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Growing Great Characters From the Ground Up: A Thorough Primer for the Writers of Fiction and Nonfiction
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 56,170. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
Growing Great Characters From the Ground Up: A Thorough Primer for the Writers of Fiction and Nonfiction is the perfect book for writers seeking a step-by-step process for developing both fiction and nonfiction characters, whether for novels, screenplays, memoirs or other projects. Each chapter ends with exercises, which if followed, are designed to help readers grow their own characters.
Writers' Handbook 2017
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 217,310. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2016 by JP&A Dyson. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
The 2017 edition of firstwriter.com’s bestselling directory for writers is the perfect book for anyone searching for literary agents, book publishers, or magazines. It contains over 1,300 listings, including revised and updated listings from the 2016 edition, and over 500 brand new entries.
Your A Game: winning promo for genre fiction
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 143,730. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2016 by Evil Mastermind, LLC. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Marketing
Your A Game is a guide to genre fiction promotion built around the idea that playing to win should be fun for everyone involved. Rather than dictating cookie-cutter instructions, the book is structured as a chooseable adventure which examines the unique challenges of genre promo and proposes a strategy of authentic engagement and participation for long-term career success.
MJ Magazine - May 2016 Edition - Created by Authors for Authors
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,280. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This seventh issue of MJ Magazine features authors Anthony Franze, Andrea Kane, Marta Moran Bishop, Joy Fielding and Carol P. Roman. Also included are writing tips interviews with successful authors, book reviews and Fran’s picks.
Sex For Money: How to Write, Publish, and Sell Gay Erotica and M/M Erotic Romance
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 52,900. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2016 by Indie Erotica Collective. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
Everything you need to know about becoming a gay erotica or M/M erotic romance author!
Ideas and Inspiration for Fantasy and Science Fiction Writers
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 103,210. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
This sourcebook is for all writers of fantasy or science fiction--whether novels, short stories, games, or any other form of storytelling. Medicinal corpses, the jargons of thieves and carnies, Nazi UFOs, the colonization of space, green children from nowhere and more.
Một Trăm Năm Đông Kinh Nghĩa Thục
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 128,350. Language: Vietnamese. Published: January 1, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
Đông Kinh nghĩa thục chỉ tồn tại trong một năm (1907-1908) và cách xa chúng ta một thế kỷ, nhưng càng tìm hiểu tư tưởng và hoạt động thực tiễn của nó từ chỗ đứng hiện tại, chúng ta càng khâm phục lòng yêu nước, sự thức thời, tầm nhìn xa trông rộng của những người tổ chức cơ sở giáo dục có tính chất cách mạng này.
Paper Hearts, Volume 3: Some Marketing Advice
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 63,790. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
Get your book exposed to larger audiences with this guide to the basics of marketing.
Think Like a Writer: How to Write the Stories You See
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 56,170. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
You can look at this book as a tribute to language--its pulse, its purpose, the chime of its music. And particularly its play on the page: The book's core is how to see the world as a writer. It supplies tools to find and cultivate your writer's voice, that unique combination of attributes--sensitivity to language, storytelling and audience--by which writers see and define the world.
Closest to the Fire: A Writer's Guide to Law and Lawyers
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 218,220. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
The world of law and lawyers, with its suspense, its moral quandaries, and its ripped-from-the-headlines subject matter, provides wonderful material for fiction. This guide will help writers explore these many story possibilities, while avoiding the pitfalls awaiting the unwary. Included throughout the book are ideas for stories or story elements based on the content.
Writers' Handbook 2016
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 208,010. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2015 by JP&A Dyson. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
The 2016 edition of firstwriter.com’s bestselling directory for writers provides details of over 1,400 literary agents, book publishers, and magazines, including revised and updated listings from the 2015 edition, and over 600 brand new entries.
The Synopsis Treasury
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 95,170. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2015 by WordFire Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
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!
Publishing 101: A First-Time Author's Guide to Getting Published, Marketing and Promoting Your Book, and Building a Successful Career
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 83,620. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
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.
Playing the Short Game: How to Market & Sell Short Fiction
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 51,530. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
In an engaging and conversational style, award-winning author Douglas Smith teaches you how to market and sell short stories—and much, much more. Even experienced writers will find value here as Smith takes you from your first sale to using your stories to build a writing career. "We short story writers have needed a book like this for decades. ... It's spectacular." —Kristine Kathryn Rusch
The Triskele Trail 2014 Edition
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,050. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
A Pathway to Independent Publishing. This is not a How-To book. This is How-We-Did-It. This is The Triskele Trail.
MJ Magazine July — Created By Authors for Authors
Series: MJ Magazine, Volume 1, Issue 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 57,280. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
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
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 187,070. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2014 by JP&A Dyson. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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.
Million Dollar Outlines
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 67,290. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2014 by WordFire Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
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
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 76,390. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books, Essay » Literature
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
Series: MJ Magazine, Volume 1, Issue 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,860. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
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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.