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The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Character Expression
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 35,230. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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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.
10 Top Writing Tips: Discover the Writer in You
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,380. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Literacy
"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.
Dr. Jargonlove: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Technobabble
Price: Free! Words: 870. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
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.
The Walk
Price: Free! Words: 810. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
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Non-Fiction Creative Writing Example: A discriptive account of my observations made during one of my walks.
Recreational Writing
Price: Free! Words: 12,210. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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Recreational Writing is a minibook about writing for fun and insight. It explores journals and diaries, memoir, blogs, poetry and fiction, and nonfiction. In addition, it explains how to turn your recreational writing into an ebook or printed book. If you’ve ever felt the itch to write, Recreational Writing will help you find the type of writing best suited to your personality.
The Ultimate Digital Book Promotion Handbook - The Author's Guide To Finding Places To Promote Your Book Online
Price: Free! Words: 4,270. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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The Cheapest, Fastest Way To Learn How To Promote Your Books Online! This book could be the difference between making 10 sales of your book, or 10,000. As an author you realize that if you want to sell a lot of books, you’re going to need to find the best ways to promote it. There are hundreds of new tools, resources and websites that you can utilize to help you promote your book, but finding th
The Elements of Fiction
Price: Free! Words: 130,290. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Quotations, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
It was John Gardner, the legendary teacher of the craft, who said that the elements of fiction, like the words in a language, are finite. Oh, are they? I thought, and set about to verify this by collecting authors’ quotes about them. This task began as a cheat sheet, a short list of those elements I recognized and documented by quotes, but soon took on a life of its own. This is the result.
The Editor's Lexicon: Essential Writing Terms for Novelists
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 13,860. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
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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.
7 Critical Mistakes Writers Make (And How to Avoid Them)
Price: Free! Words: 2,990. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
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.
Successful Nonfiction
Price: $7.97 USD. Words: 29,900. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
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.
Brainstorming with Writing Prompts
Price: Free! Words: 920. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Creativity
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.
Resume & Cover Letter Tips
Price: Free! Words: 2,130. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Careers, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This short guide contains 60 resume and cover letter tips. The tips span across the entire job search process, from the start of the job search to the customized cover letter. This book also includes general resume writing advice and specific recommendations about resume wording, organization, and formatting. The tips apply to the CV as well.
So You Don't Have Time
Price: Free! Words: 2,870. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Personal & Practical Guides
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You want to write. Specifically you want to write short stories. But you don't know how, you've tried before and the result was disappointing. You don't have time. This short chapbook will walk you through the basic steps of writing short stories, and with only limited amounts of time. It contains the lessons I've learned from my past ten years of writing experience.
Opening Lines For Your First Novel: Forging Your Writers Craft Into A Page Turning Novel They Won't Be Able to Put Down
Price: Free! Words: 9,270. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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Every single author or soon-to-be author longs to write a bestselling page-turner that keeps the coveted reader up late at night. We want to sell books, to get glowing reviews, but how do we get there? First we have to get them to buy our book and for them to want to buy that book, those few few lines at the beginning have to get their interest and hang on for dear life. Join author Paul Buckner
Story Alchemy: The Search for the Philosopher's Stone of Storytelling
Series: Author's Craft, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 61,810. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Screenwriting
For the advanced author. Screenwriter? Novelist? Playwright? Write short stories? Story Alchemy presents a powerful new technique for establishing story structure and gaining insight into the entire creative process. If you thought Novelsmithing was good, you'll be blown away by Story Alchemy.
Little Book Of Tips For Descriptive Writing
Price: Free! Words: 42,090. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Words lists
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A Little Book Of - very easy - Tips For Descriptive Writing. This book is a gem, if only for the list of creative words Patti had generously put together, to save the budding writer the time and effort of having to do so. Thanks Patti. Jeremy Poole. Includes Bonus reading includes Writing Tips from Authors.
Preserving Memories: How to Write a Family History
Price: Free! Words: 6,930. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
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
Ringer's Secret School of Writing - Learn to Write Creatively
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,170. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Literacy
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.
Novelsmithing, The Structural Foundation of Plot, Character, and Narration
Series: Author's Craft, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 57,890. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Novelsmithing provides the beginning novelist, or perhaps even the experienced novelist who has lost his way, with a discussion of the underlying structure and methods of novel writing. Nowhere else can the aspiring author learn the skills necessary to achieve the organic unity of the novelist's divine trinity: character, conflict and theme, so necessary to a fine work of literature.
Journey to Creativity Exploring Your Writing Through Your Senses
Price: $5.77 USD. Words: 6,630. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
We carry our writer’s toolkit with us at all times. Our own bodies are living, breathing founts of creativity. This ebook takes you on a journey of creativity through using your senses. Each essay explores a sense, providing you with prompts to encourage your own writing.