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Will Write For Food: The Realities of Freelance Writing and What it Takes to Succeed
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,790. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Career Guides » Arts
Do you dream of living the freelance writer's life but aren't sure if you're ready? Do you get starry-eyed when you think about how wonderful your life would be as a writer? If so, you really need to read this book. This book will give you the unvarnished truth, not the romantic ideal, about the realities of this career path. Because to be successful, writers need to do more than just write well.
The Fright Factory
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,280. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Horror can be anything from the most elegant ghost story to the total freak-out of a bloodthirsty serial killer. The Fright Factory can show you how to make the most of your story ideas. Choose the best setting. Build a better monster Learn the fine art of creating suspense! It's all here, including an essential list of the worst horror cliches no editor wants to see.
The Writer's Spellbook
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,860. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
While this ebook focuses on creating magic systems, it will also help you understand many of the elements that go into strong worldbuilding. A good foundation in your fictional world will open the doorways of inspiration to more and more plot twists, mythical creatures, cliffhangers and fabulous treasure!
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!
The Unvanquished: A Reader's Guide to the William Faulkner Novel
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,500. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Literature, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
William Faulkner has a reputation as a "difficult" author -- but he doesn't have to be! With this new guide, The Unvanquished can be easy to understand. Included are: a chapter-by-chapter summary and commentary on the story, a thorough description of all the characters, a biography of William Faulkner, suggestions for essay topics, and much more.
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!
25 Quick Ways to Sell More Books Today
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,340. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
The One Minute Book Marketer presents cutting-edge ideas from authors with a proven track record and numerous published books. In 25 Quick Ways to Sell More Books Today there is a treasury of actionable ideas and book selling strategies in every chapter!
The 9 Master Plots for Bestsellers & Blockbusters
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,020. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Screenwriting, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Follow the 9 Master Plot recipe to instantly structure your short story, novel, or screenplay. These timeless plots have worked for centuries and they'll work for you.
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: 19,560. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Literacy
This is a great free 70 page resource for all your creative writing! HOW TO WRITE GENRE FICTION has many popular genres examined PLUS extracts from our Fiction and Script writing books, and some non-fiction guides too. Most how to write guides have exercises. Get it now! From Top Writing Courses website.To inspire and help you, from Top Writing Courses website. Get it now!
Can I Use I? Because I Hate, Hate, Hate College Writing
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,920. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » College Guides
Can I use “I” in my college paper? The short answer: Yes. But keep reading. Even if you don’t like college writing—no, even if you hate college writing—this guide will get you through it. It offers clear and concise answers to your questions about writing college papers.
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.
BUSINESS WRITING TIPS - For Easy and Effective Results
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,470. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
For any business looking to improve their writing - be it better websites or reports, attracting more customers through better brochures, or who finds writing jobs a struggle - this handbook should be of value. It comprises 170 'punchy tips' (10 per chapter) to help with all kinds of writing jobs. Author Robert Bullard (Perfect Text - Oxford, UK) is a copywriter, editor/proofreader and trainer.
MJ Magazine March 2015 — Created By Authors for Authors
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,100. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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Writers will find featured authors John Land, Erna Kamerman Perry, Larry D. Thompson, Robert Dugoni and Steve Shukis in this edition, as well as writer's workshops dealing with bringing your novel to life , getting your plot right and avoiding newbie novelist mistakes. Plus, this issue's book of the month is Karla Negger's Harbor Island.