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  • The Liar's Bible: A Good Book for Fiction Writers

    Five-time Edgar winner and MWA Grand Master Lawrence Block write a monthly column for Writers Digest Magazine for fourteen years. The Liar's Bible consists of previously uncollected columns, chosen to illuminate the often dimly-lit path of the writer of fiction.Here's what one reviewer said on Goodreads:"I am fascinated by the creative process and there are few excellent examples of this that I ... Read more

    $6.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Trial and Error

    by Jack Woodford ...
    Trial and Error is the most controversial and famous how-to-write book ever written. It caused a scandal at the time of its publication due to its no-holds-barred insights into the publishing industry, and has been reprinted numerous times. Its express intent is to assist a person in writing for money successfully. While Jack Woodford focuses on the short story and novel, he also provides ... Read more

    $6.00 USD

  • Shut Up and Write the Book: A Step-by-Step Guide to Crafting Your Novel from Plan to Print

    by Jenna Moreci ...
    Writing a book can be daunting, but it doesn't have to be.Are you struggling to finish, or even start your novel? Are you overwhelmed by the many steps in the writing process, drowning in endless drafts, or creatively blocked?Shut Up and Write the Book is a step-by-step guide to crafting a novel from your first spark of an idea to the final edit. Whether you're brand new to writing or wanting to ... Read more

    $5.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Crafting Novels & Short Stories

    The Complete Guide to Writing Great Fiction

    series Creative Writing Essentials
    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 ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • Paper Hearts, Volume 2: Some Publishing Advice

    by Beth Revis ...
    Book 2 - Paper Hearts
    When you’re reading to take your book to the next stage, Paper Hearts Volume 2 serves as a guide. With unbiased information on multiple possible publishing paths, this book provides practical resources to determine whether your book should be traditionally or self published and gives specific examples on successful practices for both paths. Go from query to interviewing agents to working with ... Read more

    $5.99 USD

  • We Wanted to Be Writers

    Life, Love, and Literature at the Iowa Writers' Workshop

    We Wanted to be Writers is a rollicking and insightful blend of original interviews, commentary, advice, gossip, anecdotes, analyses, history, and asides with nearly thirty graduates and teachers at the now legendary Iowa Writers' Workshop between 1974 and 1978. Among the talents that emerged in those years-writing, criticizing, drinking, and debating in the classrooms and barrooms of Iowa City ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • Violence in the Films of Stephen King

    series Lexington Books Horror Studies
    In Violence in the Films of Stephen King, contributors analyze the theme of violence in the film adaptations of Stephen King’s work—ranging from the earliest films in the King canonto his most recent iterations—through a variety of lenses. Investigating the diverse and varying roles that violence continues to play as both the level of violence and the gendered depictions of violence have evolved, ... Read more

    $40.99 USD

  • If You Want to Write

    by Brenda Ueland ...
    Brenda Ueland was a journalist, editor, freelance writer, and teacher of writing. In If You Want to Write: A Book about Art, Independence and Spirit she shares her philosophies on writing and life in general. Ueland firmly believed that anyone can write, that everyone is talented, original, and has something important to say. In this book she explains how find that spark that will make you a great ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • The Secrets of Story

    Innovative Tools for Perfecting Your Fiction and Captivating Readers

    by Matt Bird ...
    You've just boarded a plane. You've loaded your phone with your favorite podcasts, but before you can pop in your earbuds, disaster strikes: The guy in the next seat starts telling you all about something crazy that happened to him--in great detail. This is the unwelcome storyteller, trying to convince a reluctant audience to care about his story.We all hate that guy, right? But when you tell a ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • The Emotional Craft of Fiction

    How to Write the Story Beneath the Surface

    by Donald Maass ...
    Engage Your Readers with EmotionWhile writers might disagree over showing versus telling or plotting versus pantsing, none would argue this: If you want to write strong fiction, you must make your readers feel. The reader's experience must be an emotional journey of its own, one as involving as your characters' struggles, discoveries, and triumphs are for you.That's where The Emotional Craft of ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Writing Monsters

    How to Craft Believably Terrifying Creatures to Enhance Your Horror, Fantasy, an d Science Fiction

    by Philip Athans ...
    Monsters are more than things that go bump in the night...Monsters are lurking in the woods, beneath the waves, and within our favorite books, films, and games--and there are good reasons why they appear so often. Monsters are manifestations of our fears and symbols of our society--not to mention they're a lot of fun--but each should serve a purpose and enhance the themes and tension in your ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • The Half-Known World

    On Writing Fiction

    A rigorous examination of the workings of fiction by the novelist Robert Boswell, "one of America's finest writers" (Tom Perrotta)Robert Boswell has been writing, reading, and teaching literature for more than twenty years. In this sparkling collection of essays, he brings this vast experience and a keen critical eye to bear on craft issues facing literary writers. Examples from masters such as ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Writing the Novel from Plot to Print to Pixel

