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Living and Breathing: How to Make Your Characters Come Alive
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 18,570. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Create and develop fictional characters who are multi-dimensional and believable, whether based on real people or larger-than-life creations from your very own vivid imagination. Make your characters come alive. Included are tips for creating family backgrounds and family histories for a character, examples of many character traits, use of dialect and dialogue, and sample character sketches.
The 365-Day Writer's Block Workbook (Volume 2)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,270. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Educational, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Volume 2 features over a thousand sets of five keywords, three sets per day, with writing tips at the end of each week to motivate and inspire, providing kick-starts to avoid the dreaded ‘writer’s block’. Useful for any writer at any level, whether they have 10 minutes or 10 hours, to start a new project. Also an ideal tool for writing groups.
Writing Wild: Crafting the Pagan Memoir
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 33,910. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » New Age » Spiritualism
Writing Wild was crafted for new writers and non-writers who identify with an Earth-based spiritual path. It combines writing assignments with personal ritual, guided meditation, and other exercises to connect a budding memoirist with their own story on a deeper level.
How to Handle Conflict and Tension
Series: A Writer's Guide, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,650. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
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Tension brings out the best and the worst in characters. If you have difficulty plotting novel-length stories, struggle to write scenes where anything of actual story-worthiness happens, worry about the pacing of your drafts, or have a general reticence to put your characters into hot water, this book will show you some techniques for adding tension and conflict to your fiction writing.
How to Handle Grammar
Series: A Writer's Guide, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,410. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Grammar and punctuation, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Learn to identify common sentence pattern types and take full advantage of the way sentence patterns and variety in sentence structure will improve the flow and rhythm of your fiction writing. Topics in this book address fiction styles, the pros and cons of first-person and third-person points of view, dialogue, showing versus telling, figurative language, and other useful fiction techniques.
102 Romance Prompts
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,660. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
102 Romance Prompts is a book to help inspire romance writers of all subgenres. Included with the prompts are chapters on subgenres, the language of flowers, English titles, the top reasons relationships break up, and more. It also has links to several helpful reference websites. Any romance writer can use these prompts as story starters, or to help inspire their own ideas.
Science Fiction from A to Z
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,690. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Science Fiction & Fantasy, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
An exploration of the tropes of Science Fiction by a writer, author, and fan. Originally published on One Thousand and One Parsecs for the 2013 Blogging From A to Z Challenge.
A Brief Guide to Writing and APA Formatting for Graduate Students and Dissertation Writers
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,700. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Grammar and punctuation
This helpful guide and APA checklist is designed to assist new graduate students as well as more experienced dissertation candidates to improve their academic writing. Designed especially for students in social sciences, education, and business, it distinguishes academic writing from business and professional writing and offers helpful hints to smooth the graduate's path to success.
Showing and Telling in Fiction
Series: Busy Writer's Guides. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 15,840. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
Showing and Telling in Fiction will help you clearly understand the difference between showing and telling, provide you with guidelines for when to show AND when to tell, and give you practical editing tools for spotting and fixing telling in your writing.
Story Alchemy: The Search for the Philosopher's Stone of Storytelling
Series: Author's Craft, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 61,810. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Screenwriting
For the advanced author. Screenwriter? Novelist? Playwright? Write short stories? Story Alchemy presents a powerful new technique for establishing story structure and gaining insight into the entire creative process. If you thought Novelsmithing was good, you'll be blown away by Story Alchemy.
How to Write a Synopsis that Gets Read
Price: Free! Words: 6,000. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
A synopsis sounds like an easy task, but is it? Your finely crafted and agonized over work lies before you in all its literary splendor. Plots and subplots intertwine, descriptions take the reader into your rich universe. How on earth can one sacrifice any of that golden prose for the sake of a sketchy outline? This hilarious, no holds barred, but straight to the point essay, shows you just how.
MJ Magazine March — Created By Authors for Authors
Series: MJ Magazine, Volume 1, Issue 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 62,930. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
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The third issue of MJ Magazine includes Featured Authors Robert Dugoni and Allan Topol; Featured Romance Authors Lori Foster, Christie Ridgway and Victoria Dahl; the first of Fran’s Top 5 New Authors: Redfern Jon Barrett; and recommended reading by David Baldacci and Mark Shaff. Readers will also enjoy regular sections like Writing Tips, Book Reviews, Fran’s Picks and Dellani’s Stories.
Profit from the pen
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,180. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Career Guides » Arts, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Fancy making an income or a little extra cash from your love of writing? Former mag and book enthusiast turned full time published fiction author and writer for magazines, websites and newspapers gives you her blueprint for how she made it in a competitive field.
A Bushwhacker's Guide to Academic Writing
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 35,630. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2014 by The Educational Publisher/Biblio Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Reference
A Bushwhacker's Guide to Academic Writing is the result of Michael Olendzenski's education (BA and MA, McGill; Ph.D. Florida) and his twenty-five-plus years of experience as an instructor of First-Year Composition courses. The book presents a narrative account of the rhetoric of academic writing and a thorough examination of the linguistics of English.
How to Handle Details
Series: A Writer's Guide, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,620. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
The look and feel of your story world should include details that can resonate with many different kinds of readers. With the information in this book you can learn more about those important details and how to use them to reflect your theme and message. The examples and thorough explanations will guide you through eye-opening techniques that will build your toolbox of writer's skills.
On Your Mark: From First Word to First Draft in Six Weeks
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 45,800. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Do you dream of writing a book but don’t know how to start? On Your Mark offers aspiring authors the information and inspiration to get your book written, with a specific plan for completion in six weeks. Authors Cathy Fyock and Kevin Williamson offer practical exercises, tips, and guidelines for helping you realize your dream of having your name on your book.
The Elements of Fiction
Price: Free! Words: 130,290. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Quotations, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
It was John Gardner, the legendary teacher of the craft, who said that the elements of fiction, like the words in a language, are finite. Oh, are they? I thought, and set about to verify this by collecting authors’ quotes about them. This task began as a cheat sheet, a short list of those elements I recognized and documented by quotes, but soon took on a life of its own. This is the result.
Commas: An Irreverent Primer
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 8,240. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Literacy
What is a grammar dragon? What happens to unicorns when you misuse FANBOYS? This irreverent guide for using our most common punctuation mark will explain.
Memoir Writing For Smart People
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,920. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Memoir Writing For Smart People, the self-help guide that tells you what you need to know to publish your own Memoir.
English for Scammers
Price: $4.97 USD. Words: 21,510. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2014 by Wayzgoose Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » English as a second language, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Curious why no one has claimed their UK lotto winnings from you? Why no one wants to call about the box of cash valued at (7,500,000 Dollars)? Why no one is responding to your PASSIONATE REQUEST FOR JOINT MUTUAL INVESTMENTS BENEFITS? This textbook analyzes common mistakes, drawn from genuine correspondence, and helps you improve your writing to be appropriate for standard business correspondence.