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Hustlers, Harlots, and Heroes: A Regency and Steampunk Field Guide
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 64,810. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2014 by Tyche Books Ltd.. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
From the author of What Kings Ate and Wizards Drank, this humorous guide will provide readers and writers with historically accurate information on the low classes of Georgian and Victorian life.
Story Alchemy: The Search for the Philosopher's Stone of Storytelling
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Series: Author's Craft, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 61,810. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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.
MJ Magazine March — Created By Authors for Authors
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Series: MJ Magazine, Volume 1, Issue 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 62,930. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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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.
The Elements of Fiction
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Price: Free! Words: 130,290. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Quotations
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.
Hablar bien no cuesta nada y escribiri tampoco
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 60,870. Language: Spanish. Published: February 12, 2014 by LD Books - Lectorum. Category: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » Spanish
Este libro es una obra que da claves, consejos y soluciones para que no se le dificulte la expresión en su propio idioma: el español. Por supuesto que sus textos no son complicadísimos ni un pesado tratado lingüístico para especialistas. Todo lo contrario, es un manual que lo auxiliará en la vida cotidiana de manera práctica y sencilla.
Writing Online
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 74,020. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Writing Online is more than a writing book. It's a road map to show you how to make a great living from writing. Writing Online teaches you not only how to write copy that sells, but also marketing, blogging, social media, SEO, list building, and how to build a strong reader or fan base.
Trough of Hell: How to Wrap Up the Middle of Your Story with Maximum Impact
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Series: Story Structure Essentials. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 80,560. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Screenwriting
If the middle of your screenplay or novel (ie Act Two) has ever given you trouble, this is the book for you. The key is simple. Just figure out how Act Two ends. Ideally, your choice is filled with pain, emotion, and paradox—a powerful combination which re-engages audiences just when their interest is about to evaporate. This book will show you exactly what to do. Conquer Act Two for good, today!
Cure Writer's Block: Over 5000 Writing Prompts To Move You Forward (Writing Prompts & Exercises)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,510. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This book covers a wide range of topics including prompts for characters, settings, descriptions, dialogues and many more. There are prompts to start your stories, ones to end your stories, and prompts of things to include within your stories. There are even several pages of 'opposites' listed to get your mind comparing and contrasting and thinking in different directions.
The Fiction Writer's Handbook
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 146,370. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2014 by Christopher Meeks. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
"The Fiction Writer's Handbook" is the definitive volume that explains the terms and concepts that writers and editors use when they talk about a work.
Edwardian England: A Guide to Everyday Life, 1900-1914
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 92,480. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
Second edition of The Pocket Guide to Edwardian England, newly revised and expanded. The Edwardian Era simplified, organized, and easy to reference.
Unforgettable Grammar
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 133,010. Language: American English. Published: January 8, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - English (insert language book was written in)
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Interactive learning is brought to the eReader for the first time (try demo). No more incomplete grammar just to get you through tests, but a comprehensive grammar course to gain a complete overview. The technique of 'Unforgettable Grammar' is employed to make what you need to know unforgettable: there is only one rule in writing, learning two tense rules is sufficient to handle tenses....
Fast Track Your Novel
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 67,980. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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Why waste years learning the tricks of the trade about novel writing? "Fast Track Your Novel" is an absolutely brilliant must have valuable informative resource book for novel writers of all abilities, from the first time writer to the more experienced writer. Learn all about story elements in detail, and how these elements affect a story. Discover how to weave a story, and tantalize the reader
Writing for the Soul: Instruction and Advice from an Extraordinary Writing Life
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 62,170. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2013 and represented by David Vigliano. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Best-selling author Jerry B. Jenkins takes you on a personal and inspiring journey, imparting experience and wisdom gained from his impressive writing career. Jenkins shares the honest and straightforward truth about how to find writing success and why the journey is a continuous one.
How to Develop (Imaginative, Insightful & Credible) Short Story Ideas
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 51,390. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
The book shows the writer how to analyse methodically certain types of source material for the purpose of using it as both inspiration and guide in the development of imaginative, insightful and credible short story ideas. This material consists of the saying, the fable, the poem, the fairy tale and the historical text.
MJ Magazine November — Created by Authors for Authors
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Series: MJ Magazine, Volume 1, Issue 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,280. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
The second issue of MJ Magazine includes featured authors RaeAnne Thayne and Rita Plush, author of the month, Tess Gerritsen. Reviews and interviews including Mark Rubenstein interviewing M.J. Rose and Christoph Fischer interviewing Paulette Mahurin, Ada Winder and DM Lee. The featured new author this time is Timothy Louis Baker, plus articles by Mark Rubenstein, Brian Hayden and Donald Riggio.
Goodbye Byline, Hello Big Bucks: Make Money Ghostwriting Books, Articles, Blogs, and More, Second Edition
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 64,080. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Home-based businesses
The market for writers who can pen someone else’s book is broad and growing. Book publishers, literary agents, book packagers, corporations, and everyday people all pay ghostwriters to write books. Ghostwriters also craft everything from blog posts to articles to content marketing pieces. Become a ghostwriter and you'll make yourself more valuable to clients--and make more money as a freelancer
MFA in a Box
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 70,630. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2013 by Dream of Things. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 85,910. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2013. Category: 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.
Writers' Handbook 2014
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 189,790. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2013 by JP&A Dyson. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
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 True Crime
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 56,560. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2013 by Crossroad Press. Category: Nonfiction » True Crime » General crimes
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.