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1,000 Awesome Writing Prompts
By Ryan Kinder
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 21,680. Language: American English. Published: April 14, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Writing Prompts! Defeat writers block! Beginners Writing Prompts (it's a super short section); Constrained Writing (you are forced into absolutely specific criteria); Flash Fiction (imposed word or time count); Ripper Prompts (you are given a list of random items to work with); and the bulk of the book: AWESOME open ended WRITING PROMPTS! Authors, teachers, poets, you have found your writing muse!
Writing Wild: Crafting the Pagan Memoir
By TJ Burns
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 33,910. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2014 by Pagan Writers Press. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Writing Wild was crafted for new writers and non-writers who identify with an Earth-based spiritual path. It combines writing assignments with personal ritual, guided meditation, and other exercises to connect a budding memoirist with their own story on a deeper level.
How to Handle Conflict and Tension
By Kat Duncan
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 19,650. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
(5.00 from 1 review)
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.
I Am A Writer
By C. G. Cooper
Price: Free! Words: 9,500. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
Have you ever wanted to be a writer? Sherri always wanted to be a writer. The problem is, every one she knows tells her it can't be done. Instead she slogs to work every day, ignoring her dream. One day, at her favorite coffee shop, she meets Daniel. He'll soon teach her how to become the author she's always dreamed of being.
102 Romance Prompts
By Elizabeth Huff
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,660. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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.
Science Fiction from A to Z
By Joe Vasicek
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,340. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2014. Category: Essay » Literature
An exploration of the tropes of Science Fiction by a writer, author, and fan. Originally published on One Thousand and One Parsecs for the 2013 Blogging From A to Z Challenge.
A Brief Guide to Writing and APA Formatting for Graduate Students and Dissertation Writers
By Jill Kelly
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,840. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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.
Mastering Showing and Telling in Your Fiction
By Marcy Kennedy
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 15,890. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Mastering Showing and Telling in Your 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.
Story Alchemy: The Search for the Philosopher's Stone of Storytelling
By David Sheppard
Series: Author's Craft, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 61,810. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Screenwriter? Novelist? Playwright? Write short stories? Story Alchemy presents a powerful new technique for establishing story structure and gaining insight into the entire creative process. If you thought Novelsmithing was good, you'll be blown away by Story Alchemy.
How to Write a Synopsis that Gets Read
By Morgan Stone
Price: Free! Words: 5,420. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
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.
MJ Magazine — March
By Fran Lewis
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 62,930. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
(5.00 from 1 review)
The third issue of MJ Magazine includes Featured Authors Robert Dugoni and Allan Topol; Featured Romance Authors Lori Foster, Christie Ridgway and Victoria Dahl; the first of Fran’s Top 5 New Authors: Redfern Jon Barrett; and recommended reading by David Baldacci and Mark Shaff. Readers will also enjoy regular sections like Writing Tips, Book Reviews, Fran’s Picks and Dellani’s Stories.
Profit from the pen
By Mel Hearse
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,180. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Career Guides » Arts
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.
A Bushwhacker's Guide to Academic Writing
By Michael Olendzenski
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 35,630. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2014 by The Educational Publisher/Biblio Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
A Bushwhacker's Guide to Academic Writing is the result of Michael Olendzenski's education (BA and MA, McGill; Ph.D. Florida) and his twenty-five-plus years of experience as an instructor of First-Year Composition courses. The book presents a narrative account of the rhetoric of academic writing and a thorough examination of the linguistics of English.
On Your Mark: From First Word to First Draft in Six Weeks
By Cathy Fyock
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 45,800. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Do you dream of writing a book but don’t know how to start? On Your Mark offers aspiring authors the information and inspiration to get your book written, with a specific plan for completion in six weeks. Authors Cathy Fyock and Kevin Williamson offer practical exercises, tips, and guidelines for helping you realize your dream of having your name on your book.
The Elements of Fiction
By Ulf Wolf
Price: Free! Words: 130,290. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Quotations
It was John Gardner, the legendary teacher of the craft, who said that the elements of fiction, like the words in a language, are finite. Oh, are they? I thought, and set about to verify this by collecting authors’ quotes about them. This task began as a cheat sheet, a short list of those elements I recognized and documented by quotes, but soon took on a life of its own. This is the result.
How to Write a Book That Doesn't Suck and Will Actually Sell
By Michael Rogan
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,650. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
Want to learn how to write a book that kicks ass and will actually make you money? Think you've got a non-fiction book inside you but just not sure how to get it out? Well, look no further intrepid writer! In my new book, "How to Write a Book That Doesn't Suck and Will Actually Sell" I share with you the same strategies I used to write and publish over 25 non-fiction book in a variety of markets.
Vision: A Resource for Writers Issue #74
By Lazette Gifford
Series: Vision: A Resource for Writers. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,920. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2014 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Vision is dedicated to helping writers achieve their goals with a plethora of different articles for both Indie and those pursuing traditional publication. Vision: A Resource for Writers has been an on-line publication for over twelve years. This is our first Smashwords Edition, but we hope to keep putting up each new issue as well as putting older issues up as well.
Commas: An Irreverent Primer
By Maren Bradley Anderson
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 8,240. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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
By Bill Stenson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,920. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
Memoir Writing For Smart People, the self-help guide that tells you what you need to know to publish your own Memoir.
English for Scammers
By Dorothy Zemach & Chuck Sandy
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 21,510. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2014 by Wayzgoose Press. Category: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » English as a second language
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
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.