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The Writer's Spellbook
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,350. 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!
You Can Write a Mystery
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 47,810. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2015 by Untreed Reads. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
Have you ever thought about writing a mystery, and gave up the idea because you didn’t know where to begin? Now is your chance to write the mystery of your dreams. You Can Write a Mystery, written by Gillian Roberts, author of the Anthony Award-winning Amanda Pepper series, will help you start your mystery, and guide you through to the end.
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!
Story Crisis, Story Climax 2: What Story Arc in Film Can Teach Novelists
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,210. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Creativity
Many high-volume fiction writers believe they owe their success to having a coherent series of scenes before they start writing a novel. “Story Crisis, Story Climax 2” can show you how! In this book we look at how each of the 5 plot pressure points in a story (in 30 movies) presents a problem to the hero, who then responds with a decision. These 5 pressure points generate the scenes of your novel!
Writing into the Dark: How to Write a Novel without an Outline
Series: WMG Writer's Guide. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 18,640. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2015 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
With more than a hundred published novels and more than seventeen million copies of his books in print, USA Today bestselling author Dean Wesley Smith knows how to outline. And he knows how to write a novel without an outline. In this WMG Writer’s Guide, learn how to write without an outline and why not having an outline boosts your creative voice and keeps you more interested in your writing.
The Write Attitude: A WMG Writer's Guide
Series: WMG Writer's Guide. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 42,030. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2015 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
A writer’s attitude can help bring success. But what should that attitude look like? Rah-rah positive? Pragmatic? Take-no-prisoners serious? USA Today bestselling author and renowned business blogger Kristine Kathryn Rusch helps guide writers to find the right attitude for a long-term writing career in this latest WMG Writers’ Guide.
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: Using Film Structure to Outline Your Novel
Price: Free! Words: 53,710. 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 larger story arc, and other stories in its genre.
Medieval Underpants and Other Blunders: A Writer’s (& Editor’s) Guide to Keeping Historical Fiction Free of Common Anachronisms, Errors, & Myths [Third Edition]
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 77,220. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2015 by Spyderwort Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » History » History of things
NEW expanded 3rd edition. A detailed guide to the factual mistakes that writers of historical fiction often make—and how to avoid them. From medieval knights smoking cigars to characters crossing streets that wouldn’t exist for another 2000 years, historical novelist Alleyn exposes and explains the often hilarious, always painful goofs that turn up most frequently in fiction set in the past.
Make Every Word Count
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 55,140. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2015 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
From the author of Beyond Style: Mastering the Finer Points of Writing, Gary Provost's Make Every Word Count is a guide to assist writers of both fiction and nonfiction. Topics include: style, use of jargon, avoiding cliches, tone, intention, characterization, credibility, description, dialogue, viewpoints, and many more.
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: $1.99 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.
Cómo se escribe en la academia y la ciencia
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 87,610. Language: Spanish. Published: April 15, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Escribir y publicar son acciones esenciales para el éxito en la vida académica y científica, tanto para el avance de las disciplinas del conocimiento como para el ascenso profesional y la recompensa económica. Lin Tai Wao
100 Writing Prompts for Teens
Price: Free! 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.
Les 10 clés de l’écriture de fiction
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 14,480. Language: French. Published: April 3, 2015 by Éditions Hélène Jacob. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Personal & Practical Guides, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Après « Les 10 clés d’une écriture efficace », un guide pratique destiné aux affres de la communication écrite dans le milieu professionnel et quotidien, voici « Les 10 clés de l’écriture de fiction ». Ce second guide est destiné à tous ceux qui souhaitent se lancer dans une activité littéraire, qu’il s’agisse d’écrivains amateurs ou professionnels.
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.
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
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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.
Goal Setting for Writers. How to set and achieve your writing goals, finally write a book, and become a successful author
Series: Writers’ Guide Series. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 39,550. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2015 by Ylva Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
Writing a book is on the bucket list of millions of people, but few achieve their writing dreams. This book will help you set effective writing goals and develop an action plan that will guide you through every step of the writing process. You will learn how to break down your goals into manageable chunks, how to overcome writer’s block and other obstacles, and how to finally finish your book.
HOW TO WRITE GENRE FICTION plus Creative Fiction and Script Writing extras, and Non-fiction
Price: Free! Words: 21,140. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Literacy
A useful and entertaining free 30 chapter resource for your creative writing, non-fiction too! HOW TO WRITE GENRE FICTION has popular genres - Crime, Romance, Horror... and How to get Ideas, plus extracts from our Fiction and Script writing books, and some non-fiction guides too. Most of the guides have exercises. Get it now! From Story Software, makers of Story Turbo, the top creative writing app