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Writing Love: Screenwriting Tricks for Authors II
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 141,520. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
(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.
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.
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.
300 Days of Better Writing
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 64,370. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Grammar and punctuation
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."
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.
The Marshall Plan® for Novel Writing
Price: $14.99 USD. Words: 65,330. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This bestselling classic guide to novel writing breaks down the creative process into 16 manageable tasks. You'll learn how to find a story hook, create a conflict, develop a protagonist and set everything in motion. A former editor, now a successful literary agent and author, Marshall also covers editing your own work, submitting to agents and editors, and surviving in this competitive field.
How to Write a Novel Using the Snowflake Method
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,430. Language: American English. Published: July 17, 2014 by Randy Ingermanson. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Creativity
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
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.
Vector Theory and the Plot Structures of Literature and Drama
Price: $10.00 USD. Words: 62,480. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2011 by Oestara Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This book examines what literary and dramatic plotting is--what plot is. "Cynthia Clay has developed an innovative, powerful and extremely useful way for writers to analyze and develop their work. I recommend this book highly." Ben Bova, Hugo winner
Dead On Writing
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,830. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Reviews rave about Dead On Writing as being Dead ON advice on all aspects of craft & marketing your book or novel. Imagine a production class between covers. Prof. R.Walker shares skills and secrets to success. Walker emphasizes craft and commercial thinking and how the two must work in tandem to interest large markets & Small. Find here some of the finest writing tips in print, hard-won and true.
Story Crisis, Story Climax 1: How to Use Film Structure to Plan Your Novel
Price: Free! Words: 53,040. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Creativity
Why spend years learning how to write stories by trial and error? Let "Story Crisis, Story Climax 1" teach you how. You will accelerate your learning curve by observing, in a range of film stories, how the Inciting Incident, Turning Points, Midpoint, and Crisis Climax work in relationship to each other, the story itself, and others of its genre. Crack the storytelling code!
1,000 Character Writing Prompts: Villains, Heroes and Hams for Scripts, Stories and More
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 156,780. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Reference
From the author of 1,000 Creative Writing Prompts, this 300 page, 150,000+ word reference tool can serve writers who need characters and need them now! Each of the 1,000 character ideas ends with a question or command to push you past writer's block and into a creative flow state. If character development is your problem, this detailed reference tool is the solution.
Pocket Writing Tutor's Composing Essays on Climate Change
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,390. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - English (insert language book was written in)
Our guide offers student writers specific advice for essays on climate change and global warming. The book includes topic ideas; sample outlines; profiles of good sources with tips and links to help you find them; and pre-formatted citations for each source in MLA, APA, and Chicago style.
IELTS Essay Booster - One-Stop Destination for The Writing Module!
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,870. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Essays
IELTS Essay Booster is a Complete IELTS Writing Preparation Book (for both Academic & General Training Modules). It features: - Useful IELTS writing tips - 150 IELTS essays + 50 essay outlines - Vocabulary / Phrases - Common lines to use in IELTS essays and letters - Graph writing tips, strategy and vocabulary - Letter tips and samples - Misspelled words - Confusables - English enhancement tools
The Art & Craft of Fiction: A Practitioner's Manual
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 75,270. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2011 by Victoria Mixon. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
Based on Mixon's work as a successful independent fiction editor, The Art & Craft of Fiction: A Practitioner's Manual brings together in one place everything you need to know about writing a novel, an in-depth exploration of the myriad aspects of creating fiction in a warm, entertaining voice that welcomes you into the greater fellowship of all writers.
Telling Your Tale Boxed Set for Writers: 2-in-1
Series: Telling Your Tale, Book 1. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 54,530. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
Telling Your Tale: A Beginner's Guide to Writing Fiction for Print and eBook, Telling Your Tale WORKBOOK: A Beginner's Guide to Writing Fiction for Print and eBook
Ghostwriting: The Ultimate Guide To Creating a Bestseller
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 53,290. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
GHOSTWRITING SECRETS REVEALED! Once the industry's best kept secret, ghostwriting is the number one tool that celebrities, business owners, corporate executives and public speakers use to see their publishing dreams become reality. Top publishing industry experts Joel Hochman and Larry Leichman reveal the tips and techniques you'll need to become a published author.
Lateral Screenwriting
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 169,630. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Screenwriting, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Using the principles of Lateral Thinking for story-telling, author and screenwriter, Lee A. Matthias shows writers how to generate and develop their best ideas for movies and novels.
MJ Magazine November — Created by Authors for Authors
Series: MJ Magazine, Volume 1, Issue 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,280. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
The second issue of MJ Magazine includes featured authors RaeAnne Thayne and Rita Plush, author of the month, Tess Gerritsen. Reviews and interviews including Mark Rubenstein interviewing M.J. Rose and Christoph Fischer interviewing Paulette Mahurin, Ada Winder and DM Lee. The featured new author this time is Timothy Louis Baker, plus articles by Mark Rubenstein, Brian Hayden and Donald Riggio.
What Kings Ate and Wizards Drank
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 65,700. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2012 by Tyche Books Ltd.. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » History
A Fantasy Lover’s Food Guide. Equal parts writer’s guide, comedy, and historical cookbook.
Business Writing That Counts! 5th Edition
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 52,430. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This practical guide to writing, unlike any other in its field, will show you how to write with ease and confidence. Author Dr. Julie Miller details a simple but proven system anyone can use to move from initial idea to preliminary outline to finished piece. A special section, Business Writing That Sells!, written by Jonathan Todd will show you how to sell better, sell more, and sway opinion!