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Brainstorming with Writing Prompts by Karen Freeman-Smith
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 by Rob John Frank
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 by Byron Gordon
Price: Free! Words: 2,870. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Personal & Practical Guides(4.50 from 2 reviews)
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 by Lillie Ammann
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
Opening Lines For Your First Novel: Forging Your Writers Craft Into A Page Turning Novel They Won't Be Able to Put Down by Paul Buckner
Price: Free! Words: 9,270. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills(5.00 from 1 review)
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 by David Sheppard
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 by Patti Roberts
Price: Free! Words: 42,090. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Words lists(5.00 from 1 review)
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.
Ringer's Secret School of Writing - Learn to Write Creatively by Ted Ringer
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 by David Sheppard
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 by Sandra Lee Schubert
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.
5 Secrets of Story Structure: How to Write a Novel That Stands Out by K.M. Weiland
Price: Free! Words: 12,140. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Creativity
If you’ve read all the books on story structure and concluded there has to be more to it than just three acts and a couple of plot points, then you’re absolutely right! It’s time to notch up your writing education from “basic” to “black belt.” Internationally published author K.M. Weiland shares five “secret” techniques of advanced story structure.
Useful Free Websites - For Creative Writers by Jessica Hassett
Price: Free! Words: 5,920. Language: British English. Published: April 9, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills(5.00 from 1 review)
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?
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. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation and inspiration, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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.
Write it Right - Tips for Authors, Volume I, 2nd Edition by Mary Deal
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 46,100. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Reference(5.00 from 5 reviews)
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.
About Writing by Michael LaRocca
You set the price! Words: 12,580. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Everything I've learned over the past 30 years about improving your writing, publishing it, and promoting it after the sale. Since the first 20 of those years involved collecting hundreds of rejection letters, we can hope I've learned a lot. Never pay to be published!
Writing Killer Suspense by Simon Wood
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,010. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
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 by Simon Wood
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,390. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
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.
From Zero 2 Novel by Lonnie Ezell
You set the price! Words: 47,110. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2010. Categories: 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.