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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.
How to Write a Novel Using the Snowflake Method
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,390. Language: American English. Published: July 17, 2014 by Randy Ingermanson. 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.
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.
Writing the Continuing Series and Trilogy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,240. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to write a continuing series, such as Harry Potter or the Hunger Games? Maybe you’ve created a character whose story will take more than one book to tell.
Description
Series: Busy Writer's Guides. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 29,780. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
Description in fiction shouldn’t be boring for the reader or for the writer. Description: A Busy Writer’s Guide will help you take your writing to the next level by exchanging ho-hum description for description that’s compelling and will bring your story to life, regardless of the genre you write.
Dialogue
Series: Busy Writer's Guides. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 22,950. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and 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.
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.
Writing a Novel in Seven Days: A Hands-On Example
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 11,860. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2016 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Chapter by chapter, Dean Wesley Smith chronicles his process toward writing a 43,000-word novel in just seven days. He writes about his progress, his feelings about the project, and how he approaches and overcomes obstacles. This WMG Writer’s Guide demonstrates that setting an aggressive writing goal, and accomplishing that goal, can prove successful with the right attitude and tools.
Structuring Your Novel Workbook: Hands-On Help for Building Strong and Successful Stories
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 17,920. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Award-winning author K.M. Weiland’s previous book, the bestselling Structuring Your Novel, showed writers how to create stories with strong and compelling plot structure. Now it’s time to put those lessons to use! Building upon the principles you’ve already learned, the Structuring Your Novel Workbook presents a guided approach writing solid first drafts and fixing plot problems.
Freelance Writer's Anatomy
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 21,790. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Wondering how to break in as a freelance writer with little to no experience? Or, are you having limited success with your pitches? Louise Blank sold 10 of her first 15 pitches to mainstream magazines. FREELANCE WRITER’S ANATOMY provides a training routine to help you become a high-performing freelance athlete. From idea to talking with an editor - nothing is left out.
Outlining Your Novel Workbook: Step-by-Step Exercises for Planning Your Best Book
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 14,830. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Award-winning author K.M. Weiland’s previous book, the bestselling Outlining Your Novel, showed writers how to embrace outlines in a way that makes the writing process fun, inspiring, and easy. Now it’s time to put those lessons to use! Building upon the principles you’ve already learned, the Outlining Your Novel Workbook presents a guided approach to getting the bones of your story down on paper.
Awesome Opening Lines 3
Series: Awesome Opening Lines, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,300. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
Your Story Starts Here With the Third Volume of Awesome Opening Lines (A Great Value--Less than a Penny per Opening Line*!) A book’s opening line can make or break a work of fiction. Thankfully, Awesome Opening Lines volume 3 is here to help. This trusty tome includes 400 more opening lines for you to adapt and use whenever the need arises.
Awesome Opening Lines 2
Series: Awesome Opening Lines, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,090. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
Your Story Starts Here (A Great Value--Less than a Penny per Opening Line*!) A book’s opening line can make or break a work of fiction. Thankfully, Awesome Opening Lines volume 2 is here to help. This trusty tome includes over 400 more opening lines for you to adapt and use whenever the need arises . . .
Simple eBook Formatting for the Technophobic Author
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,620. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Author Pamela Olson, who has six eBooks to her name, found a way to streamline the eBook formatting process considerably. She presents it here for you for the bargain price of only $2.99. It’s virtually guaranteed to save you many hours (possibly days, and maybe even an ulcer or two). No prior knowledge is required other than a working knowledge of Microsoft Word and internet web browsing.
1200 Creative Writing Prompts (Adventures in Writing)
Series: Adventures in Writing. Price: $2.99 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
How to Write a Story—Second Edition
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,470. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Got a story you've been itching to put on paper? Reading How to Write a Story, now in its second edition, is a great place to start. In print for 14 years with Franklin Watts/Scholastic, this valuable book by Kathleen C. Phillips takes aspiring authors—and writers who might like a refresher course—on a thorough tour of what it takes to conceive, draft, revise, and refine a gripping story.
1,000 Character Writing Prompts: Villains, Heroes and Hams for Scripts, Stories and More
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 156,780. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Reference
From the author of 1,000 Creative Writing Prompts, this 300 page, 150,000+ word reference tool can serve writers who need characters and need them now! Each of the 1,000 character ideas ends with a question or command to push you past writer's block and into a creative flow state. If character development is your problem, this detailed reference tool is the solution.
Rock Your Plot: A Simple System for Plotting Your Novel
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,190. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
Stuck trying to plan out your story? ROCK YOUR PLOT provides a simple, effective, straight-forward system to help you take your premise and characters and develop a fully realized three act story.
Fiction Writing Prompts for New Authors
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,150. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Fiction Writing Prompts for New Authors lists some themes from Fiction, Science Fiction, Gothic Horror and Cosmic Horror among others and explores some plots for each as well as some suggestions on how these plots should best be used.
The Nonfiction Book Proposal Demystified: An Easy-Schmeasy Guide to Writing a Business Plan for Your Book
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,170. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2014 by Short Fuse Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
Agents and publishers rely on your book proposal to determine if your nonfiction idea will sell. This easy-schmeasy guide covers each part, helping you write yours quickly and effectively. Also includes tips on writing a query letter and getting your proposal to stand out above the rest. Written by a bestselling author and nonfiction expert with numerous agent and acquisitions editor contacts.

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