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Writing Plots With Drama, Depth & Heart: Nail Your Novel
Price: $6.93 USD. Words: 56,530. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
What keeps a reader curious? It’s the story. So where do you find plot ideas? Where might you already have spellbinding plot material, if you only knew how to use it? What are the hidden patterns that ply the reader’s emotions, and how can you use them with originality? How should you bend these conventions? This book will show you, in down-to-earth tutorials and creative exercises.
When it’s Write to Murder your Characters: And why you must never waste a death
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,660. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This essay discusses the right way to murder your characters—and how to avoid the kind of deaths that will bury your story along with your victim.
Writing for the Ages: Writing for every age from picture books to YA
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,450. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This essay describes how to write for different age levels—from board books for babies to new adults in their early 20s.
Story Climax: How to Avoid Disappointed Audiences and Craft a Screenplay or Novel Climax Which Thrills and Delights
Series: Story Structure Essentials. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 57,920. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Screenwriting, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
To become an “auto-buy” for 1000s of readers, or to get onto Hollywood’s speed dial, the grand finale of your novel or screenplay must thrill and delight. Filled with practical tips, this writing guide will show you how to build your climax on a sturdy foundation and fulfill the 2 criteria at the climax’s core. Plus, 3 tests your climax must pass to earn audiences’ enthusiastic seal of approval.
Micro Fiction: Writing 100-Word Stories (Drabbles) for Magazines and Contests
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 32,020. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2014 by Rob Preece. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
Author Michael A. Kechula shares tips and techniques for writing a complete story in 100 words. Kechula starts with coming up with ideas, gives development tips, provides instruction in cutting words, and then dissects one of his own prize-winning stories to show how it's done. Kechula focuses on the 100-word story but many of his tips are useful to authors of all types.
Space Travel - A Science Fiction Writer's Guide
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 90,860. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2014 by ReAnimus Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Fiction » Science fiction » General
An indispensible tool for all science fiction writers, Space Travel explains the science you need to help you make your fiction plausible. From six-time Hugo Award winning master writer and editor Ben Bova, and former President of Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America Inc.
The Handy Little Book for Writers Series. Book 9. On Publishing.
Series: The Handy Little Book for Writers, Book 9. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,470. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This Little Book aims simply to be a guide to new writers on the subject of publishing. Today, publishing is a rapidly changing market. Each different form is discussed and the difference in the requirements of each is addressed. There are valuable lists of publishers in the various categories. There is also invaluable information about the use of agents and editors and how to find them.
Story Sensei Heroine's Journey Worksheet
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,880. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Make your story resonate with readers on a deeper emotional level by utilizing the elements of the Heroine’s Journey structure. This worksheet consists of the Heroine's Journey explained in detail, questions for you to answer about your heroine, and examples to explain each stage of the Heroine's Journey.
Cohesive Story Building (formerly titled FROM FIRST DRAFT TO FINISHED NOVEL {A Writer's Guide to Cohesive Story Building})
Price: $18.99 USD. Words: 112,510. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2014 by Writers Exchange E-Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Career Guides » Media, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Revised, Updated, and Reissued Writing Reference Second Edition Without layering, a story is one-dimensional, unbelievable, boring. Layers mean stronger characters, settings, plots, suspense, intrigue, emotions and motivation. Layering also produces cohesion of all elements. Characters must blend naturally with the setting the writer has placed them, just as plot becomes an organic part of...
Conquering Writer's Block and Summoning Inspiration: Learn to Nurture a Lifestyle of Creativity
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 18,840. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
Inspiration is a slippery thing at the best of times. But as a writer, you can’t afford to wait around on Madam Muse’s goodwill. In this encouraging e-book, award-winning author K.M. Weiland shows you how to nurture creativity and put it at your summons, rather than the other way around.
Writers Tricks of the Trade
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,050. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Packed with information to use immediately, Writers' Tricks of the Trade: 39 Things You Need to Know About the ABCs of Writing Fiction is a treasure of information on many things fiction writers need to know at all stages of their career.
Emotion Amplifiers
Price: Free! Words: 15,740. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Thesauri
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Emotion Amplifiers, a companion to The Emotion Thesaurus, explores 15 common states that galvanize emotion. States like exhaustion, boredom, and pain can push characters to the limit, compromising their decision-making abilities and decreasing the likelihood of them reaching their goals. Emotion Amplifiers is a tool for any writer wishing to amp up the volatility & vulnerability in their stories.
I Suck at Writing: How to Transform Insecurity into Confidence
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,940. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
As a writer, insecurity and confidence are each a daily choice. How are you choosing?
30 Days to a Stronger novel
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 12,810. Language: American English. Published: November 14, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
In 30 short days, author and writing teacher Darcy Pattison helps you revise your novel. Tips, inspirational quotes and revision strategies make the month speed past. The result? We can't guarantee a perfect novel or even a publishable novel. But if you do the Walk the Talk sections, we can guarantee a stronger novel.
Practical Creative Writing Exercises
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 19,120. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Creativity
Practical Creative Writing Exercises - Exercises To Inspire You To Write That Story You Always Wanted To Write. Practical Creative Writing Exercises is a workbook packed with information and exercises designed to help writers generate great ideas for creative stories. For writers who are stuck for ideas this is a treasure chest packed with practical exercises that really do work.
Haiku Poems about Winter Snow and Frost (How to Write Haiku)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 910. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2014 by Juicy Words Publications. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Fiction » Poetry » Japanese Poetry
Haiku verses are a traditional form of Japanese poetry. Haiku poems are used to describe emotional reactions to nature. This e-book contains an introduction to writing haiku poems. It also includes examples of haiku relating to cold weather and winter.
Structuring Your Novel Workbook: Hands-On Help for Building Strong and Successful Stories
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 18,950. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Award-winning author K.M. Weiland’s previous book, the bestselling Structuring Your Novel, showed writers how to create stories with strong and compelling plot structure. Now it’s time to put those lessons to use! Building upon the principles you’ve already learned, the Structuring Your Novel Workbook presents a guided approach writing solid first drafts and fixing plot problems.
Outlining Your Novel Workbook: Step-by-Step Exercises for Planning Your Best Book
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 15,810. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Award-winning author K.M. Weiland’s previous book, the bestselling Outlining Your Novel, showed writers how to embrace outlines in a way that makes the writing process fun, inspiring, and easy. Now it’s time to put those lessons to use! Building upon the principles you’ve already learned, the Outlining Your Novel Workbook presents a guided approach to getting the bones of your story down on paper.
Story Sensei Synopsis Worksheet
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,780. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Synopsis writing can be easy! This worksheet was made to walk you through the process of writing a novel synopsis, including several methods so that you can discover which will resonate with your writing style. If there’s something “off” with your novel, this worksheet will also help you take a step away from the details of your story so that you can doctor your book.
Write, Revise, Rejoice! How to Write a Book, From Start to Finish, Using Emotional Prose to Raise Your Voice
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 40,010. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
Developing a clear and flowing writing style is one of the most important steps to becoming an author. Being able to transport your readers into your fictional world, and letting them lose themselves in the story, is the key to writing a best-seller. WRITE, REVISE, REJOICE! is a crash course in revising your fiction, transforming plain simple prose into poetic literature ready to be published...