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Creating Romantic Characters
By Leigh Michaels
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
By Lazette Gifford
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
By Janice Hally
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
By Tanya Drayton
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.
By Bob Hooey
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)
By Jeff Ambrose
Price: $5.99 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)
By Jerry Dunne
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
By Lillie Ammann
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
By Lara Zielin
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.
3 Simple Words
By David Stoddard
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,350. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Prompt-Like Phrases to Get You Writing. “3 Simple Words” is an ebook for writers. This ebook is made up of simple 3-word prompt-like phrases designed to get you writing. This is not to be confused with those “3 little words” that are so easy to say about beer, pretzels, pizza, Megan Fox and Justin Bieber, but not always about our significant other(s).
Writing Love: Screenwriting Tricks for Authors II
By Alexandra Sokoloff
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 141,520. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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A revised, expanded version of award-winning author/screenwriter Alexandra Sokoloff's story structure workbook Screenwriting Tricks For Authors, with twice the material and using examples from all genres – but with a special focus on the structure and key elements of love stories. Includes full breakdowns of ten romantic comedies, romantic adventure, period romance and romantic suspense films.
The Writing of Dead Lines - The Screenplay
By Craig Spector
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 28,590. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2011 by Crossroad Press. Category: Screenplays » Horror
This book covers the adaptation process used in the creation of Dead Lines, the screenplay, written by Craig Spector and Philip Nutman - adapted from the novel by Skipp & Spector. Jack Rowan thought his life was a living Hell. Then he tried dying. Now he'll do anything to get back into the world. Anything.
Words for Cards, A Collection: 500 Engaging Quotables for Those Countless Occasions of When You've Got the Right Card But Can't Find the Right Words
By Bruce Hultgren
Price: $8.95 USD. Words: 8,980. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2011 by Preneur Marketing. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Words for Cards is a collection of 500 engaging quotables for those countless occasions of when you’ve got the right card, but can’t find the right words. This book will help you in finding the right words to personalize your greeting card by giving short quotes, notes, phrases, sentences and paragraphs for every situation.
How to Develop a Career as a Technical Writer
By Tom Guarnera
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,220. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2011 by YourWritingDept.com. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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With more than 20 years as a technical writer and communicator, Tom Guarnera explores what it takes to develop a career as a technical writer in today’s job market. Should an aspiring technical writer get a four-year English degree right after high school or should they spend a summer in Italy working as a dishwasher before going to college? Tom explains.
Come Again?
By Graham Murray
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,170. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2011 by Living Books USA. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
There is no doubt that for most writers, good dialogue is the hardest part of good writing. “Come Again?” contains everything aspiring writers need to know about writing and correctly punctuating good dialogue - essential in an good writing.
Les faux amis des écrits vains
By Thierry Rollet
Price: $8.50 USD. Words: 16,030. Language: French. Published: June 21, 2011 by Editions Dédicaces. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Écrire, c'est toute une aventure. Être publié, c'est un travail énorme, semé d'embûches ; c'est une jungle dans laquelle il faut savoir se frayer un chemin en connaissant dès l'abord son langage particulier, ses pièges, ses angoisses, ses exigences, qui se situent bien au-delà du rêve, de la gloire et de l'autosatisfaction.
The Refractive Thinker: Vol II: Research Methodology
By Dr. Cheryl Lentz
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 61,680. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Celebrate the diffusion of innovative refractive thinking through these doctoral scholars as they dare to think differently in search of new applications of research methodology. Unlike most academic books that merely define research, The Refractive Thinker offers unique applications of research methodologies from the perspective of multiple authors—based on their specific expertise.
Wordcrafting - The Craft of Writing Fiction and Nonfiction
By Kat Smith
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,710. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Learn the basics of writing both fiction and nonfiction. Authors Kat Smith and Ann Fields combined have writen 8 books and will walk aspiring authors through the process of crafting your book.
The Writing Process
By David Tuffley
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,710. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2011 by Altiora Publications. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
The Writing Process is a practical, plain English guide for people who are not experienced writers of non-technical prose. By diligently applying the principles outlined here, you will extend your writing capability towards a professional level.
Partnering for Greater Writing
By Judy Vandiver
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 17,930. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Authors Barbara Oden and Judy Vandiver share their experience of working together to more than double their writing efforts, get published and maintain balance between their writing careers and their family life. Book is filled with valuable resources, ideas and momentum.