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Creating Character Arcs: The Masterful Author's Guide to Uniting Story Structure, Plot, and Character Development
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 51,320. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
Have you written a story with an exciting concept and interesting characters—but it isn’t grabbing the attention of readers or agents? It’s time to look deeper into the story beats that create realistic and compelling character arcs. Internationally published, award-winning novelist K.M. Weiland shares her acclaimed method for achieving memorable and moving character arcs in every book you write.
Outlining Your Novel Box Set: How to Write Your Best Book
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 56,800. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Home schooling
2 Bestselling Guides Packed With Tips to Help You Brainstorm and Plan Your Best Story From Award-Winning and Internationally Published Writing Mentor K.M. Weiland These bestselling guides will help you choose the right type of outline to unleash your creativity, guide you in brainstorming plot ideas, and aid you in discovering your characters.
Structuring Your Novel Box Set
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 78,380. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Business writing
2 Bestselling Guides Packed With Tips to Help You Brainstorm and Plan Your Best Story Is Structure the Hidden Foundation of All Successful Stories? These bestselling guides will teach you the secret to creating consistently good stories, show you how to spot and fix story problems before you start writing the first draft, and help you take your writing to the next level.
Structuring Your Novel: Essential Keys for Writing an Outstanding Story
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 60,080. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Why do some stories work and others don’t? The answer is structure. In this new guide from the author of the bestselling Outlining Your Novel, you will discover the universal underpinnings that guarantee powerful plot and character arcs. An understanding of proper story and scene structure will help you to not only perfectly time your story’s major events, but will also provide you with an unerri
Medieval Underpants and Other Blunders: A Writer’s (& Editor’s) Guide to Keeping Historical Fiction Free of Common Anachronisms, Errors, & Myths [Third Edition]
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 77,220. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2015 by Spyderwort Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » History » History of things
NEW expanded 3rd edition. A detailed guide to the factual mistakes that writers of historical fiction often make—and how to avoid them. From medieval knights smoking cigars to characters crossing streets that wouldn’t exist for another 2000 years, historical novelist Alleyn exposes and explains the often hilarious, always painful goofs that turn up most frequently in fiction set in the past.
The Writer's Lexicon Volume II: More Descriptions, Overused Words, and Taboos
Series: The Writer's Lexicon. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 55,480. 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.
Activate: A Thesaurus of Actions & Tactics for Dynamic Genre Fiction
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 270,150. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2019 by Evil Mastermind, LLC. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Thesauri
Activate is an author's thesaurus of active, transitive verbs for use in verbalizing stories in any genre. This guide offers 5,300 unique character actions, sorted alphabetically, as well as by genre and direction, to help writers energize their process and projects at every stage.
Verbalize: Bring Stories to Life & Life to Stories
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 74,790. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2018 by Evil Mastermind, LLC. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks & Manuals
Verbalize presents new characterization and story-planning methods that jumpstart drafting, crafting, revision, and pitching. Blast past overused tics and types with storycraft that busts your ruts and awes your audience. Whether you like to wing it or bring it, Verbalize offers a fresh set of user-friendly tools to populate your pages and lay the foundations of unforgettable genre fiction
World-Building
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 66,480. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2015 by ReAnimus Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Fiction » Science fiction » General
The blueprint for SF writers to create amazing, realistic fictional worlds.
Writing FAST: How to Write Anything with Lightning Speed
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 69,640. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Reference
Your mind moves at lightning speed. Your writing should, too. FAST is a simple, step-by-step system for writing at the speed of thought. This beloved bestseller outlines the four phases of the writing process: FOCUS your ideas into a writing plan, APPLY the plan by blasting out a draft, STRENGTHEN your work to make it exactly what you want to say, and TWEAK the words to ensure a fast read.
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.
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.
Narrative Is Everything: The ABT Framework and Narrative Evolution
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 75,850. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Business communication / general, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
“Narrative Is Everything” is the culmination of scientist-turned-filmmaker Randy Olson's 40 year journey into Hollywood AND it may seem like just another “joy of storytelling” diatribe, BUT the book plays on two levels, THEREFORE you can take your pick — use it to improve your communication, or allow it to give you a new perspective on cultural evolution.
The Secrets of Writing
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 67,450. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Everything you need to know to write great stories, from structure, plotting, dialog, characterization and many other techniques an author has to master. This book explains everything from writing comics to prose to screenplays by a writer who has done them all. Everything about the craft and more.
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 & 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.
Guidelines for Writing Christian Fiction: A Comprehensive Help for Aspiring Authors
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 128,800. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This book has practical examples and illustrations, writing exercises suitable for individual and small writing groups, and Bible-based reading activities, and it will show you how to write life-changing fiction.
Writing the Life Poetic: An Invitation to Read and Write Poetry
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,650. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books
It’s time for a poetry book that does more than lecture from the front of the classroom. Writing the Life Poetic takes poetry off of its academic pedestal and makes it accessible to (and enjoyable for) everyone. With friendly lessons, engaging prompts, and inspiring example poems, Writing the Life Poetic invites readers to discover and express the poetry of their everyday lives.
IELTS Essay Booster - One-Stop Destination for The Writing Module!
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 71,870. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Education & 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
Art & Craft of Writing Fiction: First Writer's Manual
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 76,380. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2011 by Victoria Mixon. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
Based on Mixon's work as a successful independent fiction editor, The Art & Craft of Fiction: A Practitioner's Manual brings together in one place everything you need to know about writing a novel, an in-depth exploration of the myriad aspects of creating fiction in a warm, entertaining voice that welcomes you into the greater fellowship of all writers.
Writers' Handbook 2019
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 198,010. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2018 by JP&A Dyson. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
The 2019 edition of firstwriter.com’s bestselling directory for writers is the perfect book for anyone searching for literary agents, book publishers, or magazines. It contains over 1,300 listings, including revised and updated listings from the 2018 edition, and over 400 brand new entries.

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