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Book: Fiction Pacing - Professional Techniques for Slow and Fast Pace Effects (Writer's Craft) by Rayne Hall
Excerpt from 'Fiction Pacing: Professional Techniques for Authors' by Rayne Hall Which kind of plot situation calls for what kind of pace? I've compiled a list, so you can see at a glance which situations need what: FAST PACE * Physical fight scenes (battles, duels, brawls) * Chases (on foot, by car, on horseback) * Races (sports contests, horse racing, car racing) * Physical escapes (running, [...]
 
Book: Writer's Craft Power Pack 1 - 5-Book Bundle by Rayne Hall
Get five of Rayne Hall's acclaimed Writer's Craft books in one: Writing Fight Scenes, Writing Dark Stories, Writing Short Stories To Promote Your Novels, Writing About Magic, The Word-Loss Diet. Please note - these books are for fictioneers who have mastered the basics of their craft and want to take their skills to the next level. They are not suitable for absolute beginners.
 
Book: The Word-Loss Diet (Writing Craft) by Rayne Hall
Tighten and tone your writing style, and use simple revision tricks to slim down your manuscript. Shed thousands of words without changing the plot. Strip away the word fat and reveal the muscle of your unique author voice. This book is short, but potent. It is perfect for - self-editing before you submit your book to agents and publishers, or before self-publishing - - understanding why your [...]
 
Book: What's Wrong with your Novel? And How to Fix it by Elizabeth Bailey
Got a Nanowrimo draft ready to edit? Sitting on a first draft because you're not sure it's good enough? Worry not! Help is at hand. Get the skinny on giving your novel PTQ (page turning quality) This guide gets straight down to the nitty-gritty, with minimal preliminaries. What are the most common problems? How do you fix them? It's as simple as don't do that, do this. Straight from the shoulder [...]
 
Book: How To Write That Scene - Professional Techniques For Fiction Authors (Writer's Craft Book 28) by Rayne Hall
Learn how professional authors craft scenes, and apply the techniques to your fiction. This book shows you how to choose the cast of characters and the point-of-view, how to work with plot events and create conflict, how to build tension and conflict, and how to rework a dull scene to make it sparkle. It teaches you professional techniques for specific types of scenes, with a full chapter for [...]
 
Book: Writing Vivid Settings - Professional Techniques for Fiction Authors (Writer's Craft Book 10) by Rayne Hall
Do you want your readers to feel like they're really there in the place where the story happens? Whether you want to enrich stark prose with atmospheric detail, add vibrancy to a dull piece or curb waffling descriptions, this guide can help. Learn how to make your settings intense, realistic, and intriguing. This is the tenth book in Rayne Hall's acclaimed Writer's Craft series.
 
Book: Writing with E's (Writing to Publish Book 3) by Rebecca Waters
A writer writes. An author publishes. If you want to be a successful writer you need to first learn to exercise the writing muscle, learn to self-edit, seek to educate yourself about writing, engage with others in the writing community, and regularly engage in self-evaluation. Successful writers become published authors when they turn these practices into highly productive habits. In the third [...]
 
Book: Novel Revision Prompts - Make Your Good Book Great - Self-Edit Your Plot, Scenes & Style (Writer's Craft 17) by Rayne Hall
You've written a novel, and the draft brims with promise. Now you're revising it to shape it into a gripping work of fiction readers can't put down. Revising a novel is fun. With each change, you see your book grow closer to your vision and gain more power. In this book, I offer you ideas on how to bring out your novel's full potential. Play with them, experiment, explore where they'll lead. To [...]
 
Book: Writing Vivid Dialogue - Professional Techniques for Fiction Authors (Writer's Craft Book 16) by Rayne Hall
Do you want to write fast-paced, exciting, sizzling dialogue? This book reveals professional dialogue techniques to characterise the speaker, carry the plot forward and entertain your readers. This is not a beginner's guide. I assume that you have mastered the basics of fiction writing, and don't need an explanation of what dialogue is and why it matters for your story. But your dialogue isn't [...]
 
