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Write Good or Die
Price: Free! Words: 48,160. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2010 by Haunted Computer Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
(4.00 from 6 reviews)
Survival tips for 21st century writers, from best-selling authors Kevin J. Anderson, M.J. Rose, Heather Graham, J.A. Konrath, Gayle Lynds, Alexandra Sokoloff, Jonathan Maberry, and more. How to develop your craft, improve your writing, get an agent, promote your work, embrace the digital age, and prepare yourself for the coming changes in the publishing industry. Edited by Scott Nicholson.
The Writing Sampler
Price: Free! Words: 29,220. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation and inspiration, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Author Bryan Cohen has created a free sampler of his books about writing. The book includes excerpts from: 1,000 Creative Writing Prompts: Ideas for Blogs, Scripts, Stories and More; Sharpening the Pencil: Essays on Writing, Motivation and Enjoying Your Life; 500 Writing Prompts for Kids: First Grade through Fifth Grade; and Writer on the Side: How to Write Your Book Around Your 9 to 5 Job.
NaNo for the New and the Insane
Price: Free! Words: 35,960. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2011 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
(5.00 from 5 reviews)
NaNo for the New and the Insane is a short work dedicated to helping people stay on track for the month long NaNoWriMo event in November of each year.
Elements of Fiction
Price: Free! Words: 130,220. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Quotations
It was John Gardner—legendary teacher of the craft—who said that the elements of fiction, like the words in a language, are finite. I set about to verify this by scouring for and collecting authors’ quotes about them—a task that began as a cheat sheet, a short list of those elements I recognized and documented by quotes, but it soon took on a (long) life of its own. This is the result.
Creating Character Arcs: The Masterful Author's Guide to Uniting Story Structure, Plot, and Character Development
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 51,320. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
Have you written a story with an exciting concept and interesting characters—but it isn’t grabbing the attention of readers or agents? It’s time to look deeper into the story beats that create realistic and compelling character arcs. Internationally published, award-winning novelist K.M. Weiland shares her acclaimed method for achieving memorable and moving character arcs in every book you write.
The Wealthy Health Copywriter: How to Earn $13,000 for Every Sales Letter You Write
Price: Free! Words: 34,330. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Marketing / direct, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
The Wealthy Health Copywriter reveals more than 117 'insider' copywriting secrets for writing stunning sales letters, by a leading direct response copywriter. It's packed with dozens of real examples from winning copy, fully analyzed and explained. Designed to help copywriters achieve the highest level of copywriting in a fast-growing niche. Amazon #1 best-seller with only 5 star reviews.
Four Seasons of Creative Writing: 1,000 Prompts to Stop Writer's Block
Price: Free! Words: 48,940. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Literacy
Writing prompts are questions and hypothetical situations that are able to cure writer's block instantly. This book gives you exactly one thousand idea-generating prompts that focus on the coldest, warmest, toughest and funniest days of the four seasons.
The Storyteller's Art: How Not to Bore Your Reader to Sleep, Tears, or Homicide
Price: Free! Words: 36,320. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
Do you want to tell memorable, vivid, life-altering stories? With plots that embed real knowledge about the natures and ways of men? Do you want to create characters that will haunt your readers' dreams? Do you want to learn the discipline to unite all the above, without overdressing your plots or distoring your characters to make them serve a theme for which they're ill-equipped? Start here!
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.
How to Write an Imaginative Novel
Price: Free! Words: 33,250. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This is a book that will take you through the whole process of writing a novel and then uploading it to Kindle or Smashwords. Currently, I have over twenty novels in the Kindle store and can show you an efficient way to write a high-quality novel. Marketing your novel will not be covered in this book because I will focus on the problems that you are likely to encounter when you write a novel.
Words Wisdom and Ways of Winning the Word Battle
Price: Free! Words: 22,620. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2018 by SmartWordBooks. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
What separates the good writers from the bad? The ones that make it from the ones that give up? The ones that make a full-time income from the ones that can't afford a cup of coffee from their royalties?
Pimp My Fiction: Write A Bestselling Novel By Learning Powerful Writing Techniques
Series: Writers' Resource Series. Price: Free! Words: 42,810. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
Don’t Just Write A Novel ~ Writing A Bestselling Novel Writing a bestselling novel needs excellent writing technique guides to help you at every stage of creating a page-turning novel. Pimp My Fiction will provide you with armfuls of books on every writing subject to improve your novel writing, transform your novel into a page turning bestseller and ensure your success as a novelist.
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
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.
Writing for Adventure Authors
Price: Free! Words: 25,250. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Literacy
Have you dreamed of being an Adventure Author? This book will teach you exactly what you need to know to bring your book to life. Together we will turn your dusty old journal into an incredible first draft, the first step on your Adventure Author journey.
Story Crisis, Story Climax 1: Using Film Structure to Outline Your Novel
Price: Free! Words: 53,710. 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 larger story arc, and other stories in its genre.
How To Write A Novel: The Fundamentals of Fiction
Price: Free! Words: 89,320. Language: American English. Published: October 22, 2018 by Inkitt. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
From the first editor of Andy Weir’s International Bestselling phenomenon The Martian, How To Write A Novel will take you step by step through the process of writing your novel from idea to edit. As #1 New York Times bestseller Scott Sigler puts it: “How To Write A Novel is a bootcamp on how to go from “aspiring writer” to “novelist”; a comprehensive toolkit for writing your novel"
Little Book Of Tips For Descriptive Writing
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.
Living The Write Life: Tips on making the most of your writing skills
Price: Free! Words: 27,460. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Unique tips for authors on navigating the choppy waters of authorhood, and finding ways to make money with your writing skills.
Unforgettable Grammar
Price: Free! Words: 133,010. Language: American English. Published: January 8, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - English (insert language book was written in), Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Interactive learning is brought to the eReader for the first time (try demo). No more incomplete grammar just to get you through tests, but a comprehensive grammar course to gain a complete overview. The technique of 'Unforgettable Grammar' is employed to make what you need to know unforgettable: there is only one rule in writing, learning two tense rules is sufficient to handle tenses....

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