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  • Super Structure: The Key to Unleashing the Power of Story

    Series Book 2 - Bell's Knockout Fiction Series
    Story loves structure...and so do readers!Super Structure represents over two decades of research on what makes a novel or screenplay entertaining, commercial, original, and irresistible. Contrary to what some may think, structure is not a nasty inhibitor of creativity. Quite the opposite. Properly understood and utilized, structure is what translates story into a form readers are wired to receive ... Read more

    $4.99 USD

  • Ordinary Genius: A Guide for the Poet Within

    by Kim Addonizio ...
    This all-new book, by the co-author of Companion, invites you to discover and enjoy your poetic self.Inspired by the gratifying success of Companion, Kim Addonizio presents exciting new insights into the creative process, craft, and the lessons of her own creative subjects--love, loss, identity, community--are here, along with a heady variety of writing exercises (and innovative ways to use the ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Elements of Style: Classic Edition (2018)

    With Editor's Notes, New Chapters & Study Guide

    This Classic Edition commemorates the 100-year anniversary of William Strunk's grammar primer, The Elements of Style. Generations of writers have learned the basics of grammar from Strunk’s little book. It was rated “one of the 100 most influential books written in English” by Time in 2011, and iconic author Stephen King recommended it as a grammar primer that all aspiring writers should read ... Read more

    $4.54 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Build Your Best Writing Life

    Essential Strategies for Personal Writing Success

    Is there a gap between where you are and where you want to be in your writing life?Maybe you have a drawer full of unfinished manuscripts or a story idea you’re struggling to develop. Maybe you’re frustrated with your writing progress or overwhelmed by creative doubt, burnout, or writer’s block. Maybe you just can’t seem to sit down and write.No matter the roadblock standing between you and ... Read more

    $5.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Become an Unstoppable Storyteller

    How to Craft Compelling Serials

    by KimBoo York ...
    Learn to write serials that draw readers in and never let go!Many subscription authors already use the serial format to create super-fans of their stories and worldbuilding. Serials are, in fact, one of the oldest forms of storytelling. Now you can leverage their popularity and long-lasting fan devotion to build up your own fanbase and expand your opportunities as an author!But it can be ... Read more

    $8.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Paper Hearts, Volume 2: Some Publishing Advice

    by Beth Revis ...
    Series 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

  • The Universal Fantasy List: ROMANCE

    (Universal Fantasy™: Butter Up Your Writing Book 2)

    by T. Taylor ...
    The Universal Fantasy™ List: Romance is a highly requested companion guide to the hugely popular writing resource, 7 Figure Fiction: How to Use Universal Fantasy to SELL Your Books to ANYONE.This valuable writing tool will help romance writers—and those who love to work with romantic story elements—“butter up” their storytelling by breaking down the Patron Saints (and a few little saints) of ... Read more

    $5.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Structuring Your Novel Box Set

    by K.M. Weiland ...
    2 Bestselling Guides Packed With Tips to Help You Brainstorm and Plan Your Best StoryFrom Award-Winning and Internationally Published Writing Mentor K.M. WeilandWith almost 500 pages of step-by-step guidance, these two individual books have 340+ five star reviews on Amazon and have helped thousands of authors write better books.Is Structure the Hidden Foundation of All Successful Stories?These ... Read more

    $7.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Scenes and Sequels

    How to Write Page-Turning Fiction

    by Mike Klaassen ...
    Are you thinking about writing fiction? Writing a novel? Trying to improve a manuscript? Then you need to know all about scenes and sequels. Scenes and sequels are the one-two punch of a story that make it page-turning fiction. If you don't know what they are and how they work, how can your tale reach its potential? Writing fiction isn't easy, but trying to write a novel without a solid ... Read more

    $9.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Conflict Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Obstacles, Adversaries, and Inner Struggles (Volume 2)

    Series Book 9 - Writers Helping Writers
    A story where the character gets exactly what they want doesn’t make for good reading. But add villainous clashes, lost advantages, power struggles, and menacing threats…well, now we have the makings of a page-turner. Conflict is the golden thread that binds plot to arc, providing the complications, setbacks, and derailments that make the character’s inner and outer journeys dynamic.Inside Volume ... Read more

    $6.99 USD

  • The Conflict Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Obstacles, Adversaries, and Inner Struggles (Volume 1)

    Series Book 8 - Writers Helping Writers
    Every story starts with a character who is motivated by a need and has a goal that can resolve it. Whether their objective is to find a life partner, bring a killer to justice, overthrow a cruel regime, or something else, conflict transforms a story premise into something fresh. Physical obstacles, adversaries, moral dilemmas, deep-seated doubts and personal struggles…these not only block a ... Read more

    $6.99 USD $3.99 USD

  • Writing the Cozy Mystery

    Expanded Second Edition

    Writing the Cozy Mystery is a concise writing guide that describes step-by-step how to write a winning whodunit.Do you want to write a cozy mystery but don’t have a clue where to start? Or perhaps you’re already writing a series, and you need tips on how to keep your material fresh. Writing the Cozy Mystery is a handy reference guide that will help you develop your characters, establish the ... Read more

    $4.99 USD

  • The Rural Setting Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Personal and Natural Places

