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Outlining Your Novel

12 ratings

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Let outlines help you write a better book! Writers often look upon outlines with fear and trembling. But when properly understood and correctly wielded, the outline is one of the most powerful weapons in a writer's arsenal. Outlining Your Novel: Map Your Way to Success will: Help you choose the right type of outline for you Guide you in brainstorming plot ideas Aid you in discovering your characters Show you how to structure your scenes Explain how to format your finished outline Instruct you in how to use your outline Reveal the benefits: Ensures cohesion and balance Prevents dead-end ideas Provides foreshadowing Offers assurance and motivation Dispel misconceptions: Requires formal formatting Limits creativity Robs the joy of discovery Takes too much time

©2011 K. M. Weiland (P)2014 K. M. Weiland

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The Secrets of Story

10 ratings

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The Secrets of Story is a revolutionary and comprehensive writing guide for the 21st century, focused on clever ways to get an audience to fully identify with an all-too-human hero. Authors will learn to how to cut through pop culture noise and win over a jaded modern audience by rediscovering the heart of writing: shaping stories that ring true to our shared understanding of human nature. Providing conversational advice that spans multiple disciplines - from fiction to film to creative nonfiction - Matt Bird's insightful techniques allow characters to come alive and stories to reach a new level of appeal.

©2016 Matt Bird (P)2016 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

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Wired for Story

16 ratings

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Imagine knowing what the brain craves from every tale it encounters, what fuels the success of any great story, and what keeps people transfixed. Wired for Story reveals these cognitive secrets - and it's a game-changer for anyone who has ever set pen to paper. The vast majority of writing advice focuses on "writing well" as if it were the same as telling a great story. This is exactly where many aspiring writers fail - they strive for beautiful metaphors, authentic dialogue, and interesting characters, losing sight of the one thing that every engaging story must do: ignite the brain's hardwired desire to learn what happens next. When writers tap into the evolutionary purpose of story and electrify our curiosity, it triggers a delicious dopamine rush that tells us to pay attention. Without it, even the most perfect prose won't hold anyone's interest. Backed by recent breakthroughs in neuroscience as well as examples from novels, screenplays, and short stories, Wired for Story offers a revolutionary look at story as the brain experiences it. Each chapter zeroes in on an aspect of the brain, its corresponding revelation about story, and the way to apply it to your storytelling right now.

©2012 Lisa Cron (P)2017 Tantor

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Save the Cat! Writes a Novel

24 ratings

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The first novel-writing guide from the best-selling Save the Cat! story-structure series, which reveals the 15 essential plot points needed to make any novel a success. Novelist Jessica Brody presents a comprehensive story-structure guide for novelists that applies the famed Save the Cat! screenwriting methodology to the world of novel writing. Revealing the 15 "beats" (plot points) that comprise a successful story - from the opening image to the finale - this audiobook lays out the 10 story genres ("Monster in the House"; "Whydunit"; "Dude with a Problem") alongside quirky, original insights ("Save the Cat"; "Shard of Glass") to help novelists craft a plot that will captivate - and a novel that will sell. With a PDF that includes charts, lists, and exercises from the audiobook. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2018 Jessica Brody (P)2018 Random House Audio

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How to Write Your First Novel: The Stress-Free Guide to Writing Fiction for Beginners

3 ratings

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This is the stress-free guide to writing your first novel like a pro! Learning how to write your first novel can be overwhelming. You have to master outlining, writing, revising, and so much more...and it can be scary if you've never done it before. While it seems daunting, writing your first novel is simple when you have someone experienced to help you through it.  In this writer’s guide, prolific writer M.L. Ronn shares an easy step-by-step process of writing compelling fiction that he's perfected after writing over 40 books.  Write your first novel with structured advice tailored for beginners: Learn the basic building blocks of every story and how to put them together  Develop an effective outline (or learn how to write without one) Discover winning formulas that mega best sellers use to write their novels Navigate your novel’s “murky middle” with seven unorthodox strategies that will get you unstuck in no time Revise your story without fear Writing your first novel is life-changing. Download this writer’s guide, follow the step-by-step instructions, and you'll wake up one morning very soon with a finished manuscript waiting for you. 

©2018 M.L. Ronn (P)2018 M.L. Ronn

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Writing to Be Understood

Summary

Have you ever wondered what makes your favorite nonfiction books so compelling, understandable, or enjoyable? They're connecting with you, as a reader (or listener). This book will help you recognize and apply the methods of your favorite writers to your own work.  Writing to Be Understood is the thinking writer's guide to effective nonfiction writing techniques, such as:    Using analogies to illustrate unseen concepts  Appealing to the reader's innate curiosity  Alternating between abstraction and detail in explanations  Balancing humility with credibility  For each topic, the book combines insights from cognitive science with advice from writers and expert practitioners in fields of psychology, technology, economics, medicine, policy, and more.   Whether you're an expert trying to communicate with a mainstream audience or a nonfiction writer hoping to reach more people, Writing to Be Understood will help you expand the impact of your words.  Gold Medal Winner, 2019 Independent Publisher Book Awards  

©2018 Anne Janzer (P)2019 Anne Janzer

Length: 4 hrs and 41 mins
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On Writing and Worldbuilding - Volume I

5 ratings

Summary

Writing advice tends to be full of "rules" and "tips" which are either too broad to be helpful or outright wrong. In On Writing and Worldbuilding, we will discuss specific and applicable ideas to consider, from effective methods of delivering exposition and foreshadowing, to how communication, commerce, and control play into the fall of an empire. On Writing Part I: Prologues Part II: The First Chapter Part III: The Exposition Problem Part IV: Foreshadowing Part V: Villain Motivation Part VI: Hero-Villain Relationships Part VII: Final Battles Part VIII: The Chosen One Part IX: Hard Magic Systems Part X: Soft Magic Systems Part XI: Magic Systems and Storytelling On Worldbuilding Part XII: Polytheistic Religions Part XIII: Hidden Magical Worlds Part XIV: How Empires Rise Part XV: How Empires Work Part XVI: How Empires Fall Exclusive Content Part XVII: How I Plan a Novel Dozens of sidenotes and extra thoughts on all these wonderful stories

©2019 Timothy Hickson (P)2020 Timothy Hickson

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Authors and Interns

Summary

Imagine having someone to help you with your writing and publishing business, doing the tasks you never seem to have time to accomplish. Imagine paying that person not with cash, but with experience and learning. That's what it's like when you work with student interns. Working with student interns can make a difference for you as an author or publisher, expanding the possibilities of what you can achieve. It can be like instantly adding a staff to your company, bringing in one or more team members with editing, design, social media, or marketing skills. It can let you pay forward some of the mentoring that you may have received on the road to creating your own career. This guide, developed by best-selling author Robert Jeschonek after years of direct experience with student interns from high-profile colleges and universities across the US, will give you the tools you need to recruit, train, task, teach, and learn from such interns.  You'll discover the ups and downs of working with interns, the pitfalls to avoid, and the hacks and shortcuts that will make your life easier. Insights from past and current interns will give you an even more complete picture of what to expect as you develop and deploy your own system for enhancing your organization while sharing your knowledge and experience with the next generation.  Reviews: "One of the toughest things writers face when they start their own business is finding and paying for good help. Sometimes, all a writer needs is an hour of work from a dedicated person. Robert Jeschonek has found a unique solution to this problem and delineates how this helps everyone involved. Another do-not-miss book." (Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Business Musings)

©2020 Robert Jeschonek (P)2021 Robert Jeschonek

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Structuring Your Novel

23 ratings

Summary

Is Structure the Hidden Foundation of All Successful Stories? Why do some stories work and others don't? The answer is structure. In this IPPY and NIEA Award-winning guide from the author of the bestselling Outlining Your Novel, you will discover the universal underpinnings that guarantee powerful plot and character arcs. An understanding of proper story and scene structure will help you to not only perfectly time your story's major events, but will also provide you with an unerring standard to use in evaluating your novel's pacing and progression. Structuring Your Novel will show you: How to determine the best methods for unleashing your unique and personal vision for your story. How to identify common structural weaknesses and flip them around into stunning strengths. How to eliminate saggy middles by discovering your "centerpiece." Why you should NEVER include conflict on every page. How to discover the questions you don't want readers asking about your plot-and then how to get them to ask the right questions. Story structure has empowered countless bestselling and classic authors. Now it's your turn!

