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2015 Guide to Self-Publishing, Revised Edition

2015 Guide to Self-Publishing, Revised Edition


The Most Comprehensive Guide to Self-Publishing The 2015 Guide to Self-Publishing is the essential resource for writers who are taking their publishing futures into their own hands, whether it's referred to as self-publishing or indie publishing. In addition to hundreds of listings for freelance editors, designers, self-publishing companies, and more--the Guide to Self-Publishing...   [click here for more]
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Author 101 Bestselling Book Proposals: The Insider's Guide to Selling Your Work

Author 101 Bestselling Book Proposals: The Insider's Guide to Selling Your Work


"I've got a great idea for a book!" But a great idea is not enough--what you need is a killer book proposal. With publishing gurus Rick Frishman and Robyn Friedman Spizman as your guides, you can create a proposal that makes your idea sing--and appeals to right publishers. This step-by-step process includes: expanding your idea into a full-fledged proposal; marketing your proposal to the...   [click here for more]
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Author 101 Bestselling Book Publicity

Author 101 Bestselling Book Publicity


The Insider's Guide to Promoting Your Book--and Yourself From the marketing genius of Rick Frishman and the publishing acumen of Robyn Freedman Spizman comes the next book in the most comprehensive writing reference set on the market. These masters of promotion and publicity take readers behind the scenes, showing them how to work with publishers and agents to market their books...   [click here for more]
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Breathing Life Into Your Characters

Breathing Life Into Your Characters


Create Convincing Characters That Readers—and Editors—Can't Resist! It's the question that eternally plagues all good writers: How can you describe the thoughts and feelings of characters who have backgrounds or psychological aberrations with which you have no personal experience? How can you describe the feelings of a drug addict if you've never been one? How can you write about being...   [click here for more]
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Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market (2012)

Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market (2012)


New and reinvented for 2012! With more than 200 pages of articles on topics like setting, characters, picture book pacing, group online promotion and blogging, this updated edition of the classic CWIM provides more education, instruction and guidance for getting published than ever before-- while maintaining the same number of market listings to which readers can submit work! In this book readers...   [click here for more]
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Children's Writer's Word Book

Children's Writer's Word Book


In this revised and expanded 2nd edition, Children's Writer's Word Book helps you immediately determine if you're using the right vocabulary and language for your audience. With its intuitive organization, you'll easily find appropriate words for children of various ages, and discover substitute words that might work even better. This comprehensive resource keeps you in touch with reading...   [click here for more]
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Crafting Novels & Short Stories

Crafting Novels & Short Stories


Learn How to Create Stories That Captivate Agents, Editors, and Readers Alike! Inside you'll find the tools you need to build strong characters, keep your plots moving, master the art of dialogue, choose the right point of view, and more. This comprehensive book on the art of novel and short story writing is packed with advice and instruction from best-selling authors and writing experts like Nancy...   [click here for more]
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Dynamic Characters

Dynamic Characters


In this guide, award-winning author Nancy Kress explores the crucial relationship between characterization and plot, illustrating how vibrant, well-constructed characters act as the driving force behind an exceptional story. In teaching you the fundamentals of creating characters that will keep your readers spellbound, Kress utilizes: Dozens of excerpts from well-known fiction Enlightening...   [click here for more]
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Elements of Fiction Writing - Beginnings, Middles and Ends, 2nd Edition

Elements of Fiction Writing - Beginnings, Middles and Ends, 2nd Edition


Get Your Readers' Attention — And Keep It — From the First World to the Final Page Translating that initial flash of inspiration into a complete story requires careful crafting. So how do you keep your story from beginning slowly, floundering midway, and trailing off at the end? Nancy Kress shows you effective solutions for potential problems at each stage of your story, essential lessons...   [click here for more]
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Elements of Fiction Writing - Characters & Viewpoint

Elements of Fiction Writing - Characters & Viewpoint


Vivid and memorable characters aren't born: they have to be made This book is a set of tools: literary crowbars, chisels, mallets, pliers and tongs. Use them to pry, chip, yank and sift good characters out of the place where they live in your imagination. Award-winning author Orson Scott Card explains in depth the techniques of inventing, developing and presenting characters, plus...   [click here for more]
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Fiction Writer's Workshop, Second Edition

