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11 Tips For New Writers
Series: Writing Tips. Price: Free! Words: 10,650. Language: American English. Published: January 20, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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Do you want to write a story but don't know how to start? Are you wondering how to handle storytelling elements like plot, setting, and point of view? Are you stuck in the middle of your story? Are you looking for encouragement to keep going? This book addresses all of these and more.
The Scribe
Price: Free! Words: 3,610. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Fiction » Literary collections » American / General
Literary publication for writers, by writers
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.
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.
WRITE NOW! (How To Write That Novel--Today)
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.
HOW TO WRITE GENRE FICTION plus Creative Fiction and Script Writing extras, and Non-fiction
Price: Free! Words: 21,140. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Literacy
A useful and entertaining free 30 chapter resource for your creative writing, non-fiction too! HOW TO WRITE GENRE FICTION has popular genres - Crime, Romance, Horror... and How to get Ideas, plus extracts from our Fiction and Script writing books, and some non-fiction guides too. Most of the guides have exercises. Get it now! From Story Software, makers of Story Turbo, the top creative writing app
Write it Right - Tips for Authors, Volume I, 2nd Edition
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 46,100. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Reference
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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.
About Writing
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!
Put the Cat In the Oven Before You Describe the Kitchen
Price: Free! Words: 7,370. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
There are hundreds of fantastic books about writing for hopeful authors to choose from, but most of them are boring, complicated, and bogged down by filler. This little book is brief, straight forward, and easy to understand.
Killer Suspense
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,890. 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.
The Scribe -- Spring 2013
Price: Free! Words: 10,630. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Fiction » Literature » Literary
The St. Louis Writers Guild presents The Scribe: Literary publication for writers, by writers
How to Write a Novel Using the Snowflake Method
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,430. Language: American English. Published: July 17, 2014 by Ingermanson Communications, Inc.. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Creativity
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Are you writing a novel, but having trouble getting your first draft written? Take a look at the wildly popular Snowflake Method—a battle-tested series of ten steps that jump-start your creativity and help you quickly map out your story. All around the world, novelists are using the Snowflake Method right now to ignite their imaginations and get their first drafts down on paper.
Plot Thickeners
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,160. 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.
Write, Edit, Publish: The Best of The Jessica Dall Blog
Price: Free! Words: 41,730. Language: American English. Published: June 17, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
From author, editor, and reviewer, Jessica Dall, Write, Edit, Publish contains tips from some of the most popular Jessica Dall Blog blog posts compiled in a handy, carry-with-you eBook. Whether just starting a manuscript, looking for a publisher, or embarking on self-publishing, Write, Edit, Publish has a little something for everyone.
How to Write a Synopsis that Gets Read
Price: Free! Words: 6,000. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
A synopsis sounds like an easy task, but is it? Your finely crafted and agonized over work lies before you in all its literary splendor. Plots and subplots intertwine, descriptions take the reader into your rich universe. How on earth can one sacrifice any of that golden prose for the sake of a sketchy outline? This hilarious, no holds barred, but straight to the point essay, shows you just how.
How to Write a Mystery Novel: Behind the Scenes - Creation of a Crime Series
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 26,540. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2010 by Magic Lamp Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Courtroom
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
Emotion Amplifiers
Price: Free! Words: 15,740. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Thesauri
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Emotion Amplifiers, a companion to The Emotion Thesaurus, explores 15 common states that galvanize emotion. States like exhaustion, boredom, and pain can push characters to the limit, compromising their decision-making abilities and decreasing the likelihood of them reaching their goals. Emotion Amplifiers is a tool for any writer wishing to amp up the volatility & vulnerability in their stories.
The Long And Short Of Short Stories
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,360. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
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.
Write The Fight Right
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,670. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
(4.60 from 5 reviews)
A fiction writer's resource for creating realistic, convincing fight scenes from author and martial arts instructor, Alan Baxter.
Shifting Points Of View
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,940. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
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.