©2013 Katie M. Weiland (P)2014 Katie M. Weiland

Narrator: Sonja Field
Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
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The Writer's Process

Summary

Master the inner game of writing! Writing is an intensely personal act, yet all writers face similar problems related to focus, procrastination, creativity, and productivity. This book combines the field-tested practices of successful and productive writers with insights from cognitive science. By understanding how your mental processes affect the work, you can master the inner game of writing. The Writer's Process is a practical guide to finding your best writing process. Topics include: How to invite your brain to work when you're not actively writing Why writing is like baking bread, with many steps including periods of incubation How to structure your surroundings for each phase of the writing process

©2016 Anne Janzer (P)2016 Anne Janzer

Narrator: Anne Janzer
Author: Anne Janzer
Length: 4 hrs and 2 mins
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How to Write Best-Selling Fiction

34 ratings

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Most people think the way to write a best seller is to have a lot of talent and even more luck. As you will learn, there is a recipe for success, and luck may be the least important ingredient in creating a best seller.  When it comes to solving the mystery of what makes a best-selling novel, no one has cracked the code better than James Scott Bell. A best-selling author himself, winner of the International Thriller Writers Award and the Christy Award for Suspense, plus the author of the number-one best seller for writers, Plot & Structure, Mr. Bell has been teaching the principles of best-selling fiction for over 20 years, principles that apply to any genre or style.  In the 24 lectures of How to Write Best-Selling Fiction, Mr. Bell provides a comprehensive, eye-opening, and illuminating survey of the entire writing process, as well as a full breakdown of how best-selling authors such as Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Michael Connelly, Suzanne Collins, Janet Evanovich, and dozens of others have implemented best practices in their own writing.  From fun creative challenges to help you get started with unique plot and character ideas to how to format, package, and promote your finished material - with help dotting every "i" and crossing every "t" along the way - Mr. Bell offers an insightful, intimate, and extraordinarily revealing look at the elements that elevate a novel to become a best seller. Any aspiring author will gain a wealth of tools that will not only improve their ability to write, but will also increase their enjoyment of the craft.  The famous writer Somerset Maugham once said, “There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.” And maybe no one knows the “rules”, but there are writing techniques, practices, and fundamentals that writers have used for decades to become best-selling authors. And just like Picasso, once you master the basics of your art, then you can create your own rules. With How to Write Best-Selling Fiction, you get an intimate introduction to the fundamentals of how to write your best seller, from a best-selling author who has mastered the secrets to success.  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2019 The Great Courses (P)2019 The Teaching Company, LLC

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This Year You Write Your Novel

1 rating

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No more excuses. "Let the lawn get shaggy and the paint peel from the walls," best-selling novelist Walter Mosley advises. Anyone can write a novel now, and in this essential book of tips, practical advice, and wisdom, Walter Mosley promises that the writer-in-waiting can finish it in one year. Mosley tells how to: Create a daily writing regimen to fit any writer's needs - and how to stick to it. Determine the narrative voice that's right for every writer's style. Get past those first challenging sentences and into the heart of a story. Intended as both inspiration and instruction, This Year You Write Your Novel provides the tools to turn out a first draft painlessly and then revise it into something finer.

©2007 Walter Mosley (P)2019 Hachette Audio

Narrator: Dion Graham
Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
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The Story Grid

5 ratings

Summary

What is the Story Grid? The Story Grid is a tool developed by editor Shawn Coyne to analyze stories and provide helpful editorial comments. It's like a CT Scan that takes a photo of the global story and tells the editor or writer what is working, what is not, and what must be done to make what works better and fix what's not. The Story Grid breaks down the component parts of stories to identify the problems. And finding the problems in a story is almost as difficult as the writing of the story itself (maybe even more difficult). The Story Grid is a tool with many applications: It will tell a writer if a story "works" or "doesn't work". It pinpoints story problems but does not emotionally abuse the writer, revealing exactly where a story (not the person creating the story) has failed. It will tell the writer the specific work necessary to fix that story's problems. It is a tool to re-envision and resuscitate a seemingly irredeemable pile of paper stuck in an attic drawer. It is a tool that can inspire an original creation. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2015 Black Irish Entertainment (P)2019 Black Irish Entertainment

Narrator: Dan Portnoy
Author: Shawn Coyne
Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
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Stein on Writing

8 ratings

Summary

Stein on Writing provides immediately useful advice for writers of fiction and nonfiction, whether newcomers or accomplished professionals. As Sol Stein, renowned editor, author, and instructor, explains, "This is not a book of theory. It is a book of usable solutions, how to fix writing that is flawed, how to improve writing that is good, how to create interesting writing in the first place." With examples from his best sellers as well as aspiring students' writing, Stein offers detailed sections on characterization, dialogue, pacing, flashbacks, liposuctioning flab, the "triage" method of revision, using the techniques of fiction to enliven nonfiction, and more.

©1995 Sol Stein (P)2003 Blackstone Audiobooks

Author: Sol Stein
Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
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Unlock the Writer Within

Summary

Unlock the Writer Within was created expressly to inspire beginning writers to "start the adventure" of writing their own fiction novels or screenplays.  Unlock the Writer Within is an upbeat creative writing guide that offers an array of advice for new writers in a conversational style - coupled with brief excerpts from classic novels in the public domain to illustrate key tips.  Starting from the first question most often asked - “How do I start?” - Williams answers 75 of the most frequently asked questions pulled from both her creative writing blog and one-day fiction writing seminars taught throughout the Pacific Northwest.  Whether you intend to write movies or write novels, Unlock the Writer Within is a terrific place for a new writer to start your writing journey. In the process you will help others develop their own literacy skills.

©2019 Jana Williams (P)2019 Jana Williams

Narrator: Bo Morgan
Length: 3 hrs and 54 mins
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Bird by Bird

97 ratings

Summary

A New York Times best-selling author of both fiction and nonfiction, Anne Lamott was also the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship. As much a guide to writing as an exploration of the emotional challenges of being a writer, Bird by Bird offers a candid and often humorous look at how to tackle these varied obstacles.

©1994 Anne Lamott (P)2013 Recorded Books

Narrator: Susan Bennett
Author: Anne Lamott
Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
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Romancing the Beat: Story Structure for Romance Novels

7 ratings

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What makes a romance novel a romance? How do you write a kissing book? Writing a well-structured romance isn't the same as writing any other genre - something the popular novel and screenwriting guides don't address. The romance arc is made up of its own story beats, and the external plot and theme need to be braided to the romance arc - not the other way around. Told in conversational (and often irreverent) prose, Romancing the Beat is like sitting down to coffee with romance editor and author Gwen Hayes while she explains story structure - the way she does with her clients, some of whom are regular inhabitants of the New York Times and USA Today best-seller lists. Romancing the Beat is a recipe, not a rigid system. The beats don't care if you plot or outline before you write, or if you pants your way through the drafts and do a "beat check" when you're revising. Pantsers and plotters are both welcome. So sit down, grab a cuppa, and let's talk about kissing books.

©2016 Gwen Hayes (P)2017 Gwen Hayes

Narrator: Natalie Duke
Author: Gwen Hayes
Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
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Using Myth to Power Your Story

1 rating

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This delightful workshop covers how you can use the myths and fairy tales that link us all to give your story more oomph. Get ready to laugh while you learn, because the speaker is a natural storyteller and a witty observer of life. Whether you're creating a screenplay, a novel, a play, a computer game, a puppet show, or just an entry in your journal, your story will be richer, it will touch more people, and it will have more meaning and depth after you listen to Chris Vogler's talk. Learn about: The Hero's Ordinary and Special Worlds The Four Major Movements of Any Story The Cast of Characters: Hero, Mentor, Threshold Guardian, Herald, Shapeshifter, Shadow, and Trickster

©2002 Christopher Vogler (P)2002 Writer's AudioShop

Length: 3 hrs and 52 mins
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Proof

1 rating

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What are story grid beats? We think about the story creation process (writing) as one big “problem”.   You simply want to travel from where you are right now (without a story that works) to a place where your story takes on a life of its own. It works. We submit to you that the practical way to unpack that very big problem is by breaking it into smaller, more easily solvable units.   Just as performers break down acting challenges into moment-to-moment micro-actions they call beats, so do Story Grid Beat audiobooks break your story problems into specific high-resolution mini-puzzles.  They’re like global positioning system reports for when you find yourself lost on your author’s journey. And once they clearly define the problem at hand, they offer procedural advice about how best to reframe your approach and solve it in your own unique way.  After all, you can’t begin to solve a problem until you clearly know what it is.  You are not the problem. The problems are the problem.

©2020 Story Grid Universe LLC (P)2020 Story Grid Universe LLC

Narrator: Dan Portnoy
Author: Shawn Coyne
Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
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Ten Minute Author

Summary

What turns a writer into an author? Finishing.  Do you want to finish your manuscript? Or, do you want to write more words in less time? Ten Minute Author is a concise book describing a beautifully simple but powerful technique for creating a daily writing habit to finish your next manuscript. And the one after that. Aimed at both the complete beginner and published authors who want to write more consistently, Ten Minute Author shows how a simple commitment to a daily writing practice can become the foundation of a successful career. Drawing on his experience of writing daily for over three years, author Kevin Partner provides a complete blueprint for setting up your new habit, including downloadable resources, online templates and a 28-day challenge to begin your writing streak. This is a short book about a simple habit with profound results.

©2020 Kevin Partner (P)2020 Kevin Partner

Narrator: Kevin Partner
Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
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Story Idea: A Method to Develop a Book Idea

Summary

Simple ideas, turned into rich stories. This short, easy-to-use guidebook tells you exactly how to turn a fleeting story idea into a solid premise strong enough to carry an entire novel. Story Idea: A Method to Develop a Book Idea will teach you: How to get more story ideas when your creative well seems to have run dry How to use mind mapping to decide which story idea is the best one How to develop the premise, the starting point for any novel Included is a bonus section on how to develop a premise for a non-fiction book. Also, you'll be able to download a list of 100 writing prompts to get you started. The two best-selling authors use the method outlined in this workbook, exactly as it's laid out in this quick audiobook, to write their own novels. Get rid of writer's block forever. It's time to reclaim your creativity!

©2020 Fantasy Realms (P)2021 Fantasy Realms

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Write and Publish Your 1st Book

Summary

Write your own books your way! I wrote this book in segments to get you the basic facts about writing and putting your thoughts down on paper. Each segment covers another task in your journey to become a writer. Read, write, enjoy, and spend all the time you need. Be the writer you want and at your own pace!

