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Image: Cover of 1,000 Creative Writing Prompts: Ideas for Blogs, Scripts, Stories and More by Bryan Cohan 1,000 Creative Writing Prompts: Ideas for Blogs, Scripts, Stories and More by Bryan Cohan
When you finally have the opportunity to sit down and write, you want absolutely nothing to get in your way. In an ideal world, the ideas would flow from head to pen quickly and easily. You would have thousands of ideas at your fingertips. This new idea-generating book makes that dream a reality. With exactly one thousand prompts, 1,000 Creative Writing Prompts: Ideas for Blogs, Scripts, Stories and More is truly a cure for writer's block. These story starters cover a large range of topics, including: * Holidays * College * Health * Regrets * Nature * Shakespeare * Religion * The American Dream * ...and over 40 more! These prompts help you to write from the heart so that you can relate to your audience. They work for blogs, scripts, stories, poems, essays and anything else that requires that you write with no interruptions.
 

Image: Cover of 101 Creative Writing Exercises by Melissa Donovan 101 Creative Writing Exercises by Melissa Donovan
101 Creative Writing Exercises takes you on an adventure through the world of creative writing. Explore different forms and genres by experimenting with fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Discover effective writing concepts, tools, and techniques. Create projects you can publish. Ideal for new and experienced writers alike, this book will enlighten and inspire you with exciting new ideas.
 

Image: Cover of A Creative Writing Handbook: Developing Dramatic Technique, Individual Style and Voice A Creative Writing Handbook: Developing Dramatic Technique, Individual Style and Voice
An inspiring range of approaches to enrich your writing skills. Packed with stimulating writing exercises, numerous quotes and over 30 extracts from literature across a wide variety of genres, the book can be followed as a complete course or dipped into throughout.
 

Image: Cover of A straightforward Guide to Freelance Writing A straightforward Guide to Freelance Writing
by Stephen Wade
 

Image: Cover of Awaken the Writer Within Awaken the Writer Within
 

Image: Cover of Becoming a Writer Becoming a Writer
 

Image: Cover of Beginnings, Middles and Ends Beginnings, Middles and Ends
by Nancy Kress
 

Image: Cover of Blogging for Fame and Fortune Blogging for Fame and Fortune
 

Image: Cover of Book Proposals: The Essential Guide Book Proposals: The Essential Guide
Stella Whitelaw
 

Image: Cover of By Cunning and Craft: Sound Advice and Practical Wisdom for Fiction Writers By Cunning and Craft: Sound Advice and Practical Wisdom for Fiction Writers
 

Image: Cover of Compose Yourself (eBook): and write good English Compose Yourself (eBook): and write good English
This book has a simple thesis: to write well you need to think clearly about what you want to say. Blamires brings the reader's common sense into play to illustrate how by thinking through what you want to say and how you say it, you can communicate both effectively and elegantly. There are a lot of contemporary examples from magazines, books, advertising material and the like to illustrate both good and bad English.
 

Image: Cover of Copywriting: Successful Writing for Design, Advertising and Marketing Copywriting: Successful Writing for Design, Advertising and Marketing
 

Image: Cover of Creative Writing Demystified Creative Writing Demystified
 

Image: Cover of Creative Writing: How to Unlock Your Imagination, Develop Your Writing Skills and Get Published Creative Writing: How to Unlock Your Imagination, Develop Your Writing Skills and Get Published
 

Image: Cover of Developing Story Ideas Developing Story Ideas
 

Image: Cover of Fat-Free Writing: Write for the Information Age Fat-Free Writing: Write for the Information Age
 

Image: Cover of Feature and Magazine Writing: Action, Angle and Anecdotes Feature and Magazine Writing: Action, Angle and Anecdotes
 

Image: Cover of Good Word Guide Good Word Guide
 

Image: Cover of Good Writing Guide Good Writing Guide
 

Image: Cover of Grammar Made Easy Grammar Made Easy
 

Image: Cover of How Not to Write a Novel by Howard Mittelmark and Sandra Newman How Not to Write a Novel by Howard Mittelmark and Sandra Newman
There are many ways prospective authors routinely sabotage their own work. But why leave it to guesswork? Misstep by misstep, How Not to Write a Novel shows how you can ensure that your manuscript never rises above the level of unpublishable drivel; that your characters are unpleasant, dimensionless versions of yourself; that your plot is digressive, tedious and unconvincing; and that your style is reliant on mangled clichés and sesquipedalian malapropisms. Alternatively, you can use it to identify the most common mistakes, avoid them and actually write a book that works.
 

