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Dynamic Dialogue: Letting Your Story Speak
Series: Red Sneaker Writers Book Series. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 26,210. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2017 by Babylon Books. 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
Series: Red Sneaker Writers Book Series. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 25,750. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2017 by Babylon Books. 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
Series: Red Sneaker Writers Book Series. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 28,210. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2017 by Babylon Books. 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 by Babylon Books. 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.
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.
Zero to Published
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,500. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Have you always wanted to write but never knew where to begin? Are you a practiced writer who just needs a jumpstart? This book walks you through the process from idea to final draft, showing you step by step how I wrote my novella, “The Vampires of Green Lake”.
Blood from Your Own Pen: A Practical Guide on Self-Editing and Common Mistakes, For Beginning Authors Who Intend to Survive to Publication
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 63,110. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
Before you pay an editor to bleed red all over your manuscript with their pen, grab hold of as many of these rules as you can and squeeze them until the metaphorical blood drips from your imaginary fist. Use it to fill your own red pen and then go bleed red on your story first. You will get more benefit, and learn more, from an editor who doesn’t have to correct these kinds of mistakes for you.
Love-Based Copywriting System: A Step by Step Process to Master Writing Copy That Attracts, Inspires and Invites
Series: Love-Based Business. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 28,730. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Marketing, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
If you're a business owner, entrepreneur, expert, speaker, author, coach or consultant who would love to create marketing materials that attract, inspire and invite your ideal prospects to become ideal clients without sounding hype-y or sales-y, then this book may be exactly what you've been looking for.
Becoming an Every Day Novelist
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 50,700. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2017 by ArtisticWhispers Productions, Inc. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Creativity
Think you can't write a great novel in a month? Think again. Professionals do it all the time. And with Becoming an Every Day Novelist, so can you. Prolific author J. Daniel Sawyer walks you through the process in this lively and fun day-by-day guide to going from blank page to a publication-ready novel...and doing it every month.
Crime Scenes (Forensics for Fiction)
Series: Forensics for Fiction. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 34,540. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2017 by Evil Mastermind, LLC. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Law » Forensic Science
Crime Scenes is a comprehensive, user-friendly introduction to the on-scene personnel and procedures of criminal investigations. Whether you’re writing CSIs or private eyes, this handy illustrated guidebook offers a reference to cracking the scene of your crime.
Hurting Your Characters: A Writer's Guide to Describing Injuries and Pain From the Character's Point of View
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 55,130. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
HURTING YOUR CHARACTERS discusses the immediate effect of the trauma on the body, its physiologic response, including the types of nerve fibers and the sensations they convey, and how injuries feel to the character. This book also presents a simplified overview of the expected recovery times for the injuries discussed in young, otherwise healthy individuals.
Creating Stories
Series: Fiction Writing Guides. Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 32,670. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General
Do you have a story in you? Do you know how to write it or how to tell it? Creating Stories has the answers. Hank Quense, the author of more than twenty books, tells you how to do it. He believes that stories come from the melding of three creating stories processes: getting ideas, story design and story-telling. Ideas have to come from the author. Creating Stories covers the last two.
Aim To Write: Tips and Tricks for Freeing the Scribe Within
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 20,270. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2017 by )0( Triple Crow Publishing )0(. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Whether you're a beginning writer or a more experienced one, AIM TO WRITE will help you gain more confidence in your abilities, teach you how to become more comfortable with identifying yourself as a serious writer, and set you on the correct path to increase your chances of publication.
How to Kick Ass as a Hybrid Writer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,530. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
Being a hybrid writer guarantees that your writing journey will never be dull. Hybrid writers don’t stay inside the lines. On any given day, you may pen a blog post, submit an article to an editor on another continent, publish an e-book, and update your social media statuses. This book delves into issues pertinent to the modern hybrid writer, providing a blueprint on how to succeed.
Project January: A Sequel About Writing
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 80,690. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
More about writing – a sequel to Project December and another guide for writers and those thinking about writing to getting started… again, developing characters and plot, the writing process, editing and what to do when the book is finished.
Writing--by Coincidence: Flowing with Signs & Synchronicity to Write with Passion
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 47,800. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » New Age » Spiritualism, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Writing--by Coincidence is all about these guiding gifts; the meaningful messages and clever clues, that the Universe offers to writers. This book is different--in a curious sort of way--from other titles on writing. For it was written in the flow of what it's about. So as events unfolded pertaining to its topics, it often changed form with new pages to discover and chapters to tell.
Project December: A Book About Writing
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 69,290. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
All about writing - a guide for writers and those thinking about writing to getting started, developing characters and plot, the writing process, editing and what to do when the book is finished.
The Busy Author’s Guide Box Set 3: Books 1-10
Series: The Busy Author's Guide. Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 26,470. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
A box set of ten books that help you craft the plot, the world, the characters, and the epic battles and fight scenes you want to include in your story.
Nuts & Bolts of Self-Publishing: How to Self-Publish Ebooks and Paperbacks
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 35,690. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Self-help guide on self-publishing. How to create accounts, format a manuscript for ebook and paperback publication, add a TOC, acquire and register an ISBN, upload and submit a book for publication, and what needs to do be done after publication. Information about costing and pricing the book, author services, and outsourcing, plus a lot more.