©2020 Bruce Walker (P)2021 Bruce Walker

Narrator: Mike Campobasso
Author: Bruce Walker
Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
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How to Write Funnier

2 ratings

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Learn how to write a funny story. Can you learn how to write comedy? Absolutely - anyone can. Scott Dikkers will tell you how. He's co-founder and longest-serving editor-in-chief of The Onion, the world's most popular humor publication, and founder of The Onion Training Center at the Second City in Chicago. He's also a number one best-selling humor author and winner of the Thurber Prize for American Humor. In How to Write Funnier, he tells you everything you need to know to start writing funny stories, how to write funny scenes, and how to write funny sketches. But that's just the beginning. How do you get a job in comedy? How do you write for The Onion? How do you write for the New Yorker? How do you get published in McSweeney's? How do you write for money? How do you become a career comedy writer? It's all in How to Write Funnier. Writers Scott has mentored, trained, or hired for their very first comedy-writing job have gone on to win several Emmy Awards, written movies nominated for an Academy Award, and become best-selling authors themselves. How to Write Funnier gives you the step-by-step process professionals use to create hilarious comedy articles, prose pieces, and stories that jump off the page, grab readers by the sphincter, and make them LOL. Inside: The 13 most common mistakes in humor writing The 11 different ways to structure a humor piece How to get ideas for writing a great story Eight steps for how to get feedback on your writing that will truly make it funnier

©2019 Scott Dikkers (P)2020 Scott Dikkers

Narrator: Scott Dikkers
Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
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Self-Publish & Succeed

Summary

You can write a book - anyone can. But if you want to write a book that people will want or even need to read, it’s not as simple as sitting down to write. In fact, that’s one of the biggest mistakes unsuccessful authors make. Writing a book can be one of the smartest moves for your business success. But you need more than writing skills to create an impressive book that readers will love. You also need a plan to market, sell, and leverage your book into a new level of leadership within your industry to reach your professional goals.  In Self-Publish & Succeed, trusted best-selling author and entrepreneur Julie Broad shows you that writing a successful nonfiction book starts long before you write your first chapter. To write a book that boosts your brand, generates a profit, and makes you an influencer in your industry, you need the #noboringbooks way.  You’re about to discover: The reason why you’re not finishing your book - and how to overcome it Why most books are boring, and how to keep yours from being one of them Which editors you need to perfect your story, and where to find them The one simple page that could generate thousands of sales Seven places to sell your book (and only one starts with “A!”) Nonfiction doesn’t mean no fun. Write a money-making book that delivers meaningful impact. Self-Publish & Succeed is your step-by-step guide to writing, publishing, and marketing a book that will get attention, explode your career, and change people’s lives - including yours.

©2021 Julie Broad (P)2021 Julie Broad

Narrator: Julie Broad
Author: Julie Broad
Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
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The Writing Life

6 ratings

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Through their many best-selling books, Natalie Goldberg and Julia Cameron have done nothing less than deepen the way millions of us experience the art and practice of writing and creativity. Now, with The Writing Life, Cameron and Goldberg join forces for the first time in this revealing dialogue that speaks to our common search for an everyday spirituality. Join these two creative giants as they explode cherished misconceptions about who should write and why they should do it, opening the door to the writer's world for everybody, not just a chosen few. Goldberg and Cameron take us inside their personal lives as committed writers and spiritual seekers and explore the following questions: How can writing best be practiced? What is the difference between therapeutic writing and writing for publication? How do we conquer the twin dragons of mood and time? Is it dangerous or inspirational to dabble in different arts, such as music, painting, and writing? How is addiction related to the writer's life? Edgy, surprising, and useful for its hard-won advice, The Writing Life is an invitation to a life-transforming act that requires no more than a pen, some paper, and the will to get started.

©2005 Julia Cameron and Natalie Goldberg (P)2005 Julia Cameron and Natalie Goldberg

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Stop Worrying; Start Writing

Summary

Do you want to write but can't seem to get started? Are you struggling to finish your novel or frustrated by your slow progress? Perhaps you are starting to worry that you aren't cut out for the writing life.... Let best-selling novelist and host of the Worried Writer podcast Sarah Painter show you how to skip past negativity, free-up writing time, cope with self-doubt, and beat procrastination. Along with mega successful authors such as C. L.Taylor, Mark Edwards, and Julie Cohen, Sarah will show you how to:   Smash writing blocks to finish stories faster Manage self-doubt so that it doesn't stop you creating Trick yourself into being more productive Schedule your time to maximize your writing output and satisfaction Plus many more tips and tricks! Packed with honest, supportive, and hard-won advice, this is your practical guide to getting the work done. Don't let creative anxiety kill your writing dreams: Stop worrying and start writing today! "Inspiring, comforting, warm and wise. Both new writers and established authors will find something helpful here." - Keris Stainton, YA author "If Stephen King is your writing godfather then Sarah Painter is the writer's best friend - kind, honest and full of wisdom." - Annie Lyons, best-selling author of The Choir on Hope Street and Not Quite Perfect "The best book on writing and productivity I have read in a long time. It tackles the fear and self-doubt we all feel when it comes to our writing in such an engagingly honest way, that there are times when I was laughing aloud because here was someone who truly understood. Written with such heart, Sarah, in her characteristically kind, and gentle way that listeners of The Worried Writer podcast have come to love and appreciate, offers solid, actionable advice that will inspire you to approach your writing with enthusiasm and renewed determination!" - Lily Graham, author of The Cornish Escape

©2017 Sarah Painter (P)2018 Sarah Painter

Narrator: Sarah Painter
Length: 3 hrs and 14 mins
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Writing Deep Point of View

1 rating

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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 read a story about a gladiator in the arena, an heiress in a Scottish castle, an explorer in the jungle, a courtesan in Renaissance Venice - she becomes that gladiator, heiress, explorer, or courtesan. In this book, I'll reveal the powerful techniques employed by best-selling authors, and I'll show you how to apply them to rivet your readers. I'll start with the basics of Point of View - if you're already familiar with the concept, you can treat them as a refresher - and then guide you to advanced strategies for taking your reader deep. This is not a beginners' book. It assumes that you have mastered the basics of the writer's craft and know how to create compelling fictional characters. If you like, you can use this book as a self-study class, approaching each chapter as a lesson and completing the assignments at the end of each session.

©2015 Rayne Hall (P)2016 Rayne Hall

Narrator: Cat Lookabaugh
Author: Rayne Hall
Length: 2 hrs and 22 mins
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Writing Vivid Settings

Summary

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 10th book in Rayne Hall's acclaimed Writer's Craft series.

©2015, 2016 Rayne Hall (P)2017 Rayne Hall

Narrator: Cat Lookabaugh
Author: Rayne Hall
Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
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Ernest Hemingway on Writing

5 ratings

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An assemblage of reflections on the nature of writing and the writer from one the greatest American writers of the 20th century.

Throughout Hemingway’s career as a writer, he maintained that it was bad luck to talk about writing - that it takes off “whatever butterflies have on their wings and the arrangement of hawk’s feathers if you show it or talk about it”. 

Despite this belief, by the end of his life he had done just what he intended not to do. In his novels and stories, in letters to editors, friends, fellow artists, and critics, in interviews and in commissioned articles on the subject, Hemingway wrote often about writing. And he wrote as well and as incisively about the subject as any writer who ever lived....

This book contains Hemingway’s reflections on the nature of the writer and on elements of the writer’s life, including specific and helpful advice to writers on the craft of writing, work habits, and discipline. The Hemingway personality comes through in general wisdom, wit, humor, and insight, and in his insistence on the integrity of the writer and of the profession itself. (From the Preface by Larry W. Phillips)

©2002 Larry W. Phillips (P)2019 Simon and Schuster

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On Writing Well: Audio Collection

28 ratings

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This expanded audio collection presents William Zinsser's On Writing Well, the classic teaching book that has sold more than 1 million copies, together with a new 90-minute section that tells you how to write a memoir.  Based on a course that Zinsser taught at Yale, On Writing Well has long been praised by writers, teachers, and students for its sound advice, its clarity, and the warmth of its style. It's for everybody who wants to learn how to write or who needs to do some writing to get through the day. Whether you want to write about people and places, science and technology, business, sports, or the arts, this is the definitive guide to the craft of nonfiction. Part II of this collection, on memoir, personal history, and family history, tells you in helpful detail how to write the story of your life: who you are, who you once were, and what heritage you come from. Throughout, Zinsser refers to the work of many successful memoir writers, including Frank McCourt, Annie Dillard, Russell Baker, and Eudora Welty, to demonstrate how they solved the problems of selection, compression, focus, and tone that every memoir writer struggles with. 

©1990, 1999, 2003 William Zinsser (P)2003 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

Narrator: William Zinsser
Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
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Writing Your Masterpiece

Summary

Want to create the next top book? Well, then start here, and learn what you need to be. This is not a full course on writing a best seller, but it is a fast guide to get you started and in the right direction. All you need after this is time, motivation, and the desire to release that hidden best seller locked inside you.

©2021 Bruce Walker (P)2021 Bruce Walker

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Write On, Sisters!

