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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: 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: 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 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 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: 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 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 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: 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: Why Does My Book Not Sell? 20 Simple Fixes (Writer's Craft) by Rayne Hall
Does your book sell as well as it deserves? If it doesn't, one of twenty blocks may hinder its sales blocks you can easily remove once you're aware of them. Sell more books! Each chapter reveals one area where indie authors are sabotaging their books' success, and shows how you can free yourself from that trap. Whether you want to sell 100,000 copies or would be happy with just 100, this guide [...]
 
Book: The Craft Fair Vendor Guidebook - Ideas to Inspire by Brenda DeHaan
Are you thinking about selling your creations at craft fairs but aren't sure where to start? Are you already selling items but would like more ideas to enhance your displays? "The Craft Fair Vendor Guidebook: Ideas to Inspire" is the go-to guide for people interested in personalized selling. Including many color photographs from craft fairs and other vendor events, this book offers logical ways [...]
 
Book: Write Your Way Out Of Depression - Practical Self-Therapy For Creative Writers (Writer's Craft Book 21) by Rayne Hall
Use your writing talent and your skill with words heal yourself. Author Rayne Hall and psychologist Alexander Draghici show fourteen practical strategies for self-therapy. Do you feel like you're trapped in a dark hole of morass, sinking deeper and deeper, the mud rising to your hips, your chest, your throat? Is despair smothering you like a heavy blanket? Is your own life moving past you like a [...]
 
Book: Getting Book Reviews - Easy, Ethical Strategies for Authors (Writer's Craft 14) by Rayne Hall
Reviews help sell books. When browsing online for their next read, most readers are drawn to the books with many reviews. More and more readers glance at what other readers have to say about a book before they hit the 'buy now' button. The more people have read and liked the book, the more they want to experience it for themselves. This is a known psychological factor called 'social evidence', [...]
 
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: Dr Rayne's Guide To Writerly Disorders - A Tongue-in-Cheek Diagnosis For What Ails Authors (Writer's Craft Book 26) by Rayne Hall
Do you suffer from Synopsisitis, New Novel Itch, Mad Muse Attack, Reality Blindness or Reichenball Falls Syndrome? If people think your behaviour is weird, this book will convince them that you're perfectly normal for a writer. You are simply afflicted with a Creatively Transmitted Disease. Compare your symptoms, discover the cure (if there is one) and diagnose your writer friends. Compiled by [...]
 
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: Twitter for Writers (Writer's Craft) by Rayne Hall
Use Twitter to improve your writing, network with other authors, meet fans, build a platform, gain exposure, find reviewers and sell books. Rayne Hall has one of the best platforms any writer has on Twitter - with over 50,000 genuine, engaged followers who enjoy her tweets and buy her books. Here she shares practical advice, fun ideas, step-by-step strategies for success - and even the [...]
 
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: 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: How To Train Your Cat To Promote Your Book - Have Fun With Your Feline, Go Viral In The Social Media, And Sell More Books (Writer's Craft Book 12) by ...
"How do you get your cat to pose for pictures like this?" is the question I get asked most often. People can't believe their eyes when they see my social media photos of the cute kitty 'reading' books. When I say that I trained him, the reaction is inevitably "What?!" and "You can't train a cat!" Oh yes, you can train a cat. When I say, "Sulu, shake hands" he places his right paw in my right [...]
 
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: Host a Successful Craft Fair - Tips for Top-Selling Events by Brenda DeHaan
Craft fairs are about fun and making money. If you are the host, organization is key to creating a rewarding event. You want the event's sponsoring organization and the vendors to make money. You want the guests to make memories of a fun time shopping and spending time together. You want to accomplish these things as efficiently as possible. This book tells you how. The information is geared for [...]
 
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: More Horror Writing Prompts - 77 Further Powerful Ideas To Inspire Your Fiction (Writer's Craft Book 29) by Rayne Hall
This book is crammed with fertile seeds for fiction that will thrill, disturb or scare your readers. Each prompt comes with a wealth of suggestions for how you can develop it to suit the kind of story you want to write. Plant those seeds into the rich ground of your own imagination, and watch them grow. This book is a continuation of 'Horror Writing Prompts' but you can use it on its own. Each [...]
 
Book: Crafty Decluttering by Brenda DeHaan
How long can you procrastinate decluttering your craft area? If you're like many, the answer is "TOO long!" "Crafty Decluttering" is a light-hearted look at how one tiny craft space was organized and transformed. The story is told through colorful pictures of the progress. Seeing how one crafter's mess gets organized may be just the thing to motivate you to tackle your own projects in your own [...]
 


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