Fiction Writer's Workshop, Second Edition


Master the Elements of the Writing Workshop The great paradox of the writing life is that to be a good writer, you must be both interested in the world around you and comfortable working in solitude for hours on end. Fiction Writer's Workshop, Second Edition, is designed to help you foster a strong sense of independence—of being and thinking on your own, of becoming self-evaluative without...   [click here for more]
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Getting the Words Right

Getting the Words Right


The Secret to Good Writing When asked by the Paris Review what compelled him to rewrite the ending of A Farewell to Arms 39 times, Ernest Hemingway replied, "Getting the words right." His answer echoes what every successful writer knows: The secret to all good writing is revision. For more than twenty years, Getting the Words Right has helped writers from all...   [click here for more]
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Grammatically Correct

Grammatically Correct


The Essential Guide to Spelling, Style, Usage, Grammar, and Punctuation How does good writing stand out? If its purpose is to convey facts, findings, or instructions, it need be read only once for its content to be clear. If its purpose is to entertain or to provoke thought, it makes readers want to come back for more. Revised and updated, this guide covers four essential aspects of good writing:...   [click here for more]
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Guide to Literary Agents (2012)

Guide to Literary Agents (2012)


New and reinvented for 2012! Guide to Literary Agents is a writer's best resource for finding a literary agent who can represent their work to publishing houses, big and small. The days when a writer could deal directly with a large publisher are over. Literary agents represent writers and shepherd manuscripts to the right editor; and a good representative is the difference between a published book...   [click here for more]
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How To Start a Creative Business

How To Start a Creative Business


The Jargon-free Guide for Creative Entrepreneurs This user-friendly and attractive guide shows creative people how to turn their hobbies into sustainable lifestyle businesses. Based on a unique 10-question formula, the book provides comprehensive start-up business advice. The jargon-free information is brought to life with real-life case studies from a range of creative start-ups...   [click here for more]
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How to Write a Book Proposal

How to Write a Book Proposal


The Source for Book Proposals Success! How to Write a Book Proposalis THE resource for getting your work published. This newly revised edition of the Writer's Digest Books classic outlines how to create an effective, nonfiction book proposal in a clear, step-by-step manner. You'll learn the keys to a successful book proposal and how to: Test-market the potential of a book idea and effectively...   [click here for more]
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Inside Pepys' London

Inside Pepys' London


Inside Pepys' London reveals a vivid picture of London at a critical point in history - poised to become a major centre of international commerce and culture. It provides accounts of all aspects of contemporary life, from the arts and entertainment, to politics and religion. Though no king or great general, thanks to his diary Samuel Pepys is one of the most interesting characters in history....   [click here for more]
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Novel & Short Story Writer's Market (2012)

Novel & Short Story Writer's Market (2012)


The Best Resource Available for Getting Your Fiction Published For more than 30 years, Novel & Short Story Writer's Market has provided aspiring authors with the most complete and up-to-date information they need on publishing their work. This edition is the best yet, with more than 1,500 listings and more Edited byial content than ever before—with interviews and articles from industry...   [click here for more]
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Plot Versus Character

Plot Versus Character


A Balanced Approach to Writing Great Fiction What's more important to a story: a gripping plot or compelling characters? Literary-minded novelists argue in favor of character-based novels while commercial novelists argue in favor of plot-based stories, but the truth of the matter is this: The best fiction is rich in both. Enter Plot Versus Character. This hands-on guide to creating a well-rounded...   [click here for more]
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Robert's Rules of Writing

Robert's Rules of Writing


The 101 Rules You Need to Know *but no one has ever told you You already have a million writing books. You know the principles, the lectures, the "expert" techniques. And you've discovered that sometimes tried-and-true just equals tired. In Robert's Rules of Writing, successful author Robert Masello stomps out status quo writing advice and delivers 101 uninhibited techniques...   [click here for more]
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Roget's Super Thesaurus

Roget's Super Thesaurus


Roget's Super Thesaurus is a perennial favorite among writers, and this latest edition has more than 1,000 new and expanded entries. This timesaving reference will help you find the perfect synonym or antonym to give your writing precision and color. From aback to zydeco, you'll find the exact word you need. Easy to use and comprehensive in content, Roget's Super Thesaurus includes these unique features:...   [click here for more]
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Story Engineering

