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  • Showing and Telling in Fiction

    by Marcy Kennedy ...
    series Busy Writer's Guides
    You’ve heard the advice “show, don’t tell” until you can’t stand to hear it anymore. Yet fiction writers of all levels still seem to struggle with it.There are three reasons for this. The first is that this isn’t an absolute rule. Telling isn’t always wrong. The second is that we lack a clear way of understanding the difference between showing and telling. The third is that we’re told "show, don’t ... Read more

    $4.06 USD

  • Grammar for Fiction Writers

    series Busy Writer's Guides
    Not your same old boring grammar guide! This book is fun, fast, and focused on writing amazing fiction.The world of grammar is huge, but fiction writers don’t need to know all the nuances to write well. In fact, some of the rules you were taught in English class will actually hurt your fiction writing, not help it.Grammar for Fiction Writers won’t teach you things you don’t need to know. It’s all ... Read more

    $4.87 USD

  • Dialogue

    A Busy Writer's Guide

    by Marcy Kennedy ...
    series Busy Writer's Guides
    Every writer knows the benefits strong dialogue can bring to a story—a faster pace, greater believability, increased tension, and even humor.But not every writer knows how to achieve it.And, unfortunately, weak dialogue can destroy a story even faster than strong dialogue can improve it. Weak dialogue can drag the pace to a halt, make your characters feel stilted, and confuse your readers.In other ... Read more

    $3.99 USD

  • How to Write Faster

    A Busy Writer's Guide

    by Marcy Kennedy ...
    series Busy Writer's Guides
    In How to Write Faster: A Busy Writer’s Guide you’ll learn eight techniques that can help you double your word count in a way that’s sustainable and doesn’t sacrifice the quality of your writing in favor of quantity.In our new digital era, writers are expected to produce multiple books and short stories a year, and to somehow still find time to build a platform through blogging and social media. ... Read more

    $1.62 USD

  • Internal Dialogue

    by Marcy Kennedy ...
    series Busy Writer's Guides
    Internal dialogue is the voice inside our heads that we can’t ignore, even when we want to. We second-guess ourselves, pass judgment on the world around us, and are at our most emotionally vulnerable. And the same needs to be true for our characters.Internal dialogue is one of the most powerful tools in a fiction writer’s arsenal. It’s an advantage we have over TV and movie script writers and ... Read more

    $4.87 USD

  • Strong Female Characters

    A Busy Writer's Guide

    by Marcy Kennedy ...
    series Busy Writer's Guides
    The misconceptions around what writers mean when we talk about strong female characters make them one of the most difficult character types to write well. Do we have to strip away all femininity to make a female character strong? How do we keep a strong female character likeable? If we're writing historical fiction or science fiction or fantasy based on a historical culture, how far can we stray ... Read more

    $1.59 USD

  • How to Write Fiction

    Busy Writer's Guides Set 1

    by Marcy Kennedy ...
    series Busy Writer's Guides
    Three essential writing resources in one set! Save 20% over buying them individually.Experienced fiction editor Marcy Kennedy’s has put her most popular Busy Writer’s Guides together. Showing and telling, deep point of view, and internal dialogue are foundational skills you need to master to create vivid fiction that engages the reader emotionally.The books in this set put writing craft techniques ... Read more

    $11.38 USD

  • How to Write Fiction

    Busy Writer's Guides Set 2

    by Marcy Kennedy ...
    series Busy Writer's Guides
    Three bestselling writing resources in one set!Experienced fiction editor Marcy Kennedy’s has put three of her popular Busy Writer’s Guides together. Dialogue, point of view, and description are foundational skills you need to master to create vivid fiction that balances your character’s internal life with the external story world in a way that keeps readers turning pages.The books in this set put ... Read more

    $11.38 USD

  • Point of View in Fiction

    by Marcy Kennedy ...
    series Busy Writer's Guides
    Point of view isn’t merely another writing craft technique. Point of view is the foundation upon which all other elements of the writing craft stand—or fall.It’s the opinions and judgments that color everything the reader believes about the world and the story. It’s the voice of the character that becomes as familiar to the reader as their own. It’s what makes the story real, believable, and ... Read more

    $4.87 USD

  • Fiction Genres

    by Marcy Kennedy ...
    series Busy Writer's Guides #11
    Genre confuses writers, but everyone who buys, sells, or reads our books wants to know what genre we're writing in.This mini book will demystify genre so we can better understanding what we're writing and who might want to read it. In Fiction Genres, you'll learn what qualities make a book one genre rather than another, and the smaller “genres” that fall under the larger umbrellas of fantasy, ... Read more

    $1.62 USD

  • Twitter for Authors

    by Marcy Kennedy ...
    series Busy Writer's Guides
    Building a thriving social media platform doesn’t have to steal all your precious writing time or cut into your time with your family. Twitter for Authors: A Busy Writer's Guide is about building a successful Twitter platform that’s sustainable for busy people.Twitter often gets a bad reputation from people who don’t understand it or don’t know how to use it to its full potential to build an ... Read more

    $4.80 USD

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  • Deep Point of View

    by Marcy Kennedy ...
    series Busy Writer's Guide
    Do you want readers to be so caught up in your book that they forget they’re reading?Then you need deep POV.Deep POV takes the reader and places them inside of our characters—hearing their thoughts, feeling their emotions, and living the story through them. Compared to other writing styles, it builds a stronger emotional connection between the reader and our characters, creates the feeling of a ... Read more

    $4.87 USD