Image: Cover of How to Publish Your Poetry (Writers' guides) How to Publish Your Poetry (Writers' guides)
 

Image: Cover of How To Write A Book ASAP: The Step-by-Step Guide to Writing Your First Book Fast! By Garrett Pierson How To Write A Book ASAP: The Step-by-Step Guide to Writing Your First Book Fast! By Garrett Pierson
Garrett Pierson coaches individuals and businesses in their quest to find what it takes to be successful by motivating them to create the life they deserve and the business they desire. His valuable, insightful tools and techniques make it easy for anyone with personal or business aspirations to reach the previously unattained.
 

Image: Cover of How To Write A Book This Weekend, Even If You Flunked English Like I Did by Vic Johnson How To Write A Book This Weekend, Even If You Flunked English Like I Did by Vic Johnson
Best-selling author Vic Johnson actually wrote this book in a weekend to prove how easy it is. And he gives you step-by-step detail of everything he did, including the resources he uses to turn out content-rich books in no time at all.
 

Image: Cover of How to Write a Damn Good Novel: A Step-by-Step No Nonsense Guide to Dramatic Storytelling by James Frey How to Write a Damn Good Novel: A Step-by-Step No Nonsense Guide to Dramatic Storytelling by James Frey
 

Image: Cover of How To Write A Novel: A Practical Guide to the Art of Fiction How To Write A Novel: A Practical Guide to the Art of Fiction
"This little book is one which so well explains itself that no introductory word is needed; and I only venture to intrude a sentence or two here with a view to explain the style in which I have conveyed my ideas. I desired to be plain and practical, and therefore chose the direct and epistolary form as being most suitable for the purpose in hand."
 

Image: Cover of How To Write a Romance Novel by Susan Palmquist How To Write a Romance Novel by Susan Palmquist
Do you have an idea for a romance story but don't know where to start? How To Write a Romance Novel will show you how to get ideas, shape them into a story that's unique and how to create memorable characters. It also covers two crucial aspects of the genre, emotion and sexual tension. Whether you want to write for Mills and Boon/Harlequin or pen more erotic stories like Fifty Shades of Grey, How to Write a Romance will get you started and help you get published. Susan Palmquist was born in London, England but now resides in the US. Shes been writing since the late 80s and is now a freelance writer, short story writer, blogger, and author. Her first romance novel, A Sterling Affair was published by The Wild Rose Press. Her work has also appeared in magazines and anthologies in both the US and UK. Under her pen name, shes bestselling author Vanessa Devereaux. As well as her writing career, shes also a tutor for Writers News Home Study Courses, and frequently teaches workshops through various chapters of the Romance Writers of America.
 

Image: Cover of How to Write for Children and get Published How to Write for Children and get Published
 

Image: Cover of Illustrating Children’s books Illustrating Children’s books
 

Image: Cover of Improve your Word Power Improve your Word Power
 

Image: Cover of Little Red Writing Book Little Red Writing Book
 

Image: Cover of Marketing your Book Marketing your Book
 

Image: Cover of No Contacts? No Problem! How to Pitch and Sell Your Freelance Feature Writing No Contacts? No Problem! How to Pitch and Sell Your Freelance Feature Writing
This book shows you the techniques that real freelance writers use to sell their ideas and get into print.
 

Image: Cover of Novel Writing: 16 Steps to Success Novel Writing: 16 Steps to Success
This title provides a methodical and effective approach to planning, plotting, writing and finishing a successful novel.
 

Image: Cover of Poetry: The Basics Poetry: The Basics
 

Image: Cover of Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them (P.S.) by Francine Prose Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them (P.S.) by Francine Prose
This book presents an inside look at how the professionals read and write. Long before there were creative writing workshops and degrees, how did aspiring writers learn to write? By reading the work of their predecessors and contemporaries, says the author. In "Reading Like a Writer", Prose invites you to sit by her side and take a guided tour of the tools and the tricks of the masters.
 

