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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.
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.
You Self-Published Now What? How to Promote Your Book
Series: Self-Publishing Made Easy. Price: $4.99 $2.50 USD. (50% off!) Words: 34,430. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books
A guide to cost-efficient book promotion for writers on a budget that can be used as a blueprint for recommended activities. It includes real-life examples, step-by-step instructions, evaluation of costs and revenue, the list of best apps and tools, useful tips, and more.
Print on Demand—Who to Use to Print Your Books, No Mistakes Publishing, Volume IV
Series: No Mistakes Publishing. Price: $4.99 USD. (Free!) Words: 15,960. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books
Want to know who to use for your print books? Want to know how to get the widest distribution for your book while earning the most money? 
How to Fail Miserably at Dirty Words
Series: Everything I've Done Wrong. Price: Free! Words: 8,290. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Sex & Relationships » Sex & culture, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books
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Giselle’s done everything wrong so you don’t have to! In this collection of short musings, Giselle treats readers to anecdotes about the ins and outs of writing erotic fiction. Her erotica and queer fiction have appeared in nearly 200 short story anthologies, but don’t let that fool you. Giselle is a writer who knows how to fail—consistently and thoroughly!
Excellent Editing: The Writing Process
Series: Red Sneaker Writers Book Series. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 24,880. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2017 by Babylon Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books
Why do so many people start books they never finish? And why is the final product often so much less than what editors and agents want? Because writing is a process, and no steps can be omitted without impacting quality. Editing begins before you start writing and doesn't end until the book is in print (if then). This book explains what's worth doing, when, and how to produce a exceptional book.
Sizzling Style: Every Word Matters
Series: Red Sneaker Writers Book Series. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 25,360. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2017 by Babylon Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books
Often aspiring writers are frustrated by rejection, not realizing that the problem is not the story but the way they are telling it. In this book, Bernhardt brings his down-to-earth approach to the subject of style, revealing everything you need to write with the art and craft of a seasoned professional. Bernhardt goes beyond memorizing rules to transform your work and take it to a higher level.
Powerful Premise: Writing the Irresistible
Series: Red Sneaker Writers Book Series. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 24,830. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2017 by Babylon Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books
What are the essential qualities of an irresistible read? And what’s the secret to attracting a literary agent or publishing deal? The answer to both questions is: Premise. A powerful premise is what separates ordinary novels from bestsellers. William Bernhardt explains the essential elements of breakout novels: originality, high stakes, believability, inescapable conflict, and emotional appeal.
Dynamic Dialogue: Letting Your Story Speak
Series: Red Sneaker Writers Book Series. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 26,210. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2017 by Babylon Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books
Dynamic dialogue can turn an ordinary novel into a delightful read, but dull, uninspired dialogue will cause readers to lose interest and try something else. William Bernhardt explains matching character and dialogue, avoiding dialogue that’s “on-the-nose,” using dialogue to suggest what no one will say aloud, dialogue beats, subtext, and using dialogue to enrich your story and quicken the pace.
Perfecting Plot: Charting the Hero's Journey
Series: Red Sneaker Writers Book Series. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 25,750. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2017 by Babylon Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books
Even the most interesting characters will not engage readers if their journey—the plot—fails. Bestselling author William Bernhardt reveals the secrets that keep readers riveted to the page. He explains the importance of matching character to plot and how to enrich your story by layering three levels of conflict while fulfilling the plot structures--the journeys--that have always delighted readers.
Creating Character: Bringing Your Story to Life
Series: Red Sneaker Writers Book Series. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 28,210. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2017 by Babylon Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books
All fiction is character-driven, according to William Bernhardt. If your characters don’t interest readers, even the most exciting plots will fail. This book explains the relationship between character and plot, and how the perfect melding of the two produces a mesmerizing story. He uses examples spanning from The Odyssey to The Da Vinci Code to explain this in a direct, uncomplicated manner.
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.
A Problem Shared - Volume One: Ten Writing Dilemmas
Series: A Problem Shared. Price: Free! Words: 10,570. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books
Jane Wenham-Jones - agony aunt for Writing Magazine - gives advice on literary queries, writing worries and the obstacles faced by anyone hoping to be published.
How To Format and Publish a Book
Series: Writing Skills. Price: $3.99 $2.00 USD. (50% off!) Words: 45,140. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books
Are Your Tired Of Paying Others To Format Your Manuscript? Do you want to click A Few Buttons and Publish a Book, No Matter Where You Are? Self-publishing has opened the doors for everyone to publish a book, from grandma with her lovely cookies, to kids writing books. However, getting a book published that looks descent is a different story. Get publishing tips from the author of over 60 books.
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.
How to Format an eBook
Series: No Mistakes Publishing. Price: $2.99 USD. (Free!) Words: 11,910. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books
Don't settle for a plain-vanilla ebook. Get it formatted properly and beautifully.
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.
Skyline 2017
Series: Skyline. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 62,880. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2016 by Cyberworld Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books
Skyline 2017, the fourth in a series of annual publisher’s anthologies, showcases the prose and poetry talents of Central Virginia writers. The title of the anthology is taken from the Skyline Drive, the parkway skipping along the top of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia and providing centering for the region in which the authors showcased here are living and writing.
Show, Don't Tell - How to Write Vivid Descriptions, Handle Backstory, and Describe Your Characters’ Emotions
Series: Writers’ Guide Series. Price: Free! Words: 15,350. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2016 by Ylva Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
"Show, don’t tell" is probably the single most-important piece of advice given to writers. But many writers struggle to understand this powerful principle or have difficulty applying it to their own work. This book will help you spot telling in your own manuscript and turn bland passages into powerful scenes that will keep your readers turning pages.
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.

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