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Write Good or Die by Scott Nicholson
Price: Free! Words: 48,160. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2010 by Haunted Computer Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing(4.00 from 6 reviews)
Survival tips for 21st century writers, from best-selling authors Kevin J. Anderson, M.J. Rose, Heather Graham, J.A. Konrath, Gayle Lynds, Alexandra Sokoloff, Jonathan Maberry, and more. How to develop your craft, improve your writing, get an agent, promote your work, embrace the digital age, and prepare yourself for the coming changes in the publishing industry. Edited by Scott Nicholson.
NaNo for the New and the Insane by Lazette Gifford
Price: Free! Words: 35,960. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2011 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills(5.00 from 5 reviews)
NaNo for the New and the Insane is a short work dedicated to helping people stay on track for the month long NaNoWriMo event in November of each year.
The Storyteller's Art: How Not to Bore Your Reader to Sleep, Tears, or Homicide by Francis W. Porretto
Price: Free! Words: 36,320. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Do you want to tell memorable, vivid, life-altering stories? With plots that embed real knowledge about the natures and ways of men? Do you want to create characters that will haunt your readers' dreams? Do you want to learn the discipline to unite all the above, without overdressing your plots or distoring your characters to make them serve a theme for which they're ill-equipped? Start here!
How to Write a Great Query Letter by Noah Lukeman
Price: Free! Words: 15,080. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Many books have been written about the query letter. But few have been written by literary agents, who receive thousands of queries each year and who grapple with them on a daily basis. New York literary agent Noah Lukeman offers his insights on the query letter, sharing an insider's perspective, giving insights and practical tips about what works and what doesn’t.
English for Scammers by Dorothy Zemach & Chuck Sandy
Price: $4.97 USD. Words: 21,510. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2014 by Wayzgoose Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » English as a second language, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills(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.
The Self-Publishing Manual, Volume 2 by Dan Poynter
Price: $7.97 USD. Words: 27,180. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books(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.
The Inspired Query Letter by George Angus
Price: Free! Words: 1,850. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills(4.50 from 2 reviews)
A short and sweet little e-book filled with powerful information about how to write the perfect query letter. As a writer, if you can't write a good query letter, you'll never be able to market your work. The Inspired Query Letter e-book will help make your query letters shine.
Playbook: The Basics of Writing for Bleacher Report by King Kaufman
Price: Free! Words: 11,890. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
"Playbook" is a sportswriting textbook, a guide to the basics of writing for Bleacher Report. Based on the concepts used by B/R's Quality Control Team in evaluating writers and stories, "Playbook" can help you reach the high standards of one of the most successful and respected English-language sports websites in the world. Wherever you publish your online writing, "Playbook" can make it better.
The Writing Sampler by Bryan Cohen
Price: Free! Words: 29,220. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation and inspiration, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Author Bryan Cohen has created a free sampler of his books about writing. The book includes excerpts from: 1,000 Creative Writing Prompts: Ideas for Blogs, Scripts, Stories and More; Sharpening the Pencil: Essays on Writing, Motivation and Enjoying Your Life; 500 Writing Prompts for Kids: First Grade through Fifth Grade; and Writer on the Side: How to Write Your Book Around Your 9 to 5 Job.
Simple Rules for Effective Business Communication by Jennifer Mosher
Price: Free! Words: 2,480. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2011 by MoshPit Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Marketing
A short, straightforward guide to effective business communication. What to consider, what to avoid, in 10 easy-to-follow steps. Written by Jennifer Mosher, IPEd (Australian Institute of Professional Editors) Accredited Editor, this little guide will open your eyes to the many ways we communicate and how useful or dangerous they can be to a business. Updated October 2014.
Teen Writing Groups: Twenty Prompts To Get You Started by Tammy Blackwell
Price: Free! Words: 3,620. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Literacy
This collection of writing prompts includes a variety of ways to get teens' creative juices flowing. It's a great resource for librarians and teachers!
The Writing Experience by George Angus
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,480. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
"The Writing Experience... offers the beginning writer down-to-earth and proactive advice for how to start—and succeed—in writing. Dozens of clever writing prompts are guaranteed to get your pen or keyboard moving!" - Maria Schneider, Former editor of Writer’s Digest magazine
Format Your eBook the Free and Easy Way by J. Gunnar Grey
Price: Free! Words: 10,890. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2012 by Dingbat Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Digital publishing(3.00 from 1 review)
Now updated for Smashwords formatting and external links--the ebook formatting manual that’s produced a hundred polished winners on sales sites around the world!
Life Writer's Guide by Dulcinea Norton-Smith
Price: Free! Words: 13,870. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
The Life Writer's Guide is a simple guide to writing about your own or anyone else's life. A fun little book for any memoir, autobiography or biography writer who is looking for practical advice or a bit of inspiration. With chapters on research, how to get started and how to keep going this is a lovely addition to anyone's collection.
The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Character Expression by Angela Ackerman & Becca Puglisi
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 35,230. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills(4.82 from 11 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.
Writing Starter Kit: Mini Edition by Elizabeth Huff
Price: Free! Words: 2,310. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Reference(5.00 from 3 reviews)
The Writing Starter Kit: Mini Edition is a great reference book for writers who need a little extra push to get started. Inside you will find 15 ways to beat writers block, 50 writing prompts, 10 writing forms and their lengths, and a basic outline.
Forged With Fire: Creativity and The Creative Spirit by Emily Hanlon
Price: Free! Words: 3,890. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration(3.00 from 1 review)
An Exploration of the Creative Process: The Adventure, Passion and Risk of Creativity Characteristics of Successful Creators The Cycle of Creativity
Writing Love: Screenwriting Tricks for Authors II by Alexandra Sokoloff
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 141,520. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books(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.
Let's Go Fishing: TIps on Hooking A Literary Agent (includes excerpt of "Sellout") by James Lewis
Price: Free! Words: 4,230. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Signing with a literary agent is extremely difficult, especially in this economic climate, but not impossible. With the tips outlined in this article, you will greatly increase your chances of hooking that "fish."