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Writing for the Soul: Instruction and Advice from an Extraordinary Writing Life
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 62,170. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2013 and represented by David Vigliano. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Professional Growth
Best-selling author Jerry B. Jenkins takes you on a personal and inspiring journey, imparting experience and wisdom gained from his impressive writing career. Jenkins shares the honest and straightforward truth about how to find writing success and why the journey is a continuous one.
Mere Literature: An Artist's Statement
Price: Free! Words: 9,690. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Language
Writing is more than a way of life. It's a way of living. It's more than what you do. It's who you are. This isn't your job or even your passion. It's just you. This book is about you. I don't want you to think I wrote it, because I didn't. I want you to believe that you wrote it, because in your heart you did, without even realizing it.
Yes! You Can Write Your Own Copy!
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 18,450. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2013 by MoshPit Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Business writing, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
'YES! You can write your own copy!' is for people who can already think clearly and write reasonably well. It will help you write powerful, compelling web content, ads, brochure text, press releases, articles, books, manuals, commercials, corporate videos — you name it! Author Andy Otes speaks from strength and long experience, during which his copy has created millions of dollars in sales.
The Scribe -- Fall 2013
Price: Free! Words: 7,960. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
The St. Louis Writers Guild presents The Scribe: Literary publication for writers, by writers
Playbook: The Basics of Writing for Bleacher Report
Price: Free! Words: 11,890. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
"Playbook" is a sportswriting textbook, a guide to the basics of writing for Bleacher Report. Based on the concepts used by B/R's Quality Control Team in evaluating writers and stories, "Playbook" can help you reach the high standards of one of the most successful and respected English-language sports websites in the world. Wherever you publish your online writing, "Playbook" can make it better.
How to Develop (Imaginative, Insightful & Credible) Short Story Ideas
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 51,390. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Creativity
The book shows the writer how to analyse methodically certain types of source material for the purpose of using it as both inspiration and guide in the development of imaginative, insightful and credible short story ideas. This material consists of the saying, the fable, the poem, the fairy tale and the historical text.
MJ Magazine November — Created by Authors for Authors
Series: MJ Magazine, Volume 1, Issue 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,280. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
The second issue of MJ Magazine includes featured authors RaeAnne Thayne and Rita Plush, author of the month, Tess Gerritsen. Reviews and interviews including Mark Rubenstein interviewing M.J. Rose and Christoph Fischer interviewing Paulette Mahurin, Ada Winder and DM Lee. The featured new author this time is Timothy Louis Baker, plus articles by Mark Rubenstein, Brian Hayden and Donald Riggio.
Freelancing with Words - for Writers and Poets
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,390. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
We live in the freelance world. Undoubtedly, freelancing has become an unparalleled and unprecedented phenomenon of the modern business. However, one of the most common misconceptions about freelancing is the idea that is exclusively reserved for the developers and designers. This claim just could not be farther away from the truth. Freelance itself is always open to new ideas and genuine talents.
Goodbye Byline, Hello Big Bucks: Make Money Ghostwriting Books, Articles, Blogs, and More, Second Edition
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 64,080. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Home-based businesses, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
The market for writers who can pen someone else’s book is broad and growing. Book publishers, literary agents, book packagers, corporations, and everyday people all pay ghostwriters to write books. Ghostwriters also craft everything from blog posts to articles to content marketing pieces. Become a ghostwriter and you'll make yourself more valuable to clients--and make more money as a freelancer
DIY Chick Lit: A Writing Guide
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 15,770. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
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Have you ever read a chick lit novel and thought, "I could do that"? Here's your chance: DIY Chick Lit will take you from start to finish of your first draft in 13 cupcake-themed chapters, each with a short exercise to get you writing now. Written by teacher and die-hard chick lit enthusiast Alicia de los Reyes, this guide is sure to inspire would-be authors everywhere.
Start Here: Writing Prompts for a Variety of Brain Waves
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,010. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Creativity
Kickstart your writing session with a writing prompt. Dozens of prompts in a variety of formats will help you flex muscles and get into the creative zone. Whether a premise or a component, words or pictures, for fun or to incorporate into an ongoing project, starting your writing by responding to a prompt helps get your brain into verbal mode.
How to Write Faster
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,420. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
In How to Write Faster: A Busy Writer’s Guide you’ll learn eight techniques that can help you double your word count in a way that’s sustainable and doesn’t sacrifice the quality of your writing in favor of quantity.
Vision: A Resource for Writers Issue #73
Series: Vision: A Resource for Writers. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,110. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2013 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Vision is dedicated to helping writers achieve their goals with a plethora of different articles for both Indie authors and those pursuing traditional publication.
How to Write a Novel
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 40,370. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
The most important thing to know about writing a novel is this: You can do it. And if you've already written one, you can write an even better one. Author and former literary agent Nathan Bransford shares his secrets for creating killer plots, fleshing out your first ideas, crafting compelling characters, and staying sane in the process.
MFA in a Box
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 70,630. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2013 by Dream of Things. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Creativity
Part craft talk, part philosophical tome, part memoir, "MFA in a Box" explores the relationships between the writer and love, grief, place, family, race, violence, and other topics. Winner of Hoffer, Nautilus and Midwest Book Awards. "Beyond Burroway." Jo-Ann Mapson, co-creator of University of Alaska MFA Program "The essential truths about excellent writing." The Judges of the Hoffer Awards
The Negative Trait Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Character Flaws
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 85,910. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This book is a flaw-centric exploration of your character's arc, motivation, emotional wounds, and basic needs. Its vast collection of flaws will help writers to explore the possible causes, attitudes, behaviors, thoughts, and related emotions behind their characters’ weaknesses so they can be written effectively and realistically. Downloadable tools for character building are included.
Don’t Skin the Cat! Better ways to solve a story problem
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,110. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
What else you can do when someone tells you to cut part of your story.
Twisted Plots: The necessary change of direction
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,570. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
How to create plot twists in your story, and why it matters to agents/editors and to readers.
One Perfect Rose: Writing description
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,620. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Discusses writing description that’s neither too long nor too short, but just right.
Dollars and Sense for Writers: A Guide to Managing Your Writing Business 2nd Edition
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,840. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Updated to reflect recent important changes in publishing, this must-have manual is a plain-talk look at the business of writing. It will help you know what you don't know about publishing and provides tools you can use to survive and thrive as a writer.