1 rating

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There are more outlets than ever for writers to spread their messages and share their work, more opportunities to speak out and be seen. Writers expose themselves freely and willingly in a way that would have been unfathomable 50 years ago, and more people than ever are writing and publishing. Men and women are writing with equal fervor and commitment to their message and craft. As a result, it’s easy to assume, or hope, that the gendered playing field is a thing of the past, too. Unfortunately for women writers, it’s not. Knowing what we’re up against and how to fight back is the heart and soul of Write On, Sisters! Inside, Brooke Warner draws upon research, anecdotes, and her personal experiences from 20 years in the book publishing industry to show how women’s writing is discounted or less valued than men’s writing, then provides support to overcome these challenges. This audiobook also shines light on how women writers face not only ever-present historical and social challenges but also their own self-limiting beliefs. Write On, Sisters! is for every woman writer ready to be done with all that, and who’s ready for the next revolution.

©2019 Brooke Warner (P)2020 Brooke Warner

Narrator: Brooke Warner
Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
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Creating Life

2 ratings

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Creating a unique, immersive setting one life form at a time. This book is a detailed how-to guide on inventing the heart of every imaginary world - life. With chapters on creating gods, species/races, plants, animals, monsters, heroes, villains, and even undead, it draws on the author's quarter century of world building experience. Pointed questions, and an examination of answers and their repercussions, will help readers decide on goals, how to reach them, and whether they are even worth pursuing. Always practical, Creating Life will quickly improve the skills of beginners and experts alike, making a time consuming project more fun, easier, faster, and skillfully done. Unlike other world building guides, the series discusses how to use your inventions in stories while balancing narrative flow with the need for explaining your world. Tailored examples illustrate this. Extensive, culled research on life forms is provided to classify and understand options without overwhelming world builders with extraneous details. Storytellers, game designers, gamers, and hobbyists will benefit from seven free templates that can be downloaded and reused.

©2017 Randy Ellefson (P)2017 Randy Ellefson

Narrator: Randy Ellefson
Length: 5 hrs and 13 mins
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Paused to Prolific

Summary

From USA Today best-selling author K Webster comes a quick guide to help you write faster, stay focused, and avoid burnout! With more than 80 published titles (and counting), K Webster is often asked how she remains prolific and successful. She’ll reveal in a humorous yet effective manner how she keeps her focus and has managed to publish one or two stories each month consistently for more than five years. In this easy-to-listen-to audiobook, you’ll learn to retrain how you think and new habits to help you become productive in a few simple ways by:  Identifying your problem Making a plan Being accountable Staying focused Sticking to a schedule Staying productive Using short exercises in each section, you will begin to understand how to put into practice what you’ll learn in this audiobook. This is a quick and effective guide meant to cut through the fat and get straight to the meat so you can get back to writing!

©2019 K Webster (P)2020 K Webster

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The Elements of Style (Recorded Books Edition)

10 ratings

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The Elements of Style has long been a valued and beloved resource for all writers. Hailed for its directness and clever insight, this unorthodox textbook was born from a professor's love for the written word and perfected years later by one of his students: famed author E. B. White. Ever since its first publication in 1959, writers have turned to this book for its wise and accessible advice.

©1995 William Strunk (P)2007 Recorded Books

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"They Say / I Say"

1 rating

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"They Say / I Say" identifies the key rhetorical moves in academic writing, showing students how to frame their arguments in the larger context of what others have said and providing templates to help them make those moves. And, because these moves are central across all disciplines, the audiobook includes chapters on writing in the sciences, writing in the social sciences, and - new to this edition - writing about literature. The best-selling book on academic writing - in use at more than 1,500 schools.

©2014 Gerald Graff (Author), Cathy Birkenstein (Author) (P)2014 Gildan Media LLC

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The 24 Laws of Storytelling: A Practical Handbook for Great Storytellers

Summary

It's time to take control of your stories. Stories have a unique power to immerse, delight, and educate. So why do some stories work and others fail? The 24 Laws of Storytelling distills the lessons learned from stories past and present into a practical audiobook that you can use for any story you decide to write. This audiobook will teach you the principles you need to immerse your audience, deliver immensely satisfying drama, and educate better than any textbook or lecture can. There's no need for any special tools, expensive writing software, or Hollywood contacts. You only need to learn from the successes and blunders of past stories. By extracting the timeless writing principles from master storytellers such as Christopher Nolan, Stephen King, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, George Lucas, Alfred Hitchcock, and many more, this unique work will provide a fascinating insight into the laws of storytelling and how to use them to create your own masterpieces.

©2018 Jonathan Baldie (P)2019 Jonathan Baldie

Narrator: Joe Farinacci
Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
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Build Your Authors Alley

Summary

Have you ever wanted to organize a literary department? Maybe, you already do, but it needs to be updated for the modern publishing world? Now you can! Get started today with the help and expertise of best-selling author and Authors Alley founder Weston Kincade. Weston created Cleveland ConCoction’s Authors Alley in 2015, and since then, the convention regularly draws 30 active authors to participate annually. Panelists range from Nebula, Hugo, Elgin, Robert A. Heinlein, and Bram Stoker award winners to USA Today and New York Times best sellers. Panel and convention attendance has grown steadily every year. Weston Kincade has been contacted by conventions states away seeking advice, and other conventions are adopting the model with success. Now, it is available to you in this short how-to guide Build Your Authors Alley. Inside, Weston provides detailed instructions to navigate you through the entire process. As an extra bonus, he has opened his toolbox of scheduling templates, sample emails, newsletters, and a post-convention sales template to easily track your participating authors’ sales. To find your own convention success, get Build Your Authors Alley today.

©2018 Weston Kincade (P)2021 Weston Kincade

Narrator: Lyle West
Length: 1 hr and 35 mins
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How to Write a Series: A Guide to Series Types and Structure Plus Troubleshooting Tips and Marketing Tactics

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Struggling to structure your book series? Learn how to make a series work for you: increase reader engagement and take advantage of the built-in marketing potential a series gives you. Are you unsure which series structure is best for you? Or are you several books into a series, but you’re stuck? Do you want to expand your literary universe but aren’t sure how to do it? Perhaps you have a series languishing in your backlist, and you need ideas on how to market it.  Get the knowledge you need to make smart decisions about your series with How to Write a Series.  You’ll learn:  The three basic types of series The benefits and drawbacks of writing each type of series Tips for extending your series beyond your original plan Ideas for creating spinoffs and expanding your literary universe How to know when it’s time to end a series How to save time writing your series and how to keep track of details How to deal with the problems that result from being locked into a story world  How to refresh your interest in a series if you’ve grown bored Creative ways to market your series I’ve been writing for 15 years as both a hybrid and independent author. I’ve published over 25 fiction books in four different series. Everything I’ve learned about writing a series has been through trial and error. I hope my lessons learned will give you a shortcut when it comes to writing your series plus tips for troubleshooting problems and ideas for promoting your series. Unlock the power of a series in your author career with How to Write a Series. 

©2020 Sara Rosett (P)2020 Sara Rosett

Narrator: Sara Rosett
Author: Sara Rosett
Length: 1 hr and 41 mins
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"I Give You My Body..."

4 ratings

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For writers looking to make sure their next physical interludes on the page inspire readers to share the moment rather than to laugh at it, best-selling author Diana Gabaldon divulges the writing secrets behind the sex scenes in her wildly popular Outlander novels. "Ask me to your bed," he said. "I shall come to ye." In this revealing compendium, acclaimed writer Diana Gabaldon shares her invaluable lessons for creating an immersive reading experience, from evoking a mood to using the power of emotions to communicate physical intimacy. You'll learn the difference between gratuitous sex and genuine encounters that move the story forward and how to handle less-than-savory acts that nevertheless serve a narrative purpose. Gabaldon also notes that sex can be conveyed instead of described. With such tips as The Rule of Three for involving the senses, handy lists of naughty euphemisms (with instructions for use), and Gabaldon's own examples from the Outlander novels, "I Give You My Body..." is a master class in writing to draw readers in and keep them riveted to the page.

©2016 Diana Gabaldon (P)2016 Recorded Books

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Nobody Wants to Read Your Sh*t

60 ratings

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There's a mantra real writers know but wannabe writers don’t. And the secret phrase is this: "Nobody wants to read your shit." Recognizing this painful truth is the first step in the writer's transformation from amateur to professional.   “When you understand that nobody wants to read your shit, you develop empathy. You acquire the skill that is indispensable to all artists and entrepreneurs - the ability to switch back and forth in your imagination from your own point of view as writer/painter/seller to the point of view of your reader/gallery-goer/customer. You learn to ask yourself with every sentence and every phrase: Is this interesting? Is it fun or challenging or inventive? Am I giving the reader enough? Is she bored? Is she following where I want to lead her?"

©2016 Black Irish Books, LLC (P)2018 Black Irish Books, LLC

Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
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A Is for Action: Tips for Writing Amazing Action Scenes

Summary

Every new author (and a lot of veteran authors) have the same problem when it comes to action scenes. They have this idea for a big battle scene or car chase - but most don't know where to start! I'll show you.  We'll lay out classic actions scenes, like a car crash or a massive medieval sword clash between armies, and see how they are done. We will analyze the writing style you use in action scenes that isn't utilized anywhere else in your story.  Car chase or medieval battle, we can create a process to follow. While every action scene is different, many have similar foundations. Learn how to write amazing action scenes and take your stories to new heights!

