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Dynamic Dialogue: Letting Your Story Speak
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 26,210. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
Dynamic dialogue can turn an ordinary novel into a delightful read, but dull, uninspired dialogue will cause readers to lose interest and try something else. William Bernhardt explains matching character and dialogue, avoiding dialogue that’s “on-the-nose,” using dialogue to suggest what no one will say aloud, dialogue beats, subtext, and using dialogue to enrich your story and quicken the pace.
Story Structure: The Key to Successful Fiction
Series: Red Sneaker Writers Book Series. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,610. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
New York Times-bestselling author William Bernhardt explains the elements that make stories work, using examples spanning from Gilgamesh to The Hunger Games. In each chapter, he introduces essential concepts in a direct and easily comprehended manner. Most importantly, Bernhardt demonstrates how you can apply these ideas to improve your own writing.
Midpoint Magic: How to Swing Your Screenplay or Novel in a New Direction and Say Good-Bye to Sagging Story Middles That Put Audiences to Sleep
Series: Story Structure Essentials. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 48,360. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Screenwriting, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Story middles. Nightmare. You’ve got a lot of pages to fill…and only 1 thing to fill them with (your hero’s repeated attempts to achieve his goal). Without a plan, you’ll end up with a monotonous snooze fest. Buy this guide, learn 8 specific ways to zap the monotony (plus, the plot point that can take your story to the next level)…and say good-bye to sagging middles that put audiences to sleep!
5 Secrets of Story Structure: How to Write a Novel That Stands Out
Price: Free! Words: 12,140. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Creativity
If you’ve read all the books on story structure and concluded there has to be more to it than just three acts and a couple of plot points, then you’re absolutely right! It’s time to notch up your writing education from “basic” to “black belt.” Internationally published author K.M. Weiland shares five “secret” techniques of advanced story structure.
Paper Hearts, Volume 1: Some Writing Advice
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 70,770. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Applied arts, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Literacy
Practical advice meets real experience as NY Times bestselling author Beth Revis speaks on writing. A combination of philosophy and hands-on activities, this book is perfect for the aspiring author. Save the Cat meets Bird by Bird in the first of three volumes on writing, publishing, and marketing.
Story Climax: How to Avoid Disappointed Audiences and Craft a Screenplay or Novel Climax That Thrills & Delights
Series: Story Structure Essentials. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 59,090. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Screenwriting, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
To become an “auto-buy” for 1000s of readers, or to get onto Hollywood’s speed dial, the grand finale of your novel or screenplay must thrill and delight. Filled with practical tips, this writing guide will show you how to build your climax on a sturdy foundation and fulfill the 2 criteria at the climax’s core. Plus, 3 tests your climax must pass to earn audiences’ enthusiastic seal of approval.
Structuring Your Novel Workbook: Hands-On Help for Building Strong and Successful Stories
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 17,920. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Award-winning author K.M. Weiland’s previous book, the bestselling Structuring Your Novel, showed writers how to create stories with strong and compelling plot structure. Now it’s time to put those lessons to use! Building upon the principles you’ve already learned, the Structuring Your Novel Workbook presents a guided approach writing solid first drafts and fixing plot problems.
The Fiction Writer's Handbook
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 146,370. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2014 by Christopher Meeks. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
"The Fiction Writer's Handbook" is the definitive volume that explains the terms and concepts that writers and editors use when they talk about a work.
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
I Love to Read and Write
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 9,580. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Teaching methods & materials / arts & humanities, Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
I Love to Read and Write is full of activities and exercises for all grade levels (K- 12) Your students will love the short stories in I Love to Read and then they can learn to write their own in I Love to Write. This combo pack is bursting with stories, recipes, games, activities and more.