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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.
You Can Write Characters with Physical Disabilities
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 19,130. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
The information you need to write characters with physical disabilities effectively! You’re writing a book and one of your characters has a physical disability. Maybe it’s crucial to the plot. Maybe you thought it would be nice to give your character a more unique and unusual back story. Maybe you just want a realistic book and in real life sometimes people have disabilities.
Writers' Handbook 2014
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 189,790. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2013 by JP&A Dyson. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This indispensable guide for writers provides details of hundreds of literary agents, book publishers, and magazines; including contact details, types of material accepted, and how to approach them! Subject indexes for each area provide easy access to the markets you need, with specific lists for everything from romance publishers, to poetry magazines, to literary agents interested in thrillers.
How to Write and Sell True Crime
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 56,860. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2013 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » General crimes, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
It all starts with a newspaper article depiciting an unthinkable crime in a local community. From these headlines, a skilled writer can weave a full-length book - developing the characters, determining the motives, reporting on the judgment. That writer could be you.
Strong Female Characters
Series: Busy Writer's Guides. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,490. Language: American English. Published: September 16, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
Strong Female Characters helps writers define a strong female character, learn how to keep her likeable, handle characters who don't match gender stereotypes, and analyze how history should influence the way we write female characters. This book is part of the Busy Writer's Guides series.
Getting Over the Thesis Barrier
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 8,880. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides -- Graduate School Guides, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Don’t end up among the 50% of all PhD students who never graduate. This essential thesis writing guide will teach you the tricks of the trade to conquer writer’s block and sail through the thesis writing process. First advice: do NOT start at the beginning! Learn the easiest order of writing, how to create a thesis framework, how to pass the “weight test” and, finally, to conquer the viva voce.
Totally Random and Awesome Writing Exercises
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,530. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Literacy
Not only will you find over forty totally random and awesome writing exercises to invigorate your mind and writing. You’ll discover forty-four random first lines, scenarios and dialog prompts to help get your writing going. You’ll also find The Five Minute Writer section will help you discover time to write and create productivity in small amounts of time.
Busting Writing Myths
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,870. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Reference
There are many myths about writing and if you fall into the trap of believing them you’ll seriously hamper your creativity and ability to write. We’ll cover the most common myths and how you can keep them under control. In not believing in the myths you will be in control of your writing success.
Reviewer-Focused Grant Writing: Making the Vision Plain So the Reader Can Run!
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 23,320. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Business communication / general, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
'Reviewer-Focused Grant Writing: Making the Vision Plain So the Reader Can Run!' helps you understand the panel review process and the perspective of the reviewer. The insights shared by the author, who has served on several dozen panels, give you a competitive edge in preparing your proposal through improvements in the three aspects of presentation, content, and value.
Heroes or Why Comets Don’t Crash in Idaho!
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 27,230. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
The Creative Writing book for young adults and beginners based on 5 years experience with workshops at schools and at the bookfairs in Frankfurt, Leipzig and Vienna. Award winning author Thorsten Nesch shows the structure of a story and writes its Summary. "Best first read. No knowledge of any literature required." "The most entertaining book about Creative Writing I read."
102 Prompts for Horror Writers
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,630. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
A must-have book for writers of the horror genre. Includes prompts and resources to get you thinking and writing.
Vision: A Resource for Writers Issue #72
Series: Vision: A Resource for Writers. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,950. Language: English. Published: August 30, 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 and those pursuing traditional publication.
The Power of Writing Well: Write Well. Change the World.
You set the price! Words: 8,330. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
When you harness the power of writing well, your message is heard, your story connects, and you make a difference. This ebook will show you how to write well by using your own voice, getting rid of writer's block once and for all, and using the 6 secrets expert writers rely on. There are tons of interactive exercises, videos, and examples to bring your writing to life.
The Better Writing Guide
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,380. Language: British English. Published: August 28, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This book is intended to offer a better-value option to those who would like the writing advice without the in-depth information on editing, formatting, spelling and grammar contained in the Editors’ Bible, and this book is, therefore, a compilation of select Editors’ Bible chapters that are orientated more towards those who are solely focussed on improving their writing style/voice.