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Book: Nance's Mystery Writer's Thesaurus by Joyce Nance
Got writer's block? Stuck? Need an idea? Try Nance's Mystery Writer's Thesaurus (NMWT). It is jam-packed with over 800 indexed and referenced key words, with a high concentration of words either specifically or generally related to the mystery, thriller, suspense, and crime genres. Besides synonyms, NMWT includes examples, descriptions, and applicable quotes. It is also filled with phrases, [...]
 
Book: Writer's Block - Vanquished! Using Images, Oracles and Brain-Hacks (Practical Writer) by Nancy Hendrickson
Updated Fall 2016 Improve your writing and enhance your creativity with the power of imagery. Let's face it. Some authors write so beautifully with such vivid description that it makes you question your own abilities. You want to write compelling books, but sometimes it feels like you got the short end of the creativity stick. What if you could tap into an unknown source of writing eloquence [...]
 
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: Ghost Writer by Lorna Collins
When unemployed computer programmer Nan Burton inherits a California beach cottage from her great-great-aunt, she's delighted. But she's in for a huge surprise: The house is haunted by the ghost of famous romance writer Max Murdoch (pen name Maxine DuBois) who insists Nan complete his last novel, threatening to keep her from sleeping until she agrees. The ensuing clash pits youth against the [...]
 
Book: Creative Writing Career - Becoming a Writer of Movies, Video Games, and Books (Creative Mentor Book 1) by Justin Sloan
Want to be a writer of video games? A screenwriter? A novelist? Take your writing from hobby to a professional writing career. Based on a lifetime of struggling to make it as a creative writer, "Creative Writing Career: Becoming a Writer of Movies, Video Games, and Books" is a guide for aspiring creative writers to help them position themselves in an extremely competitive field. The book includes [...]
 
Book: Writer's Craft Power Pack 2 - Five-Book Bundle For Authors by Rayne Hall
This bundle contains five guides from the bestselling Writer's Craft series by Rayne Hall: Writing Vivid Settings, Writing Scary Scenes, Twitter for Writers, Why Does My Book Not Sell? 20 Simple Fixes and Writing About Villains. Please note: These books are guides for experienced writers who're ready to take their craft skills to the next level. They're not suitable for novices wanting to learn [...]
 
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: 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: Night Writer - Optimize Your Time, Upgrade Your Skills and Write Around Your Day Job by Sandee L. Hemphill
Does Your Day Job Get in the Way of Writing Your Book? It's a Challenge, Isn't It. But Don't Despair... Help Has Arrived! (Non-fiction; Reference/Writing from Sandee Hemphill) You're pressed for time. You're swamped at work and home demands your after-hours attention. Yet you want to write a book. How do you resolve this dilemma? NIGHT WRITER is the answer you've been looking for. NIGHT WRITER [...]
 
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: Gates to Tangier by Mois Benarroch
WINNER OF THE YEHUDA AMICHAI PRIZE . "KAFKA'S HEIR, PERHAPS." . "If I had a nomination vote for the nobel prize he'd be in the running." Klaus Gerken, Ygdrasil editor. . An international bestseller published in 8 languages (Spanish, Italian, French, German, Portuguese, Hebrew, Arabic, English). When the father of the Benzimra family dies, he leaves a will informing his family of an illegitimate [...]
 
Book: Writing Short Stories to Promote Your Novels (Writer's Craft) by Rayne Hall
A short story is the perfect tool for promoting your novel. Readers who love your story will look for more fiction by the same author. Here are some ideas: post a story on your website as a free read or give it to another writer of the same genre to display it on their website. Publish it as a short free ebook, bolstering your list of published books. Offer it as a giveaway on blog tours. Submit [...]
 
Book: Writing Book Blurbs and Synopses - How to sell your manuscript to publishers and your indie book to readers (Writer's Craft 19) by Rayne Hall
Do you want a synopsis that persuades agents to request the whole manuscript? Does your book need a description that entices Amazon customers click the 'Buy Now' button? This guide shows you step-by-step how to create six effective short forms for selling your manuscript to publishers and your indie-published book to readers: * The SYNOPSIS shows the novel's plot structure. You use it to [...]
 
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: 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: 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: Writing About Magic - Professional Techniques for Paranormal and Fantasy Fiction (Writer's Craft Book 3) by Rayne Hall
Do you write fantasy fiction? This book is a resource for authors. Crammed with information, tips, and plot ideas, it helps you create stories about magic and magicians which are believable and exciting. Learn about power-raising, ritual, training, initiation, love spells, sex magic, costuming, equipment, correspondences, magical weapons, healing, protection, miracles, spells, amulets, talismans, [...]
 
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: 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: 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: Pulp by Neil Ostroff
Nothing is as it seems! As pulp fiction writer, Kevin Turner's life is unraveling he receives a panicked call from his ex-girlfriend Tina, a high-priced hooker. The mayor's married son is dead in her bed and she needs Kevin's assistance. As if Kevin doesn't have enough problems. When Kevin discovers Tina's psychotic brother chopped up and removed the body, and Kevin's fingerprints are all over [...]
 
Book: Saving Summer by Constance Masters
Summer receives the opportunity of a lifetime when she scores a placement in a volunteer program in a zoo. Ben, as Summer's mentor sees a bright and talented young woman who needs some structure and discipline. Will Ben be able to help Summer reach her potential? Has Summer met her match? Originally published in 2014 under the title "Monkey Business".
 
