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The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Character Expression
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 35,230. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
(4.82 from 11 reviews)
The Emotion Thesaurus is a tool for writers who want to convey character emotion effectively. It spotlights 75 emotions and the body language cues, thoughts, and visceral responses for each. Also addressed are common emotion-related writing problems and methods to overcome them. This thesaurus encourages writers to show, not tell, emotion and is a brainstorming resource for any fiction project.
The Art of Fiction Writing or How To Fall Down the Rabbit Hole Without Really Trying
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 41,910. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
The Art of Fiction Writing by writing coach and novelist, Emily Hanlon is a course in creating flesh and blood characters from the imagination. Easy-to-use techniques, prompts and exercises along with 5 audio "journeys" that deepen the work and make you feel as if you are in a private coaching session with Emily.
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
(4.67 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!
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.
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.
So You Don't Have Time
Price: Free! Words: 2,860. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Personal & Practical Guides
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
You want to write. Specifically you want to write short stories. But you don't know how, you've tried before and the result was disappointing. You don't have time. This short chapbook will walk you through the basic steps of writing short stories, and with only limited amounts of time. It contains the lessons I've learned from my past ten years of writing experience.
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.
How to Finish Your Dissertation in Six Months, Even if You Don't Know What to Write
Price: Free! Words: 4,890. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Higher, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
It is possible to finish your thesis in 6 months, even if you don’t know what to write or haven’t finished your research. In this short ebook, Scott Rank distills the principles that helped him go from crippling writer’s block to writing 500-1000 words a day.
The Self-Publishing Manual, Volume 2
Price: $7.97 USD. Words: 27,180. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
(4.40 from 5 reviews)
Book publishing is changing: this book describes how to take advantage of those changes. This Volume II is the sequel to The Self-Publishing Manual (Volume I), the most successful book ever written on the subject. This manual describes how to use new techniques to write your book even faster, use new technology to publish it for less, and how to use social media for promotion.
7 Critical Mistakes Writers Make (And How to Avoid Them)
Price: Free! Words: 2,990. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
7 mistakes that can derail a writer's career, with advice on how to avoid them. This 3,000 word report will help any writer get--and stay--on track.
The Sense-ible Writer
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 46,480. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2009 by NorLights Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
(4.00 from 1 review)
Instead of teaching the so called rules of writing, this workbook presents principals of writing based on concepts rather than rules. As you progress through this study material, you will learn the basics of fiction writing by mastering the concepts presented in each chapter. If you go a step further and do the assigned work, you may come away with the first draft of a novel.
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
(4.00 from 1 review)
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
How to Write Faster
Series: Busy Writer's Guides. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,420. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
(4.00 from 1 review)
In How to Write Faster: A Busy Writer’s Guide you’ll learn eight techniques that can help you double your word count in a way that’s sustainable and doesn’t sacrifice the quality of your writing in favor of quantity.
A Jumble of 500+ Writing Prompts
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,930. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
(4.00 from 1 review)
An E-book Jumble of 500+ Writing Prompts is a book full of simple writing prompts purposefully set out of order so that each day of writing starts fresh with a new idea. These prompts can be used for stories, poetry, journal reflections, art, or word play. Unlike some writing prompt books, these prompts entrust writers with creative freedom.
Writing in the Age of Narcissism
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,950. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
(4.00 from 1 review)
This essay traces how the narcissism epidemic affects writers, including our gestures of post-modernism and irony, and proposes an alternative way to be a more positive writer, critic and reader.
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
(3.80 from 5 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.
Recreational Writing
Price: Free! Words: 12,210. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
(3.00 from 1 review)
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.
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
(3.00 from 1 review)
An Exploration of the Creative Process: The Adventure, Passion and Risk of Creativity Characteristics of Successful Creators The Cycle of Creativity
Get Writing
Price: Free! Words: 5,390. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2011 by Voyager. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
(3.00 from 1 review)
A two-week creative writing course offering inspiration and motivation through daily practical writing assignments. If you have always wanted to write but found it difficult to know where to start, Janice Hally's "Get Writing" will help you to let your creativity flow and offer tips and advice on how to build a well of ideas to draw upon, so that you never have to fear the blank page.
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
(3.00 from 1 review)
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!