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The Quick and Dirty Guide to Freelance Writing
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Price: Free! Words: 21,530. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
The Quick and Dirty Guide to Freelance Writing offers a fresh perspective on the old dream of what it means to write for a living. Author and journalist Scott Carney shows how writers don’t need to constantly teeter on the brink of bankruptcy if they want to pursue their art.
How I Found the Write Path: A Compilation of Letters
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Price: Free! Words: 39,130. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
In this endearing compilation, over sixty authors share letters written to their past selves, candidly sharing what they might not always discuss in public. The hope is that those of you who haven’t published will learn from their experiences. And those of you who have published? Well, you just might realize you’re not alone. :)
Write, Edit, Publish: The Best of The Jessica Dall Blog
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Price: Free! Words: 41,730. Language: American English. Published: June 17, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
From author, editor, and reviewer, Jessica Dall, Write, Edit, Publish contains tips from some of the most popular Jessica Dall Blog blog posts compiled in a handy, carry-with-you eBook. Whether just starting a manuscript, looking for a publisher, or embarking on self-publishing, Write, Edit, Publish has a little something for everyone.
Science Fiction from A to Z
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You set the price! Words: 25,340. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2014. Category: Essay » Literature
An exploration of the tropes of Science Fiction by a writer, author, and fan. Originally published on One Thousand and One Parsecs for the 2013 Blogging From A to Z Challenge.
Story Alchemy: The Search for the Philosopher's Stone of Storytelling
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Series: Author's Craft, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 61,810. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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.
The Elements of Fiction
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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
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Price: Free! 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)
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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
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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!
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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
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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
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 30,710. 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)
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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
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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)
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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)
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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.
Write It Right - Tips for Authors, Volume II
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 72,580. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
The result of many suggestions, this eBook is the 2nd Volume of Write It Right – Tips for Authors by an award winning novelist. Extra articles by popular authors are included, as are many links and referrals to sites for further research. Also, numerous examples are given to further explain the many topics discussed. A reference manual to which many will refer to perfect their prose.
Two Year Novel Course: Set 5: Writing Part 1
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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)
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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.
Two Year Novel Course: Set 3 (World Building)
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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.