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The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Character Expression
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 35,230. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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The Emotion Thesaurus is a tool for writers who want to convey character emotion effectively. It spotlights 75 emotions and the body language cues, thoughts, and visceral responses for each. Also addressed are common emotion-related writing problems and methods to overcome them. This thesaurus encourages writers to show, not tell, emotion and is a brainstorming resource for any fiction project.
MJ Magazine March 2015 — Created By Authors for Authors
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,100. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
Writers will find featured authors John Land, Erna Kamerman Perry, Larry D. Thompson, Robert Dugoni and Steve Shukis in this edition, as well as writer's workshops dealing with bringing your novel to life , getting your plot right and avoiding newbie novelist mistakes. Plus, this issue's book of the month is Karla Negger's Harbor Island.
Two Year Novel Course: Set 7 (Second Draft)
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Series: 2YN: The Two Year Novel Course, Book 7. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,740. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2013 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Book 7 of the 2YN series moves from the art of writing to the crafting of edits. This book takes on some of the major problems, including when the book is too short.
The Negative Trait Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Character Flaws
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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.
Two Year Novel Course Set 6 (Writing, Part 2)
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Series: 2YN: The Two Year Novel Course, Book 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 36,750. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2013 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Book Six of the 2YN series covers continuing the writing process with tips to help you keep going to The End.
Two Year Novel Course: Set 5: Writing Part 1
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Series: 2YN: The Two Year Novel Course, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 31,190. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2012 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
The fifth book in the 2YN series is designed to help you start writing your first draft. It covers setting up goals, working through openings and how to deal with a number of 'small things' that might create problems for the writer.
Two Year Novel Course: Set 4 (Outlines)
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Series: 2YN: The Two Year Novel Course, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 24,970. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2012 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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The creation of an outline is far more about content and intent than about shape. Learn the various ways to approach outlines and what type might work for you.
Two Year Novel Course: Set 3 (World Building)
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Series: 2YN: The Two Year Novel Course, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 38,950. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2012 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This set of world building classes provides a few tricks for both physical and cultural world building and includes exercises, examples and many questions to answer about your own work. This set of classes will help science fiction and fantasy writers, however the cultural aspects and conflicts can also work well in modern and historical fiction.
Two Year Novel Course: Set 8 (Final Edits/Submission and Publication)
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Series: 2YN: The Two Year Novel Course, Book 8. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 49,890. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2013 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This is the final book of the Two Year Novel Course covering weeks 78 through 104. The final sections cover both traditional and indie material when it comes to publication.
English for Scammers
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Price: $4.97 USD. Words: 21,510. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2014 by Wayzgoose Press. Category: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » English as a second language
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Curious why no one has claimed their UK lotto winnings from you? Why no one wants to call about the box of cash valued at (7,500,000 Dollars)? Why no one is responding to your PASSIONATE REQUEST FOR JOINT MUTUAL INVESTMENTS BENEFITS? This textbook analyzes common mistakes, drawn from genuine correspondence, and helps you improve your writing to be appropriate for standard business correspondence.
The Self-Publishing Manual, Volume 2
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Price: $7.97 USD. Words: 27,180. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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Book publishing is changing: this book describes how to take advantage of those changes. This Volume II is the sequel to The Self-Publishing Manual (Volume I), the most successful book ever written on the subject. This manual describes how to use new techniques to write your book even faster, use new technology to publish it for less, and how to use social media for promotion.
The Book of Questions
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,870. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This is a book of questions, a manual for finding out what it means to be human. You can ask the questions of yourself to produce a memoir. If you write fiction, you can use them to help you define your characters, make them come alive on the page and in your readers' imaginations. This book is valuable -- and potentially explosive. Just remember that questions are potent. Handle with care.
Adventures in Writing: The Complete Collection
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Series: Adventures in Writing. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 118,200. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2014. Category: 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.
How to Write a Mystery Novel: Behind the Scenes - Creation of a Crime Series
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 26,540. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2010 by Magic Lamp Press. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This book takes you into the thinking process of a successful novelist who has completed a 15-book series entitled the Peter Sharp Legal Mysteries, all published and available worldwide in print and eBook formats. The 20 Chapters cover How to Get Started, Plot Devices, Resources, Character Development, Finding Your Voice, Suspense Creation and many more subjects any beginning novelist should know
How to Write a Novel Using the Snowflake Method
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,430. Language: American English. Published: July 17, 2014 by Randy Ingermanson. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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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.
Writing Love: Screenwriting Tricks for Authors II
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 141,520. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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A revised, expanded version of award-winning author/screenwriter Alexandra Sokoloff's story structure workbook Screenwriting Tricks For Authors, with twice the material and using examples from all genres – but with a special focus on the structure and key elements of love stories. Includes full breakdowns of ten romantic comedies, romantic adventure, period romance and romantic suspense films.
Story Climax: How to Avoid Disappointed Audiences and Craft a Screenplay or Novel Climax Which Thrills and Delights
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Series: Story Structure Essentials. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 57,920. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Screenwriting
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.
Trough of Hell: How to Wrap Up the Middle of Your Story with Maximum Impact
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Series: Story Structure Essentials. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 80,560. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Screenwriting
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!
1200 Creative Writing Prompts (Adventures in Writing)
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Series: Adventures in Writing. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,990. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Perfect for writers who are feeling uninspired or who simply want to tackle a new writing challenge, 1200 Creative Writing Prompts has something for everyone. Whether you write fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction, you’ll find plenty of fresh ideas inside this book. The fiction prompts cover a range of genres, including li
Writing the Heart of Your Story
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 60,830. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Some novelists write with the goal of becoming a best seller, hoping for wealth and fame. Some just want to write novels that earn them a steady income. Some write to express their creativity.Then there are the other writers who want to write an unforgettable novel—the kind of book that gets called a classic and that endures the test of time. Writing the Heart of Your Story is for those writers!