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MJ Magazine July — Created By Authors for Authors
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Series: MJ Magazine, Volume 1, Issue 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 57,270. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
The fourth issue of MJ Magazine includes Book of the Month Madiba: A-Z: The Many Faces of Nelson Mandela; Featured Authors Clint Morey and Allan Topol; Christian Fiction reviewed by Lee Harmon; Fran’s Top 5 New Authors: Mark Murphy; and recommended reading by Marybeth Zeman, Steve Berry and Daniel Palmer; and Featured Teen Columnist Jake Swerdloff. New Section — Writer’s Workshop.
Writers' Handbook 2015
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 187,070. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2014 by JP&A Dyson. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
The 2015 edition of firstwriter.com’s bestselling directory for writers provides details of over 1,200 literary agents, book publishers, and magazines, including revised and updated listings from the 2014 edition, and over 380 brand new entries.
Writing the Heart of Your Story
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 60,840. 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!
Million Dollar Outlines
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 67,290. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2014 by WordFire Press. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Bestselling author David Farland has taught dozens of writers who have gone on to staggering literary success, including such #1 New York Times Bestsellers as Brandon Mull (Fablehaven), Brandon Sanderson (Wheel of Time), James Dashner (The Maze Runner) and Stephenie Meyer (Twilight). In this book, Dave teaches how to analyze an audience and outline a novel.
Reviews and Reflections on Books, Literature, and Writing
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 76,390. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
Because I cannot imagine a life without books, reviews are an essential part of radiating who and what I am. Reading is a voyage of discovery. And though a true reader wants the freedom to discover new worlds without restriction, a map with a few landmarks is a useful tool to save time. Reviews are one way of fine-tuning your discernment, to ensure that your reading experience is time well spent.
MJ Magazine March — Created By Authors for Authors
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Series: MJ Magazine, Volume 1, Issue 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 62,930. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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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.
The Fiction Writer's Handbook
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 146,370. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2014 by Christopher Meeks. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
"The Fiction Writer's Handbook" is the definitive volume that explains the terms and concepts that writers and editors use when they talk about a work.
How to Develop (Imaginative, Insightful & Credible) Short Story Ideas
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 51,390. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
The book shows the writer how to analyse methodically certain types of source material for the purpose of using it as both inspiration and guide in the development of imaginative, insightful and credible short story ideas. This material consists of the saying, the fable, the poem, the fairy tale and the historical text.
MJ Magazine November — Created by Authors for Authors
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Series: MJ Magazine, Volume 1, Issue 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,280. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
The second issue of MJ Magazine includes featured authors RaeAnne Thayne and Rita Plush, author of the month, Tess Gerritsen. Reviews and interviews including Mark Rubenstein interviewing M.J. Rose and Christoph Fischer interviewing Paulette Mahurin, Ada Winder and DM Lee. The featured new author this time is Timothy Louis Baker, plus articles by Mark Rubenstein, Brian Hayden and Donald Riggio.
Heart of the Matter
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,100. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
Heart of the Matter: Tips From Heart of Carolina Romance Writers For Writing and Selling Your Novel is comprised of 40 instructional, guiding, and encouraging articles by the multi-published and talented members of Heart of Carolina Romance Writers.
The Positive Trait Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Character Expression
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 81,950. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Thesauri
The Positive Trait Thesaurus is brimming with ideas to help authors develop one-of-a-kind, dynamic characters that readers will love. Extensively indexed, it contains a large selection of positive attributes to choose from when building a personality profile. With entries written in a user-friendly list format, this brainstorming resource is perfect for any character creation project.
Write for the King of Glory
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,750. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
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Share the fruits of my first five years of publishing. Learn about blogging, writing, cover design, editing, marketing, and find a bunch of great resources to help you in your publishing journey, many of them free. I'm not the be-all and end all of Christian publishing, but I'm here to help, and so are a bunch of other Christian writers and service providers.
Writers' Handbook 2014
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 189,790. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2013 by JP&A Dyson. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
This indispensable guide for writers provides details of hundreds of literary agents, book publishers, and magazines; including contact details, types of material accepted, and how to approach them! Subject indexes for each area provide easy access to the markets you need, with specific lists for everything from romance publishers, to poetry magazines, to literary agents interested in thrillers.
Damn the Rejections, Full Speed Ahead: The Bumpy Road to Getting Published
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 73,850. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
A treasure trove of sage advice for the new writer packaged in easy to digest and fun to read anecdotes. Damn the Rejections, Full Speed Ahead offers real world suggestions for writing novels, or non-fiction and turning them into saleable works. Maralys Wills, creative writing teacher and author of 12 books in many genres, a shares from her own experience the dos and don'ts of getting published.
Buy a Trumpet and Blow Your Own Horn! Turning Books Into Bucks
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 54,130. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
You've published your book. Now what? So many new authors believe their books will “sell themselves.” Whether they self-published or have a publisher, getting book buzz, and finding an audience for their book, is largely the author’s job. What’s the secret? Maralys Wills shares how she, and other authors do just that in Buy a Trumpet and Blow Your Own Horn!
MJ Magazine September — Created By Authors for Authors
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Series: MJ Magazine, Volume 1, Issue 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 84,930. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Welcome to the first issue of MJ Magazine –written by authors for authors. This issue includes interviews with Jon Land, Steve Berry and R.J. Ellory as well as book reviews, writing tips, Fran’s pick of the month and much more. Authors are encouraged to read the magazine and then send their writing for possible inclusion in the next issue.
The Nonfiction Book Marketing Plan: Online and Offline Promotion Strategies to Build Your Audience and Sell More Books
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 68,580. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
Loaded with proven tactics to make the book marketing journey a bit easier and a lot more effective, The Nonfiction Book Marketing Plan will show you how to build your own marketing plan, develop an effective website and blog, reach your audience with social media, attract media attention with DIY publicity strategies, boost visibility for your book on Amazon, and much more.
Journeys under the Moon: Writing and the Hero's Quest
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Price: $9.49 USD. Words: 79,390. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
An examination of what makes for solid storytelling, Hiebert dissects the structural components of story, breaking them down into simple pieces that immediately breathe new life and professionalism into your work. Mythic Structure, archetypes, archetypal themes and general writing practices are all covered. Having trouble getting your writing noticed? This book is for you!
The Writing Submission Schedule Guide 2013
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 66,400. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
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When you are ready to submit your masterpiece for publication, this guide will help you strategize where to place your submission. By organizing information on hundreds of literary publications' reading periods chronologically, you will immediately know who is ready to read your work, and as an ebook, you will have the clickable website links you need to immediately submit your prose or poetry.
Ditch the Publisher: 40 Indie Authors on Their Unique Self-Publishing Journeys
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Price: Free! Words: 63,910. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
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Thinking of self-publishing? Who better to advise you than 40 writers who have been there, done that and, well, written the book?