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My Oldest Memory
By Stacy Sorrells
Price: Free! Words: 1,010. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This writing sample is in the form, “Child as the narrator" I have a new appreciation for the memories that young children make and keep. This is my actual memory from when I was 20 months old. A great read for anyone who dares to underestimate the memory retention of infants and toddlers. For adults 18+ for drug reference.
Life Writer's Guide
By Dulcinea Norton-Smith
Price: Free! Words: 13,870. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2011. Category: 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.
10 Top Writing Tips: Discover the Writer in You
By Dee White
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,380. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
"10 Top Writing Tips: Discover the Writer in You" provides an easy to follow overview of the elements of a story, and how to explore your inner writer. It provides tips on working out what sort of writer you are, and creating great fictional characters and using them in your story to create action. You'll also learn about incorporating setting in your story, and editing your work.
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. Category: 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."
Forged With Fire: Creativity and The Creative Spirit
By Emily Hanlon
Price: Free! Words: 3,890. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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An Exploration of the Creative Process: The Adventure, Passion and Risk of Creativity Characteristics of Successful Creators The Cycle of Creativity
Playbook: The Basics of Writing for Bleacher Report
By King Kaufman
Price: Free! Words: 11,890. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
"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.
Dr. Jargonlove: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Technobabble
By Mark Stucky
Price: Free! Words: 870. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Why would somebody write "the biota exhibited a 100 percent mortality response" when he really meant all the fish died? Sometimes people use jargon to be taken seriously, sometimes to be clear and precise, sometimes to not work so hard, and sometimes to deliberately evade and confuse. This essay humorously examines the various motivations for using jargon in both good and bad communication.
Successful Nonfiction
By Dan Poynter
Price: $7.97 USD. Words: 29,900. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
An excellent inspirational resource for nonfiction writers from Dan Poynter. Each page hits the nonfiction writer right in the thought process with a tip, an explanation, an illustrative story and a writing quotation.
The Walk
By Stacy Sorrells
Price: Free! Words: 810. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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Non-Fiction Creative Writing Example: A discriptive account of my observations made during one of my walks.
The Editor's Lexicon: Essential Writing Terms for Novelists
By Sarah Cypher
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 13,860. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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Become revision-savvy and talk about fiction like a pro. Written by an experienced editor and writing teacher, this dictionary-style reference book decodes and demonstrates the editorial jargon used in writing workshops and manuscript critiques. In the tradition of Strunk & White's revered "The Elements of Style," this concise, indispensable reference volume will fortify your self-editing skills.
Writing Love: Screenwriting Tricks for Authors II
By Alexandra Sokoloff
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.
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. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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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!
7 Critical Mistakes Writers Make (And How to Avoid Them)
By Angie Dixon
Price: Free! Words: 2,990. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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7 mistakes that can derail a writer's career, with advice on how to avoid them. This 3,000 word report will help any writer get--and stay--on track.
The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Character Expression
By Angela Ackerman
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 35,230. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
0.75 star(4.78 from 9 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.
Brainstorming with Writing Prompts
By Karen Freeman-Smith
Price: Free! Words: 920. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Demonstrates how-to use the free automated writing prompts from Plagerize.Me to brainstorm your next story using a randomly generated set of writing prompts.
200 Writing Prompts
By David Stoddard
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,530. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
It's been said, the hardest part about writing is just getting started. Well, this short book is here to help. You will find 200 starting points, questions, thoughts, ideas and launching points to get you on your way of putting words on paper, or characters on screen.
Preserving Memories: How to Write a Family History
By Lillie Ammann
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,930. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Families often lose their histories through the generations, which may explain why genealogy — the process of trying to trace and recapture that history — is hugely popular. Learn how to preserve your precious family memories for future generations, whether you simply want to print a few copies on your computer or publish a hardcover book to sell to the general public
Writing Starter Kit: Mini Edition
By Elizabeth Huff
Price: Free! Words: 2,310. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
(5.00 from 2 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.
Ringer's Secret School of Writing - Learn to Write Creatively
By Ted Ringer
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,170. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Ringer's Secret School of Writing explodes the myth, which says that you must suffer in order to write. The biggest part of this school is the playground. When we write, everything is possible - other worlds, heroic action, true love. The 8 lessons (+ bonus lesson) will call forth your imagination and provide a structure that will move you across the page. Each writing session is an adventure.
WRITE NOW! (How To Write That Novel--Today)
By Francine Saint Marie
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,210. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2009 by Fifth Column Press. Category: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation and inspiration
An Amazon-Kindle Bestseller: "ALL ARTISTIC ENDEAVORS ARE ACHIEVEMENTS UNTO THEMSELVES" Whether you're a published author experiencing writer's block, a first-time novelist grappling with a debut, or a lover of literature who wants to gain insight into what it takes to write a good book, this inspiring tutorial will help keep the juices flowing, and demystify the creative process at the same time.