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The Scribe -- May 2015
Price: Free! Words: 4,980. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Fiction » Literary collections » American / General
Literary publication for writers by the St. Louis Writers Guild
150 Prompts For Scifi Writers
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,640. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
150 Prompts For Scifi Writers is written for those writers who need a little help getting inspired. In addition to the prompts there are also chapters on the subgenres of scifi, finding inspiration for alien worlds, commonly used principles of science, reference websites, and more. Pick up a copy and get ready to write!
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!
100 Writing Prompts for Teens
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,930. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Writing
A writing prompt is an idea to inspire you to write. It is a starting point for those times when you are feeling stuck, when you don’t know what to write, or when you simply want something spontaneous to write about. In this e-book, I'm going to give you 100 writing prompts to get your creativity flowing! They're divided into 5 sections: romance, horror, life, family, and fantasy/sci-fi.
500 Questions to Help Flesh Out Your Character
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,290. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
How do you create human beings from nothing? This guide helps writers fully understand their characters by giving a series of questions in four specific sections: background, mind, body, and soul. Questions range from simple ways to understand the physical aspects of your characters to fully understanding their motivations and desires.
Turn To Stone: Self-Publishing for the Aspiring Author
Price: Free! Words: 3,060. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
So, you have decided to self-publish your book? First off, congratulations on completing your first manuscript! Whether you have written a novel, novella, short story, or a guide, you have done something amazing. Take a second and congratulate yourself on this accomplishment.
And It Was Just Right: Four lengths of pitch/synopsis
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,780. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This essay discusses the four different lengths of pitch/synopsis a writer will need to sell a novel, and how to compose them.
Camel vs. Motorcycle: The Three Beats of a Good Query Letter
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,850. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This brief essay details the three necessary (and two optional) information beats that make for a compelling query email.
Preparing to Write Settings That Feel Like Characters
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,630. Language: American English. Published: March 25, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This reference guide is a tool to help you organize your thoughts and ideas to obtain the goal of making a setting that feels like a character.
HOW TO WRITE GENRE FICTION plus Creative Fiction and Script Writing extras, and Non-fiction
Price: Free! Words: 19,780. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Literacy
A useful and entertaining free 28 chapter resource for your creative writing, non-fiction too! HOW TO WRITE GENRE FICTION has many popular genres - Crime, Romance, Horror... PLUS extracts from our Fiction and Script writing books, and some non-fiction guides too. Most of the guides have useful exercises. Get it now! From Story Software, makers of Story Turbo, the top creative writing app.
Bootstrapping For Indies
Price: Free! Words: 9,960. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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Are you wondering... Whether you can make money self-publishing, even if you don’t have money to spend? If you can put out a polished book without spending thousands of dollars? Maybe you haven't started yet and are wondering how much this whole self-publishing thing is going to cost you... If you've asked yourself any of these questions, then "Bootstrapping For Indies" is the book for you.
A Jumble of 500+ Writing Prompts
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,930. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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.
THE BRIGHT BOOK IDEA: The string of book ideas that sell better than anything else
Price: Free! Words: 11,020. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This method of getting book ideas, compared to other methods, is like comparing the fish a single angler catches to what a fishing trawler does. Don't get poor results with one idea. Easily come up with a string of subjects that will give you far better results.
11 Tips For New Writers
Price: Free! Words: 10,610. Language: American English. Published: January 20, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
The goal of writing fiction should be to tell a story so compelling the reader has a hard time putting the book down. Over the course of eight years and forty-six romances, Ruth Ann Nordin has picked up some practical tips for improving the storytelling craft. Topics included in this short book are genre, character, setting, backstory, point of view, and encouragement.
Effective Writing
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,570. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
The ability to communicate effectively in writing is a requirement of many career paths and a great advantage to have. This helpful guide, written by well-published author, Dr Neil Thompson offers an excellent foundation for building your writing skills. This is an ideal resource for anyone who needs to get their message across in writing.
When it’s Write to Murder your Characters: And why you must never waste a death
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,660. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This essay discusses the right way to murder your characters—and how to avoid the kind of deaths that will bury your story along with your victim.
Writing for the Ages: Writing for every age from picture books to YA
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,450. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This essay describes how to write for different age levels—from board books for babies to new adults in their early 20s.
The Handy Little Book for Writers Series. Book 9. On Publishing.
Series: The Handy Little Book for Writers, Book 9. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,470. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This Little Book aims simply to be a guide to new writers on the subject of publishing. Today, publishing is a rapidly changing market. Each different form is discussed and the difference in the requirements of each is addressed. There are valuable lists of publishers in the various categories. There is also invaluable information about the use of agents and editors and how to find them.
Emotion Amplifiers
Price: Free! Words: 15,740. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Thesauri
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Emotion Amplifiers, a companion to The Emotion Thesaurus, explores 15 common states that galvanize emotion. States like exhaustion, boredom, and pain can push characters to the limit, compromising their decision-making abilities and decreasing the likelihood of them reaching their goals. Emotion Amplifiers is a tool for any writer wishing to amp up the volatility & vulnerability in their stories.
Haiku Poems about Winter Snow and Frost (How to Write Haiku)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 910. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2014 by Juicy Words Publications. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Fiction » Poetry » Japanese Poetry
Haiku verses are a traditional form of Japanese poetry. Haiku poems are used to describe emotional reactions to nature. This e-book contains an introduction to writing haiku poems. It also includes examples of haiku relating to cold weather and winter.