn them a steady income. Some write to express their creativity.Then there are the other writers who want to write an unforgettable novel—the kind of book that gets called a classic and that endures the test of time. Writing the Heart of Your Story is for those writers!
Medieval Underpants and Other Blunders: A Writer’s (& Editor’s) Guide to Keeping Historical Fiction Free of Common Anachronisms, Errors, & Myths [Second Edition]
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 64,590. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2013 by Spyderwort Press. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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 Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Character Expression
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 35,230. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
(4.78 from 9 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.
The Negative Trait Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Character Flaws
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 85,910. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2013. Category: 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.
Writing Between the Sexes
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 9,360. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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Nonfiction. Men and women think, talk, and act differently -- which causes problems for writers who are trying to create characters of the opposite sex. Award-winning author Leigh Michaels (author of On Writing Romance) shares the secrets of why and how men and women are different and how to use the differences to create realistic -- but not stereotypical -- characters.
201 Writing Prompts
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,800. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
201 Writing Prompts is a fun and challenging collection of writing starters designed to spark your creativity and end writer's block.
The Realm Apparent
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Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 16,790. Language: Australian English. Published: February 13, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
A walkthrough for Speculative Fiction writers, to help them create the framework of a world as quickly and effortlessly as possible, without getting lost in the murk of world building.
On Your Mark: From First Word to First Draft in Six Weeks
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 45,800. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Do you dream of writing a book but don’t know how to start? On Your Mark offers aspiring authors the information and inspiration to get your book written, with a specific plan for completion in six weeks. Authors Cathy Fyock and Kevin Williamson offer practical exercises, tips, and guidelines for helping you realize your dream of having your name on your book.
Structuring Your Novel: Essential Keys for Writing an Outstanding Story
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 59,780. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2013. Category: 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
Million Dollar Outlines
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 67,290. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2014 by WordFire Press. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Bestselling author David Farland has taught dozens of writers who have gone on to staggering literary success, including such #1 New York Times Bestsellers as Brandon Mull (Fablehaven), Brandon Sanderson (Wheel of Time), James Dashner (The Maze Runner) and Stephenie Meyer (Twilight). In this book, Dave teaches how to analyze an audience and outline a novel.
Hustlers, Harlots, and Heroes: A Regency and Steampunk Field Guide
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 59,520. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2014 by Tyche Books Ltd.. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
From the author of What Kings Ate and Wizards Drank, this humorous guide will provide readers and writers with historically accurate information on the low classes of Georgian and Victorian life.
The Self-Publishing Manual, Volume 2
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Price: $7.97 USD. Words: 27,180. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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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.
Chapter One: A Fast, Fun Way To Write Fiction
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Price: $6.98 USD. Words: 26,270. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Have a great idea for a novel, but don’t know where to start? Have you started your novel, but got bogged down after only the first few pages and don’t know how to go on? Then this book is for you! Chapter One is a beginning writing course. This book can be used in conjunction with the course or instead of it.
Writing Games, Writing Tips, Writing Exercises.
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,900. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
How could a jumble of words with a little punctuation become something that’s interesting to read? Is it a gift from the gods? Something only the highly educated can produce? Or maybe anyone can do it? If you want to know if YOU can achieve your writing goals, then why not have a play around with some words and sentences using my writing games.
How to Write Sensual Love Scenes
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 21,640. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
How to Write Sensual Love Scenes is the third ebook in the series, The Secrets to Getting Your Romance Novel Published. Written by Adrienne deWolfe, winner of the Best Historical Romance of the Year Award, this ebook describes how to put the sizzle in kiss scenes and love scenes; how to master the suspense technique known as sexual tension; and the bestseller's secret for writing love scenes.
Goodbye Byline, Hello Big Bucks: Make Money Ghostwriting Books, Articles, Blogs, and More, Second Edition
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 64,080. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Home-based businesses
The market for writers who can pen someone else’s book is broad and growing. Book publishers, literary agents, book packagers, corporations, and everyday people all pay ghostwriters to write books. Ghostwriters also craft everything from blog posts to articles to content marketing pieces. Become a ghostwriter and you'll make yourself more valuable to clients--and make more money as a freelancer
The Elements of Fiction
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 130,290. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Quotations
It was John Gardner, the legendary teacher of the craft, who said that the elements of fiction, like the words in a language, are finite. Oh, are they? I thought, and set about to verify this by collecting authors’ quotes about them. This task began as a cheat sheet, a short list of those elements I recognized and documented by quotes, but soon took on a life of its own. This is the result.
How to Write a Novel
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 40,370. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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.
Liz Fielding's Little Book of Writing Romance
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 25,070. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
From the best selling author of more than 60 romances, Liz Fielding's Little Book of Writing Romance is a primer - an entry level aid for the writer who has a story to tell, but is struggling to get it out of her head and onto paper.
Outlining Your Novel: Map Your Way to Success
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 41,820. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2013. Category: 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.