©2018 Dan Alatorre (P)2018 Dan Alatorre

Narrator: Jeana Rich
Author: Dan Alatorre
Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
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Creating Character: Bringing Your Story to Life

Summary

All fiction is character-driven, according to William Bernhardt, despite what you might have heard elsewhere. If your characters don’t interest readers, even the most exciting plots will fail. “Action is character,” Aristotle wrote, but what does that mean, and how can you use that fundamental principle to create dynamic fiction that will captivate readers? This audiobook explains the relationship between character and plot, and how the perfect melding of the two produces a mesmerizing story. Using examples spanning from The Odyssey to The Da Vinci Code, Bernhardt discusses the art of character creation in a direct and easily comprehended manner. The audiobook also includes exercises designed to help writers apply these ideas to their own work. William Bernhardt is the author of more than thirty novels, including the blockbuster Ben Kincaid series of legal thrillers. Bernhardt is also one of the most sought-after writing instructors in the nation. His programs have educated many authors now published by major houses. He is the only person to have received the Southern Writers Gold Medal Award, the Royden B. Davis Distinguished Author Award (U Penn) and the H. Louise Cobb Distinguished Author Award (OSU), which is given "in recognition of an outstanding body of work that has profoundly influenced the way in which we understand ourselves and American society at large." The Red Sneaker Writing Center is dedicated to helping writers achieve their literary goals. What is a red sneaker writer? A committed writer seeking useful instruction and guidance rather than obfuscation and attitude. Red sneakers get the job done, and so do red sneaker writers, by paying close attention to their art and craft, committing to hard work, and never quitting. Are you a red sneaker writer? If so, this book is for you.

©2013 William Bernhardt Writing Programs (P)2013 Babylon Books

Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
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How to Write a Bestseller

Summary

Stop reading this now if you don’t want to be a best-selling author! Becoming a best-selling author can be a difficult, time-consuming, and expensive process, especially if you don’t know where to start. If you don’t have the industry know-how, it could take years to make any headway, at all, and with no guarantee of success at the end of it. But with the right guidance, the path is quick and easy. In this audiobook, BestsellingBook.com founder and CEO Vikrant Shaurya pulls back the curtain and reveals the fastest and easiest way to becoming a best-selling author. If you’re an expert, entrepreneur, or coach looking to build your business empire, then writing a best-selling book is the best way to start. This book tells you everything you need to know about writing, publishing, and selling your own book. From idea to best-selling book, you’ll experience a tested and proven step-by-step guide on how to achieve best seller status on the world’s largest book platform - Amazon. BestsellingBook.com has used the same strategies outlined in this very book to publish hundreds of titles worldwide. Will you be next? In this audiobook, you’ll discover how to: Come up with a profitable book idea  Create an outline for your book in just 60 minutes  Write a catchy book title to attract readers Conquer writer’s block and turn out a great book in 30 days  Design a premium book cover and interior layout  Publish your book on Kindle, paperback, and audiobook  Turn your book into a number one best seller on Amazon  Get great media coverage for your book  Unlock the power of advertising to generate massive sales  Create a seven-figure business ecosystem around your book  Intrigued yet? Then, scroll to the top and click "buy now" and go from book idea to best seller in just 90 days! 

©2020 Vikrant Shaurya (P)2020 Vikrant Shaurya

Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
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Bird by Bird

11 ratings

Summary

An essential volume for generations of writers young and old, Bird by Bird is a modern classic. This 25th anniversary edition will continue to spark creative minds for years to come.   For a quarter century, more than a million readers and listeners - scribes and scribblers of all ages and abilities - have been inspired by Anne Lamott’s hilarious, bighearted, homespun advice. Advice that begins with the simple words of wisdom passed down from Anne’s father - also a writer - in the iconic passage that gives the book its title:  “Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he’d had three months to write. It was due the next day. We were out at our family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books on birds, immobilized by the hugeness of the task ahead. Then my father sat down beside him, put his arm around my brother’s shoulder, and said, ‘Bird by bird, buddy. Just take it bird by bird.’”

©2019 Anne Lamott (P)2019 Random House Audio

Narrator: Susan Bennett
Author: Anne Lamott
Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
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Dear Writer, You Need to Quit

2 ratings

Summary

The market is crowded, and it's hard to know what to do if you're a writer right now. Everyone is looking for an edge...to be better or faster.

I want to help you find a way to be both of those things.

Look inside to find out if this book is right for you. If you like what you see, then come with me and let's figure out this journey together. There's good news and bad news inside, and I want you to be as equipped as you can be.

This is a mindset shift book. If you want to succeed in this industry, there are some things you need to quit. Don't you want to know what they are?

©2019 Rebecca Syme (P)2019 Rebecca Syme

Narrator: Becca Syme
Author: Becca Syme
Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
Available on Audible
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Fast-Draft Your Memoir: Write Your Life Story in 45 Hours

1 rating

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This is your roadmap for completing the memoir you've dreamed about writing. "Rachael Herron resonates with our audience, and not just because she knows her stuff-she does-or because she's hilarious-she is-but because her honesty and earnestness come through in all her messaging." (Samantha Sanders, Writer's Digest) Writing a memoir is daunting! You're the expert on your life, naturally, but narrating and organizing your own experiences in the best way can feel impossible. Many writers become frustrated in early drafting stages and quit after a couple of brief attempts. Learn from best-selling memoirist Rachael Herron (who teaches this class at Stanford Continuing Studies) how to fast-draft your memoir while keeping its structure compelling. Learn how to frame your life's story and give it a natural arc to keep your reader glued to the page. Figure out how to handle those family and friends you're writing about. Explore what truth means in memoir. Work quickly to quiet the inner critic. Most of all, learn how to get out of your own way to get the words on the page. You can do this! Rachael will show you how.

©2018 Rachael Herron (P)2018 Rachael Herron

Narrator: Rachael Herron
Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
Available on Audible
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The Content Fuel Framework

Summary

In The Content Fuel Framework, trained journalist and award-winning content marketer Melanie Deziel shows you how to maximize your creativity by systematizing it. This simple framework catalyzes the brainstorming process, making idea generation effortless and nearly automatic. No more writer's block. No more asking, "what should I post"? No more waiting for that "big idea" to show up on its own time. This system allows storytellers from any industry to produce fresh story ideas on demand, any time. Never before have we consumed as much content, in as many forms, and in as many places as we do now. This means marketers, creators, and anyone who communicates with an audience is under more pressure than ever to deliver unique content, consistently. How can you fill all those web pages, social feeds, blogs, and newsletters, every single day?  The Content Fuel Framework will challenge you - and enable you - to tell stories in entirely new ways. It's an adaptable and evergreen guide you'll come back to again and again. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Melanie Deziel (P)2020 Melanie Deziel

Narrator: Melanie Deziel
Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
Available on Audible
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Writing Down the Bones

18 ratings

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With nearly one million copies of the book Writing Down the Bones in print, Natalie Goldberg has helped change the way writing is practiced in homes, schools, and workshops across America. Here is a new collector's edition of this modern classic as you have never heard it before, read by Natalie Goldberg herself and then infused with her most personal reflections about this "magic manual" for all writers. Try these ingenious, Zen-based exercises to expand your writing skills - or just for fun.

© Natalie Goldberg; (P) Sounds True

Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
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We Wanted to be Writers

Summary

“It was the best teaching-writing job I ever had.” (John Irving) We Wanted to be Writers is a rollicking and insightful blend of original interviews, commentary, advice, gossip, anecdotes, analyses, history, and asides with nearly thirty graduates and teachers at the now legendary Iowa Writers' Workshop between 1974 and 1978. Among the talents that emerged in those years - writing, criticizing, drinking, and debating in the classrooms and barrooms of Iowa City - were the younger versions of writers who became John Irving, Jane Smiley, T. C. Boyle, Michelle Huneven, Allan Gurganus, Sandra Cisneros, Jayne Anne Phillips, Jennie Fields, Joy Harjo, Joe Haldeman, and many others. It is chock full of insights and a treasure trove of inspiration for all writers, readers, history lovers, and anyone who ever "wanted to be a writer." Jane Smiley on the Iowa writers' workshop: "In that period, the teachers tended to be men of a certain age, with the idea that competition was somehow the key-the Norman Mailer period. The story was that if you disagreed with Norman, or gave him a bad review, he'd punch you in the nose. You were supposed to get in fights in restaurants." T.C. Boyle on his short story "Drowning": "I got $25 for it, which was wonderful... You know, getting $25 for the product of your own brain? You could buy a lot of beer in Iowa City back then for that."

©2011 Eric Olsen and Glenn Schaeffer (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Rama Vallury
Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
Available on Audible
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The Heroine's Journey

Summary

Tired of the hero's journey? Frustrated that funny, romantic, and comforting stories aren't taken seriously? Sad that the books and movies you love never seem to be critically acclaimed, even when they sell like crazy?  The heroine's journey is here to help. Multiple New York Times best-selling author Gail Carriger presents a clear, concise analysis of the heroine's journey, how it differs from the hero's journey, and how you can use it to improve your writing and your life. Narrated by Starla Huchton.  In this book you'll learn:   How to spot the heroine's journey in popular books, movies, and the world around you.  The source myths and basic characters, tropes, and archetypes of this narrative.  A step-by-step break down of how to successfully write this journey.  What do Agatha Christie, JK Rowling, and Nora Roberts all have in common? They all write the heroine's journey. Read this book to learn all about it.   From Harry Potter to Twilight, from Wonder Woman to Star Wars, you'll never look at pop culture the same way again. With over a dozen New York Times and USA Today bestsellers, and over a million books in print, popular genre author and former archaeologist Gail Carriger brings her cheeky, comedic tone and over a decade of making her living as a fiction author to this fascinating look at one of the most popular yet neglected narratives of our time.   This is an excellent writing reference for genre fiction authors seeking to improve their craft or for readers and pop culture enthusiasts interested in understanding their own taste. It is the perfect counterpoint to The Hero with a Thousand Faces, not to mention Save the Cat, Women Who Run with the Wolves, and The Breakout Novelist.

