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Write Good or Die
Price: Free! Words: 48,170. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2010 by Haunted Computer Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
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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.
NaNo for the New and the Insane
Price: Free! Words: 35,970. 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.
The Storyteller's Art: How Not to Bore Your Reader to Sleep, Tears, or Homicide
Price: Free! Words: 36,330. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
(4.67 from 3 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!
How to Write a Great Query Letter
Price: Free! Words: 15,080. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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Many books have been written about the query letter. But few have been written by literary agents, who receive thousands of queries each year and who grapple with them on a daily basis. New York literary agent Noah Lukeman offers his insights on the query letter, sharing an insider's perspective, giving insights and practical tips about what works and what doesn’t.
The Inspired Query Letter
Price: Free! Words: 1,850. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
A short and sweet little e-book filled with powerful information about how to write the perfect query letter. As a writer, if you can't write a good query letter, you'll never be able to market your work. The Inspired Query Letter e-book will help make your query letters shine.
Playbook: The Basics of Writing for Bleacher Report
Price: Free! Words: 11,890. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
"Playbook" is a sportswriting textbook, a guide to the basics of writing for Bleacher Report. Based on the concepts used by B/R's Quality Control Team in evaluating writers and stories, "Playbook" can help you reach the high standards of one of the most successful and respected English-language sports websites in the world. Wherever you publish your online writing, "Playbook" can make it better.
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.
Internet Marketing Tool - The Best Spinner
Price: Free! Words: 1,150. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Learn how to use The Best Spinner to assist you in article writing for your internet marketing needs.
Simple Rules for Effective Business Communication
Price: Free! Words: 2,480. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2011 by MoshPit Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Marketing
A short, straightforward guide to effective business communication. What to consider, what to avoid, in 10 easy-to-follow steps. Written by Jennifer Mosher, IPEd (Australian Institute of Professional Editors) Accredited Editor, this little guide will open your eyes to the many ways we communicate and how useful or dangerous they can be to a business. Updated October 2014.
My Oldest Memory
Price: Free! Words: 1,010. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Reference
This writing sample is in the form, “Child as the narrator" I have a new appreciation for the memories that young children make and keep. This is my actual memory from when I was 20 months old. A great read for anyone who dares to underestimate the memory retention of infants and toddlers. For adults 18+ for drug reference.
Life Writer's Guide
Price: Free! Words: 13,870. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
The Life Writer's Guide is a simple guide to writing about your own or anyone else's life. A fun little book for any memoir, autobiography or biography writer who is looking for practical advice or a bit of inspiration. With chapters on research, how to get started and how to keep going this is a lovely addition to anyone's collection.
Forged With Fire: Creativity and The Creative Spirit
Price: Free! Words: 3,890. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
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An Exploration of the Creative Process: The Adventure, Passion and Risk of Creativity Characteristics of Successful Creators The Cycle of Creativity
Let's Go Fishing: TIps on Hooking A Literary Agent (includes excerpt of "Sellout")
Price: Free! Words: 4,230. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Signing with a literary agent is extremely difficult, especially in this economic climate, but not impossible. With the tips outlined in this article, you will greatly increase your chances of hooking that "fish."
The Walk
Price: Free! Words: 810. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
(5.00 from 1 review)
Non-Fiction Creative Writing Example: A discriptive account of my observations made during one of my walks.
Format Your eBook the Free and Easy Way
Price: Free! Words: 10,890. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2012 by Dingbat Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Digital publishing
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Now updated for Smashwords formatting and external links--the ebook formatting manual that’s produced a hundred polished winners on sales sites around the world!
Dr. Jargonlove: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Technobabble
Price: Free! Words: 870. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
Why would somebody write "the biota exhibited a 100 percent mortality response" when he really meant all the fish died? Sometimes people use jargon to be taken seriously, sometimes to be clear and precise, sometimes to not work so hard, and sometimes to deliberately evade and confuse. This essay humorously examines the various motivations for using jargon in both good and bad communication.
Teen Writing Groups: Twenty Prompts To Get You Started
Price: Free! Words: 3,620. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Literacy
This collection of writing prompts includes a variety of ways to get teens' creative juices flowing. It's a great resource for librarians and teachers!
Recreational Writing
Price: Free! Words: 12,210. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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Recreational Writing is a minibook about writing for fun and insight. It explores journals and diaries, memoir, blogs, poetry and fiction, and nonfiction. In addition, it explains how to turn your recreational writing into an ebook or printed book. If you’ve ever felt the itch to write, Recreational Writing will help you find the type of writing best suited to your personality.
Writing Starter Kit: Mini Edition
Price: Free! Words: 2,310. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Reference
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
The Writing Starter Kit: Mini Edition is a great reference book for writers who need a little extra push to get started. Inside you will find 15 ways to beat writers block, 50 writing prompts, 10 writing forms and their lengths, and a basic outline.
The Ultimate Digital Book Promotion Handbook - The Author's Guide To Finding Places To Promote Your Book Online
Price: Free! Words: 4,270. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
The Cheapest, Fastest Way To Learn How To Promote Your Books Online! This book could be the difference between making 10 sales of your book, or 10,000. As an author you realize that if you want to sell a lot of books, you’re going to need to find the best ways to promote it. There are hundreds of new tools, resources and websites that you can utilize to help you promote your book, but finding th