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Getting Published in the 21st Century: Advice from a Literary Agent by Carly Watters
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(5.00 from 1 review)
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.
Liz Fielding's Little Book of Writing Romance by Liz Fielding
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 25,030. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Is it your ambition to write Bestselling Romance? Are you looking for useful, no nonsense tips on how to write sizzling bestselling romantic fiction? Or are you a published writer wanting to improve your writing skills? Liz Fielding’s Little Book of Writing Romance is laid out in ten,easy-to-understand chapters covering all the main points on the craft of writing.
The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Character Expression by Angela Ackerman & Becca Puglisi
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 35,230. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills(4.82 from 11 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.
Advanced Twitter Strategies For Authors: Twitter Techniques To Help You Sell Your Book - In Under 15 Minutes A Day! by Ian Sutherland
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 37,770. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Marketing / direct
Advanced Twitter Strategies for Authors reveals how to effectively exploit Twitter to market your books and systematically drive thousands of potential purchasers to your works on Amazon and other retailers.
The Marshall Plan® for Novel Writing by Evan Marshall
Price: $14.99 USD. Words: 65,000. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This bestselling classic guide to novel writing breaks down the creative process into 16 manageable tasks. You'll learn how to find a story hook, create a conflict, develop a protagonist and set everything in motion. A former editor, now a successful literary agent and author, Marshall also covers editing your own work, submitting to agents and editors, and surviving in this competitive field.
300 CEN (Certified Emergency Nurse) Exam Questions and Answers by Minute Help Guides
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 39,180. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
If you are taking the state CEN examination or just interested in what it entails, this book of questions will help you. 300 CEN questions (and answers) are included here. The book covers the following topics: Cardiovascular Emergencies, Gastrointestinal Emergencies, Genitourinary, Maxillofacial, Medical Emergency, Orthopedic, Patient Care Management, Professional Issues, and more!
The Negative Trait Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Character Flaws by Angela Ackerman & Becca Puglisi
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 85,910. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This book is a flaw-centric exploration of your character's arc, motivation, emotional wounds, and basic needs. Its vast collection of flaws will help writers to explore the possible causes, attitudes, behaviors, thoughts, and related emotions behind their characters’ weaknesses so they can be written effectively and realistically. Downloadable tools for character building are included.
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. Categories: 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.
The Human Skills: Elicitation & Interviewing by Frank Stopa
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 26,900. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
The Human Skills provides you the conversational skills that will enable you to successfully collect the information you need during interviews and conversations. Frank Stopa's techniques have been employed in the worlds of domestic and foreign counter terrorism, during law enforcement interviews as well as during difficult interrogation scenarios.
Dictionary of Old Occupations by Jane Hewitt
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 34,720. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Dictionaries
Interested in history? Researching your family tree and wondering what those old occupations you found on census records actually mean? Maybe you are a creative writer looking for details to give your work authenticity? The Dictionary of Old Occupations explains the meaning of job titles, trades, professions and terms dating back through the centuries.
Ideas and Inspiration for Fantasy and Science Fiction Writers by James Hutchings
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.
About Writing: Your Essential Writing Manual by Suz deMello
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 25,510. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
Both of Suz deMello’s famed writing manuals, now in one handy volume. Suz discusses characterization and conflict, story creation and the mythic structure, point of view, info dumps, dialog and much, much more!
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. Categories: 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.
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. 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.
Sex For Money: How to Write, Publish, and Sell Gay Erotica and M/M Erotic Romance by Cameron D. James
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 52,900. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2016. 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!
English-Esperanto-English Dictionary by John C. Wells
Price: $8.85 USD. Words: 127,490. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2015 by Mondial. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Dictionaries
Angla-Esperanto-Angla Vortaro: Find what you are looking for: Concise yet comprehensive, with coverage of all the words you need, including many technical terms. Both directions: Contains both Esperanto–English and English–Esperanto sections, with a total of over 30,000 entries. Keep up-to-date: Completely revised and rewritten, with a thorough coverage of contemporary English and Esperanto.
Medieval Underpants and Other Blunders: A Writer’s (& Editor’s) Guide to Keeping Historical Fiction Free of Common Anachronisms, Errors, & Myths [Third Edition] by Susanne Alleyn
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.
Two Year Novel Course: Set 8 (Final Edits/Submission and Publication) by Lazette Gifford
Series: 2YN: The Two Year Novel Course, Book 8. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 49,890. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2013 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This is the final book of the Two Year Novel Course covering weeks 78 through 104. The final sections cover both traditional and indie material when it comes to publication.
Advanced Worldbuilding: A unique guide & journal for every writer by Jaime Buckley
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 40,850. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2014 by On The Fly Publications. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Advanced Worldbuilding is a unique guide that takes you by the hand and helps you understand the ‘why’ of worldbuilding. Written in the form of a conversation with a friend, taking you, step by step, through the process of creation with a focus on the end goal: To tell a great story. Advanced Worldbuilding is a fantastic tool for any writer, regardless of skill level
The Mary Russell Companion by Laurie R. King
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.