    Series Book 4 - Writers Helping Writers Series
    Within the pages of a book exists a world drawn from a writer’s deepest imaginings, one that has the ability to pull readers in on a visceral level. But the audience’s fascination will only last if the writer can describe this vibrant realm and its inhabitants well. The setting achieves this by offering readers a unique sensory experience. So much more than stage dressing, the setting can build ... Read more

    $6.99 USD

  • The Emotional Wound Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Psychological Trauma

    Series Book 6 - Writers Helping Writers Series
    Readers connect to characters with depth, ones who have experienced life’s ups and downs. To deliver key players that are both realistic and compelling, writers must know them intimately—not only who they are in the present story, but also what made them that way. Of all the formative experiences in a character’s past, none are more destructive than emotional wounds. The aftershocks of trauma can ... Read more

    $6.99 USD

  • The Positive Trait Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Character Attributes

    Series Book 3 - Writers Helping Writers Series
    It’s a writer’s job to create compelling characters who can withstand life’s fallout without giving up. But building authentic, memorable heroes is no easy task. To forge realistic characters, we must hobble them with flaws that set them back while giving them positive attributes to help them achieve their goals. So how do writers choose the right blend of strengths for their characters—attributes ... Read more

    $6.99 USD

  • The Negative Trait Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Character Flaws

    Series Book 2 - Writers Helping Writers Series
    Crafting likable, interesting characters is a balancing act, and finding that perfect mix of strengths and weaknesses can be difficult. Not only does a well-drawn protagonist need positive attributes to help him succeed, he must also have flaws that humanize him and give him something to overcome. The same is true of villains and the rest of the story’s supporting cast. So how can writers figure ... Read more

    $6.99 USD

  • The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Character Expression

    Second Edition

    Series Book 1 - Writers Helping Writers Series
    The bestselling Emotion Thesaurus, often hailed as “the gold standard for writers” and credited with transforming how writers craft emotion, has now been expanded to include 55 new entries!One of the biggest struggles for writers is how to convey emotion to readers in a unique and compelling way. When showing our characters’ feelings, we often use the first idea that comes to mind, and they end up ... Read more

    $6.99 USD

  • Still Writing

    The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life

    by Dani Shapiro ...
    This national bestseller from celebrated novelist and memoirist Dani Shapiro is an intimate and eloquent companion to living a creative life. Through a blend of memoir, meditation on the artistic process, and advice on craft, Shapiro offers her gift to writers everywhere: a guide of hard-won wisdom and advice for staying the course. In the ten years since the first edition, Still Writing has ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • BookBub Ads Expert

    A Marketing Guide to Author Discovery

    Series Book 3 - Let's Get Publishing
    From the author of Let's Get Digital and Strangers to Superfans comes a guide to advertising on the world's hottest book marketing platform: BookBub Ads.Create attractive ad images to turn browsers into buyers.Optimize your targeting to attract the right readers.Manage your bids effectively to drive more sales for less money.Learn when to run your BookBub campaigns for maximum impact.Boost ... Read more

    $4.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Story Structure for the Win

    How to Write Faster, How to Write Better—Whether You’re a Plotter or a Pantser

    by H. R. D'Costa ...
    Be Excited to Write.Be Excited About Your Writing.When you sit down to write your novel or screenplay, you end up staring at a blank page, wondering, What happens next?You get upset with yourself because you’re not making the most of your writing time.Or, once you’ve managed to finish a draft, you’re unhappy with it. You’ve got pages filled with words—but those pages do not add up to a page-turner ... Read more

    $3.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • How to Write Short Stories And Use Them to Further Your Writing Career

    Now, learn the master key for writing great short stories, and the strategies for using them to advance your writing career!As most writers will tell you, the hardest fiction form to master is the short story. To be successful, a short story needs to have "emotional wallop," and in under 7,000 words.Not easy to do.In this book, #1 bestselling writing teacher James Scott Bell explains the essential ... Read more

    $4.99 USD

  • Techniques of the Selling Writer

    Techniques of the Selling Writer provides solid instruction for people who want to write and sell fiction, not just to talk and study about it. It gives the background, insights, and specific procedures needed by all beginning writers. Here one can learn how to group words into copy that moves, movement into scenes, and scenes into stories; how to develop characters, how to revise and polish, and ... Read more

    $21.99 USD

  • How to Create History

    An Author’s Guide to Creating Histories, Myths, and Monsters

    by A Trevena ...
    Series Book 4 - Author Guides
    Want to create a rich history for your world, but don’t know where to start?Need help creating a past that impacts on your characters and their stories?How to Create History breaks the process down into easy-to-follow steps. By completing a series of creative prompts, this book will guide you from your present world, back through its deep history.This workbook will help you to:Create a historic ... Read more

    $4.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • How to Map Your World

    An Author's Guide to Mapping Fictional Worlds

    by A Trevena ...
    Series Book 6 - Author Guides
    Want to create a fantasy landscape that feels real and immersive?Need help drafting a map that enriches the experience of your world?How to Map Your World breaks the process down into easy-to-follow steps. By completing a series of creative prompts, this book will show you how to map out an engaging world full of stories and adventure.This workbook will help you to:- Lay out your world in a way ... Read more

    $4.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus