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1000 Scottish Names: Gaelic & English
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,400. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Words lists
Are you wanting to write a story with Scottish characters? Do you need names in Gaelic and English? Here you will find a list of 250 male Gaelic names, 250 female Gaelic names, 250 male English names and 250 female English names to suit many time periods. This is a great source for Highland Romance stories set in Ancient, Medieval, Victorian or Regency time periods.
1000 American Names
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,250. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Words lists
Have trouble finding contemporary character names that sound real? Online name generators too repetitive? Based on the latest U.S. Census data, this list includes 500 female names and 500 male names.
Excellent Editing: The Writing Process
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 24,880. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
Why do so many people start books they never finish? And why is the final product often so much less than what editors and agents want? Because writing is a process, and no steps can be omitted without impacting quality. Editing begins before you start writing and doesn't end until the book is in print (if then). This book explains what's worth doing, when, and how to produce a exceptional book.
Sizzling Style: Every Word Matters
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 25,360. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
Often aspiring writers are frustrated by rejection, not realizing that the problem is not the story but the way they are telling it. In this book, Bernhardt brings his down-to-earth approach to the subject of style, revealing everything you need to write with the art and craft of a seasoned professional. Bernhardt goes beyond memorizing rules to transform your work and take it to a higher level.
Write From The Start: The Beginner’s Guide to Writing Professional Non-Fiction
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 87,340. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2017 by Bennion Kearny. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
Jam-packed with great advice, the book is aimed at novice writers, hobbyist writers, or those considering a full-time writing career, and offers a comprehensive guide to help you plan, prepare, and professionally submit your non-fiction work.
Powerful Premise: Writing the Irresistible
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 24,830. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
What are the essential qualities of an irresistible read? And what’s the secret to attracting a literary agent or publishing deal? The answer to both questions is: Premise. A powerful premise is what separates ordinary novels from bestsellers. William Bernhardt explains the essential elements of breakout novels: originality, high stakes, believability, inescapable conflict, and emotional appeal.
Dynamic Dialogue: Letting Your Story Speak
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 26,210. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
Dynamic dialogue can turn an ordinary novel into a delightful read, but dull, uninspired dialogue will cause readers to lose interest and try something else. William Bernhardt explains matching character and dialogue, avoiding dialogue that’s “on-the-nose,” using dialogue to suggest what no one will say aloud, dialogue beats, subtext, and using dialogue to enrich your story and quicken the pace.
Writers' Handbook 2018
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 210,310. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2017 by JP&A Dyson. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
The 2018 edition of firstwriter.com’s bestselling directory for writers is the perfect book for anyone searching for literary agents, book publishers, or magazines. It contains over 1,400 listings, including revised and updated listings from the 2017 edition, and nearly 400 brand new entries.
Perfecting Plot: Charting the Hero's Journey
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 25,750. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
Even the most interesting characters will not engage readers if their journey—the plot—fails. Bestselling author William Bernhardt reveals the secrets that keep readers riveted to the page. He explains the importance of matching character to plot and how to enrich your story by layering three levels of conflict while fulfilling the plot structures--the journeys--that have always delighted readers.
Creating Character: Bringing Your Story to Life
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 28,210. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
All fiction is character-driven, according to William Bernhardt. If your characters don’t interest readers, even the most exciting plots will fail. This book explains the relationship between character and plot, and how the perfect melding of the two produces a mesmerizing story. He uses examples spanning from The Odyssey to The Da Vinci Code to explain this in a direct, uncomplicated manner.
Story Structure: The Key to Successful Fiction
Series: Red Sneaker Writers Book Series. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,610. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
New York Times-bestselling author William Bernhardt explains the elements that make stories work, using examples spanning from Gilgamesh to The Hunger Games. In each chapter, he introduces essential concepts in a direct and easily comprehended manner. Most importantly, Bernhardt demonstrates how you can apply these ideas to improve your own writing.
Write an Essay in 20 Minutes: English College Essay Generator
Series: Essay and Thesis Writing. Price: Free! Words: 4,910. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Essays, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This short guide comes with a free generator to produce a fully-written essay that fits all of the conventions of academic writing. You simply have to answer 10 questions based on your knowledge of the subject and the generator will produce the essay for you. In addition, the guide offers a complete checklist of what an English essay should look like.
Academic Writing Guide: Paragraph Structure
Series: Essay and Thesis Writing. Price: Free! Words: 4,270. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Essays, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
A Step-by-Step, Quick and Easy Guide to Writing Essay or Dissertation Body Paragraphs. Everything you need to know about the structure of a paragraph is contained in this short guide. An outline of the different sections you'll need to include is provided, and each section is explained in detail so that you know exactly what you'll have to do to succeed in your essay or dissertation.
Finish Your Book
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,430. Language: British English. Published: July 24, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Have you ever had an idea for a book, and started to write it—and managed only a page or two before the words dried up? In this book I show how to develop a story and characters from a vague idea to a complete storyline, and use that as a roadmap that keeps the writing on track. The book is intentionally short—read it in an hour, use it right away, and then keep it as a handy reference.
Your Thesis Writing Strengths and Challenges
Series: Essay and Thesis Writing. Price: Free! Words: 4,010. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Research, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Learn about your thesis writing strengths and challenges. This guide aims to give you greater insight into your thesis writing strengths and challenges. Learn about the 10 core components of thesis success, and get some basic strategies to ensure that you can harness your strengths and overcome your challenges.
The Scribe July 2017
Price: Free! Words: 3,830. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
A literary publication of the St. Louis Writers Guild since 2005
Guidelines for Writing Christian Fiction: A Comprehensive Help for Aspiring Authors
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 128,800. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This book has practical examples and illustrations, writing exercises suitable for individual and small writing groups, and Bible-based reading activities, and it will show you how to write life-changing fiction.
Starting Out as an Indie Author: A Beginner's Guide to Preparing, Publishing and Marketing Your EBooks
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,740. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Have you written your first book and are considering self-publishing? Perhaps you have started looking into the possibility and are feeling overwhelmed by all the options, all the things you need to do and learn in order to become an indie author? Or maybe you aren't even sure yet whether self-publishing is for you or not, and you want to find out more of what is involved before you decide.
How to Write a Master's Dissertation: Outline and Examples
Series: Essay and Thesis Writing. Price: Free! Words: 6,040. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Research
A Step-by-Step, Quick and Easy Guide to Writing a Master's Thesis or Dissertation. Everything you need to know about the structure of a master's dissertation is contained in this short guide. An outline of the different chapters you'll need to include is provided, and each section is explained in detail so that you know exactly what you'll have to do to succeed in your thesis.
Research Essay Introduction: Format and Examples
Series: Essay and Thesis Writing. Price: Free! Words: 4,460. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Higher
A Step-by-Step, Quick and Easy Guide to Writing a Great Introduction for Your Essay. Everything you need to know about an essay introduction is contained in this short guide. You'll learn how give good context for your essay, how to provide a clear thesis statement, and how to give an overview of your essay. Start off your research paper on the right foot.

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