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Writing in the Age of Narcissism
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,950. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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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.
The Freelance Writer's Handbook
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,350. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2015 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Because of his entertaining style, the late Gary Provost was one of the nations leading and most beloved writing instructors. A sought-after speaker, consultant, and celebrity biographer, Provost the writers writer authored thousands of articles and columns, and dozens of books covering most every genre. This book, while somewhat dated, is filled with advice, stylistic wisdom & techniques.
Effective Writing
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 14,540. Language: British 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.
Authors Unchained: Some Rules Were Made to be Broken
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,790. Language: American English. Published: January 9, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
As an author, have you ever had "rules" shoved down your throat?
The Handy Little Book for Writers Series. Book 9. On Publishing.
Series: The Handy Little Book for Writers, Book 9. Price: $2.99 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.
Writers Tricks of the Trade
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,050. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Packed with information to use immediately, Writers' Tricks of the Trade: 39 Things You Need to Know About the ABCs of Writing Fiction is a treasure of information on many things fiction writers need to know at all stages of their career.
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.
I Suck at Writing: How to Transform Insecurity into Confidence
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,940. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
As a writer, insecurity and confidence are each a daily choice. How are you choosing?
Practical Creative Writing Exercises
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,120. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Creativity
Practical Creative Writing Exercises - Exercises To Inspire You To Write That Story You Always Wanted To Write. Practical Creative Writing Exercises is a workbook packed with information and exercises designed to help writers generate great ideas for creative stories. For writers who are stuck for ideas this is a treasure chest packed with practical exercises that really do work.
Writing Prompts to Inspire Your Muse
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,000. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Creativity
Every writer experiences writer's block at some point. Sometimes it takes a little inspiration to get you in touch with your muse. Writing prompts is one way to do that, and this book has 150 of them. These story prompts work for blogs, scripts, stories, poems, essays, journaling, songs and anything else that requires you to stare down writer's block and start writing! Great for NaNoWriMo!
The Handy Little Book for Writers Series. Book 8. On Revision - Editing and Proofreading
Series: The Handy Little Book for Writers, Book 8. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,040. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This Little Book is a collection of suggestions, tips, and guidance for editing your first draft. Editing and Proofreading are time-consuming tasks and they can be daunting for new writers. However, it is suggested here that you don’t pass the task off to someone else - at least not at first. There are some plans of action and a lot of worthwhile tips in this Little Book.
Foresnsics 103 - Yet Another Friendly Primer for Writers
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,600. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2014 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » True Crime » General crimes
Gathered from years of posts about Forensics, aimed at educating writers and laymen on a variety of subjects, this second volume in Robert Jone's series continues where Forensics 101, A Friendly Primer for Writers, and the follow-on Forensics 102 left off, with more articles on a wide variety of subjects. An invaluable tool, and very interesting book.
The Handy Little Book for Writers Series. Book 7. The First Draft
Series: The Handy Little Book for Writers, Book 7. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,590. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
This Little Book is a collection of suggestions and guidance to help a new writer through the process of writing the first draft. This book will tell you how to use your outline and your chapter outlines to the best advantage. Your chapter outlines are your most important tool. They will be your friend, your guide, and your map to your story. Use your map and you will not get lost.
The Writer's A-Z of Body Language
Price: $2.05 USD. Words: 11,560. Language: British English. Published: October 17, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Psychology » Personality, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This book is for writer's to cherry-pick body language for their characters. It does what says on the cover - it's an A-Z list of emotions, attitudes and feelings with the associated body language. Updated version. Now with a linked Table of Contents and Index.
Writing Prompts Inspired By Movies: Over 100 Prompts to Get You in the Action
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,510. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Movies are full of intrigue, action, heartache, and corruption. What more could you ask for in a writing prompt! Inspired by movie plots, this book of over 100 prompts will fire up your creative juices and take your imagination to new heights. Write away! (These prompts are genderless – they are geared for men and women simultaneously.)
The Handy Little Book for Writers Series. Book 6. On Structure
Series: The Handy Little Book for Writers, Book 6. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,350. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
What is Structure? For me, the simple answer is that structure is about the way you set about telling your story so that the reader will gain the most understanding or satisfaction from it. Nevertheless, new writers may be overwhelmed by the thought of having to go to such lengths before even beginning to write. All you need is an awareness of taking your readers on an irresistible journey.
101+ ways to Magic - An Author's Guide
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,050. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » General reference » Curiosities & wonders
Throughout the Ages man has been using magic. The majority of religions recognize that magic exists; many of them have gone so far as to forbid its use. What is magic? Does magic actually work? How many different kinds of magic are there? Is magic an exact science, or is it only available to those that have been gifted? In this book, you will surely find a way for any character to use magic...
The Handy Little Book for Writers Series. Book 5. On Chapters
Series: The Handy Little Book for Writers, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,670. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This fifth book in The Handy Little Book for Writers Series is about chapters and nothing else. But it contains an often-overlooked secret tool for writers. Chapters and their summaries are a wonderful aid. They are like a map. When you start your draft, they guide you step by step
The Quick and Dirty Guide to Freelance Writing
Price: Free! Words: 21,530. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2014. Categories: 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.
The Handy Little Book for Writers Series. Book 4. Getting to Know your Characters
Series: The Handy Little Book for Writers, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,710. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
Characters make your story. It is therefore important for a writer to create realistic characters so that the reader finds them believable - whether they are loved or hated. Your story is carried along by your characters so it is important that you get to know them. If you don’t know them, neither will your readers. This Handy Little Book will help you to bring your characters to life.