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The Synopsis Treasury
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 95,170. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2015 by WordFire Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
A collection of actual story submissions to publishers by grandmasters, Hugo and Nebula award winners, international bestsellers and rising stars of science fiction and fantasy, including H.G. Wells, Jack Williamson, Andre Norton, Robert A. Heinlein, James Gunn, Frank Herbert, Ben Bova, Piers Anthony, Michael Bishop, Joe Haldeman, Terry Brooks, and more!
The Freelance Writer's Handbook
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.
Authors Unchained: Some Rules Were Made to be Broken
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 27,790. Language: American English. Published: January 9, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
As an author, have you ever had "rules" shoved down your throat?
The Complete Article Writer: How To Write Magazine Articles
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
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 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.
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...
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.
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?
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...
Bundle Package
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
Write This Way: The Happy Writer's Guide to the Publishing Business
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,450. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Part of the Happy Writer books series, Write This Way is a compilation of former Happy Writer blog posts about the ins and outs of the path to publication.
The Happy Writer: Life's Hard, Write Happy!
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,330. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Once a popular blog, The Happy Writer is now in e-book form with over 3000 words of new material to put you on the path to the positive thinking that can take you anywhere!
Foresnsics 103 - Yet Another Friendly Primer for Writers
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,600. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2014 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » True Crime » General crimes
Gathered from years of posts about Forensics, aimed at educating writers and laymen on a variety of subjects, this second volume in Robert Jone's series continues where Forensics 101, A Friendly Primer for Writers, and the follow-on Forensics 102 left off, with more articles on a wide variety of subjects. An invaluable tool, and very interesting book.
Shoot Your Novel
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 52,850. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Shoot Your Novel, a new writing craft book for novelists, reveals the secrets of cinematic technique. Learn how to "show, not tell" by using camera shots and angles, and creating visually powerful image systems that will make your scenes dynamic and riveting. Shoot Your Novel is "unique and terrific!" --Michael Hauge, Hollywood consultant and best-selling author of Writing Screenplays That Sell.
The 30 Day Novel Success Journal for Romance: Overcome Procrastination, Figure Out What Happens Next and Get Your Novel Written (the Write Smarter, Not Harder series, vol 2)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 22,930. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Personal & Practical Guides
This workbook combines elements of three-act structure, the Hero's Journey, and a romance arc that incorporates character growth to create an extremely flexible story blueprint that you can adapt to the story you want to tell. The blueprint is broken down into 30 steps, so you'll know exactly where your characters should be in their journey each day. Perfect for NaNoWriMo!
The Quick and Dirty Guide to Freelance Writing
Price: Free! Words: 21,530. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
The Quick and Dirty Guide to Freelance Writing offers a fresh perspective on the old dream of what it means to write for a living. Author and journalist Scott Carney shows how writers don’t need to constantly teeter on the brink of bankruptcy if they want to pursue their art.
Crafting the Character Arc
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 46,460. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2014 by Beating Windward Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Screenwriting, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Crafting the Character Arc offers a practical guide to character creation and development by expanding upon the concept of the character arc and creating a step-by-step guide for writers to ensure that their characters are dynamic and engaging. This is the essential guide for helping writers create an active and well-defined character arc.