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Trough of Hell: How to Wrap Up the Middle of Your Story with Maximum Impact
Series: Story Structure Essentials. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 80,300. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Screenwriting, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
If the middle of your screenplay or novel (ie Act Two) has ever given you trouble, this is the book for you. The key is simple. Just figure out how Act Two ends. Ideally, your choice is filled with pain, emotion, and paradox—a powerful combination which re-engages audiences just when their interest is about to evaporate. This book will show you exactly what to do. Conquer Act Two for good, today!
Midpoint Magic: How to Swing Your Screenplay or Novel in a New Direction and Say Good-Bye to Sagging Story Middles That Put Audiences to Sleep
Series: Story Structure Essentials. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 48,360. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Screenwriting, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Story middles. Nightmare. You’ve got a lot of pages to fill…and only 1 thing to fill them with (your hero’s repeated attempts to achieve his goal). Without a plan, you’ll end up with a monotonous snooze fest. Buy this guide, learn 8 specific ways to zap the monotony (plus, the plot point that can take your story to the next level)…and say good-bye to sagging middles that put audiences to sleep!
Paper Hearts, Volume 2: Some Publishing Advice
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 62,650. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
After you've written the book, you need PAPER HEARTS to help you get it published.
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.
Self-Editing for Writers
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 3,500. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2011 by FrostProof808. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
Avoid the most common errors this editor has seen over 15 years of freelance editing. This is a compilation of notes on punctuation, grammar, sentence structure, usage, etc. that cover the most common errors I've seen in over 15 years of editing. This, combined with The Seven Writerly Sins, would comprise what not to do if you want to be a successful writer.
The Writer's Lexicon Volume II: More Descriptions, Overused Words, and Taboos
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
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 40,370. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
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.
The Writer's Lexicon: Descriptions, Overused Words, and Taboos
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 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.
Blood Spatter (Forensics for Fiction)
Series: Forensics for Fiction. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 28,160. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2016 by Evil Mastermind, LLC. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Law » Forensic Science
Blood Spatter offers authors an accurate and accessible gateway into the world of blood analysis. This illustrated guidebook offers a one-stop, easy-to-understand reference for writing a bloody good story. Geoff Symon draws from his 20 years’ experience and expertise as a forensic investigator to cover real-world procedures and practices of crime and its investigation for writers of all genres.
Crime Scenes (Forensics for Fiction)
Series: Forensics for Fiction. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 34,540. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2017 by Evil Mastermind, LLC. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Law » Forensic Science
Crime Scenes is a comprehensive, user-friendly introduction to the on-scene personnel and procedures of criminal investigations. Whether you’re writing CSIs or private eyes, this handy illustrated guidebook offers a reference to cracking the scene of your crime.
Autopsies (Forensics for Fiction)
Series: Forensics for Fiction. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 37,360. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2017 by Evil Mastermind, LLC. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Law » Forensic Science
Autopsies is a user-friendly, illustrated reference that digs into all things posthumous and postmortem. Whether you're writing about dissection or resurrection, this guidebook covers it all from cadaver to slab as an easy-to-understand resource for dead-on storytelling.
Self-Editing for Fiction Writers
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 8,910. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
This easy-to-follow guide is designed for new and experienced fiction writers wanting to avoid errors in punctuation and syntax and wanting to enhance their style.
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.
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.
The Writer's Guide to Training Your Dragon - Using Speech Recognition Software to Dictate Your Book and Supercharge Your Writing Workflow (Dictation Mastery for PC and Mac)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 25,290. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2016 by Ashe Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
Want to dictate up to 5000 WORDS an hour? Want to do it with 99% ACCURACY from the day you start? As writers, we all know what an incredible tool dictation software can be. It enables us to write faster and avoid the dangers of RSI and a sedentary lifestyle. But many of us give up on dictating when we find we can't get the accuracy we need to be truly productive. This book changes all of that.
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.
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
Realities of Self-Editing: From a Line Editor
Price: $3.69 USD. Words: 35,490. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
All the self-editing checklists in the world won't help you improve as a writer if you don't first understand what editing and self-editing are, how they work, and why they're important. "Realities of Self-Editing" is a framework for comprehending real-world self-editing, written by a line editor.
Story Drills: Fiction Writing Exercises
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,240. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Story Drills is packed with fundamental storytelling concepts and comprehensive writing exercises that will strengthen your storytelling skills. You’ll learn the elements, principles, and techniques of storytelling; gain experience through writing practice; and get questions for further contemplation that will lead to a deeper understanding of the craft.

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