    Lawrence Block, the award-winning crime fiction author, is almost as well known for his instructional books for writers, and contributed a monthly column on fiction to Writers Digest for 14 years. WRITING THE NOVEL was his first book for writers, and remained continuously in print since its original appearance in 1978. But the world of publishing has changed in the past 40 years, and Block has now ... Read more

    $9.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Research Methods: Functional Skills - 3rd Edition

    Teaching research methods for 30 years provided the author with insights into effective ways to enthusiastically engage both students in the games that scientists play. Students rapidly learn relevant rules for planning and conducting research, writing clearly, concisely, and correctly, as well as critiquing refereed articles. This easy to read eBook covers a broad knowledge base and integrates ... Read more

    $48.00 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Romancing the Beat: Story Structure for Romance Novels

    How to Write Kissing Books, #1

    by Gwen Hayes ...
    Book 1 - How to Write Kissing Books
    What makes a romance novel a romance? How do you write a kissing book?Writing a well-structured romance isn't the same as writing any other genre—something the popular novel and screenwriting guides don't address. The romance arc is made up of its own story beats, and the external plot and theme need to be braided to the romance arc—not the other way around.Told in conversational (and often ... Read more

    $5.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Reclaim Your Author Career

    by Claire Taylor ...
    Overwhelmed by all the ways to write and market your books? Discover a simple framework to align your business and reclaim your author career.Are you an indie author who's struggling to stay in the game? Are you ready to supercharge your career while staying true to your values? Do you crave greater fulfillment and success on a daily basis? Claire Taylor has made a name for herself as a ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Your Writing Coach

    From Concept to Character, from Pitch to Publication

    by Jurgen Wolff ...
    The number 1 bestseller on writing, now in a new and expanded edition. No more excuses - your time to write is now!Have you always wanted to write a book, short story or screenplay but never quite known where to start? Do you worry you won't be able to think of a plot, or create vivid characters, or find the time? Whatever is stopping you from becoming a writer, Your Writing Coach has the answers. ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Your Story

    How to Write It So Others Will Want to Read It

    by Joanne Fedler ...
    We either think our lives are so special that everyone should be interested in what’s happened to us, or so ordinary that we can’t imagine anyone would care. The truth lies somewhere in between: yes, we are all special, and no, people will not care —unless we write with them in mind.Joanne Fedler, a beloved writing teacher and mentor, has written Your Story to help all people, even those who don’t ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • The Pocket Idiot's Guide to Beating Writer's Block

    Blast Through Blocks and Jump-Start Your Creativity

    "Write it off, work it out, get it done." An eminently practical guide to getting unblocked and writing again, "The Pocket Idiotas Guidea to Beating Writeras Block" includes dozens and dozens of tips, exercises, prompts, and more that will get the creative juices flowing. From something as simple as finding or creating a more comfortable place to work, to assigning a week to strengthening oneas ... Read more

    $7.99 USD

  • Gentle Writing Advice

    How to Be a Writer Without Destroying Yourself

    by Chuck Wendig ...
    Finally--a book of writing advice that accounts for all of the messy, perverse, practical, and inexplicable parts of being a human who writesThe truth is that all of the "writing rules" you've learned are bullshit. Sure, they work for some people, but the likelihood that they'll work for you--unique butterfly of a person that you are--is slim.That doesn't mean you're out of luck! There is ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • You Must Be This Tall to Ride

    Contemporary Writers Take You Inside The Story

    by B.J. Hollars ...
    Compelling stories have the power to generate infinite wonder: It's nearly impossible to imagine how the author began, and yet we sense there's much more beyond the final word. It's this mysterya combination of inspiration and craft, smoke and mirrorsthat makes writing feel momentous. But it can also feel overwhelming, causing us to become small, scared, not quite ready for the "big" rides, such ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • The Kick-Ass Writer

    1001 Ways to Write Great Fiction, Get Published, and Earn Your Audience

    by Chuck Wendig ...
    The journey to become a successful writer is long, fraught with peril, and filled with difficult questions: How do I write dialogue? How do I build suspense? What should I know about query letters? How do I start?The best way to answer these questions is to ditch your uncertainty and transform yourself into a KICK-ASS writer. This new book from award-winning author Chuck Wendig combines the best ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Write Naked

    A Bestseller's Secrets to Writing Romance & Navigating the Path to Success

    Learn how to transform your passion for writing into a career. New York Times best-selling author Jennifer Probst reveals her pathway to success, from struggling as a new writer to signing a seven-figure deal. Write Naked intermingles personal essays on craft with down-to-earth advice on writing romance in the digital age. Probst will teach you how to:• Commit to your current work-in-progress, get ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Plot Machine

    Design Better Stories Faster, #1

    by Dale Kutzera ...
    Book 1 - Design Better Stories Faster
    There are a lot of books on story structure, but only The Plot Machine presents a step-by-step guide to designing a story. In clear precise language, this guide discusses the various types of stories we tell, their specific parts, and how they are assembled. Say good-bye to staring at the blank page waiting for lightning to strike. Just put a few coins in the Plot Machine and design better stories ... Read more

    $4.99 USD