©2020 Gail Carriger LLC (P)2020 Gail Carriger LLC

Narrator: Starla Huchton
Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
Available on Audible
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Publish Your Knowledge

Summary

Turn your knowledge into a book that sells! It's taken you years to acquire your expertise. Now, learn how to turn that knowledge into a book that will stand out from the competition and sell!  Publish Your Knowledge teaches you how to: Test the demand for your subject before writing your book. Engage with your audience and grow your readership as early as possible. Raise money for your book by launching a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter. Self-publish your book through Amazon with a strong launch plan. Learn how to apply an entrepreneurial mind-set to self-publishing, and follow this step-by-step process to write and self-publish a nonfiction book that actually sells.

©2020 Vilius Stanislovaitis (P)2021 Vilius Stanislovaitis

Narrator: Russell Newton
Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
Available on Audible
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Wild Mind

2 ratings

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Writer, poet, and teacher Natalie Goldberg shows you how to unleash your "wild mind" - the true source of your creative power. In this crisp mix of memoir, teaching guide, nonfiction and poetry, Goldberg strips creativity to the essential mind that is "raw, full of energy, alive, and hungry." Natalie is compassionate, practical, and humorous. "Even if it's just a leg hanging out the window, she says, "write it down." Highlights include: provocative "try this" exercises to compel you into action, advice on how to find time to write, how to discover your personal style, how to make sentences come alive, and how to overcome procrastination and writer's block. She'll also explore the larger vision of the writer's task: knowing when to take risks as a writer and a person, learning self-acceptance in life and art.

©1990 Natalie Goldberg (P)1994 Writer's AudioShop

Length: 2 hrs and 56 mins
Available on Audible
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The Successful Author Mindset

5 ratings

Summary

Being a writer is not just about typing. It's also about surviving the rollercoaster of the creative journey. Self-doubt, fear of failure, the need for validation, perfectionism, writer's block, comparisonitis, overwhelm, and much more. When you're going through these things, it can feel like you're alone. But actually, they are part of the creative process, and every author goes through them too. This book collects the mindset issues that writers experience, that I have been through myself over the last nine years, and that perhaps you will experience at different times on the creative journey. Each small chapter tackles a possible issue and then offers an antidote, so that you can dip in and out over time. It includes excerpts from my own personal journals as well as quotes from well-known writers. I hope it helps you on the road to becoming a successful author.

©2016 Joanna Penn (P)2016 Joanna Penn

Author: Joanna Penn
Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
Available on Audible
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Blockchain

Summary

Bitcoins as a game changer have virtually set people's imagination into flight. Bitcoins are based on the blockchain technology. Increased exploration has shown that there is immense promise in blockchain technologies. No wonder blockchain contracts are now beginning to be viewed with increased seriousness. Blockchain contracts are contracts which are entered into using the blockchain technology. Unlike an actual-world contract, blockchain contracts are different inasmuch as they are executed using the code embedded in the blockchain. As more and more users of blockchain technologies are beginning to emerge, the significance of the blockchain contract is beginning to dawn on the stakeholders. The blockchain contracts bring with them their own share of legal issues and challenges. World over, cyber legal jurisprudence has not even begun examining the legal nuances concerning the blockchain contract and how cyber-law needs to view the blockchain contract. The unique nature of blockchain contracts and the distinctive role played by technology in enforcing blockchain contracts itself shows that complicated legal and policy issues pertaining to blockchain contracts need to be appropriately addressed. This will become more important since blockchain technologies hold tremendous promise for the future. This audiobook examines the entire concept of blockchain contracts, their specialized features and parameters and connected legalities, more so in comparison with traditional contracts. There are large number of legal, policy, and regulatory issues pertaining to blockchain contracts that are beginning to emerge on the horizon. This audiobook encapsulates and covers some of the most significant legal and policy issues impacting blockchain contracts. I hope this audiobook will set the minds of its listeners thinking as to what direction the law needs to take when it deals with complicated phenomena like blockchain contracts.

©2016 Luke Sutton (P)2016 Luke Sutton

Narrator: Kevin Theis
Author: Luke Sutton
Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
Available on Audible
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Social Media Influencer - Instagram Marketing - SEO Google

Summary

Social Media Influencer: Social media has brought a massive change to the marketing industry; if you want to sell a product or service - you better be present online. However, online presence is just the start of things. You’d want to be active in social media and elevate your status to that of an influencer. Back in the day, only big-name brands with billions of dollars could make themselves so visible that it would be hard to ignore them. Through social media, however, the competition more or less evens out as you can make yourself noticeable through proper strategies. With this audiobook, you should have a working outline on how to excel in social media marketing, specifically with powerful sites like Facebook and Instagram. Instagram Marketing: There is so much to Instagram, especially since its features are updated so often. Explore ways to genuinely gain followers, collaborate and build relationships with other Instagram users, and expand completely on your own platform. This audiobook will give you everything you need to know about producing the best photos/videos, making your profile stand out, finding the right people to follow, and navigating your way through Instagram completely. It will discuss the time and effort required to cultivate a following associated with and linked to your blog.  This audiobook is not only for business owners, but also applies to everyday Instagram users; it is here to guide you through practical ways to find the right audience for your blog, ways of trending, techniques for growing followers, and a variety of other useful tips. SEO Google: Do you want more customers? Do you want to increase the sale of your online products? Then you need to learn how search engine optimization works. This audiobook will teach you the best SEO strategies to help you rank on Google and provide you with unparalleled insight that will help you take your business to the next level. Whether you want to carry out your own SEO work or want to hire somebody to do it for you, this audiobook will introduce you to the most important SEO concepts that you must know. These practices will help you realize your goal and get even more visitors to your site, but the work doesn’t stop there.  You must have something that will make your customers remain on your site. The more time a visitor spends on your website, the more relevant Google continues to measure the value of your website and boost your page ranking. It will teach you: How to do effective keyword research Back-linking SEO strategies Online marketing tips  How to beat your competitors How to create a link strategy for your keywords How to write quality content Best SEO tools to use  And much more!

©2019 Nicolas Borl (P)2019 Graziano Borleri

Narrator: Michael Tingle
Author: Nicolas Borl
Length: 4 hrs and 28 mins
Available on Audible
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Idea to Print

Summary

You have a book inside of you. It’s time to finally get that book out! Have you been wanting to write a book, but haven’t been able to actually get it on the page? Are you tired of fighting against time commitments, writer’s block, fear of failure or your own self-doubt? Maybe you’ve been able to start, but each time your work turns into another half-written idea gathering dust! Are you ready to finally see your name in print and be able to say, “I’m a published author!” to all your friends and family? In this straight forward no-fluff book, Katelyn Silva guides you from start to finish in taking your idea and finally turning it into a complete, quality book as well as how to publish in a way that makes your book work for you, sustains momentum, and grows your author community without breaking the bank or wasting time on constant posting, blogging, and promotions. You’ll learn: The root causes of writer’s block and how to overcome them for good so you can stop wasting time staring at the blank page and actually get your book done Some key ways to make your writing a priority regardless of other time commitments so that even if you’re busy, you can still complete your book The step-by-step way to go from start to finish without getting lost in the middle or ending up with yet another unfinished manuscript Exactly what to do after your book is done so you can publish a high-quality book you’re proud of that continues to bring in good reviews and sales Idea to Print is your resource for finally finishing and publishing your book, whether fiction or non-fiction, and getting it into the hands of your readers. Don’t waste another minute! Let’s get your book into your hands.

©2019 Katelyn Silva (P)2020 Katelyn Silva

Narrator: Katelyn Silva
Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
Available on Audible
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You Have a Book In You

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When you start to write a book, you're doing more than just typing words on a keyboard. You're entering the book business - and like every other business, the book business has many different elements. The author wants you to be 100 percent successful in dealing with all those elements, so he has written this book to share with you his insider's story.   Mark Victor Hansen covers marketing, finances, and all elements of the business while encouraging would-be authors to achieve what Freud said were the three reasons people set out to write books: "Fame, Love, and Money."   As you move through the writing journey and your book begins to get read, you'll realize that you have the power to influence others through your writing. Your book will be a platform to get your message to others and a printed legacy that will last for all time. Your descendants into many generations will revel in reading their ancestor's work.   Let Mark inspire you to release your potential for writing greatness. The writer's challenges and opportunities have never been greater, so roll up your sleeves and get ready to enter the exciting world of authorship...it is a legacy worth leaving.

©2020 Mark Victor Hansen (P)2020 Gildan Media

Narrator: Jared Zak
Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
Available on Audible
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The Art of Writing a Non-Fiction Book

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Would you like to write a non-fiction book that readers love?  Writing a non-fiction book that excites your readers and which earns you money is both art and science. In this detailed, yet practical writing book, I explain all you need to know about writing your non-fiction book, step-by-step.  In this book for non-fiction writers, you'll discover:  Why successful non-fiction authors spend lots of time researching their book before writing it  The secret behind outlining a non-fiction book that's worth publishing (and which is easy to write)  How to take charge of the editing process, before it takes charge of you  What you need to know about book covers, book titles and self-publishing  What to do when you finish writing your book (it's not what you think)  My name is Bryan Collins, I'm an author from Ireland, and I've published a number of popular non-fiction books.  Over the past few years, learning how to write non-fiction books changed my life.  I discovered it's natural to wonder if you're not good enough and what to do about it. I learnt how aspiring writers create great books and then transform themselves into successful authors.  Once I put their writing techniques into practice, I connected with readers, and I started earning an income from my writing.  And isn't that the dream for most authors?  So, I set out to share what I discovered about book writing with other aspiring authors.  Now, this book isn't everyone. It's not going to help you write fiction or poetry, but it will help you write your non-fiction book. It will help you become a published non-fiction author.

