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Something out of Nothing . . . a Hollywood Maverick's Rule Book
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 44,730. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
Something Out of Nothing...a Hollywood Maverick’s Rule Book is an often funny, insider’s view on how to break into show biz and navigate its shark-infested waters. Filled with real "war stories" about working with Academy Award-winning talent, each of the short chapters explains a particular rule to follow in order "to make it" in Hollywood, like "Good Ideas Don't Just Fall off a Turnip Truck."
Love It Enough
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,530. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2011 by Callihoo Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Humorous contemporary fantasy short story. It's hard enough to find a literary agent and get a publishing contract these days. But does supernatural help make it easier--or harder?
Art & Craft of Writing Stories: Second Writer's Manual
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 67,660. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2011 by Victoria Mixon. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
This sequel to Mixon's popular The Art & Craft of Fiction explores in detail the complex crafts of character development and plot structure, illuminating exactly how the greats have done this work to such powerful effect and teaching how to apply their lessons to your own fiction. Mixon's voice is warm and entertaining, your personal welcome into the greater fellowship of all writers.
Art & Craft of Writing Fiction: First Writer's Manual
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 76,380. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2011 by Victoria Mixon. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
Based on Mixon's work as a successful independent fiction editor, The Art & Craft of Fiction: A Practitioner's Manual brings together in one place everything you need to know about writing a novel, an in-depth exploration of the myriad aspects of creating fiction in a warm, entertaining voice that welcomes you into the greater fellowship of all writers.
Dr. Jargonlove: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Technobabble
Price: Free! Words: 870. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
Why would somebody write "the biota exhibited a 100 percent mortality response" when he really meant all the fish died? Sometimes people use jargon to be taken seriously, sometimes to be clear and precise, sometimes to not work so hard, and sometimes to deliberately evade and confuse. This essay humorously examines the various motivations for using jargon in both good and bad communication.
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.
The Nasty Little Writing Book: Longtime New York Publishing Insider Reveals Secrets Only Best-Selling Authors Know
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,000. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2010 by Elderberry Press, Inc.. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
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At last! A New York publishing agent reveals secrets that every aspiring author needs to know to break into the publishing scene. "Hilarious!" Publishers Weekly "Highly recommended… for the experienced writer looking to enjoy a good…laugh…should be required reading for aspiring best-selling authors…" Midwest Book Review