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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
(4.80 from 10 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.
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
(4.40 from 5 reviews)
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.
How To Write And Publish Your Own Kindle Book
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Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 16,420. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
Have you ever wanted to write your own books and become rich and famous? Well this book will help you get started down the path and provide you with plenty of useful tips and information that will make the process a little “Easier.” Don't delay and don't put it off any longer.
The Synopsis Treasury
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 95,390. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2015 by WordFire Press. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
A collection of actual story submissions to publishers by grandmasters, Hugo and Nebula award winners, international bestsellers and rising stars of science fiction and fantasy, including H.G. Wells, Jack Williamson, Andre Norton, Robert A. Heinlein, James Gunn, Frank Herbert, Ben Bova, Piers Anthony, Michael Bishop, Joe Haldeman, Terry Brooks, and more!
Getting Over the Thesis Barrier
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 8,880. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides -- Graduate School Guides
Don’t end up among the 50% of all PhD students who never graduate. This essential thesis writing guide will teach you the tricks of the trade to conquer writer’s block and sail through the thesis writing process. First advice: do NOT start at the beginning! Learn the easiest order of writing, how to create a thesis framework, how to pass the “weight test” and, finally, to conquer the viva voce.
Writing Love: Screenwriting Tricks for Authors II
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 141,520. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
(5.00 from 8 reviews)
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.
Mega Prompt Book: 600 Prompts To Get You Writing
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,220. Language: American English. Published: January 20, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
The Mega Prompt Book is a book for all writers of every genre. It includes over 600 writing prompts and the articles "40 Ways to Beat Writers Block" and "7 Obstacles to Writing and How to Overcome Them."
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.
How to Write a Mystery Novel: Behind the Scenes - Creation of a Crime Series
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 26,540. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2010 by Magic Lamp Press. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This book takes you into the thinking process of a successful novelist who has completed a 15-book series entitled the Peter Sharp Legal Mysteries, all published and available worldwide in print and eBook formats. The 20 Chapters cover How to Get Started, Plot Devices, Resources, Character Development, Finding Your Voice, Suspense Creation and many more subjects any beginning novelist should know
Writing the Heart of Your Story
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 60,830. 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!
English for Scammers
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Price: $4.97 USD. Words: 21,510. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2014 by Wayzgoose Press. Category: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » English as a second language
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Curious why no one has claimed their UK lotto winnings from you? Why no one wants to call about the box of cash valued at (7,500,000 Dollars)? Why no one is responding to your PASSIONATE REQUEST FOR JOINT MUTUAL INVESTMENTS BENEFITS? This textbook analyzes common mistakes, drawn from genuine correspondence, and helps you improve your writing to be appropriate for standard business correspondence.
Two Year Novel Course: Set 7 (Second Draft)
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Series: 2YN: The Two Year Novel Course, Book 7. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,740. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2013 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Book 7 of the 2YN series moves from the art of writing to the crafting of edits. This book takes on some of the major problems, including when the book is too short.
Confessions of a 3-Day Novelist: How to Write an Entire Book in Just 72 Hours
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Series: Indie Confessions. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,930. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2015 by Buttontapper Press. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Want to write your books faster? Learn the tricks that bestselling authors use to succeed! In this book you'll learn: * How to write an entire book, from start to finish, in just three days; * How to outline your story to achieve success; * What you'll need to write your book in just 72 hours; Plus plenty of tricks and tips for writing faster, smarter, and harder.
The Nonfiction Book Proposal Demystified: An Easy-Schmeasy Guide to Writing a Business Plan for Your Book
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,170. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2014 by Short Fuse Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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.
The Book of Questions
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,870. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This is a book of questions, a manual for finding out what it means to be human. You can ask the questions of yourself to produce a memoir. If you write fiction, you can use them to help you define your characters, make them come alive on the page and in your readers' imaginations. This book is valuable -- and potentially explosive. Just remember that questions are potent. Handle with care.
1200 Creative Writing Prompts (Adventures in Writing)
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Series: Adventures in Writing. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,990. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2014. Category: 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
112 Christian Authors and Publishing Professionals Share Their Best Advice for Novelists
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,270. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2012 by Mountainview Books, LLC. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
The most recognized names in Christian publishing share their personal answers to the question, “If you could say one thing to aspiring novelists, what would you say?"
How to Write a Novel Using the Snowflake Method
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,430. Language: American English. Published: July 17, 2014 by Randy Ingermanson. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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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.
The Bridge: A Companion Journal for Unearthing Personal Narrratives
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,920. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2014 by Telling Our Stories Press. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
The companion journal designed to help unearth personal narratives and memoir using tried and true creative writing and journaling techniques along with a good helping of self-interviewing prompts. Use this guide to follow the stories of your life to the place where memory meets insight.