H. R. D'Costa

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Sparkling Story Drafts: How to Outline Your Way Toward Cleaner Rough Drafts, Reduce Your Revision Time, and Get a First-Rate Screenplay or Novel onto the Marketplace—Faster
Series: Iterative Outlining. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 111,870. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2023 . Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Literacy » Editing & proofreading
You have an amazing story idea. But…it’s wobbly on execution. You’d love to grow your storytelling skills and craft a novel or screenplay that’s optimized for plot, structure, pacing, character, genre, credibility, emotional resonance (+ more!). This writing guide will show you what to do, step by step. If you’re ready to usher in an era of better (and possibly faster) writing, buy this book now!
Solid Story Compass: How to Be Your Own Developmental Editor or Script Consultant, Stop Second-Guessing Your Storytelling Decisions, and Prevent Inconsistencies from Incurring Reader Wrath
Series: Iterative Outlining. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 82,540. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2023 . Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Literacy » Editing & proofreading
You’re no longer staring at blank pages—you’ve filled them up with words. Happy dance! But now comes the reality check. Although your story was bright & shiny in your head, it’s a muddled mess on the page. That’s why you need a step-by-step system for how to edit a novel or screenplay into shape. If you’re ready to become your own developmental editor or script consultant today, buy this book now!
Sizzling Story Outlines: How to Outline a Novel or Screenplay, Always Know “What Happens Next” When Plotting a Story, and Finish a Draft Without Freaking Out
Series: Iterative Outlining. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 50,620. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2021 . Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Screenwriting
Tired of half-finished drafts and writing 1000s of words that go nowhere? Want to keep your story moving, instead of getting stuck? Then you’ll love this guide on how to outline a novel or screenplay. It’ll show you, step by step, how to make outlining work for you—whether you’re a plotter or a pantser. If you’re ready to unleash the power of outlining & finish your draft, buy this book now!
How to Write a Screenplay Now: A Roadmap to Go from Dream to Draft (Even If You’re Short on Time or Filled with Doubt and Haven’t Had Much Luck with Screenplay Writing Before)
Series: Screenwriting Books for Beginners. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 54,060. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2021 . Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Screenwriting, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Go from dreaming about writing a screenplay to doing it! Learn how to write a screenplay with a “finish first” mindset + minimum viable preparation. This screenwriting guide will show you how. Covers topics like: finding time to write, screenplay format, story prep, writing without writer’s block, staying motivated & overcoming the inner critic. Buy now and get started on your movie script today.
Story Structure for the Win: How to Write Faster, How to Write Better—Whether You’re a Plotter or a Pantser
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 23,410. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2020 . Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Screenwriting
Be excited to write. Be excited about your writing. With story structure, you can achieve both. Whether you’re a plotter or a pantser, whether you’re a novelist or screenwriter, story structure can help you (a) avoid getting stuck and (b) create a roller-coaster ride for your readers. This book will help you get there. You’ll never look at structure the same way again. Buy now and win at 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: $9.99 USD. Words: 51,120. 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!
Story Stakes: Your #1 Writing Skills Strategy to Produce a Page-Turner that Transforms Readers into Raving Fans of Your Screenplay or Novel
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 47,220. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2015 . Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Screenwriting, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Creativity
Master story stakes, and keep readers up all night! How? Stakes create tension. To relieve this tension, readers must continue turning the pages of your screenplay or novel, till they reach the end. With this guide, you will learn about 11 types of story stakes, 8 ways to elicit extra emotion from the same set of stakes…plus specific strategies to raise the stakes (even when they’re already high!)
Story Climax: How to Avoid Disappointed Audiences and Craft a Screenplay or Novel Climax That Thrills & Delights
Series: Story Structure Essentials. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 62,220. 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.
Trough of Hell: How to Wrap Up the Middle of Your Story with Maximum Impact
Series: Story Structure Essentials. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 83,100. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2014 . Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Screenwriting, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
If the middle of your screenplay or novel (ie Act Two) has ever given you trouble, this is the book for you. The key is simple. Just figure out how Act Two ends. Ideally, your choice is filled with pain, emotion, and paradox—a powerful combination which re-engages audiences just when their interest is about to evaporate. This book will show you exactly what to do. Conquer Act Two for good, today!
Inciting Incident: How to Start a Novel or Screenplay in the Right Spot, Engage Audiences Right Away—And Nail the Sale
Series: Story Structure Essentials. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 67,410. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2013 . Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Screenwriting, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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Want your novel or screenplay to captivate audiences from page 1? Then you must read this deep-dive writing guide. With it, you’ll learn how to craft a story beginning that (a) immediately pulls in readers AND (b) keeps them connected to your plot and characters over the long run—all while maintaining an engaging pace. Buy now; get better at setting your story beginning at the right point today!

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