©2017 Bryan Collins (P)2017 Bryan Collins

Narrator: Bryan Collins
Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
Available on Audible
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The Art of the Click

4 ratings

Summary

Every business making sales online is engaged in a battle to get customers to click. More clicks equals more sales equals a more successful business. How do you write copy that will encourage more people to buy from you? How do you persuade customers over the line to make that final buying decision? What is the art of the click? The answer lies in the power of direct-response copywriting. In this entertaining and highly engaging audiobook, copywriting expert Glenn Fisher boils down over a decade of experience to present a huge array of techniques, tactics, and industry secrets to improve your copywriting, get more clicks, and ultimately, get more sales. You will discover: The single thing every great writer must do if they want to improve How anyone can learn to write a headline that will stop all potential customers in their tracks Where to find inspiration and how to feed ideas How you can get a customer physically nodding along with every word you write How to avoid waffle and make your copy more succinct How you can write irresistible offers that no one can refuse And much more! Pick up The Art of the Click now to improve your copywriting. You’ll soon be wondering how you ever made a sale without it! PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2018 Harriman House (P)2019 Harriman House

Narrator: Ian Pringle
Author: Glenn Fisher
Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
Available on Audible
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How to Write a Children's Book

1 rating

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Do you want to know how to write a children's book? Have you ever said, "I've always wanted to write a book for kids!" but then never got around to it? Maybe you didn't know where to start, or how to get a good idea. Now you can start to write your book for children when you listen to How to Write a Children's Book, brought to you by the Institute of Children's Literature. There are so many different kinds of children's books - from picture books to chapter books, middle grade novels, and young adult - it's hard to know which way to go. Should you decide you're going to write for a particular age group and then come up with an idea that fits them? Or should you decide to write a story or article about a particular idea, then choose the age group that's right for it? Almost anything can become a nonfiction topic for young listeners, given their curiosity and appetite for facts about the world around them. But each topic has to be aimed at the right readership. You'll have a much better handle on all of this, and more, once you listen to the chapter "How Old Is Your Reader?" How to Write a Children's Book will start you on your way to being an author. Whether you want to have a full-blown career writing children's books, be traditionally published, self-published, or simply want one book to hand down to your own children and grandkids, How to Write a Children's Book will help you.

©2016 Institute of Children's Literature (P)2016 Institute of Children's Literature

Narrator: Stephanie Quinn
Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
Available on Audible
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Irresistible World Building for Unforgettable Stories

Summary

You have the world building - now use it to write stories that create lifelong fans and fandoms!   Irresistible World Building for Unforgettable Stories contains key methods and tips on how to weave your world building into every aspect of your story, from theme to plot to character arcs.  Use writing prompts and exercises to jumpstart your creativity Get ideas on how to refresh world building genre tropes while still hitting reader's/listener's sweet spots  Learn to embrace your inner geek and passions to connect your world building with readers/listeners   Vivid world building is great. Vivid world building that sells? Even better!

©2018 Janeen Ippolito (P)2019 Janeen Ippolito

Narrator: Kevin Gisi
Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
Available on Audible
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American Icon

29 ratings

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At the end of 2008, Ford Motor Company was just months away from running out of cash. With the auto industry careening toward ruin, Congress offered all three Detroit automakers a bailout. General Motors and Chrysler grabbed the taxpayer lifeline, but Ford decided to save itself. Under the leadership of charismatic CEO Alan Mulally, Ford had already put together a bold plan to unify its divided global operations, transform its lackluster product lineup, and overcome a dys­functional culture of infighting, backstabbing, and excuses. It was an extraordinary risk, but it was the only way the Ford family - America's last great industrial dynasty - could hold on to their company. Mulally and his team pulled off one of the great­est comebacks in business history. As the rest of Detroit collapsed, Ford went from the brink of bankruptcy to being the most profitable automaker in the world. American Icon is the compelling, behind-the-scenes account of that epic turnaround. On the verge of collapse, Ford went outside the auto industry and recruited Mulally - the man who had already saved Boeing from the deathblow of 9/11 - to lead a sweeping restructuring of a company that had been unable to overcome decades of mismanagement and denial. Mulally applied the principles he developed at Boeing to streamline Ford's inefficient operations, force its fractious executives to work together as a team, and spark a product renaissance in Dearborn. He also convinced the United Auto Workers to join his fight for the soul of American manufacturing. Bryce Hoffman reveals the untold story of the covert meetings with UAW leaders that led to a game-changing contract, Bill Ford's battle to hold the Ford family together when many were ready to cash in their stock and write off the company, and the secret alliance with Toyota and Honda that helped prop up the Amer­ican automotive supply base. In one of the great management narratives of our time, Hoffman puts the reader inside the boardroom as Mulally uses his celebrated Business Plan Review meet­ings to drive change and force Ford to deal with the painful realities of the American auto industry. Hoffman was granted unprecedented access to Ford's top executives and top-secret company documents. He spent countless hours with Alan Mulally, Bill Ford, the Ford family, former executives, labor leaders, and company directors. In the best-selling tradition of Too Big to Fail and The Big Short, American Icon is narrative nonfiction at its vivid and colorful best.

©2012 Bryce G. Hoffman (P)2012 Tantor

Narrator: Pete Larkin
Length: 14 hrs and 45 mins
Available on Audible
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Dazzling Description: Painting the Perfect Picture

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How do you create a fictional world that audiences will want to visit? How do you paint a picture that springs to life? William Bernhardt explains how to use description and setting to enhance your story without slowing the pace. Bernhardt discusses showing without telling, providing descriptive details that inform character, and integrating visuals and action with "stealth description". In his direct, no-nonsense style, Bernhardt explains how to use all five senses to create a fully realized portrait. William Bernhardt is the best-selling author of more than 50 books, including the best-selling Daniel Pike novels. Bernhardt is also one of the most sought-after writing instructors in the nation. He has received the Southern Writers Gold Medal Award and the H. Louise Cobb Distinguished Author Award, which is given "in recognition of an outstanding body of work that has profoundly influenced the way in which we understand ourselves and American society at large". In 2019, he received the Arrell Gibson Lifetime Achievement Award. The Red Sneaker Writing Center provides a free e-newsletter, podcast, workshops, retreats, and an annual conference to help writers achieve their goals. What's a red sneaker writer? A committed writer seeking useful instruction rather than obfuscation and attitude. Red sneakers get the job done and so do red sneaker writers, by paying close attention to their art and craft, committing to hard work, and never quitting. Are you a red sneaker writer? If so, this book is for you.

©2020 William Bernhardt Writing Programs (P)2020 William Bernhardt Writing Programs

Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
Available on Audible
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Outline Your Novel

1 rating

Summary

Unlock the secret power of outlining!  Outline Your Novel can help any writer take their story from concept to a finished draft!  Instead of getting lost in the middle or never finishing, let Outline Your Novel teach you how structure works and how to use that structure to make and follow an outline.   In this book, you'll learn:  Character arcs  Three-act structure  Novel story beats  Sequence outlines  Scene outlines  Adapting outlines  World-building  Incorporating themes  Weaving subplots  Outline Your Novel offers a guided approach to outlining, and, as always, author Scott King plays along, making sure to do the assignments in the book, so you can learn from his successes and mistakes.  Stop letting your novel kick your butt, and beat it with the help of Outline Your Novel!

©2018 Scott King (P)2018 Scott King

Author: Scott King
Length: 3 hrs and 52 mins
Available on Audible
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The Business of Being a Writer

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Writers talk about their work in many ways: as an art, as a calling, as a lifestyle. Too often missing from these conversations is the fact that writing is also a business. The reality is, those who want to make a full- or part-time job out of writing are going to have a more positive and productive career if they understand the basic business principles underlying the industry.  The Business of Being a Writer offers the business education writers need but so rarely receive. It is meant for early-career writers looking to develop a realistic set of expectations about making money from their work or for working writers who want a better understanding of the industry. Writers will gain a comprehensive picture of how the publishing world works - from queries and agents to blogging and advertising - and will learn how they can best position themselves for success over the long term.  Jane Friedman has more than 20 years of experience in the publishing industry, with an emphasis on digital media strategy for authors and publishers. She is encouraging without sugarcoating, blending years of research with practical advice that will help writers market themselves and maximize their writing-related income. It will leave them empowered, confident, and ready to turn their craft into a career.

©2018 Jane Friedman (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: Tavia Gilbert
Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
Available on Audible
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How to Write Non-Fiction: Turn Your Knowledge into Words

8 ratings

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Do you want to write a non-fiction book but don't know where to start? Or perhaps you worry that you're not an expert or have enough authority in your niche to write a book on it? Are you ready to help other people and change your own life with your words? The first non-fiction book I wrote changed my life. Sure, it helped other people, but mostly it altered the course of my life - so much so that 10 years later, I make a living with my writing. In this book, I'll share everything I've learned along the way and save you time, effort, and frustration on your author journey. This book includes the business models of writing non-fiction, mindset issues around writing, the details of how to research, write and edit your book, dictation and productivity tips, as well as publishing, product creation, and marketing.

