Nonfiction » Reference

Sub-categories: Dictionaries | Study guides | Writing skills | Personal & Practical Guides | Handbooks & Manuals | Publishing & books | Quotations | Foreign language study | Consumer guides | Foreign languages | Careers | Grammar & punctuation | All sub-categories >>
Creating Character Arcs: The Masterful Author's Guide to Uniting Story Structure, Plot, and Character Development
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 51,320. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
Have you written a story with an exciting concept and interesting characters—but it isn’t grabbing the attention of readers or agents? It’s time to look deeper into the story beats that create realistic and compelling character arcs. Internationally published, award-winning novelist K.M. Weiland shares her acclaimed method for achieving memorable and moving character arcs in every book you write.
Structuring Your Novel: Essential Keys for Writing an Outstanding Story
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 60,080. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Why do some stories work and others don’t? The answer is structure. In this new guide from the author of the bestselling Outlining Your Novel, you will discover the universal underpinnings that guarantee powerful plot and character arcs. An understanding of proper story and scene structure will help you to not only perfectly time your story’s major events, but will also provide you with an unerri
Medieval Underpants and Other Blunders: A Writer’s (& Editor’s) Guide to Keeping Historical Fiction Free of Common Anachronisms, Errors, & Myths [Third Edition]
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 77,220. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2015 by Spyderwort Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » History » History of things
NEW expanded 3rd edition. A detailed guide to the factual mistakes that writers of historical fiction often make—and how to avoid them. From medieval knights smoking cigars to characters crossing streets that wouldn’t exist for another 2000 years, historical novelist Alleyn exposes and explains the often hilarious, always painful goofs that turn up most frequently in fiction set in the past.
Publishing 101: A First-Time Author's Guide to Getting Published, Marketing and Promoting Your Book, and Building a Successful Career
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 83,620. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & 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.
The Writer's Lexicon Volume II: More Descriptions, Overused Words, and Taboos
Series: The Writer's Lexicon. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 55,480. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Words lists, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Writing should grab—and hold—a reader's attention. Mistakes hinder believable characters and memorable stories, but the right advice makes those mistakes easy to fix. This book provides the resources that enable writers to create words that leap from the page into readers' imagination. It's the reference every writer and poet should own.
English Idioms And Expressions For Everyone, Yes, Even You!
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 111,910. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Thesauri
(4.00 from 1 review)
A collection of English idioms and expressions, and the origins of some of these expressions. Humorous illustrations and some interesting proverbs from other cultures are also included. This is a useful and fun book for anyone who speaks English, and will be referred to for many years to come. It is a great gift for a friend, or a fitting addition to your coffee table or office waiting room.
Writing Love: Screenwriting Tricks for Authors II
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 141,520. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books
(5.00 from 8 reviews)
A revised, expanded version of award-winning author/screenwriter Alexandra Sokoloff's story structure workbook Screenwriting Tricks For Authors, with twice the material and using examples from all genres – but with a special focus on the structure and key elements of love stories. Includes full breakdowns of ten romantic comedies, romantic adventure, period romance and romantic suspense films.
Mystery, Suspense, Film Noir and Detective Movies On DVD
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 164,150. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides
WINNER OF A BRONZE MEDAL in the 2011 Readers Favorite awards! Classic thriller movies are often available on two or more DVD labels. Which is the best? This book tells you. And surprise, surprise! The best is often the least expensive. Why pay $30 for a $2 DVD? Want to find titles you've never seen but would enjoy watching? This cleverly designed book helps you to swiftly examine over 1,200 DVDs.
The Turkish Language Explained for English Speakers
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 72,350. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » Turkish, Nonfiction » Reference » Foreign language study
This Treatise explains and answers some of the difficulties that the learner of Turkish may encounter along their way. It focuses on the understanding of Turkish grammar and logic with many examples and explanations. There are no practice exercises included as these can be found in many text books or on the internet. It covers the learning process from beginner to intermediate and advanced.
The Songs the Beatles Played. An Expanded Compendium
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 88,910. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Music reference, Nonfiction » Reference » Directories
The Songs the Beatles Played gives the facts and figures behind all the Beatles' studio, television, radio and film recordings, and the key songs they performed live. From ‘Across The Universe’ to ‘Your True Love’, it gives details of over 400 of the songs that the Beatles recorded and performed.
