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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 Synopsis Treasury
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 95,170. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2015 by WordFire Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
A collection of actual story submissions to publishers by grandmasters, Hugo and Nebula award winners, international bestsellers and rising stars of science fiction and fantasy, including H.G. Wells, Jack Williamson, Andre Norton, Robert A. Heinlein, James Gunn, Frank Herbert, Ben Bova, Piers Anthony, Michael Bishop, Joe Haldeman, Terry Brooks, and more!
Journaling: The Super Easy Five Minute Basics To Journaling Like A Pro In 30 Days
Series: The Blokehead Success Series. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,950. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2015 by Yap Kee Chong. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / Success
Keeping a journal is a very useful path towards self-improvement. However, this is only when journaling becomes a habit, and not something that is done just once. Essentially, journaling works its wonders because the habit “forces” people to spend time on themselves. Turning your attention to your own thoughts creates a therapeutic activity, giving you time to reflect and heal.
397 Journal Writing Prompts & Ideas : Your Secret Checklist To Journaling Like A Super Pro In Five Minute
Series: The Blokehead Success Series. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 9,110. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2015 by Yap Kee Chong. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General
Journaling is basically the act of recording your thoughts and feelings by jotting them down on a daily basis. This art has been around for hundreds of years now, and has been used by most people as a means to relieve stress and express themselves. Get the book for more journaling tips and prompts now!
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.
The Complete Article Writer: How To Write Magazine Articles
Price: $4.55 USD. Words: 60,090. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
The Complete Article Writer shows you how to get from a potential article idea to a finished, publishable article, written for a specific readership. It looks at: article ideas: generating ideas and maximising their potential; magazine analysis: identifying your potential readers; article structure; creativity: adding interest and sparkle to your article; and pitching: how to sell your idea first.
Writing Plots With Drama, Depth & Heart: Nail Your Novel
Price: $6.93 USD. Words: 56,530. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
What keeps a reader curious? It’s the story. So where do you find plot ideas? Where might you already have spellbinding plot material, if you only knew how to use it? What are the hidden patterns that ply the reader’s emotions, and how can you use them with originality? How should you bend these conventions? This book will show you, in down-to-earth tutorials and creative exercises.
When it’s Write to Murder your Characters: And why you must never waste a death
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,660. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This essay discusses the right way to murder your characters—and how to avoid the kind of deaths that will bury your story along with your victim.
Writing for the Ages: Writing for every age from picture books to YA
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,450. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This essay describes how to write for different age levels—from board books for babies to new adults in their early 20s.
Story Climax: How to Avoid Disappointed Audiences and Craft a Screenplay or Novel Climax That Thrills & Delights
Series: Story Structure Essentials. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 59,090. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Screenwriting, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
To become an “auto-buy” for 1000s of readers, or to get onto Hollywood’s speed dial, the grand finale of your novel or screenplay must thrill and delight. Filled with practical tips, this writing guide will show you how to build your climax on a sturdy foundation and fulfill the 2 criteria at the climax’s core. Plus, 3 tests your climax must pass to earn audiences’ enthusiastic seal of approval.
Micro Fiction: Writing 100-Word Stories (Drabbles) for Magazines and Contests
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 32,020. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2014 by Rob Preece. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
Author Michael A. Kechula shares tips and techniques for writing a complete story in 100 words. Kechula starts with coming up with ideas, gives development tips, provides instruction in cutting words, and then dissects one of his own prize-winning stories to show how it's done. Kechula focuses on the 100-word story but many of his tips are useful to authors of all types.
Space Travel - A Science Fiction Writer's Guide
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 90,860. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2014 by ReAnimus Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Fiction » Science fiction » General
An indispensible tool for all science fiction writers, Space Travel explains the science you need to help you make your fiction plausible. From six-time Hugo Award winning master writer and editor Ben Bova, and former President of Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America Inc.
The Handy Little Book for Writers Series. Book 9. On Publishing.
Series: The Handy Little Book for Writers, Book 9. Price: $0.99 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.
Conquering Writer's Block and Summoning Inspiration: Learn to Nurture a Lifestyle of Creativity
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 18,440. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
Inspiration is a slippery thing at the best of times. But as a writer, you can’t afford to wait around on Madam Muse’s goodwill. In this encouraging e-book, award-winning author K.M. Weiland shows you how to nurture creativity and put it at your summons, rather than the other way around.
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.
Structuring Your Novel Workbook: Hands-On Help for Building Strong and Successful Stories
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 17,920. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Award-winning author K.M. Weiland’s previous book, the bestselling Structuring Your Novel, showed writers how to create stories with strong and compelling plot structure. Now it’s time to put those lessons to use! Building upon the principles you’ve already learned, the Structuring Your Novel Workbook presents a guided approach writing solid first drafts and fixing plot problems.