Story Engineering


What makes a good story or a screenplay great? The vast majority of writers begin the storytelling process with only a partial understanding where to begin. Some labor their entire lives without ever learning that successful stories are as dependent upon good engineering as they are artistry. But the truth is, unless you are master of the form, function and criteria of successful storytelling, sitting...   [click here for more]
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Straight Talk on Writing

Straight Talk on Writing


20 Conversations with Authors about the Craft This compelling book provides you with eighteen insightful interviews with bestselling authors, writing instructors, agents, award-winning writers and more. You'll learn how to create characters, plot more effectively, live the writer's life with purpose and abandon, and much more. Interviewees include Orson Scott Card, George Singleton,...   [click here for more]
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Successful Scriptwriting

Successful Scriptwriting


How to write and pitch winning scripts for movies, sitcoms, soaps, serials and variety shows Let's start with "The End." The credits roll - we see "Screenplay by …" and there's your name. The show's a hit! It's Emmy/Oscar night, and you're seated up front. The nominations are revealed; your name is called. Your acceptance speech is memorable, an inspiration...   [click here for more]
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The Art of War for Writers

The Art of War for Writers


Fiction Writing Strategies, Tactics, and Exercises Strategies and Tactics for the Master Novelist Successfully starting and finishing a publishable novel is often like fighting a series of battles. You not only have to work hard to shape memorable characters, develop gripping plots, and craft dazzling dialogue, but you also have to fight against self-doubts and fears. And then there's the challenge...   [click here for more]
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The Complete Handbook of Novel Writing

The Complete Handbook of Novel Writing


Everything You Need to Know to Create & Sell Your Work Get advice from the best in the business on every stage of the novel-writing and publishing process! In The Complete Handbook of Novel Writing, 3rd Edition, you'll learn from established writers about how to make your novel a reality. Discover techniques and strategies for generating ideas, connecting with readers emotionally,...   [click here for more]
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The Fire in Fiction

The Fire in Fiction


Passion, Purpose and Techniques to Make Your Novel Great Discover the Difference Between a So-So Manuscript and a Novel Readers Can't Forget We've all read them: novels by our favorite authors that disappoint. Uninspired and lifeless, we wonder what happened. Was the author in a hurry? Did she have a bad year? Has he lost interest altogether? Something similar is true of a great...   [click here for more]
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The Little Red Writing Book

The Little Red Writing Book


For Writers from All Walks of Life! There's no need to fear the big, bad world of writing with The Little Red Writing Book in hand. Brimming with clever advice, this book offers writers, students, and business professionals a concise guide to penning strong and effective work for all occasions. The Little Red Writing Book is designed for visual appeal and ease of use. Elegant yet practical,...   [click here for more]
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The Writer's Digest Guide to Science Fiction & Fantasy

The Writer's Digest Guide to Science Fiction & Fantasy


Craft an otherworldly experience for your readers! Do you dream of writing tales that pull readers into extraordinary realms? The Writer's Digest Guide to Science Fiction & Fantasy gives you everything you need to build a fantastic world, inhabit it with original and believable characters, and create an authentic and enthralling story. Two complete books in one, this comprehensive guide...   [click here for more]
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The Writer's Portable Therapist

The Writer's Portable Therapist


25 Sessions to a Creativity Cure They say every writer needs a therapist. Now, thanks to The Writer's Portable Therapist, you can have your therapy (less the hourly charge)--and write the Great American Novel, too. In this inspiring, instructive little volume, noted therapist, author, and perfect muse Rachel Ballon, Ph.D., sits on your shoulder whispering just the right thing at...   [click here for more]
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The Writing & Critique Group Survival Guide

The Writing & Critique Group Survival Guide


Trying to Finish Your Book? There's Strength in Numbers Whether you're trying to revise your novel or polish up an article to pitch to magazines, it pays to have a few sets of eyes look over your work. But, how can you be sure you're getting an unbiased and objective opinion? A writing critique group may be the answer you're looking for, and this book arms you with everything you need to...   [click here for more]
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Thinking Write

Thinking Write


The Secret to Freeing Your Creative Mind Writer's block. Creative freeze. Artistic burnout.   In this book, professional counselor Kelly L. Stone teaches you how to use the power of the subconscious mind to capitalize on your writing sessions. Proven techniques for accessing this hidden tool are revealed with a mix of anecdotes, exercises, and guided meditations. You will hear...   [click here for more]
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Word Painting