Writing the Life Poetic: An Invitation to Read and Write Poetry
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,650. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books
It’s time for a poetry book that does more than lecture from the front of the classroom. Writing the Life Poetic takes poetry off of its academic pedestal and makes it accessible to (and enjoyable for) everyone. With friendly lessons, engaging prompts, and inspiring example poems, Writing the Life Poetic invites readers to discover and express the poetry of their everyday lives.
Best Western Movies: Winning Pictures, Favorite Films and Hollywood "B" Entries
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 90,690. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture
If you're just starting a cowboy movie DVD collection or are a seasoned fan of all things Western, this book is an absolute must. More than 160 films are examined in detail. All-time greats mingle with B-movie gems starring legendary heroes like Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, Bill Boyd. In his reviews, Reid lists the entire cast plus release dates and all essential info: directors, writers, songs, etc.
English Conversations Made Easy: Conversation questions, idioms, verbal phrases, slang, proverbs, quotes, debates, jokes, riddles, and thought provoking pictures to stimulate English conversation
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 59,100. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » English as a second language, Nonfiction » Reference » Foreign language study
This book has everything that an English conversation teacher would need to teach a class. This book has over 1500 questions spread over 38 chapters. Besides that, it has 190 idioms, 190 verbal phrases, 190 slang terms, 190 proverbs, 190 quotes, 76 debate questions, 38 riddles, 190 proverbs, 38 motivational quotes, and 38 thought provoking pictures.
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.
Violence: A Writer's Guide Second Edition
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 81,360. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Social Science » Violence in Society
(5.00 from 1 review)
The first edition of "Violence: A Writer's Guide" received praise from best-selling authors like Barry Eisler, Brent Weeks and Steve Perry. The second edition includes nearly 50% more information. Things like being injured and the psychology of weapon choice. Important details from a working professional in the world of violence.
The Merchant of Venice In Plain and Simple English (A Modern Translation and the Original Version)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 88,370. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
"To be or not to be" may be one of Shakespeare's most famous Soliloquy, but right behind it is Shylock's famous "Hath not a Jew eyes'" speech. It's a moving speech that is often over looked because, let's face it, it's old! Now you can at last understand the profound wisdom (and humor) of this classic Shakespeare comedy. If you have struggled in the past reading Shakespeare, then we can help you
1,000 Character Writing Prompts: Villains, Heroes and Hams for Scripts, Stories and More
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 156,780. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Reference
From the author of 1,000 Creative Writing Prompts, this 300 page, 150,000+ word reference tool can serve writers who need characters and need them now! Each of the 1,000 character ideas ends with a question or command to push you past writer's block and into a creative flow state. If character development is your problem, this detailed reference tool is the solution.
Dr. Toy's Smart Play Smart Toys
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 60,780. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides, Nonfiction » Parenting » Reference
Unique, comprehensive guide helps selection of best toys and games to develop "Play Quotient" (PQ) and expanding child’s play. Helps adults navigate toy and play options, offers tips, toy safety, and suggests 160 playful activities. The book identifies educational, age-appropriate toys, supplies for playtime, and hundreds of ways to make play a life-long and nurturing experience. Let’s play!
Memorable Films of the Forties
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 72,090. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture
This book not only captures headliners like Laura, Casablanca, Easter Parade, Meet Me in St Louis, Yankee Doodle Dandy, All About Eve, Tree Grows in Brooklyn, 3 Musketeers, Picture of Dorian Gray and The Paleface, but also focuses on popular pix like Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein, Egg and I, Ali Baba and 40 Thieves, Cobra Woman, Cat and the Canary, Ghost Breakers, Caught, Glass Key, Dallas.
Screenwriting Down to the Atoms: Digging Deeper into the Craft of Cinematic Storytelling
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 85,260. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts, Nonfiction » Reference » Screenwriting
"Screenwriting Down to the Atoms" represents the next generation of screenwriting guides. Using fresh approaches and new discoveries, "Atoms" looks closer and digs deeper to explore concepts in greater detail while pushing thought further with new, never before seen methods. Atoms allows readers to fully grasp the art of storytelling and execute it like never before.