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From Zero 2 Novel
By Lonnie Ezell
You set the price! Words: 47,110. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2010. Category: Nonfiction
The Zero2Novel fiction writing course gives you everything you need to create powerful fiction as fast as possible. Simple 'weekly' lessons take you from finding the initial idea to getting it ready to send to publishers, and every step in between. Combined with some of the latest techniques from brain research, this course will have you writing a better novel than you ever thought possible. Fast.
Muse - Breathe. Focus. Achieve.
By Stacia Kelly
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,290. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2010. Category: Nonfiction
Has your Creative Muse gone to sleep? Sometimes, there are those of us who use all of life’s interruptions as our excuse. I can’t write; I have to do laundry. I have to get the kids to soccer practice; I don’t have time to get that scene down on the page. Eventually, only the faintest flare comes from our Muse. She’s growing quiet, tired of shouting and having you ignore her. WAKE HER UP!
Filmutopia's Movie Blog - Year One
By Clive Davies-Frayne
Price: Free! Words: 30,220. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2010. Category: Nonfiction
A collection of articles about surviving the movie industry as full time media-hobo and screenwriter. These articles go to the heart of what it is like to write spec screenplays for the industry, whilst at the same time trying to make sense of the evolution of movie making in a digital age. The author is an award winning writer/movie director and originator of Lone Gun Manifesto Movie Making.
The Cheap Retreat Workbook
By Catharine Bramkamp
Price: Free! Words: 6,190. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2010. Category: Nonfiction
I love the idea of a writing retreat, to travel to exotic locations for inspiration and encouragement. If I could escape the family, my job, the housework, all the distractions of my life, I could create my best work. I didn’t have the cash to finance a get away of great expectations, so I stopped complaining and created my own Cheap Retreat using stuff I found around the house. You can too!
Creating Realistic Characters
By Harvey Stanbrough
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 2,640. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2011 by FrostProof 808. Category: Nonfiction
A realistic character is just like a real human being, and the reader should be able to identify with the protagonist, the antagonist, and a minor character or two as soon as he meets them. The more quickly the reader identifies with the character, the more quickly he will become engaged in the story line.
The Craft of Poetry: Structure and Sound
By Harvey Stanbrough
Price: $8.95 USD. Words: 15,980. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2011 by FrostProof 808. Category: Nonfiction
The structure of the poem, canto, stanza, and line, even to the molecular level, discussing how the sounds of certain letters or letter combinations in certain words affect the reader; whether and why the length or brevity of a line or stanza has a certain effect on the reader; how to construct sentences within the poem so they are most effective.
The Art & Craft of Fiction: A Practitioner's Manual
By Victoria Mixon
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 75,270. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2011 by La Favorita Press jefro@jefro.net. Category: Nonfiction
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.
The Art & Craft of Story: 2nd Practitioner's Manual
By Victoria Mixon
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 66,740. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2011 by La Favorita Press jefro@jefro.net. Category: Nonfiction
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.
Writer's Companion
By Carlos Cortes & Renée Miller
Price: $14.99 USD. Words: 246,230. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
The Writer's Companion houses the tools needed to hone a writer's abilities, and it's written in a style a voice that keeps the brain from crying out in frustration or dying of boredom.
So You Don't Have Time
By Byron Gordon
Price: Free! Words: 2,870. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
You want to write. Specifically you want to write short stories. But you don't know how, you've tried before and the result was disappointing. You don't have time. This short chapbook will walk you through the basic steps of writing short stories, and with only limited amounts of time. It contains the lessons I've learned from my past ten years of writing experience.