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The 12 Key Pillars of Novel Construction
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 80,940. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
The 12 Key Pillars of Novel Construction takes the mystery out of building a solid story and shows you how to go from idea to complete novel in practical, easy-to-understand steps. Smart writers will take the time to learn how to structure strong pillars that will hold up their novels. This new comprehensive writing craft book clearly lays out just how to build each essential pillar.
How to Write Point of View
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Price: $1.89 USD. Words: 14,430. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
Point of View is one of fiction writing's most difficult elements to master and is vital for success. POV, the position of the narrator in relation to the story, is at the heart of writing romance. Aspire to write effective POV, and inspiration for your romance novel will follow. Authors succeed with Kathleen Rowland's "video camera on the head" technique.
How To Eat The Elephant: Build Your Book In Bite-Sized Steps
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Price: $5.98 USD. Words: 42,690. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
Are you finally ready to turn those clever cocktail ideas into a published book? Straight talking, funny, and brutally honest, How To Eat The Elephant will give you--yes, you--the shove you need to haul your rump off the sofa and position it in front of your computer. You won't get any sympathy here, but you will get all the tools you need to chunk the writing process down into bite-sized pieces.
THE BRIGHT BOOK IDEA: The string of book ideas that sell better than anything else
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Price: Free! Words: 11,020. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
This method of getting book ideas, compared to other methods, is like comparing the fish a single angler catches to what a fishing trawler does. Don't get poor results with one idea. Easily come up with a string of subjects that will give you far better results.
Indie Poet Rock Star
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 41,180. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
The Poet's Guide to Ebooks, Marketing and the Self-Publishing Revolution
Mega Prompt Book: 600 Prompts To Get You Writing
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,220. Language: American English. Published: January 20, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
The Mega Prompt Book is a book for all writers of every genre. It includes over 600 writing prompts and the articles "40 Ways to Beat Writers Block" and "7 Obstacles to Writing and How to Overcome Them."
The Synopsis Treasury
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 95,170. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2015 by WordFire Press. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
A collection of actual story submissions to publishers by grandmasters, Hugo and Nebula award winners, international bestsellers and rising stars of science fiction and fantasy, including H.G. Wells, Jack Williamson, Andre Norton, Robert A. Heinlein, James Gunn, Frank Herbert, Ben Bova, Piers Anthony, Michael Bishop, Joe Haldeman, Terry Brooks, and more!
Self-editing for Writers
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 11,320. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
Ann Jacobs, multi-published author of bestselling, award-winning novels and novellas, takes you step by step through the self-edits you need to perform before presenting your book or novella to a publisher, a private line editor or the world in general.  Maximize the functionality of your word processor to help clean your manuscript while recognizing its limitations
Authors Unchained: Some Rules Were Made to be Broken
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 27,790. Language: American English. Published: January 9, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
As an author, have you ever had "rules" shoved down your throat?
No, I Won't Buy Your eBook
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Price: Free! Words: 2,060. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2014 by aLife Beyond Books. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
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Why won't readers buy your book? Because it stinks, that's why.
Micro Fiction: Writing 100-Word Stories (Drabbles) for Magazines and Contests
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 32,020. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2014 by Rob Preece. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Author Michael A. Kechula shares tips and techniques for writing a complete story in 100 words. Kechula starts with coming up with ideas, gives development tips, provides instruction in cutting words, and then dissects one of his own prize-winning stories to show how it's done. Kechula focuses on the 100-word story but many of his tips are useful to authors of all types.
Publishing 101: A First-Time Author's Guide to Getting Published, Marketing and Promoting Your Book, and Building a Successful Career
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 83,620. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
PUBLISHING 101 is your comprehensive guide to getting published, while avoiding the common pitfalls of first-time authorship. You'll learn how to evaluate the commercial potential for your work; find and approach editors and agents; prepare query letters and book proposals; market and promote your work effectively; and determine if the self-publishing path is right for you.
eBooks 66 mistakes to avoid when publishing an eBook
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,500. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Digital publishing
Mistakes you should avoid when eBooking
I Suck at Writing: How to Transform Insecurity into Confidence
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,940. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
As a writer, insecurity and confidence are each a daily choice. How are you choosing?
The Short Fuse Guide to Book Publishing Rights
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,260. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2014 by Short Fuse Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Publishing business
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 Short Fuse Guide to Book Publishing Contracts
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,720. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2014 by Short Fuse Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Publishing business
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.
Story Sensei Synopsis Worksheet
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,780. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
Synopsis writing can be easy! This worksheet was made to walk you through the process of writing a novel synopsis, including several methods so that you can discover which will resonate with your writing style. If there’s something “off” with your novel, this worksheet will also help you take a step away from the details of your story so that you can doctor your book.
Self-Editing for Nonfiction Writers
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 7,520. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Ths easy-to-follow guide is designed for new and experienced nonfiction writers wanting to more powerfully organize their ideas, avoid errors in punctuation and syntax, and enhance their style.
Self-Editing for Memoir Writers
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 8,600. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This innovative editing guide offers tips and tools for memoir writers wishing to avoid punctuation and grammar errors and improve their writing style for traditional or self-publication.
Self-Editing for Fiction Writers
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 8,910. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This easy-to-follow guide is designed for new and experienced fiction writers wanting to avoid errors in punctuation and syntax and wanting to enhance their style.