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The Marshall Plan® for Novel Writing
Price: $14.99 USD. Words: 65,000. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This bestselling classic guide to novel writing breaks down the creative process into 16 manageable tasks. You'll learn how to find a story hook, create a conflict, develop a protagonist and set everything in motion. A former editor, now a successful literary agent and author, Marshall also covers editing your own work, submitting to agents and editors, and surviving in this competitive field.
How to Write Fiction: Busy Writer's Guides Set 2
Price: $12.99 USD. Words: 84,630. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
Three bestselling writing resources in one set! Experienced fiction editor Marcy Kennedy’s has put three of her popular Busy Writer’s Guides together. Dialogue, point of view, and description are foundational skills you need to master to create vivid fiction that balances your character’s internal life with the external story world in a way that keeps readers turning pages.
How to Write Fiction: Busy Writer's Guides Set 1
Series: Busy Writer's Guides. Price: $12.99 USD. Words: 68,120. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
Three popular writing craft books are now available together. When you master showing and telling, deep point of view, and internal dialogue, you'll create vivid fiction that engages your reader emotionally. The books in this set put writing craft techniques into plain language alongside examples, so you can see how it all looks in practice, and combines it with practical exercises.
Trough of Hell: How to Wrap Up the Middle of Your Story with Maximum Impact
Series: Story Structure Essentials. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 80,310. 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!
Writing Characters Who'll Keep Readers Captivated: Nail Your Novel
Price: $6.93 USD. Words: 42,810. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
How do you create characters with depth? How do you write the opposite sex? What makes teenagers sound authentic? Inhabitants of a dystopia? How do you write plausible antagonists and chilling villains? How do you inhabit a character who isn't like you? Whether you write literary or genre fiction, this book shows you how to create people who keep readers hooked and make you want to tell stories
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.
Internal Dialogue: A Busy Writer's Guide
Series: Busy Writer's Guides. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 28,200. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
Internal dialogue is one of the most powerful tools in a fiction writer’s arsenal. It’s also one of the least understood and most often mismanaged elements. In Internal Dialogue: A Busy Writer's Guide, you'll learn the difference between internal dialogue and narration, how to format internal dialogue, how to balance it with external action, how to use it to advance your story, and much more.
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.
Heinlein's Rules: Five Simple Business Rules for Writing
Series: WMG Writer's Guide. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 13,370. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2016 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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 follows five simple business rules for writing fiction. In this WMG Writer’s Guide, Dean shares how those rules helped shape his successful career—and can help yours, too.
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.
The 30 Day Novel Success Journal: Overcome Procrastination, Figure Out What Happens Next and Get Your Novel Written (the Write Smarter, Not Harder series, vol 1)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 18,600. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
Having a great idea for a story isn't enough to get your novel across the finish line. You also need to know how to overcome the two biggest reasons that novelists fail: plotting problems and procrastination. This workbook gives you the tools to overcome these obstacles and get your novel written. This novel writing workbook is an essential resource for participants of NaNoWriMo.
This Writing Life: A Writer Writes On!
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 21,450. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Creativity, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Joseph Sutton believes that any writer who takes his profession seriously is equal to any writer who has ever lived. The reason: every writer has a perspective and voice that is uniquely his own. Every facet of writing is covered in the 48 short chapters of *This Writing Life.* It’s the perfect motivator for beginners and unknowns to sit down and start 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.
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
How to Handle Characters
Series: A Writer's Guide. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,100. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This book covers the elements needed to portray well-rounded, dynamic characters who are ripe to change and grow during the course of your story. Topics covered include points of view, main characters, secondary characters, protagonists, antagonists, window characters, and foil characters as well as how to choose character goals and decide on character traits.
A~Z Writers’ Character Quirks: A~ Z of Behaviours, Foibles, Habits, Mannerisms & Quirks for Writers to Create Fictional Characters (Writer’s Resource Series)
Price: $2.98 USD. Words: 20,490. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Dictionaries
As part of the Writers’ Resource Series, the A~Z of Writers's Character Quirks will give you a long list of Behaviours, Foibles, Habits, Mannerisms & Quirks in easy to find alphabetical order to help you create memorable fictional characters.
Basic Poetic Forms (and how to write them)
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,820. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Literature
This handy guide is designed to help you write more and better poems. It includes the ‘rules’ for writing poems in basic forms such as the villanelle, sonnet and more, as well as less frequently used forms such as the pantoum. The guide focuses on carefully selected forms that are most useful for both the experienced and beginner poet.
Fiction Genres
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,420. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
Genre confuses writers, but everyone who buys, sells, or reads our books wants to know what genre we're writing in. This mini book will demystify genre so we can better understanding what we're writing and who might want to read it.
Two Year Novel Course: Set 1 (Basics)
Series: 2YN: The Two Year Novel Course, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,670. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2011 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Start your novel off right with this set of five classes to help expand on your initial idea and begin creating story goals.
Two Year Novel Course: Set 4 (Outlines)
Series: 2YN: The Two Year Novel Course, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 24,970. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2012 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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The creation of an outline is far more about content and intent than about shape. Learn the various ways to approach outlines and what type might work for you.

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