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Writing the Life Poetic: An Invitation to Read and Write Poetry
Price: $3.99 USD. (Free until Nov. 13!) Words: 61,650. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books
It’s time for a poetry book that does more than lecture from the front of the classroom. Writing the Life Poetic takes poetry off of its academic pedestal and makes it accessible to (and enjoyable for) everyone. With friendly lessons, engaging prompts, and inspiring example poems, Writing the Life Poetic invites readers to discover and express the poetry of their everyday lives.
Mental Models for Writers: 73 Ways to Elevate Your Thinking, Improve Your Writing, and Capture Success
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 72,790. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
In this writer’s guide, prolific writer M.L. Ronn taps into the mysterious world of mental models, frameworks for thinking that will revolutionize the way you approach every aspect of the writing life.
Creating Life - The Podcast Transcripts
Series: The Art of World Building. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 69,230. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books
World building strategist Randy Ellefson turned his successful book series, THE ART OF WORLD BUILDING, into a popular podcast of the same name, with episodes drawn from each book in the series. The transcripts of 15 episodes are collected here. The episodes discuss gods, species/races, plants, animals, monsters, heroes, villains, and even undead.
A Worker's Writebook: How Language Makes Stories
Price: $2.99 $1.00 USD. (67% off until Dec. 31!) Words: 79,390. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2019 by Personville Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Literacy, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This quirky writing guide by Jack Matthews (author of 20 literary works) offers insight about how successful writers mold raw experiences into a story and how language helps you to do that. Erudite, witty, idiosyncratic, serendipitous, mischievous, sesquipedalian, entertaining, introspective and colorful: these are adjectives which come to mind when reading this book.
The Nonfiction Book Publishing Plan: The Professional Guide to Profitable Self-Publishing
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,240. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
The Nonfiction Book Publishing Plan is loaded with proven strategies, real-world examples, and fascinating interviews with successful authors. Whether you’re writing self-development, business, memoir, how-to, spiritual, narrative, or other nonfiction book, this authoritative guide by experienced industry professionals will provide you with the solutions you need to achieve your publishing goals.
How To Write A Novel: The Fundamentals of Fiction
Price: Free! Words: 89,320. Language: American English. Published: October 22, 2018 by Inkitt. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
From the first editor of Andy Weir’s International Bestselling phenomenon The Martian, How To Write A Novel will take you step by step through the process of writing your novel from idea to edit. As #1 New York Times bestseller Scott Sigler puts it: “How To Write A Novel is a bootcamp on how to go from “aspiring writer” to “novelist”; a comprehensive toolkit for writing your novel"
The Writer's Guides Box Set
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 79,140. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
These four writer's guides from Simon Rose offer invaluable tips and advice for authors in all genres. The two Children's Writer's Guides examine working as an author for children and young adults. The Time Traveler's Guide is an excellent resource for writing time travel or historical fiction stories and The Working Writer's Guide examines pursuing writing as a professional career.
Dark Visions: Conversations with the Masters of Horror
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 92,430. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2018 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Winner of the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in Non-fiction THE DREAMSPINNERS WHO WEAVE NIGHTMARES They lead us through wondrous doors to the dark side of imagination—exposing our most carefully hidden fantasies … and our deepest fears. Now twenty-six of the world's premier Maestros of the Macabre share their secrets, their goals, their creative terrors.
4,000 Creative Writing Prompts to Unstick Your Brain
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 143,270. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
The 4,000 creative writing prompt bundle. All 4,000 prompts from the 1,0000 Creative Writing prompts to Unstick Your Brain series in one handy package. Writer's block or just plain lack of inspiration strike every writer from time to time. 4,000 Creative Writing Prompts to Unstick Your Brain will ignite your creativity and end writer's block.
The Writer's Lexicon Volume II: More Descriptions, Overused Words, and Taboos
Series: The Writer's Lexicon. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 55,480. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Words lists, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Writing should grab—and hold—a reader's attention. Mistakes hinder believable characters and memorable stories, but the right advice makes those mistakes easy to fix. This book provides the resources that enable writers to create words that leap from the page into readers' imagination. It's the reference every writer and poet should own.
Q & A for Science Fiction Writers
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 102,090. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2018 by WordFire Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
More great answers from a science fiction master! New & hopeful writers pose questions to Resnick, who offers sage and witty advice, backed up by his many years of experience in the field. According to Locus he is the all-time leading award winner for short fiction in the genre; he has also edited 2 major magazines and 42 anthologies. There is no better source for answers and advice in the field.
Writers Workshop of Science Fiction and Fantasy
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 67,860. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2017 by Seventh Star Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Writers Workshop of Science Fiction and Fantasy is a collection of essays and interviews by and with many of the movers-and-shakers in the industry. Each contributor covers the specific element of craft he or she excels in.
The Emotional Wound Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Psychological Trauma
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 112,700. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Root your characters in reality by giving them an authentic wound that causes difficulties and prompts them to strive for inner growth to overcome it. With its easy-to-read format and over 100 entries packed with information, The Emotional Wound Thesaurus is a crash course in psychology for creating characters that feel incredibly real to readers.
MJ Magazine August 2017— Created By Authors for Authors
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 55,890. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
The tenth issue of MJ Magazine includes Featured Authors William McCauley, Sandra Brown, E.Z. Risky and Kathy Reichs; Writing tips, and Author Interviews featuring Linda Fairstein and Walter Mosley. Readers will also enjoy regular sections like Writing Tips, Book Reviews, Fran’s Picks and a featured Short Story.
Write From The Start: The Beginner’s Guide to Writing Professional Non-Fiction
Price: $3.29 USD. Words: 87,340. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2017 by Bennion Kearny. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
Jam-packed with great advice, the book is aimed at novice writers, hobbyist writers, or those considering a full-time writing career, and offers a comprehensive guide to help you plan, prepare, and professionally submit your non-fiction work.
Becoming an Every Day Novelist
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 50,700. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2017 by ArtisticWhispers Productions, Inc. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Creativity
Think you can't write a great novel in a month? Think again. Professionals do it all the time. And with Becoming an Every Day Novelist, so can you. Prolific author J. Daniel Sawyer walks you through the process in this lively and fun day-by-day guide to going from blank page to a publication-ready novel...and doing it every month.
How to Kick Ass as a Hybrid Writer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,530. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
Being a hybrid writer guarantees that your writing journey will never be dull. Hybrid writers don’t stay inside the lines. On any given day, you may pen a blog post, submit an article to an editor on another continent, publish an e-book, and update your social media statuses. This book delves into issues pertinent to the modern hybrid writer, providing a blueprint on how to succeed.
Project January: A Sequel About Writing
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 80,690. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
More about writing – a sequel to Project December and another guide for writers and those thinking about writing to getting started… again, developing characters and plot, the writing process, editing and what to do when the book is finished.
Project December: A Book About Writing
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 69,290. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
All about writing - a guide for writers and those thinking about writing to getting started, developing characters and plot, the writing process, editing and what to do when the book is finished.
MJ Magazine - February 2017 Edition - Created by Authors for Authors
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,670. Language: American English. Published: February 9, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This ninth edition of MJ Magazine features authors this issue are Shjelley Shephard Gray, Giacomo Giammatteo and Nadh Poduri; and the book of the month is My Heart’s Desire. Also included are writing tips and a writer’s workshop.

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