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Writing Love: Screenwriting Tricks for Authors II
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 141,520. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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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
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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.
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."
The Marshall Plan® for Novel Writing
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 65,340. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2010. Category: 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.
Novelsmithing, The Structural Foundation of Plot, Character, and Narration
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Series: Author's Craft, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 57,890. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2010. Category: 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.
Story Alchemy: The Search for the Philosopher's Stone of Storytelling
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Series: Author's Craft, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 61,810. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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.
How to Write a Novel Using the Snowflake Method
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,430. Language: American English. Published: July 17, 2014 by Randy Ingermanson. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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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.
Vector Theory and the Plot Structures of Literature and Drama
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Price: $10.00 USD. Words: 62,480. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2011 by Oestara Publishing. Category: 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
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,830. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2009. Category: 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.
Medieval Underpants and Other Blunders: A Writer’s (& Editor’s) Guide to Keeping Historical Fiction Free of Common Anachronisms, Errors, & Myths [Second Edition]
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 64,590. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2013 by Spyderwort Press. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
A detailed guide to the factual mistakes that writers of historical fiction often make—and how to avoid them. From medieval knights smoking cigars to characters crossing streets that wouldn’t exist for another 2000 years, historical novelist Alleyn exposes and explains the often hilarious, always painful goofs that turn up most frequently in fiction set in the past.
1,000 Character Writing Prompts: Villains, Heroes and Hams for Scripts, Stories and More
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 156,780. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,390. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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.
Finding Author Success: Discovering and Uncovering the Marketing Power Within Your Manuscript Second Edition
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 59,830. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2013 by Assent Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
In this turbulent publishing landscape, authors who can’t create book sales will lose. Finding Author Success: Discovering and Uncovering the Marketing Power Within Your Manuscript is the success blueprint.
The Art & Craft of Fiction: A Practitioner's Manual
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Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 75,270. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2011 by La Favorita Press jefro@jefro.net. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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.
IELTS Essay Booster - One-Stop Destination for The Writing Module!
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Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 71,870. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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
Ghostwriting: The Ultimate Guide To Creating a Bestseller
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 53,290. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2010. Category: 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.
Telling Your Tale Boxed Set for Writers: 2-in-1
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Series: Telling Your Tale, Book 1. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 54,530. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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
Guide To Writing & Publishing Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,210. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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Want to write science fiction, fantasy, or horror? Want to be published for money? Don't want to wait forever to do it? Then Author Rob Shelsky’s Guide To Writing & Publishing Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror is a must read! Based on seven years’ worth of carefully researched articles, this is a practical guide, a simple, step-by-step process on how to write AND get your work published!
What Kings Ate and Wizards Drank
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 65,700. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2012 by Tyche Books Ltd.. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
A Fantasy Lover’s Food Guide. Equal parts writer’s guide, comedy, and historical cookbook.
Business Writing That Counts! 5th Edition
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 52,430. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2011. Category: 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!