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Mental Models for Writers: 73 Ways to Elevate Your Thinking, Improve Your Writing, and Capture Success
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 72,790. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
In this writer’s guide, prolific writer M.L. Ronn taps into the mysterious world of mental models, frameworks for thinking that will revolutionize the way you approach every aspect of the writing life.
How to Write a Thriller
Series: How to Write a Thriller. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 55,040. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2019 by StrawberryBooks. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books
Are you feeling frustrated with your writing? Get HOW TO WRITE A THRILLER, and you will: - Learn to write a page-turning thriller just like the pros do. - Save yourself YEARS of trial and error. - Write with confidence, because you know exactly what you’re doing. Patrick Quinlan is the author of more than 30 books and ebooks. He has been a Los Angeles Times and USA Today bestselling author.
Write Now - A Practical Guide to Becoming a Writer
Price: $10.99 USD. Words: 62,530. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2019 by Limerick Writers Centre. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
A practical guide to writing, this book covers a lot of ground. It offers encouragement, analyses the nuts and bolts of writing and explores many genres. This work will be of benefit to those who want to develop both the craft and art of writing. If you want to know how to create realistic characters, write good dialogue, set a scene and develop atmosphere it's all here at your fingertips.
Narrative Is Everything: The ABT Framework and Narrative Evolution
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 75,850. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Business communication / general, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
“Narrative Is Everything” is the culmination of scientist-turned-filmmaker Randy Olson's 40 year journey into Hollywood AND it may seem like just another “joy of storytelling” diatribe, BUT the book plays on two levels, THEREFORE you can take your pick — use it to improve your communication, or allow it to give you a new perspective on cultural evolution.
Creating Life - The Podcast Transcripts
Series: The Art of World Building. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 69,230. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books
World building strategist Randy Ellefson turned his successful book series, THE ART OF WORLD BUILDING, into a popular podcast of the same name, with episodes drawn from each book in the series. The transcripts of 15 episodes are collected here. The episodes discuss gods, species/races, plants, animals, monsters, heroes, villains, and even undead.
Activate: A Thesaurus of Actions & Tactics for Dynamic Genre Fiction
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 269,770. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2019 by Evil Mastermind, LLC. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Thesauri
Activate is an author's thesaurus of active, transitive verbs for use in verbalizing stories in any genre. This guide offers 5,300 unique character actions, sorted alphabetically, as well as by genre and direction, to help writers energize their process and projects at every stage.
A Worker's Writebook: How Language Makes Stories
Price: $2.99 $1.00 USD. (67% off until Dec. 31!) Words: 79,390. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2019 by Personville Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Literacy, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This quirky writing guide by Jack Matthews (author of 20 literary works) offers insight about how successful writers mold raw experiences into a story and how language helps you to do that. Erudite, witty, idiosyncratic, serendipitous, mischievous, sesquipedalian, entertaining, introspective and colorful: these are adjectives which come to mind when reading this book.
The Nonfiction Book Publishing Plan: The Professional Guide to Profitable Self-Publishing
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,240. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
The Nonfiction Book Publishing Plan is loaded with proven strategies, real-world examples, and fascinating interviews with successful authors. Whether you’re writing self-development, business, memoir, how-to, spiritual, narrative, or other nonfiction book, this authoritative guide by experienced industry professionals will provide you with the solutions you need to achieve your publishing goals.
The Young Adult Writer's Journey
Price: $8.95 USD. Words: 59,910. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Finally, an all-inclusive book on young adult fiction must-do, don’t do and how-to. If you want to write a young adult novel, you need to read this book first. Coauthored by an award-winning YA author and an acquisitions editor, both experts on kids and what they like to read, this encyclopedia contains all you need to start or improve a career as a YA fiction author.
How To Write A Novel: The Fundamentals of Fiction
Price: Free! Words: 89,320. Language: American English. Published: October 22, 2018 by Inkitt. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
From the first editor of Andy Weir’s International Bestselling phenomenon The Martian, How To Write A Novel will take you step by step through the process of writing your novel from idea to edit. As #1 New York Times bestseller Scott Sigler puts it: “How To Write A Novel is a bootcamp on how to go from “aspiring writer” to “novelist”; a comprehensive toolkit for writing your novel"
The Writer's Guides Box Set
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 79,140. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
These four writer's guides from Simon Rose offer invaluable tips and advice for authors in all genres. The two Children's Writer's Guides examine working as an author for children and young adults. The Time Traveler's Guide is an excellent resource for writing time travel or historical fiction stories and The Working Writer's Guide examines pursuing writing as a professional career.
Writers' Handbook 2019
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 198,010. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2018 by JP&A Dyson. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
The 2019 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 1,300 listings, including revised and updated listings from the 2018 edition, and over 400 brand new entries.
Dark Visions: Conversations with the Masters of Horror
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 92,430. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2018 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Winner of the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in Non-fiction THE DREAMSPINNERS WHO WEAVE NIGHTMARES They lead us through wondrous doors to the dark side of imagination—exposing our most carefully hidden fantasies … and our deepest fears. Now twenty-six of the world's premier Maestros of the Macabre share their secrets, their goals, their creative terrors.
4,000 Creative Writing Prompts to Unstick Your Brain
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 143,270. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
The 4,000 creative writing prompt bundle. All 4,000 prompts from the 1,0000 Creative Writing prompts to Unstick Your Brain series in one handy package. Writer's block or just plain lack of inspiration strike every writer from time to time. 4,000 Creative Writing Prompts to Unstick Your Brain will ignite your creativity and end writer's block.
Writing the Mystery
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 79,450. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2018 by JP&A Dyson. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This third edition of G. Miki Hayden’s award-winning guide for mystery writers provides invaluable step-by-step advice on shaping plots, developing characters, and creating a fast-paced and compelling mystery for the modern market.
The Writer's Lexicon Volume II: More Descriptions, Overused Words, and Taboos
Series: The Writer's Lexicon. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 55,480. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Words lists, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Writing should grab—and hold—a reader's attention. Mistakes hinder believable characters and memorable stories, but the right advice makes those mistakes easy to fix. This book provides the resources that enable writers to create words that leap from the page into readers' imagination. It's the reference every writer and poet should own.
Verbalize: Bring Stories to Life & Life to Stories
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 74,790. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2018 by Evil Mastermind, LLC. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks & Manuals
Verbalize presents new characterization and story-planning methods that jumpstart drafting, crafting, revision, and pitching. Blast past overused tics and types with storycraft that busts your ruts and awes your audience. Whether you like to wing it or bring it, Verbalize offers a fresh set of user-friendly tools to populate your pages and lay the foundations of unforgettable genre fiction
Q & A for Science Fiction Writers
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 102,090. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2018 by WordFire Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
More great answers from a science fiction master! New & hopeful writers pose questions to Resnick, who offers sage and witty advice, backed up by his many years of experience in the field. According to Locus he is the all-time leading award winner for short fiction in the genre; he has also edited 2 major magazines and 42 anthologies. There is no better source for answers and advice in the field.
Sell Your Sex: How To Market Your Erotica And Romance Book On Social Media
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 68,480. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2017 by Indie Erotica Collective. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Learn insider tips to selling your erotica and romance books on social media.
Writers Workshop of Science Fiction and Fantasy
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 67,860. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2017 by Seventh Star Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Writers Workshop of Science Fiction and Fantasy is a collection of essays and interviews by and with many of the movers-and-shakers in the industry. Each contributor covers the specific element of craft he or she excels in.

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