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Creating Life
Series: The Art of World Building. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 55,990. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
Creating a unique, immersive setting one life form at a time. Creating Life (The Art of World Building, #1) is a detailed how-to guide on inventing the heart of every imaginary world - life. With chapters on creating gods, species/races, plants, animals, monsters, heroes, villains, and even undead, it is part of the only multi-volume series of its kind.
How to Tell a Story
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 65,640. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2015 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Drawing on Provost's proven philosophies, Rubie examines every facet of storytelling, from narrative hooks to fulfilling climaxes. Through advice, exercises, and an outstanding array of examples, you'll learn to create gripping narratives powered by strong characters. You'll discover the secrets of sequencing, of weaving subplots into rich stories, of manipulating story pace to increase conflict.
Pantser’s Guide to Writing: You Are Not Broken!
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,590. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
For writers who don’t outline—called pantsers—it’s hard finding anything on how to write that doesn’t involve outlining. Author Linda Maye Adams, a pantser writer, cuts through some of the myths and may save you wasted time looking for solutions. In this guide, Linda Maye Adams addresses the issues that derail pantsers and also provides tips to make the writing process easier.
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
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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.
The Handy Little Book for Writers Series. Book 8. On Revision - Editing and Proofreading
Series: The Handy Little Book for Writers, Book 8. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,040. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This Little Book is a collection of suggestions, tips, and guidance for editing your first draft. Editing and Proofreading are time-consuming tasks and they can be daunting for new writers. However, it is suggested here that you don’t pass the task off to someone else - at least not at first. There are some plans of action and a lot of worthwhile tips in this Little Book.
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
1000 Scottish Names: Gaelic & English
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,400. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Words lists
Are you wanting to write a story with Scottish characters? Do you need names in Gaelic and English? Here you will find a list of 250 male Gaelic names, 250 female Gaelic names, 250 male English names and 250 female English names to suit many time periods. This is a great source for Highland Romance stories set in Ancient, Medieval, Victorian or Regency time periods.
Strong Female Characters
Series: Busy Writer's Guides. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,490. Language: American English. Published: September 16, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
Strong Female Characters helps writers define a strong female character, learn how to keep her likeable, handle characters who don't match gender stereotypes, and analyze how history should influence the way we write female characters. This book is part of the Busy Writer's Guides series.
Beyond Dick and Jane: Over 365 Questions to Help You Create Unforgettable Characters
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,550. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Books with characters that jump off the page, grab readers by the throat, and don't let go are unforgettable. But how do you create multi-dimensional characters? The trick is to know the characters as well as you know yourself. This book will help you achieve that with its list of almost 400 questions. As a bonus, you'll find a mountain of tips on creating memorable characters.
Action! Writing Better Action Using Cinematic Techniques
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,760. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2011 by Local Hero Press, LLC. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This book gives writers pointers and guidelines on how to improve their action scenes by implementing some of the same kinds of techniques used in film-making. Loaded with new terminology and definitions, an introduction to the basic concepts of an Action Scene, and application of the concepts, this book gives writers the tools to write their own expert-level action scenes! KAPOW! BANG! ZOOM!
How to Write Faster
Series: Busy Writer's Guides. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,420. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
(4.00 from 1 review)
In How to Write Faster: A Busy Writer’s Guide you’ll learn eight techniques that can help you double your word count in a way that’s sustainable and doesn’t sacrifice the quality of your writing in favor of quantity.
Finish Your Book
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,430. Language: British English. Published: July 24, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Have you ever had an idea for a book, and started to write it—and managed only a page or two before the words dried up? In this book I show how to develop a story and characters from a vague idea to a complete storyline, and use that as a roadmap that keeps the writing on track. The book is intentionally short—read it in an hour, use it right away, and then keep it as a handy reference.
MJ Magazine November — Created by Authors for Authors
Series: MJ Magazine, Volume 1, Issue 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,280. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
The second issue of MJ Magazine includes featured authors RaeAnne Thayne and Rita Plush, author of the month, Tess Gerritsen. Reviews and interviews including Mark Rubenstein interviewing M.J. Rose and Christoph Fischer interviewing Paulette Mahurin, Ada Winder and DM Lee. The featured new author this time is Timothy Louis Baker, plus articles by Mark Rubenstein, Brian Hayden and Donald Riggio.
MJ Magazine August — Created By Authors for Authors
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 48,180. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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This sixth issue of MJ Magazine features authors John Land, Erna Kamerman Perry, Larry D. Thompson, Robert Dugoni and Steve Shukis. Also included are articles detailing how to get your books into readers’ hands and book promotion tips, as well as book reviews, author interviews and Fran’s picks.
Maximum Impact - Writing Short: Say More With Less: Condense the Essence & Leave 'em Satisfied
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 9,700. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2016 by Eliza March. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
Editor and Writing Coach, Maureen F. Sevilla also writing as Eliza March shares ten years of experience. Learn to condense the essence of your work for Maximum Impact. Those same suggestions, when used in reverse, can help strengthen and lengthen your work, too.
MJ Magazine September — Created By Authors for Authors
Series: MJ Magazine, Volume 1, Issue 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 84,930. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
Welcome to the first issue of MJ Magazine –written by authors for authors. This issue includes interviews with Jon Land, Steve Berry and R.J. Ellory as well as book reviews, writing tips, Fran’s pick of the month and much more. Authors are encouraged to read the magazine and then send their writing for possible inclusion in the next issue.
MJ Magazine December — Created by Authors for Authors
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,790. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This seventh issue of MJ Magazine features authors John Land, Mary Victoria Johnson, Catherine Coulter and J.T. Ellison, Marilyn Levinson and Jay Amberg. Also included are writing tips interviews with successful authors, book reviews and Fran’s picks.
The 30 Day Novel Success Journal for Romance: Overcome Procrastination, Figure Out What Happens Next and Get Your Novel Written (the Write Smarter, Not Harder series, vol 2)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 22,930. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Personal & Practical Guides
This workbook combines elements of three-act structure, the Hero's Journey, and a romance arc that incorporates character growth to create an extremely flexible story blueprint that you can adapt to the story you want to tell. The blueprint is broken down into 30 steps, so you'll know exactly where your characters should be in their journey each day. Perfect for NaNoWriMo!
MJ Magazine - February 2017 Edition - Created by Authors for Authors
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,670. Language: American English. Published: February 9, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This ninth edition of MJ Magazine features authors this issue are Shjelley Shephard Gray, Giacomo Giammatteo and Nadh Poduri; and the book of the month is My Heart’s Desire. Also included are writing tips and a writer’s workshop.