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Cohesive Story Building (formerly titled FROM FIRST DRAFT TO FINISHED NOVEL {A Writer's Guide to Cohesive Story Building})
Price: $18.99 USD. Words: 112,510. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2014 by Writers Exchange E-Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Career Guides » Media, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Revised, Updated, and Reissued Writing Reference Second Edition Without layering, a story is one-dimensional, unbelievable, boring. Layers mean stronger characters, settings, plots, suspense, intrigue, emotions and motivation. Layering also produces cohesion of all elements. Characters must blend naturally with the setting the writer has placed them, just as plot becomes an organic part of...
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.
Aran Sweater Fisherman's Pullover with Shawl Collar Knitting Pattern
Series: Aran Vests and Sweaters, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 2,270. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Crafts & Hobbies, Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
This multi-page knitting pattern, complete with photographs, provides detailed instructions to create a small size sweater for women or young girls. The ribbing design provides elegant lines for a classic and traditional Aran look. Skill Level: Intermediate
The Nonfiction Book Proposal Demystified: An Easy-Schmeasy Guide to Writing a Business Plan for Your Book
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,170. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2014 by Short Fuse Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
Agents and publishers rely on your book proposal to determine if your nonfiction idea will sell. This easy-schmeasy guide covers each part, helping you write yours quickly and effectively. Also includes tips on writing a query letter and getting your proposal to stand out above the rest. Written by a bestselling author and nonfiction expert with numerous agent and acquisitions editor contacts.
Build a Better Story
Series: Fiction Writing Guides. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 27,350. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
Have a story that needs to be told? Here's the best way to go about doing it. The book describes a process that eases the work involved in developing a story. This reduces the time spent in reworking flawed and imperfect drafts. Following the process allows more time to be spent on the creative activities and shortens the time spent on less creative work.
Creating Characters
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,280. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Literacy
Creating Characters Is the first 2 chapters of the complete course called Fiction Writer's Workbook .This book deals with most issues faced by aspiring writers when starting out and for building characters out of the air. It includes notes on, and exercises in the introduction to writing, setting up to write, how to create dynamic characters.
Story Stakes: Your #1 Writing Skills Strategy to Produce a Page-Turner that Transforms Readers into Raving Fans of Your Screenplay or Novel
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 47,120. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Screenwriting, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Creativity
Master story stakes, and keep readers up all night! How? Stakes create tension. To relieve this tension, readers must continue turning the pages of your screenplay or novel, till they reach the end. With this guide, you will learn about 11 types of story stakes, 8 ways to elicit extra emotion from the same set of stakes…plus specific strategies to raise the stakes (even when they’re already high!)
Writing Your Novel: From Idea to Outline, to Plotting Your Way Through the 3-Act Structure + Xtras
Price: $1.79 USD. Words: 25,120. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
Have a great idea for a novel, but don't know how/where to begin? Never Fear. Writing Your Novel will help you. Writing Your Novel is a simple, step by step method for building a successful storyline from your basic idea.
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
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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 Beat Writer's Block with Old Fables and Legends
Series: Creative Writing. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,070. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2015 by Juicy Words Publications. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Don’t let the curse of writer’s block stop you from creating a new story. Every author can suffer from writer’s block. One way to overcome the problem of being stuck with a blank page is to transform a traditional tale into a new one.
How to Write a Novel
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 40,370. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
The most important thing to know about writing a novel is this: You can do it. And if you've already written one, you can write an even better one. Author and former literary agent Nathan Bransford shares his secrets for creating killer plots, fleshing out your first ideas, crafting compelling characters, and staying sane in the process.
The Short Fuse Guide to Plotting Your Novel
Series: Short Fuse Guides, Book 4. 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 Case for the Cruising Trimaran
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 74,130. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2014 by Outrigmedia Publisher. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
Multihull pioneer Jim Brown makes the case for cruising trimarans -- as opposed to catamarans -- in this classic book. Jim fills each page with personal stories, compelling facts, and wide-ranging insight. Well-known trimaran designer Jim Brown offers his unique experiences and insight into the design factors that make for a safe, seaworthy, comfortable trimaran.
Essay Writing: The Small Book of Big Tips for First-Year Liberal Arts Students
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,860. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Essays, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Essay-writing advice and instructions for first-year college students from former university tutor (and college-course addict) Margaret Cake. A helpful and quick read! Priced low for students.
101 Story Starters for Steampunk
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,880. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Personal & Practical Guides, Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
Illustrated, colorable workbook with and overview of the Steampunk genre, worldbuilding and 101 story starters for Steampunk.
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.
Inciting Incident: How to Begin Your Story and Engage Audiences Right Away
Series: Story Structure Essentials. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 23,850. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Screenwriting, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Creativity
This guide will teach you all you need to know about the inciting incident--your secret weapon against boring your audience. You’ll learn about the 4 key traits of the inciting incident; when to keep it off-screen; its connection to genre; 4 ways to handle what happens afterwards; how it can help you edit; and strategies for writing your first pages. Plus, 10 case studies from blockbuster movies!
The Short Fuse Guide to Book Proposals
Series: Short Fuse Guides, Book 2. 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.
Easy Smashwords Formatting In Microsoft Office
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,070. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2012 by Empire. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
Welcome to Easy Smashwords Formatting In Microsoft Office. 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 Microsoft Word 2007 and above however it will work reasonably well with other versions of Word.
The Freelance Writer's Handbook
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,350. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2015 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Because of his entertaining style, the late Gary Provost was one of the nations leading and most beloved writing instructors. A sought-after speaker, consultant, and celebrity biographer, Provost the writers writer authored thousands of articles and columns, and dozens of books covering most every genre. This book, while somewhat dated, is filled with advice, stylistic wisdom & techniques.