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The Elements of Fiction
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Price: Free! Words: 130,290. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Quotations
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.
So You Don't Have Time
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Price: Free! Words: 2,870. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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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.
Preserving Memories: How to Write a Family History
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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
Journey to Creativity Exploring Your Writing Through Your Senses
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Price: $5.77 USD. Words: 6,630. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2009. Category: 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.
Ringer's Secret School of Writing - Learn to Write Creatively
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Price: $2.99 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.
Resume & Cover Letter Tips
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Price: Free! Words: 2,130. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Careers
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.
200 Writing Prompts
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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.
Opening Lines For Your First Novel: Forging Your Writers Craft Into A Page Turning Novel They Won't Be Able to Put Down
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Price: Free! Words: 9,270. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2013. Category: 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
WRITE NOW! (How To Write That Novel--Today)
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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.
Writing Killer Suspense
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,010. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
You're reading. Your heart is slamming against your ribcage, your fingertips are moist and you turn another page. If you’ve ever felt this way reading a book then the writer has done a great job at creating suspense. This doesn’t happen by accident. Simon Wood, a longtime contributor to Writer's Digest, discusses the techniques for building suspense and creating thrills.
Plotting And Outlining Your Novel
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,390. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Plotting out your novel before you begin is a great exercise. Your story is thought through with no bad logic or unnecessary scenes. This process doesn’t have to be some drawn out and creativity killing affair. Simon Wood, a longtime Writer's Digest contributor, has some fast & effective techniques for plotting a novel from beginning to end. Don’t run out of ideas or pad out your novel again.
Write it Right - Tips for Authors, Volume I, 2nd Edition
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 46,100. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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Write it Right - Tips for Authors, Vol. I, 2nd Edition, written and compiled by an award-winning novelist, is a major source of information for breathing life into your prose. Learn how to polish your work with a collection of extraordinary tips and examples for making your writing the best that it can be.
The Long And Short Of Short Stories
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,460. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
A short story is storytelling in its purest sense. It’s concentrated expression. The prose has to be streamlined because every word is an expensive commodity. No wonder so many writers struggle with this form. Simon Wood, a longtime contributor to Writer's Digest, discusses the techniques for writing and writing well in the short form.
The Scribe
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Price: Free! Words: 3,610. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Literary publication for writers, by writers
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
Unlock Your Imagination
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Price: $8.50 USD. Words: 11,070. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation and inspiration
Unlock Your Imagination, is a book written to assist you to unlock your imagination and stories worth writing. Filled with writing tips, imagination and ideas. Fighting writers block, or stale technique, can be a breeze. Learn how to spark your forgotten Imagination, TODAY!
Shifting Points Of View
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,070. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Can’t decide who’s the best character to tell your story? You don’t have to settle for just a single character's point of view. Simon Wood, a longtime contributor to Writer's Digest, discusses the techniques and the decisions that have to be made when writing in multiple points of view.
From Zero 2 Novel
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You set the price! Words: 47,110. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
The Zero2Novel fiction writing course gives you everything you need to create powerful fiction as fast as possible. Simple 'weekly' lessons take you from finding the initial idea to getting it ready to send to publishers, and every step in between. Combined with some of the latest techniques from brain research, this course will have you writing a better novel than you ever thought possible. Fast.
Useful Free Websites - For Creative Writers
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Price: Free! Words: 5,920. Language: British English. Published: April 9, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Want to get on with writing instead of endlessly searching for information? Want to know which websites would be most useful to you as a writer? Want to know what FREE websites are out there to help you on your writing journey?
300 Days of Better Writing
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Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 64,370. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
300 strategies for improving your writing. Strategies are short and to the point (150-250 words each), with explanations, instructions, and samples for each strategy. Learn from them one day at a time or find the strategies you need. Midwest Book Review calls 300 Days of Better Writing "a choice pick."