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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 & 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.
Strong Female Characters
Series: Busy Writer's Guides. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,490. Language: American English. Published: September 16, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books
Strong Female Characters helps writers define a strong female character, learn how to keep her likeable, handle characters who don't match gender stereotypes, and analyze how history should influence the way we write female characters. This book is part of the Busy Writer's Guides series.
No Mistakes Publishing
Series: No Mistakes Publishing. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 33,040. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books
Finished writing your book? Now learn how to publish it. Don't make the mistake so many authors do.
Point of View in Fiction
Series: Busy Writer's Guides. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 34,360. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books
Point of view isn’t merely another writing craft technique. Point of view is the foundation upon which all other elements of the writing craft stand—or fall. In Point of View in Fiction, you'll learn how to choose the right POV for your story, how to avoid POV errors, how to choose the right viewpoint character, and much more.
The Short Fuse Guide to Book Publishing Contracts
Series: Short Fuse Guides, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,720. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2014 by Short Fuse Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Publishing business, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books
Literary Agent Emily S. Keyes walks you through book publishing contracts, translating her years of experience as a contracts specialist for a Big 5 publisher to a level that’s easy to understand—even if you’ve never been published.
Dialogue
Series: Busy Writer's Guides. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 22,950. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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In Dialogue: A Busy Writer's Guide, you'll learn techniques and tricks for making your dialogue shine, as well as practical editorial steps you can take to polish your dialogue.
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 & 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.
Creating Life - The Podcast Transcripts
Series: The Art of World Building. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 69,230. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books
World building strategist Randy Ellefson turned his successful book series, THE ART OF WORLD BUILDING, into a popular podcast of the same name, with episodes drawn from each book in the series. The transcripts of 15 episodes are collected here. The episodes discuss gods, species/races, plants, animals, monsters, heroes, villains, and even undead.
How to Handle Details
Series: A Writer's Guide, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,620. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books
The look and feel of your story world should include details that can resonate with many different kinds of readers. With the information in this book you can learn more about those important details and how to use them to reflect your theme and message. The examples and thorough explanations will guide you through eye-opening techniques that will build your toolbox of writer's skills.
Stages of a Fiction Writer: Know Where You Stand on the Path to Writing
Series: WMG Writer's Guide. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 14,160. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2015 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books
With more than a hundred published novels and more than seventeen million copies of his books in print, USA Today bestselling author Dean Wesley Smith knows how to write fiction. And he has traversed every stage of writing along the way. In this WMG Writer’s Guide, Dean takes you step-by-step through the stages most fiction writers go through and how not to lose hope along the way.
eBook Distribution
Series: No Mistakes Publishing. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 10,600. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books
Published a book? Now learn how to market it and where to distribute it.
Self Publish on Amazon KDP at Zero Cost
Series: Zero Cost Self Publishing. Price: $3.99 $2.99 USD. (25% off!) Words: 11,130. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books
A complete and easy to follow step by step guide to publishing your eBook using the Amazon KDP tools and processes, all at zero cost. Learn the secret to publishing your book as a Kindle eBook for zero cost! Learn how to distribute your book to international markets, at no cost! Let Amazon handle the hassles, while you sit back and collect 30% to 70% royalties on international sales of your book.
The # 1 Killer Secret To Producing Free Professional Ebook Covers
Series: Steve's e-Book Publishing. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,240. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books
They say you don’t judge a book by its cover but unfortunately that’s exactly what happens here in the Kindle world. I’ve tried my own hand at them and they all come out looking unprofessional or even worse, awful. But now I’ve invented an amazingly easy way to create professional covers IN MINUTES and FOR NOTHING once you have familiarized yourself with a few procedures.
The Handy Little Book for Writers Series. Book 6. On Structure
Series: The Handy Little Book for Writers, Book 6. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,350. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books
What is Structure? For me, the simple answer is that structure is about the way you set about telling your story so that the reader will gain the most understanding or satisfaction from it. Nevertheless, new writers may be overwhelmed by the thought of having to go to such lengths before even beginning to write. All you need is an awareness of taking your readers on an irresistible journey.
Point of View - How to Use the Different Point of View Types, Avoid Head-Hopping, and Choose the Best Point of View for Your Book
Series: Writers’ Guide Series. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,080. Language: American English. Published: October 19, 2016 by Ylva Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Point of view (POV) is the most powerful tool in a writer’s kit, but it’s also the hardest to master. This book will help you understand the different types of POV, choose the best one for your book, and fix common POV problems. You’ll learn how to use point of view in a way that will make your readers identify with your main character and keep them captivated until the very last page.
The Short Fuse Guide to Book Publishing Rights
Series: Short Fuse Guides, Book 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,260. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2014 by Short Fuse Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Publishing business, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books
Literary Agent Laurie McLean walks you through the different rights involved in publishing a book and shows you how best to use them to maximize your profit.
The Write Attitude: A WMG Writer's Guide
Series: WMG Writer's Guide. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 42,030. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2015 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books
A writer’s attitude can help bring success. But what should that attitude look like? Rah-rah positive? Pragmatic? Take-no-prisoners serious? USA Today bestselling author and renowned business blogger Kristine Kathryn Rusch helps guide writers to find the right attitude for a long-term writing career in this latest WMG Writers’ Guide.
The LionheART Guide to Formatting EPUBs: A Self-Publishing Guide for Independent Authors
Series: LionheART Publishing Guides. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 7,600. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2016 by LionheART Publishing House. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books
The LionheART Guide to Formatting EPUBs is a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to formatting and converting manuscripts to EPUB for independent authors.
Writing into the Dark: How to Write a Novel without an Outline
Series: WMG Writer's Guide. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 18,640. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2015 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books
With more than a hundred published novels and more than seventeen million copies of his books in print, USA Today bestselling author Dean Wesley Smith knows how to outline. And he knows how to write a novel without an outline. In this WMG Writer’s Guide, learn how to write without an outline and why not having an outline boosts your creative voice and keeps you more interested in your writing.
Creating Places - The Podcast Transcripts
Series: The Art of World Building. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 86,060. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books
Sixteen episode transcriptions of the Art of World Building Podcast cover how to invent planets, continents, sovereign powers, settlements, history, maps, and how latitude, prevailing winds, and mountains affect climate and where vegetation grows. Learn how long it takes to travel over different terrain types and conditions. Build better, faster.