Book: Writing Vivid Emotions - Professional Techniques for Fiction Authors (Writer's Craft Book 22) by Rayne Hall
Do you want your characters to feel such strong emotions that the readers' scalps prickle, their mouths go dry and their hearts thud like they're sharing the experience? Do you want to convey fear or happiness in ways that make the readers feel heat radiating through their chest or cold sweat trickling down their spine rather than the tired 'he was afraid' or 'she felt happy'? Step by step, [...]
 
Book: Writing Scary Scenes by Rayne Hall
Are your frightening scenes scary enough? Learn practical tricks to turn up the suspense. Make your readers' hearts hammer with suspense, their breaths quicken with excitement, and their skins tingle with goosebumps of delicious fright. This book contains practical suggestions about how to structure a scary scene, increase the suspense, make the climax more terrifying, make the reader feel the [...]
 
Book: Finding King Onomatopoeia and Other Stories by Lee B. Woods
Lee Woods has written a book for students who are tired of the same old grammar rules. "Students can learn how to write now, when they are young and searching. We make learning fun for adults, why not students?" Using humor, goofy characters, suspense, dialogue, and language play, Woods gives students 31 episodes and exercises in planning and mechanics that can satisfy core standards. His [...]
 
Book: Euphonics For Writers - Professional Techniques for Fiction Authors (Writer's Craft Book 15) by Rayne Hall
Learn how to touch your readers' subconscious with subtle tricks. Certain sounds have certain effects on the psyche. By using words which include those sounds, you influence how the reader feels. Euphonic techniques are popular in poetry, but seldom used in prose. This guide shows how you can apply them to make your prose fiction sparkle. For the purpose of this book, I define euphonics as the [...]
 
Book: Writing Vivid Plots - Professional Techniques for Fiction Writers (Writer's Craft Book 20) by Rayne Hall
Do you want to give your novel a powerful story line? Do you want to power up a draft you've written? This guide shows professional techniques for developing and structuring your fiction book. It solves plot problems such as slow beginnings, sagging middles and flat endings, and guides you to write specific story parts such as the 'Black Moment' and the 'Climax'. The focus of this guide is on [...]
 
Book: Writing Vivid Characters - Professional Techniques for Fiction Authors (Writer's Craft Book 18) by Rayne Hall
Professional techniques for fiction authors for creatingcompelling characters about whom the readers care deeply. Excerpt: CHAPTER 8: HOW TO MAKE YOUR MAIN CHARACTER LIKEABLE CHAPTER 5: HOW TO MAKE YOUR MAIN CHARACTER LIKEABLE Make the readers like the MC from the first page, so they look forward to spending many hours in his company. Here are two techniques you can use. 8. Make the MC an [...]
 
Book: Write Now! - A No Nonsense Guide To Writing Your First Novel (Write Now, Get Published Book 1) by Andrea Lacey-Payne
If you've always wanted to write a book but didn't know how, this is your chance! A published author guides you through the steps in a series of three ebooks with easy to understand instructions, advice with full support along the way. Don't let fear or uncertainty keep you from your dream of becoming published. Just think, this could be you in the future, writing a book on publishing to help [...]
 
Book: Writing Dark Stories - How to Write Horror and Other Disturbing Short Stories (Writer's Craft Book 6) by Rayne Hall
Learn to haunt your readers with powerful, chilling tales. Make their spines tingle with anticipation and their skins crawl with delicious fear. Disturb their world-view and invite them to look into the dark corners of their own souls. This book gives you a wealth of tools and techniques for writing great short stories. It is part of the acclaimed Writer's Craft series. TABLE OF CONTENTS - [...]
 
