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First Mistakes - A Guide For Smashwords Fiction Writers
Price: Free! Words: 4,580. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Digital publishing
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One of the most important, and also one of the most overlooked components of a story writer's work is the very first sentence. This simple writers' guide uses real examples from Smashwords to examine what makes a good opening line, and the common mistakes writers make.
I Love to Write - Workbook
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,300. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Curricula, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Home schooling
I Love to Write workbook (K-12) is chock full of writing instruction and tons of exercises and activities. Each exercise builds upon the prior section of work. Depending on the age and ability of your students this can be an independent study book or a lesson plan to work through with the entire class. Have all your students shouting (in their indoor voices) I Love to Write!
The Cut and Paste Memoirs
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,680. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
An old man writes his memoirs without writing a word. He cuts and pastes everything.
Story Design: Storyteller's Handbook for Writers & Dream Merchants
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 18,030. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Story Design helps storytellers craft better stories - by design. Many stories fail to deliver because they lack conviction and have nothing new to say. Rather than focus on narrative or style, our 7-step process ensures substance and significance. Our methodology creates meaningful stories with a positive social impact; stories that transform AND entertain.
The Pancake That Saved Silicon Valley and other NaPoWriMo Poems 2013
Price: Free! Words: 9,480. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Fiction » Poetry » Epic
This collection of poems was written for 2013's National Poetry Writing Month, which concluded on April 30th. It includes verses about pancakes and Silicon Valley, ninja hats, roses, love, music, British and California rain, and more than a few nods to writing novels.
Ballistic Basics
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,310. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2013 by Dingbat Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals, Nonfiction » Social Science » Criminology
There's a lot involved in firearms and ballistics. But with this handy primer in your e-reader, you'll be armed and ready to write before you can say "submachine gun." Oh, and did I mention it's illustrated?
Do It Write
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,470. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
In this jargon-free reference, USA TODAY bestselling author of 40 books in 10 years, Nicola Marsh, explores various writing tips for publication and beyond: stellar settings, the first 5 pages, what drives your story, motivation, editing, speed writing, methodology, revisions, resilience, and more, with sample synopses. This concise writing guide will spark the imagination and help words flow.
Ask the Agent: Night Thoughts on Writing and Book Publishing
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,810. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2013 and represented by Andy Ross Agency. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
Anthology of the best writings from literary agent, Andy Ross' blog: "Ask the Agent". Includes advice on getting published, finding an agent, writing book proposals and query letters. Also essays about writing, book publishing, and recollections of his 30 years as owner of the legendary Cody's Books in Berkeley, California. The writing is opinionated, irreverent, and often hysterically funny.
A Grain Of Truth
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 4,520. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » General, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Emotions
A Third collection of short stories by Karin E. Tupper. There is magic in a photograph. Sometimes that magic speaks to me and I feel that I know the story it truly wishes to tell. These are some of those stories. I hope you'll see the spell that I did through my words...
300 Writing Prompts for Teens
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,700. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Reference
When you need a nudge to get your creative juices flowing, writing prompts are the solution. Whether you are tired of staring at a blank page or are looking for something different to write about, the following 300 prompts will get you going.