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The Short Fuse Guide to Plotting Your Novel
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,480. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2014 by Short Fuse Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
Literary agent Connor Goldsmith walks you through plotting a commercial novel that will grip readers from the very start and not let go until the book (or series) ends.
The Short Fuse Guide to Query Letters
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,310. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2014 by Short Fuse Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
Literary Agent Michelle Richter demystifies the process of writing and submitting query letters that get results. Learn structure, technique, what works, what never to do, what attracts an agent’s attention, and special tips that most writers don’t think of. Help your submission rise above the slush and get read by those who want it most.
Fifty Ways to Practice Reading: Tips for ESL/EFL Students
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,410. Language: American English. Published: November 11, 2012 by Wayzgoose Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - English (insert language book was written in), Nonfiction » Reference » Foreign language study
This book is made for students of English as a Second or Foreign Language. You will learn 50 ways to practice and improve reading skills. By applying these methods, you will read faster and better, and remember information longer. You do not need to be living in an English-speaking country or be currently taking an English class to use this book. Good for beginners through advanced levels.
A Society Intoxicated with Vampires
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,550. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Personal & Practical Guides
Why is our society intoxicated with vampires? Is it because the male vampire characters have been romanticized by movies and book covers? The vampire was actually a vial and foul creature, preying on the weak humans and animal race. This book covers the truths, myths, my take and fun surrounding the vampire. Be prepared to learn something you never knew about the vampire.
The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Character Expression
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 35,230. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
(4.80 from 10 reviews)
The Emotion Thesaurus is a tool for writers who want to convey character emotion effectively. It spotlights 75 emotions and the body language cues, thoughts, and visceral responses for each. Also addressed are common emotion-related writing problems and methods to overcome them. This thesaurus encourages writers to show, not tell, emotion and is a brainstorming resource for any fiction project.
How to Write a Novel Using the Snowflake Method
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,390. Language: American English. Published: July 17, 2014 by Randy Ingermanson. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Creativity
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Are you writing a novel, but having trouble getting your first draft written? Take a look at the wildly popular Snowflake Method—a battle-tested series of ten steps that jump-start your creativity and help you quickly map out your story. All around the world, novelists are using the Snowflake Method right now to ignite their imaginations and get their first drafts down on paper.
Budget Bass
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 6,450. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
A complete set of plans to build a normal size upright Bass fiddle. This bass has the tone and volume that would match many commercial upright bass fiddles. At current prices this bass can be built for about $100. The bass could be coompleted in one weekend (not including staining and finish coat). The plans include detailed step by step instruction including many drawings and photos.
Liz Fielding's Little Book of Writing Romance
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 25,030. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
From the best selling author of more than 60 romances, Liz Fielding's Little Book of Writing Romance is a primer - an entry level aid for the writer who has a story to tell, but is struggling to get it out of her head and onto paper.
The Short Fuse Guide to Book Proposals
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,430. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2014 by Short Fuse Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
Literary Agent Gordon Warnock walks you through writing the kind of book proposal that makes agents and acquisitions editors want to work with you. Learn what to include, what to avoid, and what will help you stand above the rest. Short Fuse Guides offer insider tips and tricks for writers, written by agents and covering different areas of the ever-changing publishing industry.
The Self-Publishing Manual, Volume 2
Price: $7.97 USD. Words: 27,180. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
(4.40 from 5 reviews)
Book publishing is changing: this book describes how to take advantage of those changes. This Volume II is the sequel to The Self-Publishing Manual (Volume I), the most successful book ever written on the subject. This manual describes how to use new techniques to write your book even faster, use new technology to publish it for less, and how to use social media for promotion.
Budget Bocce Court
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 5,510. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
Bocce is wonderful Italian bowling game that is sweeping the nation. I started playing in 1994 and play to this very day. With a large backyard I was able to build my own 60x10ft bocce court. I documented the entire process and now I want to share with you how you can build your own bocce court too!
How To Make Your Own Simple Treasure Hunt
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,670. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
This is a guide to creating a great treasure hunt for your home, which can be adapted for your town, park or even your holiday. You’ll learn how to create a number of different clues, pick a theme as well as how to make an authentic looking treasure map.
The Mary Russell Companion
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 66,320. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Nonfiction » Reference » Almanac
Mary Russell, apprentice-partner of Sherlock Holmes, has written ten “Memoirs”. The illustrated Mary Russell Companion, both Entertainment and aid to scholarship, gives chronologies, character biographies, annotations of The Beekeeper’s Apprentice, Mary Russell interviews, commentaries on Russell’s life—and recipes! The definitive guide to the world of Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes.
Grammar for Fiction Writers
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 22,670. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
The world of grammar is huge, but fiction writers don’t need to know all the nuances to write well. In fact, some of the rules you were taught in English class will actually hurt your fiction writing, not help it. Grammar for Fiction Writers won’t teach you things you don’t need to know. It’s all about the grammar that’s relevant to you as you write your novels and short stories.
How to Handle Characters
Series: A Writer's Guide. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,100. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This book covers the elements needed to portray well-rounded, dynamic characters who are ripe to change and grow during the course of your story. Topics covered include points of view, main characters, secondary characters, protagonists, antagonists, window characters, and foil characters as well as how to choose character goals and decide on character traits.
Book Websites: Free and Low Cost Books
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,500. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Directories, Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides
Want to find free and bargain books that are legitimately offered at discounted prices? This report lists many of the most popular websites that list these daily delights. The websites listed here are all legitimate and legal and "live" as of this writing. I have visited these websites and still subscribe to many of them. You too can easily get daily lists of free and discounted popular books.
Two Year Novel Course: Set 5: Writing Part 1
Series: 2YN: The Two Year Novel Course, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 31,190. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2012 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
The fifth book in the 2YN series is designed to help you start writing your first draft. It covers setting up goals, working through openings and how to deal with a number of 'small things' that might create problems for the writer.
The Bunny Lover's Complete Guide To House Rabbits
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 81,340. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Pets & livestock, Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
(5.00 from 1 review)
With easy-to-understand information; insight gained from personal experience; dozens of photos; and step-by-step instructions on everything from how to properly house and feed your bunny to litter-box training to finding the right vet to socializing your bun and beyond, this book will become your single, most-powerful reference tool to help you successfully and happily live with your house rabbit.
Getting Published in the 21st Century: Advice from a Literary Agent
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,530. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Reference
From Literary Agent Carly Watters comes Getting Published in the 21st Century, an ebook of Writer’s Digest award-winning blog content and new material primed to help writers get published.
The Self-Publishing Manual, Volume 1
Price: $9.97 USD. Words: 107,170. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
Universally acknowledged as the bible for self-publishers, this guide incorporates the latest information on the process in a new edition. Twelve chapters answer common questions and provide practical guidance on writing, design, copyrighting, printing, promotion, publicity, sales, and distribution, with one chapter devoted to technology. An appendix lists useful resources.