Book: Great Little Last-Minute Editing Tips for Writers - The Ultimate Frugal Booklet for Avoiding Word Trippers and Crafting Gatekeeper-Perfect Copy by ...
Here is a booklet of word trippers. It is an addendum to a similar list in the appendixes of Carolyn Howard-Johnson's multi award-winning book, "The Frugal Editor." An instructor for UCLA Extension's world-renowned Writers' Program, editor, poet, and novelist, Howard-Johnson has included trouble causers she finds most frequently in her clients' copy. This handy booklet is small enough to be [...]
 
Book: From Writing With Love by Avril Joy
In From Writing With Love, her inspirational book on writing, Costa Short Story winner Avril Joy shares her writing life - the highs and lows, and everything she learned about writing along the way. 'I came late to writing and after a matter of only months found myself hopelessly in love. I had some modest, early success with publication but then a series of difficult rejections. In 2011 I came [...]
 
Book: Writing Deep Point Of View - Professional Techniques for Fiction Authors (Writer's Craft Book 13) by Rayne Hall
Do you want to give the readers such a vivid experience that they feel the events of the story are real and they're right there? Do you want them to forget their own world and worries, and live in the main character's head and heart? The magic wand for achieving this is Deep Point of View. Readers love it, because it gives them the thrill of becoming a different person. The reader doesn't just [...]
 
Book: The Frugal Editor - Do-It-Yourself Editing Secrets, from your query letters to final manuscript to the marketing of your new bestseller by Carolyn ...
There are gremlins out there determined to keep your work from being published, your book from being promoted. Resolved to embarrass you before the gatekeepers who can turn the key of success for you, they lurk in your subconscious and the depths of your computer programs. Whether you are a new or experienced author, The Frugal Editor will help you present whistle-clean copy (from a one-page [...]
 
Book: Writing About Villains (Writing Craft) by Rayne Hall
Create fiends whom your readers will love to hate and can never forget. Forget the cardboard evil-doers with their evil laughter and stinking breath. Your villains will have personality, ideals, feelings and conflicts. They will challenge your heroes, chill your readers, and give your novel excitement and depth. This book is part of the Writer's Craft Series: Writing Fight Scenes, Writing Scary [...]
 
Book: How to Write Novels, Short Stories, Articles and Blogs - For the self-taught, self-made, self-starter, and ambitious reader by Marciano Guerrero and Mary ...
This guide is about the writing of riveting novels, short stories, articles, essays, blogs, and other non-fiction genres. Our method of writing isn't found in any of the traditional textbooks written by theorists, scholars, successful and unsuccessful editors and writers, as well as writers' workshops, and writers' conferences.So, don't for a minute expect a "How to" traditional guide to writing [...]
 
Book: Self-Publishing Painlessly for FREE - A Helpful What-to-Do List for Frugal Authors by Brenda DeHaan
Yes, it is really is possible to publish a wonderful paperback and Kindle book for free. Zero financial investment on your part can lead to money in your bank account. If unsure which route to take, this book will guide you through the forest of information overload so you can find your own comfortable path. The conversational tone makes the content accessible like you have an English [...]
 
Book: The Novel - a Writer's Guide - Discover the Joy of Writing Fiction by Russell F. Moran
The Novel - A Writer's Guide Discover the Joy of Writing FictionThis book will help you unlock the story that's within you. How often have you asked yourself when you are getting around to writing that novel? Maybe you'll start after dinner, or maybe after a long walk, or maybe Saturday morning,or maybe tomorrow or the day after.What are you missing, and why isn't your book available for readers [...]
 
Book: Writing Fight Scenes by Rayne Hall
Dear Author, This book will help you to write a fight scene which is entertaining as well as realistic, and leaves the reader breathless with excitement. You may be clueless about fighting matters, as many authors are. The book will show you step-by-step to write plausible fights and avoid blunders. On the other hand, you may be a skilled martial artist, a military historian or a combat veteran. [...]
 
