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The Positive Trait Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Character Expression
By Angela Ackerman
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.
Mastering Showing and Telling in Your Fiction
By Marcy Kennedy
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 15,890. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Mastering Showing and Telling in Your Fiction will help you clearly understand the difference between showing and telling, provide you with guidelines for when to show AND when to tell, and give you practical editing tools for spotting and fixing telling in your writing.
The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Character Expression
By Angela Ackerman
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 35,230. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
0.75 star(4.78 from 9 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.
Business Planning for Editorial Freelancers: A Guide for New Starters
By Louise Harnby
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 28,390. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Careers
(5.00 from 5 reviews)
Published in association with The Publishing Training Centre, this practical guide takes new freelance proofreaders and copyeditors through the basics of planning their business. Chapters focus on the different aspects of editorial freelancing, training, client focus, getting experience, financial assessment, promotion, networking, tools for the job and real-world case studies.
RC Cheat Sheets
By Team Associated
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,170. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
Set Up Your Radio Control Car to Win! Now you can quickly understand how to adjust your RC car, buggy, or truck settings for optimum tuning! Within a range of tuning options, which is better, a higher number or lower? Thicker or thinner? How will a longer or shorter adjustment change the handling? If you keep scratching your head trying to remember -- RC Cheat Sheets to the rescue!
Write The Fight Right
By Alan Baxter
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,700. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
0.5 star(4.60 from 5 reviews)
A fiction writer's resource for creating realistic, convincing fight scenes from author and martial arts instructor, Alan Baxter.
The Bunny Lover's Complete Guide To House Rabbits
By Stephan Flores
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 81,340. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Pets & livestock
(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.
Two Year Novel Course: Set 4 (Outlines)
By Lazette Gifford
Series: 2YN: The Two Year Novel Course, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 24,970. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2012 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
(5.00 from 1 review)
The creation of an outline is far more about content and intent than about shape. Learn the various ways to approach outlines and what type might work for you.
Easy Smashwords Formatting In OpenOffice
By Jay Johnson
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,990. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2012 by Empire. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Welcome to Easy Smashwords Formatting In OpenOffice. In this guide you'll learn the ten steps it takes to get your book into the Smashwords Premium Distribution Program every time. This book is specifically designed for those of you who prefer to use the free word processing program known as OpenOffice.
Where to Work Online
By Annie Jean Brewer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,740. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Careers
(5.00 from 1 review)
A collection of legitimate work at home positions ranging from Assembly to Telemarketing and beyond; complete with tips, tricks, work at home resource links and much more. Compiled and written after years of work at home experience to help those wanting to break free of the traditional workforce.
Writing Characters Who'll Keep Readers Captivated: Nail Your Novel
By Roz Morris
Price: $5.26 USD. Words: 42,680. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
How do you create characters with depth? How do you write the opposite sex? What makes teenagers sound authentic? Inhabitants of a dystopia? How do you write plausible antagonists and chilling villains? How do you inhabit a character who isn't like you? Whether you write literary or genre fiction, this book shows you how to create people who keep readers hooked and make you want to tell stories
What To Do When Someone Dies - A simple guide for executors to settle an estate including funeral, tax and probate tips
By Scott Richter
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,890. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Law » Reference
(4.00 from 1 review)
A simple step-by-step guide for family members, personal representatives and executors with day-to-day time-lines and checklists to successfully administer and close an estate. All related tax, legal, probate and financial topics are covered. Written for United States citizens.
Two Year Novel Course: Set 3 (World Building)
By Lazette Gifford
Series: 2YN: The Two Year Novel Course, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 38,950. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2012 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This set of world building classes provides a few tricks for both physical and cultural world building and includes exercises, examples and many questions to answer about your own work. This set of classes will help science fiction and fantasy writers, however the cultural aspects and conflicts can also work well in modern and historical fiction.
Speaking Activities That Don't Suck
By English Teacher X
Series: English Teacher X, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 32,840. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Teaching
One of the most painful aspects of any TEFL job is getting the students to speak. Far too many teachers exhaust themselves trying to entertain and motivate surly or shy students - but yet again English Teacher X is here to help. Here is a book full of clear, succint, and EFFECTIVE ways to give your students NO CHOICE but to produce HUGE AMOUNTS of English in a variety of classroom situations.
Two Year Novel Course: Set 2 (Characters)
By Lazette Gifford
Series: 2YN: The Two Year Novel Course, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,860. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2012 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
The second set of the 2YN classes takes you through the work of creating characters who will best represent what you want in your story.
Two Year Novel Course: Set 7 (Second Draft)
By Lazette Gifford
Series: 2YN: The Two Year Novel Course, Book 7. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,740. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2013 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Book 7 of the 2YN series moves from the art of writing to the crafting of edits. This book takes on some of the major problems, including when the book is too short.
Writing Fight Scenes
By Rayne Hall
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,200. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
0.5 star(4.56 from 9 reviews)
Learn step-by-step how to create fictional fights which leave the reader breathless with excitement.
Two Year Novel Course: Set 1 (Basics)
By Lazette Gifford
Series: 2YN: The Two Year Novel Course, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,670. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2011 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Start your novel off right with this set of five classes to help expand on your initial idea and begin creating story goals.
Self-Editing: Two Half Brains Make a Whole Writer
By Deborah J. Lightfoot
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,070. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2011 by Seven Rivers Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Self-Editing: Bringing Out Your Best (Two Half Brains Make a Whole Writer) -- practical professional advice from Deborah J. Lightfoot, published author and gainfully employed editor. Drawn from the author's 25 years of experience in newspaper, magazine, and book writing and editing, this book offers nuts-and-bolts advice on fixing common errors: eliminating wordiness, using the active voice, etc.
Two Year Novel Course Set 6 (Writing, Part 2)
By Lazette Gifford
Series: 2YN: The Two Year Novel Course, Book 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 36,750. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2013 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Book Six of the 2YN series covers continuing the writing process with tips to help you keep going to The End.