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The Freelance Writer's Handbook by Gary Provost
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,350. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2015 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Because of his entertaining style, the late Gary Provost was one of the nations leading and most beloved writing instructors. A sought-after speaker, consultant, and celebrity biographer, Provost the writers writer authored thousands of articles and columns, and dozens of books covering most every genre. This book, while somewhat dated, is filled with advice, stylistic wisdom & techniques.
The Complete Article Writer: How To Write Magazine Articles by Simon Whaley
Price: $4.55 USD. Words: 60,090. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
The Complete Article Writer shows you how to get from a potential article idea to a finished, publishable article, written for a specific readership. It looks at: article ideas: generating ideas and maximising their potential; magazine analysis: identifying your potential readers; article structure; creativity: adding interest and sparkle to your article; and pitching: how to sell your idea first.
Writing Plots With Drama, Depth & Heart: Nail Your Novel by Roz Morris
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.
Story Climax: How to Avoid Disappointed Audiences and Craft a Screenplay or Novel Climax That Thrills & Delights by H. R. D'Costa
Series: Story Structure Essentials. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 59,090. 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.
Space Travel - A Science Fiction Writer's Guide by Ben Bova
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.
Writers Tricks of the Trade by Morgan St. James
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.
Bundle Package by Ora Rosalin & BeyonceRosalin
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 62,500. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Thirteen helpful "how to write" books all packaged in one as a gift to all our readers. By Ora Rosalin and Beyoncé Rosalin
How to Write a Novel Using the Snowflake Method by Randy Ingermanson
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,390. Language: American English. Published: July 17, 2014 by Randy Ingermanson. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Creativity(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Are you writing a novel, but having trouble getting your first draft written? Take a look at the wildly popular Snowflake Method—a battle-tested series of ten steps that jump-start your creativity and help you quickly map out your story. All around the world, novelists are using the Snowflake Method right now to ignite their imaginations and get their first drafts down on paper.
MJ Magazine July — Created By Authors for Authors by Fran Lewis
Series: MJ Magazine, Volume 1, Issue 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 57,270. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
The fourth issue of MJ Magazine includes Book of the Month Madiba: A-Z: The Many Faces of Nelson Mandela; Featured Authors Clint Morey and Allan Topol; Christian Fiction reviewed by Lee Harmon; Fran’s Top 5 New Authors: Mark Murphy; and recommended reading by Marybeth Zeman, Steve Berry and Daniel Palmer; and Featured Teen Columnist Jake Swerdloff. New Section — Writer’s Workshop.
Writers' Handbook 2015 by J. Paul Dyson
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 187,070. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2014 by JP&A Dyson. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
The 2015 edition of firstwriter.com’s bestselling directory for writers provides details of over 1,200 literary agents, book publishers, and magazines, including revised and updated listings from the 2014 edition, and over 380 brand new entries.
Million Dollar Outlines by David Farland
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 67,290. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2014 by WordFire Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
Bestselling author David Farland has taught dozens of writers who have gone on to staggering literary success, including such #1 New York Times Bestsellers as Brandon Mull (Fablehaven), Brandon Sanderson (Wheel of Time), James Dashner (The Maze Runner) and Stephenie Meyer (Twilight). In this book, Dave teaches how to analyze an audience and outline a novel.
IELTS Essay Booster - One-Stop Destination for The Writing Module! by Akanksha Makwana
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 71,870. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Essays
IELTS Essay Booster is a Complete IELTS Writing Preparation Book (for both Academic & General Training Modules). It features: - Useful IELTS writing tips - 150 IELTS essays + 50 essay outlines - Vocabulary / Phrases - Common lines to use in IELTS essays and letters - Graph writing tips, strategy and vocabulary - Letter tips and samples - Misspelled words - Confusables - English enhancement tools
Adventures in Writing: The Complete Collection by Melissa Donovan
Series: Adventures in Writing. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 118,200. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Adventures in Writing: The Complete Collection includes all three books in the Adventures in Writing series: 101 Creative Writing Exercises, 10 Core Practices for Better Writing, and 1200 Creative Writing Prompts.
Hustlers, Harlots, and Heroes: A Regency and Steampunk Field Guide by Krista D. Ball
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 64,810. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2014 by Tyche Books Ltd.. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » History » European
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 by David Sheppard
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.
MJ Magazine March — Created By Authors for Authors by Fran Lewis
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(5.00 from 1 review)
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 by Ulf Wolf
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.
Hablar bien no cuesta nada y escribiri tampoco by Leonor Tejada
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 60,870. Language: Spanish. Published: February 12, 2014 by LD Books - Lectorum. Categories: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » Spanish, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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.
Trough of Hell: How to Wrap Up the Middle of Your Story with Maximum Impact by H. R. D'Costa
Series: Story Structure Essentials. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 80,310. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Screenwriting, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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!
The Fiction Writer's Handbook by Shelly Lowenkopf
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 146,370. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2014 by Christopher Meeks. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
"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.