Book: The Writer's Novel-In-A-Month Preparation Book - A Practical Workbook by Rayne Hall
Do you want to write a novel in a month? Has your writer's group set its members a fast-writing challenge? Has your publisher given you a tight deadline for delivering your next book? Are you planning to take part in the next National Novel Writing Month? If so, this book will help you gather ideas, develop a plot, do your research, and plan your project in the days or weeks before you begin [...]
 
Book: Musings from the Writer's Desk by Elizabeth Bailey
Writing advice straight from the horse's mouth. Elizabeth Bailey's writing blog Helping Writers Get it Right reflects problems she was running into as well as random thoughts about writing that struck her at the time. She tells it like it is with no holds barred. Sometimes philosophical, carelessly casual and occasionally furious, Elizabeth spits out the truth about being a writer and offers up [...]
 
Book: StoryMasters - Advanced Notions in Novel Writing by Gordon A Kessler
Novice to Seasoned Storytellers Hone Your Skills! What lies beneath a well-crafted story? Author's creativity, meticulous plotting, linking subplots, deep point of view, interactive setting, vivid imagery, carefully drawn characters, and insightful, yet invisible subtext--that's what lies beneath any well-drawn story. In this, the eighth edition of Novel Writing Made Simple retitled as [...]
 
Book: Fantasy Writing Prompts - 77 Powerful Ideas To Inspire Your Fiction (Writer's Craft Book 24) by Rayne Hall
FANTASY WRITING PROMPTS: SEVENTY-SEVEN POWERFUL IDEAS TO INSPIRE YOUR FICTION This book is part of Rayne Hall's acclaimed Writer's Craft series. Here's an excerpt: INTRODUCTION This book is crammed with fertile seeds for fantasy fiction. Each prompt comes with a wealth of suggestions how you can develop it to suit the kind of story you want to write. Plant those seeds into the rich ground of your [...]
 
Book: Mid-Novel Writing Prompts - 100 Inspiring Ideas For The Fiction Book You've Started To Write (Writer's Craft 23) by Rayne Hall
Do you want a daily dose of inspiration to carry your novel plot forward? Conventional lists of writing prompts are great for starting new projects, but don't work if you're already well into a story with developed characters and an ongoing plot. This book can help. Whether you seek to boost your own imagination, to rekindle your passion for a book project or to release a creative block, these [...]
 
Book: Writing Love Scenes - Professional Techniques for Fiction Authors (Writer's Craft Book 27) by Rayne Hall & Susanne McCarthy
Learn to write love scenes like a a pro. Two professional authors show step-by-step how to create conflict, depth and intensity, and craft a heart-warming or harrowing scene that readers will never forget. This book shows you step-by-step how to to write about - the first meeting - - the first kiss - - characters in disguise - - confessing a secret - - relationship conflicts - - breaking up - - [...]
 
Book: 25 essential writing tips - Guide to writing good fiction by Alana Woods
What's the secret to a compelling hook? How do you write characters that live and breathe? When do you show and when do you tell? Where does story development take you? Why do your descriptions fall flat? Who is telling the story? First, second or third person point of view. All that and more in 25 essential writing tips.
 
Book: Indies Unlimited 2014 Writing Stimulus Package and Planner (Volume 2) by K. S. Brooks and Stephen Hise
Thirteen months of writing prompts - from the creative minds at Indies Unlimited. This 2014 personal planner is loaded with writing holidays, famous author birthdays, events, and inspirations. Get yours today or you won't know what day it is. Bonus pages in the back help you write your own press release. Don't forget, if you use the writing prompts each month, at the end of the year you'll have [...]
 
Book: The Second Mouse Gets the Cheese - How to Avoid the Traps of Self-Publishing by Carolyn Poling Schriber
As a former college history professor, I am not a stranger to the world of writing, but the publishing process was something I knew little about. Publishing is relatively easy for academics. We seldom have agents. We meet publishing representatives at academic conferences. We rely on university presses to publish our books, advertise them in the right journals, peddle them at pertinent [...]
 


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