Word Painting


A Guide to Writing More Descriptively Let Rebecca McClanahan guide you through an inspiring examination of description in its many forms. With her thoughtful instruction and engaging exercises, you'll learn to develop your senses and powers of observation to uncover the rich, evocative words that accurately portray your mind's images. McClanahan includes dozens of descriptive passages written...   [click here for more]
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Write Great Fiction - Description & Setting

Write Great Fiction - Description & Setting


For a story to be successful, it must come alive on the page. With Description & Setting, you will learn how to make every detail count as you create believable people, places and events. This valuable reference: Shows you how to master the challenging - and often overlooked - subjects of description and setting Offers hands-on action-and-results excercises that allow you to...   [click here for more]
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Write Great Fiction - Dialogue

Write Great Fiction - Dialogue


Readers will learn how to create dialogue that sizzles, with tips on creating dialogue for specific genres; bringing characters to life with revealing dialogue; identifying and fixing common dialogue problems; and more. Includes examples of successful dialogue drawn from bestselling novels, and chapter-ending exercises. ...   [click here for more]
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Write Great Fiction - Plot & Structure

Write Great Fiction - Plot & Structure


Fiction writers can now learn to craft an engaging plot with this new book from the best-selling author and columnist.James Scott Bell offers clear, concise information that will help you create a believable and memorable plot including techniques for crafting strong beginnings, middles and endings, with easy to understand plotting diagrams and charts. Bell also provides brainstorming techniques...   [click here for more]
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Write Great Fiction - Plot & Structure

Write Great Fiction - Plot & Structure


Craft an Engaging Plot How does plot influence story structure? What's the difference between plotting for commercial and literary fiction? How do you revise a plot or structure that's gone off course? With Write Great Fiction: Plot & Structure, you'll discover the answers to these questions and more. Award-winning author James Scott Bell offers clear, concise information that will help...   [click here for more]
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Write Great Fiction - Revision And Self-Editing

Write Great Fiction - Revision And Self-Editing


Don't let the revision process intimidate you any longer. Discover how to successfully transform your first draft into a polished final draft readers won't be able to forget. In Write Great Fiction: Revision & Self-Editing, James Scott Bell draws on his experience as a novelist and instructor to provide specific revision tips geared toward the first read-through, as well as targeted self-editing...   [click here for more]
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Writer's Digest Grammar Desk Reference

Writer's Digest Grammar Desk Reference


The Definitive Source for Clear and Concise Writing The Writer's Digest Grammar Desk Reference is the comprehensive resource on grammar and usage, a necessity for every writer's desk. It presents balanced instruction and real-world examples that will ensure professional and flawless work on every occasion. Writers Digest Books ...   [click here for more]
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Writer's Digest University

Writer's Digest University


Everything You need to Write and Sell Your Work This is the ultimate crash course in writing and publishing! Inside you'll find comprehensive instruction, up-to-date market listings, a CD featuring recorded live webinars with industry professionals, an all-access pass to WritersMarket.com, and more. Writer's Digest University is the perfect resource for you, no matter your experience...   [click here for more]
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Writing Fiction Step by Step

Writing Fiction Step by Step


Writing Fiction Step by Stepgives you more than 200 exercises that will sharpen your writing skills while helping you develop complete short stories, even novels. In this sequel to his very popular Fiction Writer's Workshop, Whiting Award-winning author Josip Novakovich shows you that writing fiction is about making connections&#150between character and plot, setting and conflict,...   [click here for more]
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Writing the Breakout Novel

Writing the Breakout Novel


Take your fiction to the next level! Maybe you're a first-time novelist looking for practical guidance. Maybe you've already been published, but your latest effort is stuck in mid-list limbo. Whatever the case may be, author and literary agent Donald Maass can show you how to take your prose to the next level and write a breakout novel - one that rises out of obscurity and hits the best-seller lists....   [click here for more]
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Writing the Paranormal Novel

Writing the Paranormal Novel


Techniques and Exercises for Weaving Supernatural Elements Into Your Story Vampires, werewolves, and zombies, oh my! Writing a paranormal novel takes more than casting an alluring vampire or arming your hero with a magic wand. It takes an original idea, believable characters, a compelling plot, and surprising twists, not to mention great writing. This helpful guide gives...   [click here for more]
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