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First Words
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Price: Free! Words: 6,410. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Literacy
13 Short Essays on Writing from a Neophyte Author’s Perspective
The Art & Craft of Story: 2nd Practitioner's Manual
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Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 66,740. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2011 by La Favorita Press jefro@jefro.net. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This sequel to Mixon's popular The Art & Craft of Fiction explores in detail the complex crafts of character development and plot structure, illuminating exactly how the greats have done this work to such powerful effect and teaching how to apply their lessons to your own fiction. Mixon's voice is warm and entertaining, your personal welcome into the greater fellowship of all writers.
The Art & Craft of Fiction: A Practitioner's Manual
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Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 75,270. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2011 by La Favorita Press jefro@jefro.net. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Based on Mixon's work as a successful independent fiction editor, The Art & Craft of Fiction: A Practitioner's Manual brings together in one place everything you need to know about writing a novel, an in-depth exploration of the myriad aspects of creating fiction in a warm, entertaining voice that welcomes you into the greater fellowship of all writers.
Self-Editing: Two Half Brains Make a Whole Writer
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,070. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2011 by Seven Rivers Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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Self-Editing: Bringing Out Your Best (Two Half Brains Make a Whole Writer) -- practical professional advice from Deborah J. Lightfoot, published author and gainfully employed editor. Drawn from the author's 25 years of experience in newspaper, magazine, and book writing and editing, this book offers nuts-and-bolts advice on fixing common errors: eliminating wordiness, using the active voice, etc.
Relaxing the Writer: Guidebook to the Writer's High
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,290. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Written with the special needs of writers in mind, anyone who spends time in a chair will discover useful tips to escape the dangers of sitting. From aromatherapy to zumba, find hundreds of practical ideas and suggestions from centuries-old techniques like meditation and yoga to iPad apps. Every page inspires worried writers to explore new ideas to de-stress their lives.
Infinite Possibilities: A Freelance Writer's Journey
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,760. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
The personal story of the author on his journey into freelance writing in a conversational tone based on journal entries.
WORDS OF LOVE - How to Write a Romance Novel
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 37,460. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Bestselling author Jewel Adams writes in a variety of romance and erotic romance genres: Time Travel, Gothic, Fantasy, Paranormal, Historic, Western and Contemporary. Jewel hopes that by sharing her experience and outlook on character driven Romance Fiction, she will assist aspiring authors to reach their goal of writing that first romance novel.
Self-Editing for Writers
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Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 3,510. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2011 by FrostProof 808. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Avoid the most common errors this editor has seen over 15 years of freelance editing. This is a compilation of notes on punctuation, grammar, sentence structure, usage, etc. that cover the most common errors I've seen in over 15 years of editing. This, combined with The Seven Writerly Sins, would comprise what not to do if you want to be a successful writer.
Marketing Your EBook
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,340. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2011 by Steel Diamonds Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This small book is packed with useful tips you can do for free whcih will help you promote your ebook and increase sales. Pam Stone is the Marketing Director for Steel Diamonds Publishing and is eager to share her knowledge and years of experience with you.
Writing Fight Scenes
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,200. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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Learn step-by-step how to create fictional fights which leave the reader breathless with excitement.
Genghis Khan's Rules for (Warriors) Writers
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 34,480. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
A look at ten techniques to make you prepared for being published in an age where the world of Publishing is beset by the Horde of Writers who have learned these rules
Creating Romantic Characters
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 42,780. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
No matter how exciting the plot, it's the people in a story who make it memorable. Produce provocative, exciting, forceful characters with dynamic stories, whether you're writing romance novels, stories which include romantic relationships, or general fiction. Leigh Michaels is the author of more than 100 books including contemporary and historical romances.
NaNo for the New and the Insane
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Price: Free! Words: 35,970. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2011 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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NaNo for the New and the Insane is a short work dedicated to helping people stay on track for the month long NaNoWriMo event in November of each year.
Freelance Writing: how to make a living as a freelance writer
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 47,130. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2011 by Voyager. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Know the markets, know the jargon, know your own potential, and create the opportunities for yourself - these are the secrets to being a successful freelance writer. With 67 chapters packed with information and advice - this book is a reference library with everything you need to build your career.
The 33 Worst Mistakes Writers Make About Camping
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,350. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
The National Parks Service website an estimates 6.8 million campers used our National Parks system in 2006. That doesn’t even count campers that had permission to use private land or visited free camping sites! Imagine being able to create believable characters and worlds where 6.8+million readers could happily lose themselves in your latest WIP and then recommend it to their friends.
Think Before You Ink! Write, so they will read it.
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 19,860. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Effective writing communicates your message in a way that makes it easier for the reader to relate and react positively to what they (reader) understand. Effective writing is helped or enhanced by ‘charting-a-course’ to convey your message with impact. Learn to apply simple tips and techniques from the author of over 25 business, leadership, sales and career publications.
The Successful Fiction Writer: Get Unblocked, Start Producing, Reach Your Goals (Or: What I Wish I’d Known Ten Years Ago)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,950. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2011 by Dark Elms Press. Category: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation and inspiration
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Do you want to be a writer? Are you having trouble sitting down to write? Are you having trouble finishing what you start? Are you afraid to put your work on the market? For ten years Jeff Ambrose struggled with these issues. This no-nonsense book is about the change that made Jeff Ambrose into a successful fiction writer—that is, a writer who writes, finishes, and submits on a regular basis.
How to Write Children's Short Stories (for the Middle Reader)
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 43,670. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This book covers the main aspects of craftsmanship for children’s short story writing for the middle age group (8-12 years).
Creating Fictional Characters
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,000. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Characters are the building blocks of fiction. Even in action stories, the action has to happen to characters. Phonetically, the word character begins with "care." Characters have to care about something for readers to care about the characters, and if readers don't care about your characters, they probably won't care about your plot, either. Learn how to create characters readers care about.
Ink Stains
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,310. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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Nine authors with more than 25 published books between them offer countless insights to help your writing leave a mark. These candid author interviews speak to overcoming self doubt, triumphing over writer's block, mastering the editing process, and more. With Kelly O'Connor McNees, Jim Ottaviani, Rachael Herron, Rhonda Stapleton, Sarah Quigley, Josh Berk, Helen Ellis, Eileen Cook, L. Zielin.