Book: Mortem by J.J. Gonzalez
"-I don't know, James, chaos is... -What? -It feels like home. Somewhere deep in my mind, in my heart, I see this... Death, chaos, rage, and I say: This is home." Up until the moment he died, Edgar Blair was living a carefree life. Looking for a second chance, he sells his soul and ends up working for Death itself. While he figures out how to regain his soul, he carries out the tasks Death [...]
 
Book: Outsourced by Eric J. Gates
What's the most dangerous gift a fan could send to an author? And if that fan was a professional assassin? Readers' Favorite 2017 GOLD MEDAL Winner Chill With a Book READERS' AWARD Sept 2017 GoodReads BOOK of the MONTH February 2015 New York-based writer Nic Stiles receives a strange package in the mail. It's not long before he realises what it represents will change his life... with deadly [...]
 
Book: Butterfly, a Novel by Julie O'Yang
Reigan, a young neurologist from Shanghai discovers a naked woman in the morgue of his hospital, her skin is completely covered in fish scales. Desperate to be cured of her rare disease, the mysterious patient unveils a terrible secret she has carried for decades. Her revelation shatters his world, as she begins to recap her tragic, horrifying memories. Within the next 24 hours while a great [...]
 
Book: The Sword And The Pen by Elysa Hendricks
It was time. After penning ten popular sword-and-sorcery novels, Brandon Alexander Davis was ready to move on. Ready to stop hiding in his fictional world. Ready to start living a real life. There was just one problem: as he plotted the noble death of Serilda D'Lar, his fictional creation, complete with mile-long sword, skimpy leather outfit and badass attitude, appeared in his study. Was she [...]
 
Book: Breakable Moments by Ryan Ramoutar
Breakable Moments is a blood stained, gunpowder smelling romance. The background is set in Trinidad, bringing alive the ghetto and the sharp edge of survival. The story is weaving around Eric, a paramilitary youngster who tries desperately to find love. So desperately, he runs into serious trouble and got caught between the long claws of the law and the crushing fist of the Mafia. His run [...]
 
Book: Your first words - How to start writing by Manouk Barnas & Daniel Kronen
This book will guide you through the writer's life. It will show you how to overcome your doubts and fear and how to become a writer. This book will help you write your first words as the professional writer you always wanted to be. Authors Manouk Barnas was born and raised in the Netherlands. Her passion for writing brought her to the world of international communication and media. She has a [...]
 
Book: Rock Star - Almost by Paul John Miller
Have you ever heard a singer, duo, or maybe a local band that sounded so good you always wondered if they would have made it in the Rock and Roll World? I suppose the definition of made it can be interpreted many ways, but we all know the names and songs of our favorite bands and singers. Introducing Finbar Schuler, an individual unlike most people you will ever meet. Finbar is a tall, handsome, [...]
 
Book: Fictional Worlds - Traditions in Narrative and the Age of Visual Culture, Vols. I-IV (Storytelling on Screen) by L.A. Alexander
"Create Your Own World!" is a motto of visionary artists. We all enjoy escaping into, and journeying within, fictional realms. Some aspire to create their own unique artistic worlds. Fictional Worlds, intended for all readers who love literature and film, and especially for writers, filmmakers, and videogame designers, points at new ways of navigating, exploring, and creating entrancing fictional [...]
 
Book: Trails in the Sand by P.C. Zick
Oil gushing from the depths of the Gulf of Mexico's floor. Petroleum-covered wildlife gasping for air. Tar balls pushing into the grassy habitat of marine life. Beaches suffocating with the smell of fossil fuel instead of salt air. All the while, sea turtles, in an ancient ritual, march from the sea, unaware of the dangers lurking for their precious cargo once hatched. The eggs laid sometimes [...]
 
Book: Left Side Shadow of the Sun by Ife Fyne-Nsofor
Left Side Shadow of the Sun is a novel that documents the memoirs of a girl who was once abducted to serve as a soldier with the Northern Ugandan rebels, the LRA. It is a compelling tale of integrity, and faith, that tugs nostalgically at the human need for the preservation of a freedom from fear itself rather than the elements that one is afraid of. Left Side Shadow of the Sun introduces [...]
 
Book: How Bridge McCoy Learned To Say I Love You by Robert K. Swisher Jr.
How Bridge McCoy Learned To Say I Love You is an off center love story set in a small art town in new mexico. Bridge mccoy is running from his past and looking for a place that will not change. He is broken hearted after a divorce and swears he will never fall in love again - to top it off when he walks he takes two steps forward and then one backward. By chance he discovers lost city - a town in [...]
 
Book: They Called Me Margaret by Florence Osmund
2018 B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree - Margaret Manning has spent the better part of her life conforming to the expectations of other people first her father, then her husband. To break from this tradition, she becomes a writer of cozy mysteries and is in the process of living out her dream of opening her own bookstore The Indie Book Nook featuring self-published authors. But when she perceives her [...]
 
Book: Disconnect - Book One of the Divided Worlds Trilogy by Imran Siddiq
Dirtying fingernails in sewers is fast approaching worthlessness for Zachary, a 16-year old Underworld scavenger. When footage of an Overworld girl, Rosa, is discovered, his intrigue heightens at why she expresses sadness with a lavish lifestyle. In meeting Rosa, Zachary is scorned by her opinion of the deprived. She pities him and provides a means for them to communicate. With time, friendship [...]
 


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