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How to Write a Novel
By Nathan Bransford
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 40,370. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
The most important thing to know about writing a novel is this: You can do it. And if you've already written one, you can write an even better one. Author and former literary agent Nathan Bransford shares his secrets for creating killer plots, fleshing out your first ideas, crafting compelling characters, and staying sane in the process.
MFA in a Box
By John Rember
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
By Angela Ackerman
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.
How to Be a NaNoWriMo Winner
By EM Lynley
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,270. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2013 by Silk Road Press. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
Plan Your Novel in as Little as One Day! A comprehensive planning tool to enable you to plot, write and revise more quickly? Dreaming of writing a novel for years and didn’t know how to tackle the daunting task? This book is for you. Have you attempted NaNo and found your story and inspiration flagging long before you hit 50,000 words? This book is for you.
Dollars and Sense for Writers: A Guide to Managing Your Writing Business 2nd Edition
By Linda Mickey
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,840. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
Updated to reflect recent important changes in publishing, this must-have manual is a plain-talk look at the business of writing. It will help you know what you don't know about publishing and provides tools you can use to survive and thrive as a writer.
Writers' Handbook 2014
By J. Paul Dyson
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
By Gary Provost
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.
Reviewer-Focused Grant Writing: Making the Vision Plain So the Reader Can Run!
By Barrett T. Vaughan
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 23,320. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Business communication / general
'Reviewer-Focused Grant Writing: Making the Vision Plain So the Reader Can Run!' helps you understand the panel review process and the perspective of the reviewer. The insights shared by the author, who has served on several dozen panels, give you a competitive edge in preparing your proposal through improvements in the three aspects of presentation, content, and value.
Heroes or Why Comets Don’t Crash in Idaho!
By Thorsten Nesch
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 27,230. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
The Creative Writing book for young adults and beginners based on 5 years experience with workshops at schools and at the bookfairs in Frankfurt, Leipzig and Vienna. Award winning author Thorsten Nesch shows the structure of a story and writes its Summary. "Best first read. No knowledge of any literature required." "The most entertaining book about Creative Writing I read."
How to Really Self-Publish Erotica: The Truth About Kinks, Covers, Advertising and More!
By Dalia Daudelin
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 24,880. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
How often have you heard, "Nobody makes money from self-publishing"? It's coming from the mouths of authors, agents, publishers and editors out of ignorance... or malice. If you're looking to jump-start your career in writing, though, self-publishing can be an absolute Godsend if you're just an average person. The problem is, the information you need is scattered all over the internet.
The Better Writing Guide
By Fireblade Publishers
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,380. Language: British English. Published: August 28, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This book is intended to offer a better-value option to those who would like the writing advice without the in-depth information on editing, formatting, spelling and grammar contained in the Editors’ Bible, and this book is, therefore, a compilation of select Editors’ Bible chapters that are orientated more towards those who are solely focussed on improving their writing style/voice.
Structuring Your Novel: Essential Keys for Writing an Outstanding Story
By K.M. Weiland
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 59,780. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Why do some stories work and others don’t? The answer is structure. In this new guide from the author of the bestselling Outlining Your Novel, you will discover the universal underpinnings that guarantee powerful plot and character arcs. An understanding of proper story and scene structure will help you to not only perfectly time your story’s major events, but will also provide you with an unerrin
Damn the Rejections, Full Speed Ahead: The Bumpy Road to Getting Published
By Maralys Wills
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 73,850. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
A treasure trove of sage advice for the new writer packaged in easy to digest and fun to read anecdotes. Damn the Rejections, Full Speed Ahead offers real world suggestions for writing novels, or non-fiction and turning them into saleable works. Maralys Wills, creative writing teacher and author of 12 books in many genres, a shares from her own experience the dos and don'ts of getting published.
MJ Magazine September — Written By Authors for Authors
By Fran Lewis
Series: MJ Magazine, Volume 1, Issue 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 84,930. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Welcome to the first issue of MJ Magazine –written by authors for authors. This issue includes interviews with Jon Land, Steve Berry and R.J. Ellory as well as book reviews, writing tips, Fran’s pick of the month and much more. Authors are encouraged to read the magazine and then send their writing for possible inclusion in the next issue.
10 Core Practices for Better Writing
By Melissa Donovan
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,210. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
By adopting simple but effective habits that strengthen your writing skills, you will master the craft of writing. All it takes is dedication and self-discipline. Each of the 10 practices in this book grow your skills and promote excellence in your writing. Writing is an adventure that lasts a lifetime. Start your journey toward better writing today.
The Five Day Writer's Retreat
By Buffy Greentree
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 42,810. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation and inspiration
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
About to start a new writing project? Then you need to read this book first! The Five Day Writer's Retreat will prepare you for a lifestyle of writing to avoid the pain and anguish of writer's block and burn out later. Become a new writer, with passion and excitement again! From Day 1 you will instantly begin to feel refreshed and recharged. What have you got to lose?
Historical Research Companion to Everything of Interest to a Romance Writer
By Melissa Johnson
Price: $3.79 USD. Words: 56,820. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This research companion for historical romance writers is divided into the categories of Dark Ages, Medieval Times, Renaissance & Reformation, Revolutionary Times & Regency and Victorian/American Old West. Sub-categories include Fashion, Food & Drink, Society & Entertainment, Crime & Punishment, Religion, Health & Medicine, Travel & Transportation, Political Climate, and Homes & Architecture.
Fresh Start Journal Vol. 1
By Christina Sharp
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 22,250. Language: American English. Published: June 19, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Get ready to ignite the spark of imagination as you engage in daily creative writing for a year using the Fresh Start Journal. This journal is designed to provide you with three key elements to every successful story: Protagonist, Antagonist, and Location. Grab the Fresh Start Journal and become drawn to the possibilities that these P-A-L Writing Prompts present.
Medieval Underpants and Other Blunders: A Writer’s (& Editor’s) Guide to Keeping Historical Fiction Free of Common Anachronisms, Errors, & Myths [Second Edition]
By Susanne Alleyn
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 64,590. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2013 by Spyderwort Press. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
A detailed guide to the factual mistakes that writers of historical fiction often make—and how to avoid them. From medieval knights smoking cigars to characters crossing streets that wouldn’t exist for another 2000 years, historical novelist Alleyn exposes and explains the often hilarious, always painful goofs that turn up most frequently in fiction set in the past.
Writing Short: A Quick Guide to Writing Short Stories
By Lazette Gifford
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,330. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2013 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This short work includes 4 classes on the basics of short story writing, editing and publication.