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How to Write a Dynamite Scene Using the Snowflake Method by Randy Ingermanson
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 33,300. Language: American English. Published: May 18, 2018 by Ingermanson Communications, Inc.. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Screenwriting
The secret to writing a dynamite novel is to first write a dynamite scene. Because if you can write one terrific scene, you can write 100. And that’s a novel. This is a short book, with just one goal—to teach you the simple principles you can use right now to design a powerful scene before you write it. If you’ve already written your novel, you can use this book to make each scene better.
Elements of Fiction by Rowan Wolf
Price: Free! Words: 130,220. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Quotations
It was John Gardner—legendary teacher of the craft—who said that the elements of fiction, like the words in a language, are finite. I set about to verify this by scouring for and collecting authors’ quotes about them—a task that began as a cheat sheet, a short list of those elements I recognized and documented by quotes, but it soon took on a (long) life of its own. This is the result.
Be a Writing Machine: Write Faster and Smarter, Beat Writer's Block, and Be Prolific by Michael La Ronn
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 22,820. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Learn how to writer faster and smarter, beat writer's block every time, and be the prolific author you've always wanted to be.
Stories Without End by Taylor Sapp
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 26,480. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2018 by Alphabet Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Teaching methods & materials / language arts, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
What if we could teleport anywhere in the world whenever we wanted to? Will robots ever replace human teachers? Why are some people optimists while others are pessimists? Where does our personality come from? Stories Without End is a collection of 24 unfinished short stories that raise intriguing questions for discussion. Students then practice creative writing to write their own endings.
Plot MD by Adrienne Bell
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 27,880. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
Hook readers and never lets them go! No matter if you like to plan your novels out ahead of time or fly by the seat of your pants, you'll be given the hands-on tools to improve your storytelling during all stages of your process. Covering a comprehensive set of skills from pacing to creating character arcs, Plot MD is perfect for a wide range of popular and genre fiction.
Story Drills: Fiction Writing Exercises by Melissa Donovan
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,240. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Story Drills is packed with fundamental storytelling concepts and comprehensive writing exercises that will strengthen your storytelling skills. You’ll learn the elements, principles, and techniques of storytelling; gain experience through writing practice; and get questions for further contemplation that will lead to a deeper understanding of the craft.
Writing for Adventure Authors by Jon Doolan
Price: Free! Words: 24,950. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Literacy
Have you dreamed of being an Adventure Author? This book will teach you exactly what you need to know to bring your book to life. Together we will turn your dusty old journal into an incredible first draft, the first step on your Adventure Author journey.
The Writer's Lexicon Volume II: More Descriptions, Overused Words, and Taboos by Kathy Steinemann
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 55,330. 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.
Fiction Builder! Outlining and Plotting your Novel in Three Constructive Steps by Eva Kattz & Maria Staal
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,790. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2018 by FTK Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Creativity
Are you always getting stuck in the middle when writing a story? Are those endless rewrites giving you a headache? Or are you struggling to put all your different story ideas together? In Fiction Builder! Eva Kattz and Maria Staal show you a way out of the most common writer traps and put the fun back into writing. If you’re ready to unleash your inner plot-machine, this book is for you.
How to Write a Bestseller, No Mistakes Writing, Volume II by Giacomo Giammatteo
Series: No Mistakes Writing. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 46,830. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Before you put your book up for sale, before you even finish writing, you should read this book. Find out what you're doing wrong, and what you're doing right. Discover why character development and editing are everything. And learn to make your readers laugh and cry.
Q & A for Science Fiction Writers by Mike Resnick
Price: $5.99 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.
Reasons for Not Writing & How to Overcome Them by Geoff Palmer
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 30,880. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: February 18, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Creativity
Of all the creative arts, writing a book is both deceptively easy and surprisingly difficult. There are plenty of How To guides about creative writing, but precious few deal with the actual day to day process of becoming and being a writer. This practical, self-help guide is an exception that will unlock your potential, your creativity and genius.
The Children's Writer's Guide 2 by Simon Rose
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,280. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Writing, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
The Children’s Writer’s Guide 2 explores the writing process, examining topics such as developing memorable characters, creating effective dialogue, the importance of book covers, the value of blogging, age levels and appropriate content for books for children and young adults, networking, and the process of submitting your work to publishing houses.
Autopsies (Forensics for Fiction) by Geoff Symon
Series: Forensics for Fiction. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 37,360. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2017 by Evil Mastermind, LLC. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Law » Forensic Science
Autopsies is a user-friendly, illustrated reference that digs into all things posthumous and postmortem. Whether you're writing about dissection or resurrection, this guidebook covers it all from cadaver to slab as an easy-to-understand resource for dead-on storytelling.
Writers Workshop of Science Fiction and Fantasy by Michael Knost
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.
Thinking Theme: The Heart of the Matter by William Bernhardt
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 25,500. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2017 by Babylon Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
Why do some books linger in memory long after they are read? The key is theme, giving your story a dynamic idea that lends it power and purpose. William Bernhardt explains what theme is, how it is best revealed, and how to find the theme that, handled correctly, will distinguish your book from all the others. Bernhardt explains how your book can have a positive impact on the world.
Love Letters to Writers: Encouragement, Accountability, and Truth-Telling by Andi Cumbo-Floyd
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 32,670. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Creativity
A book of celebration, support, and honesty for writers of all sorts.
The Emotional Wound Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Psychological Trauma by Angela Ackerman & Becca Puglisi
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 113,030. 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.
Self-publishing Unboxed by Patty Jansen
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 32,080. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: October 8, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Publishing business(5.00 from 1 review)
You intend to self-publish or have published a book or two. You’re not selling very well and wonder why not. You feel you should be doing something, but the thought of “marketing” gives you nightmares. You would love to start selling some books, and pay some or even all of your bills with your writing income. That is now more possible than ever. Grab a copy of this book to see how.
Mailing Lists Unboxed by Patty Jansen
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 26,070. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: October 8, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing(5.00 from 1 review)
Self-published authors are coming to realise that a stable career is about a backlist of titles and keeping that backlist selling. Invariably, advice given by other authors includes holding promotions and lowering the price of the first book in series, or even making it free. However, few people mention one of the most powerful ways to keep your backlist selling: the author mailing list.
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