Image: Cover of Revision and Self-editing Revision and Self-editing
 

Image: Cover of Rip the Page!: Adventures in Creative Writing Rip the Page!: Adventures in Creative Writing
Here are the ideas, experiments, and inspiration to unfold your imagination and get your writing to flow off the page! This is the everything-you-need guide to spark new poems and unstick old stories, including lists of big, small, gross-out, and favorite words; adventurous and zany prompts to leap from; dares and double dares to help you mash up truths and lies into outrageous paragraphs; and letters of encouragement written directly to you from famous authors, including: Annie Barrows, Naomi Shihab Nye, Lemony Snicket, C. M. Mayo, Elizabeth Singer Hunt, Moira Egan, Gary Soto, Lucille Clifton, Avi, Betsy Franco, Carol Edgarian, Karen Cushman, Patricia Polacco, Prartho Sereno, Lewis Buzbee, and C. B. Follett.
 

Image: Cover of Show me the Funny! Show me the Funny!
By Peter Desberg and Jeffrey Davis
 

Image: Cover of Starting to Write Starting to Write
 

Image: Cover of Story Engineering: Character Development, Story Concept, Scene Construction Story Engineering: Character Development, Story Concept, Scene Construction
 

Image: Cover of The The "Everything" Creative Writing Book: All You Need to Craft Well-Written - and Marketable - Stories, Screenplays, Blogs and More
 

Image: Cover of The 5-minute Writer The 5-minute Writer
 

Image: Cover of The ABC Checklist for New Writers The ABC Checklist for New Writers
 

Image: Cover of The Art of Writing Drama The Art of Writing Drama
 

Image: Cover of The Book on Writing: The Ultimate Guide to Writing Well by Paula LaRocque The Book on Writing: The Ultimate Guide to Writing Well by Paula LaRocque
You're going to love the way Paula LaRocque teaches in The Book on Writing. A celebrated writing coach with a sense of humor and a gentle touch, she's also a master writer herself with a long and distinguished career in both teaching and practicing the art of writing.
 

Image: Cover of The Creative Writer: Level One: Five Finger Exercises by Boris Fisherman The Creative Writer: Level One: Five Finger Exercises by Boris Fisherman
Breaking down the elements that go into successful imaginative works, The Creative Writer leads aspiring writers through the skills needed to construct each. The assignments, designed to make students more aware of language and more confident in their own ingenuity, build on each other until beginning creative writers have successfully created their own stories, poems, and essays. Simple but innovative exercises encourage young writers to strengthen their vocabulary and become aware of the patterns of sentences Legends and folklore are used to teach point of view, characterization, plotting, and other vital skills Classic poetry serves as a model for the student s own original poems Unlike most how to write books, The Creative Writer is designed to be used in a mentor/student relationship, with teaching, guidance, and evaluation tips provided for the mentor or teacher Can be used as a complement to Writing With Skill or on its own
 

Image: Cover of The Dictionary of Worthless Words The Dictionary of Worthless Words
 

Image: Cover of The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide To Character Expression by Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide To Character Expression by Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi
One of the biggest problem areas for writers is conveying a character's emotions to the reader in a unique, compelling way. This book comes to the rescue by highlighting 75 emotions and listing the possible body language cues, thoughts, and visceral responses for each. Using its easy-to-navigate list format, readers can draw inspiration from character cues that range in intensity to match any emotional moment.
 

Image: Cover of The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published: How to Write It, Sell It, and Market It . . . Successfully by Arielle Eckstut The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published: How to Write It, Sell It, and Market It . . . Successfully by Arielle Eckstut
Written by experts with thirteen books between them as well as many years' experience as a literary agent (Eckstut) and a book doctor (Sterry), this nuts-and-bolts guide demystifies every step of the publishing process: how to come up with a blockbuster title, create a selling proposal, find the right agent, understand a book contract, develop marketing and publicity savvy, and, if necessary, self-publish.
 

Image: Cover of The Everything Guide to Writing a Romance Novel The Everything Guide to Writing a Romance Novel
 

Image: Cover of The Everything Guide to Writing Children's Books by Luke Wallin and Eva Gordon The Everything Guide to Writing Children's Books by Luke Wallin and Eva Gordon
 

Image: Cover of The Freelance Writer’s Handbook The Freelance Writer’s Handbook
 

Image: Cover of The Indieauthor Guide: Self-Publishing Strategies Anyone Can Use The Indieauthor Guide: Self-Publishing Strategies Anyone Can Use
"The Indie Author Guide" offers aspiring self-published authors a roadmap to success by giving them exclusive insight to the latest technology and step-by-step instructions for making the most of it ...
 

Image: Cover of The Insider's Guide to Getting Your Book Published by Rachael Stock The Insider's Guide to Getting Your Book Published by Rachael Stock
 

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