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Living and Breathing: How to Make Your Characters Come Alive
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 18,570. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Create and develop fictional characters who are multi-dimensional and believable, whether based on real people or larger-than-life creations from your very own vivid imagination. Make your characters come alive. Included are tips for creating family backgrounds and family histories for a character, examples of many character traits, use of dialect and dialogue, and sample character sketches.
The 365-Day Writer's Block Workbook (Volume 2)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,270. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Educational, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Volume 2 features over a thousand sets of five keywords, three sets per day, with writing tips at the end of each week to motivate and inspire, providing kick-starts to avoid the dreaded ‘writer’s block’. Useful for any writer at any level, whether they have 10 minutes or 10 hours, to start a new project. Also an ideal tool for writing groups.
How to Handle Conflict and Tension
Series: A Writer's Guide, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,650. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
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Tension brings out the best and the worst in characters. If you have difficulty plotting novel-length stories, struggle to write scenes where anything of actual story-worthiness happens, worry about the pacing of your drafts, or have a general reticence to put your characters into hot water, this book will show you some techniques for adding tension and conflict to your fiction writing.
102 Romance Prompts
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,660. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
102 Romance Prompts is a book to help inspire romance writers of all subgenres. Included with the prompts are chapters on subgenres, the language of flowers, English titles, the top reasons relationships break up, and more. It also has links to several helpful reference websites. Any romance writer can use these prompts as story starters, or to help inspire their own ideas.
A Brief Guide to Writing and APA Formatting for Graduate Students and Dissertation Writers
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,700. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Grammar and punctuation
This helpful guide and APA checklist is designed to assist new graduate students as well as more experienced dissertation candidates to improve their academic writing. Designed especially for students in social sciences, education, and business, it distinguishes academic writing from business and professional writing and offers helpful hints to smooth the graduate's path to success.
Showing and Telling in Fiction
Series: Busy Writer's Guides. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 15,840. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
Showing and Telling in Fiction will help you clearly understand the difference between showing and telling, provide you with guidelines for when to show AND when to tell, and give you practical editing tools for spotting and fixing telling in your writing.
How to Write a Synopsis that Gets Read
Price: Free! Words: 6,000. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
A synopsis sounds like an easy task, but is it? Your finely crafted and agonized over work lies before you in all its literary splendor. Plots and subplots intertwine, descriptions take the reader into your rich universe. How on earth can one sacrifice any of that golden prose for the sake of a sketchy outline? This hilarious, no holds barred, but straight to the point essay, shows you just how.
Profit from the pen
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,180. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Career Guides » Arts, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Fancy making an income or a little extra cash from your love of writing? Former mag and book enthusiast turned full time published fiction author and writer for magazines, websites and newspapers gives you her blueprint for how she made it in a competitive field.
Commas: An Irreverent Primer
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 8,240. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Literacy
What is a grammar dragon? What happens to unicorns when you misuse FANBOYS? This irreverent guide for using our most common punctuation mark will explain.
Memoir Writing For Smart People
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,920. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Memoir Writing For Smart People, the self-help guide that tells you what you need to know to publish your own Memoir.
The Realm Apparent
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 16,930. Language: Australian English. Published: February 13, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
A walkthrough for Speculative Fiction writers, to help them create the framework of a world as quickly and effortlessly as possible, without getting lost in the murk of world building.
The Game of Job Hunting
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 9,290. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2014 by Justice Gray. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Careers
New careers, new jobs, new employment can be obtained by following this helpful guide. Submit your resume to a head hunter or recruiter after using this book or submit it yourself to various companies. Save yourself lots of money by writing your own resume with this helpful how-to guide. You can write a very professional, unbeatable resume with this guide
Writing the Cozy Mystery
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,180. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Reference
Writing the Cozy Mystery will help you learn how to write a traditional whodunit, organize your materials, and sustain a series.
Wat Is Een Kort Verhaal?
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,830. Language: Dutch. Published: February 4, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Wat is een kort verhaal? Een artikel van Carien Touwen met daarin een overzicht van de belangrijkste eigenschappen van een goed kort verhaal. Onmisbaar voor iedere schrijver. Carien Touwen is uitgever bij Parelz, hoofdredacteur van Azra Magazine en gespecialiseerd in het publiceren van korte verhalen.
Writing Games, Writing Tips, Writing Exercises.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,900. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
How could a jumble of words with a little punctuation become something that’s interesting to read? Is it a gift from the gods? Something only the highly educated can produce? Or maybe anyone can do it? If you want to know if YOU can achieve your writing goals, then why not have a play around with some words and sentences using my writing games.
So You Want to Be a Travel Writer
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 18,910. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2014 by Justice Gray. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Travel photography, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
If your dream is to take more vacations, and to be writing while traveling, this book is for you. If you are interested in travel writing, but need writing ideas, this how-to-book is for you.
By Your Bedside
Price: Free! Words: 7,620. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Reference, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
A Reference on Writing Poetry
The Secrets of Getting Published
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 10,740. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2014 by Justice Gray. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Do you want to learn how to write? How to write an article? Or how to write a book? Whether your ideas of writing is having a writing career or a writing job, you will find this book quite helpful as it takes you from the beginning of where to get ideas, to how to make your writing saleable to how to write the query letter.
Journal to a More Creative Self
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 13,220. Language: American English. Published: January 16, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Creativity, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
The book uses special writing prompts to heighten sensory awareness and gain intuitive insight and meaning to your surroundings. Explore one of the five senses each week in the particular order of: sight, sound, touch, taste and smell culminating with the 6th week exploring your intuition. Experiment with a different sensory topic each week with prompts, examples, and special “tool” words.
Storyteller Runes
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,450. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » New Age » Fortune telling
Using runes to overcome writer's block and access your creative storytelling abilities.