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The Elements of Fiction
By Ulf Wolf
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.
Little Book Of Tips For Descriptive Writing
By Patti Roberts
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 42,090. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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.
Journaling Tools: Creative, Thought Provoking Prompts, Ideas & Tips (Writing Prompts & Exercises)
By JanMarie Kelly
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 30,590. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
If you're serious about wanting to never run out of journaling ideas and you want to know how to fill your journals with creative entries, then you need to grab a copy of "Journaling Ideas, Tips & Tools" right now, because journal writing expert, JanMarie Kelly, will reveal to you how every journaler, regardless of experience level, can succeed - Today!
Four Seasons of Creative Writing: 1,000 Prompts to Stop Writer's Block
By Bryan Cohen
Price: Free! Words: 48,940. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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.
Heroes or Why Comets Don’t Crash in Idaho!
By Thorsten Nesch
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 27,230. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
The Creative Writing book for young adults and beginners based on 5 years experience with workshops at schools and at the bookfairs in Frankfurt, Leipzig and Vienna. Award winning author Thorsten Nesch shows the structure of a story and writes its Summary. "Best first read. No knowledge of any literature required." "The most entertaining book about Creative Writing I read."
Writing Short: A Quick Guide to Writing Short Stories
By Lazette Gifford
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,330. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2013 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This short work includes 4 classes on the basics of short story writing, editing and publication.
Crime Writing Confidential - What Crime Writers Do, and How They've Done It
By Keith Dixon
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 30,410. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
A collection of essays by crime writer Keith Dixon exploring how crime writers structure and write their books. He explores a number of different writing styles and includes both mysteries and thrillers in his analyses.
Two Year Novel Course: Set 8 (Final Edits/Submission and Publication)
By Lazette Gifford
Series: 2YN: The Two Year Novel Course, Book 8. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 49,890. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2013 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This is the final book of the Two Year Novel Course covering weeks 78 through 104. The final sections cover both traditional and indie material when it comes to publication.
How to Write a Novel in One (Not-so-easy) Lesson
By Jacqueline Diamond
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 24,130. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
After selling more than 90 novels and teaching writing to over 100 students, bestselling author Jacqueline Diamond shares her knowledge of the craft of fiction in this 24,000-word book (about 80 pages). No one-size-fits-all schemes, just solid information with a personal touch, and tips organized to help you in any genre, no matter how much or how little writing experience you have.
Two Year Novel Course: Set 7 (Second Draft)
By Lazette Gifford
Series: 2YN: The Two Year Novel Course, Book 7. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,740. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2013 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Book 7 of the 2YN series moves from the art of writing to the crafting of edits. This book takes on some of the major problems, including when the book is too short.
Two Year Novel Course Set 6 (Writing, Part 2)
By Lazette Gifford
Series: 2YN: The Two Year Novel Course, Book 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 36,750. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2013 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Book Six of the 2YN series covers continuing the writing process with tips to help you keep going to The End.
Two Year Novel Course: Set 5: Writing Part 1
By Lazette Gifford
Series: 2YN: The Two Year Novel Course, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 31,190. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2012 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
The fifth book in the 2YN series is designed to help you start writing your first draft. It covers setting up goals, working through openings and how to deal with a number of 'small things' that might create problems for the writer.
Two Year Novel Course: Set 4 (Outlines)
By Lazette Gifford
Series: 2YN: The Two Year Novel Course, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 24,970. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2012 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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The creation of an outline is far more about content and intent than about shape. Learn the various ways to approach outlines and what type might work for you.
Wings On My Words
By Tosh McIntosh
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 29,000. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Book One of "WIngs On My Words, tales from the writer's desk," is the story of a writer's journey from the seed of an idea to the blossom of a first novel. Tosh McIntosh shares the lessons learned through takeaways that emphasize the role of perseverance and a never-give-up attitude. Motivation comes in many shapes and sizes, and here's a heavy dose in a small package.
Two Year Novel Course: Set 3 (World Building)
By Lazette Gifford
Series: 2YN: The Two Year Novel Course, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 38,950. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2012 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This set of world building classes provides a few tricks for both physical and cultural world building and includes exercises, examples and many questions to answer about your own work. This set of classes will help science fiction and fantasy writers, however the cultural aspects and conflicts can also work well in modern and historical fiction.
1001 First Lines
By Scarlett Archer
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 25,010. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Quotations
Have you ever wondered which novels contain the most famous opening lines? Or how the writers of Science Fiction compare to those of Romance? Now you can compare for yourself, with 1001 of the best and worst First Lines from fifteen genres. 1001 First Lines is for the writers and the readers of the world, providing inspiration and instruction, with a checklist of titles to tick off as you go.
100 Web Sites for Fiction Writers
By Ty Johnston
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 36,060. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
With the advent of digital publishing, more and more people are turning to writing as a hobby and as a way to make a living. But where to start? Beginning writers, especially fiction writers, often have a lot of questions. To help answer those questions, author Ty Johnston has scoured the Web for 100 sites that can be of help to fiction writers.
NaNo for the New and the Insane
By Lazette Gifford
Price: Free! Words: 35,970. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2011 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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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 Writing Sampler
By Bryan Cohen
Price: Free! Words: 29,220. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation and inspiration
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.
Writer on the Side: How to Write Your Book Around Your 9 to 5 Job
By Bryan Cohen
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 31,050. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
If you've had trouble writing books, stories, blog posts and poems on the side of your full-time job, this is the book for you. Writer on the Side is full of tips and tricks that can help you to stay motivated and creative all day long so that you can write whenever you have spare time. The book includes healthy living ideas to improve your energy and some new methods of self-publication.