©2018 Joanna Penn (P)2018 Joanna Penn

Author: Joanna Penn
Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
Available on Audible
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1 Hour Kindle Method

Summary

What if you could create a one hour Kindle eBook in a day! In the amazingly simple yet powerful 1 Hour Kindle Method, you will discover exactly how to do just that. The 1 Hour Kindle Method allows you to build confidence, access that book inside, share your inner wisdom, build instant credibility, and save a tree. Your new Kindle eBook will be your new business card and resume combined!  No more suffering from the story that writing a book can be really hard and take a long time. Nothing could be further from the truth.  The 1 Hour Kindle Method is a breakthrough new way to create a book that helps you:  Publish your book today without needing to get a publisher or an agent Get your book done VERY FAST Create a book you will be PROUD to have people read Have fun and enjoy the book creation process And more If you’re a new author or simply someone who has dreamed of writing a book, keep these three facts in mind:  You need a way to get that book published fast!  Your own book is the number one way to create instant credibility in any field!  The 1 Hour Kindle Method makes it simple and easy to get your book done NOW!  The 1 Hour Kindle Method is a unique, proven system designed to make it easier and faster for you to: 1) shorten the gap between where you are now and where you want to be (a published author); 2) do something you enjoy (talking); 3) give your perfectionist a new job rather than slowing you down by interrupting the flow of your creative expression; and 4) take advantage of the power and reach of Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP).

©2017 Phil Johncock (P)2020 Phil Johncock

Narrator: Mark Felton
Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
Available on Audible
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Cultures and Beyond

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Creating a unique, immersive setting one culture at a time   A guide for authors, gamers, and hobbyists   Written to help fantasy and science fiction storytellers, game designers, gamers, and hobbyists, Cultures and Beyond, The Art of World Building #3 is a how-to guide for filling an imaginary world with fascinating societies. It includes chapters on creating culture, organizations, armed forces, religions, the supernatural, magic systems, technological and supernatural items, languages, names, and various systems our world will have, from health, educational, legal, and commerce, to information systems.  You’ll learn how to leverage real world cultures while making them seem original. Even those who’ve never invented a world will soon be masters as the author’s decades of experience walk listeners through using pre-made templates that make world building faster, better, and easier to complete. Invent interesting laws, crimes, and punishments that involve imaginary creatures or technologies, and learn how to leverage trial by ordeal and other judicial acts from Earth’s past. Determine how much education is available and what form it takes. Create currencies for different places while keeping them easy for your audience to fathom, plus learn how to determine the value to assign labor, materials, products, time, and more. Master the art of creating naming styles for different societies. Fashion new military groups in gritty detail. Dream up sensible rules for magic, its practitioners, the supernatural and what happens when things go wrong. Learn what kind of files you’ll need to create, how to organize them, and get jump started with a dozen free templates you’ll use again and again.   Cultures and Beyond is the third volume in The Art of World-Building, the most in-depth, multi-volume series of its kind.    Build better, faster.

©2020 Randy Ellefson (P)2020 Randy Ellefson

Narrator: Randy Ellefson
Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
Available on Audible
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Release Strategies: Plan Your Self-Publishing Schedule for Maximum Benefit

Summary

Do you publish one book a year? Or 20? Here’s a secret. You can be successful with either. Publish your books in a way that brings you the most readers and listeners.  Put the experience of over 100 book launches to work for you. Right here. Release Strategies. It’s how successful indie authors get ahead.  Plan. Prepare. And Execute. With checklists, recommendations, and candid discussion, you’ll find everything you need to determine your best publication strategy. Implement it and keep your foot on the gas. It’s time to take the ride of your life.  Release Strategies. The book you didn’t know you needed. Listen to it today.

©2019 Craig Martelle (P)2019 Craig Martelle

Narrator: Chris Abernathy
Length: 4 hrs and 6 mins
Available on Audible
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The Fiction Formula

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All you need to know to be a full-time storyteller is in this book. Johnny Truant and Sean M. Platt - owners of the Sterling & Stone Story Studio and authors of the how-to-publish cornerstone Write. Publish. Repeat - have spent the last eight years learning the ins and outs of professional storytelling. Between just the two of them, they've written 100 books. The studio as a whole, in 2020 alone, will publish nearly 200 more. To write and publish that much quality, reader-pleasing fiction, you can't just wing it. You need a formula to keep things streamlined and on-target. With a formula, you can be sure you're writing books that will sell, that you're enjoying writing them, and that you are doing so without writer's block. When you use the fiction formula, your success becomes predictable - not a matter of luck. In their 2014 best seller, Write. Publish. Repeat, Platt and Truant told a generation of indies the path to self-publishing success. In this long-awaited follow-up, they'll tell you what they've learned since, plus all the fiction-specific stuff they didn't include the first time around: You'll learn: How to choose a genre that's commercial and fulfilling The Sterling & Stone planning process that helps you write better books, faster The complete start-to-finish path from idea to fully launched books and series Creating an author business that can withstand marketplace changes and last for years to come The Fiction Formula will help you build a thriving indie publishing career no matter what type of writer you are...so long as you're willing to do the work. If that's you, welcome aboard! The formula could be your next step toward the author life you've only dreamed of before.

©2019 Sterling & Stone (P)2020 Sterling & Stone

Narrator: Johnny Truant
Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
Available on Audible
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Kindle Publishing for Entrepreneurs

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Do you want to self-publish on Amazon Kindle and create a passive income stream? Consider writing an eBook that will make you incredible passive income. A process that is literally as simple as publishing and profiting. This audiobook will teach you how to come up with your own great eBook by giving you tips on what and how to write. This is also inclusive of editing, formatting, and preparing a great cover image that looks awesome and sends the right message. Then you will learn how the books are monetized and what Kindle Unlimited and Kindle Owner's Lending Library mean for your sales. By scaling the processes you learn in this audiobook, you will be able to generate a passive income for years to come. We are in the digital age of self-publishing, not just for books, but for music, movies, games, and just about everything. You will learn: Chapter 1: Defining Your Audience Chapter 2: Your Own Self-Publishing Platform of Choice Chapter 3: Writing the Book Chapter 4: Formatting Chapter 5: Kindle Quality Content Guide Chapter 6: Marketing Chapter 7: Uploading Your Book to Amazon KDP Chapter 8: Understanding the KDP Select Global Fund Amount Chapter 9: Passive Income Generation Download this audiobook to learn how you can write a book, publish it on Amazon, and start building your own passive income assets.

©2015 Jeffrey Ito (P)2015 Jeffrey Ito

Available on Audible
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Talk to Me

2 ratings

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From respected journalist, professor, and founder of the Writer's Symposium by the Sea, an audiobook that demystifies the art and science of interviewing, in the vein of On Writing Well or How to Read Literature like a Professor. “Dean Nelson is one of the best interviewers around.” (Anne Lamott) Interviewing is the single most important way journalists (and doctors, lawyers, social workers, teachers, human resources staff, and really, all of us) get information. Yet to many, the perfect interview feels more like luck than skill - a rare confluence of rapport, topic, and timing. But the thing is, great interviews aren’t the result of serendipity and intuition, but rather the result of careful planning and good journalistic habits. And Dean Nelson is here to show you how to nail the perfect interview every time. Drawing on 40 years of award-winning journalism and his experience as the founder and host of the Writer’s Symposium by the Sea, Nelson walks listeners through each step of the journey from deciding whom to interview and structuring questions, to the nitty-gritty of how to use a recording device and effective note-taking strategies, to the ethical dilemmas of interviewing people you love (and loathe). He also includes case studies of famous interviews to show listeners how these principles play out in real time. Chock-full of comprehensive, time-tested, gold-standard advice, Talk to Me is an indispensable guide to the subtle art of the interview guaranteed to afford listeners with the skills and confidence they need the next time they say, “talk to me.”

©2019 Dean Nelson (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers

Author: Dean Nelson
Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
Available on Audible
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Perfecting Plot: Charting the Hero's Journey

1 rating

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Even the most unique and interesting characters will not engage readers if their journey - the plot - fails. In this audiobook, best-selling author William Bernhardt reveals the secrets that will keep readers riveted to the page. He explains the importance of matching character to plot and the key distinction between surprise and coincidence. Bernhardt discusses how to enrich your story by layering three levels of conflict and, in the final chapter, analyzes the primary plot structures that have delighted readers since the first story was told. The audiobook also includes exercises designed to help writers apply these ideas to their own writing. William Bernhardt is the best-selling author of more than 30 books, including the blockbuster Ben Kincaid novels. Bernhardt is also one of the most sought-after writing instructors in the nation. He is the only person to have received the Southern Writers Gold Medal Award, the Royden B. Davis Distinguished Author Award (U Penn) and the H. Louise Cobb Distinguished Author Award (OSU), which is given “in recognition of an outstanding body of work that has profoundly influenced the way in which we understand ourselves and American society at large.” The Red Sneaker Writing Center is dedicated to helping writers achieve their literary goals. What is a red sneaker writer? A committed writer seeking useful instruction and guidance rather than obfuscation and attitude. Red sneakers get the job done and so do red sneaker writers, by paying close attention to their art and craft, committing to hard work, and never quitting. Are you a red sneaker writer? If so, this audiobook is for you.

©2013 William Bernhardt Writing Programs (P)2014 Babylon Books

Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
Available on Audible
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Thinking Theme: The Heart of the Matter

1 rating

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Why do some books linger in memory long after they are over? Why are some books reread, recommended, shared in the classroom? How can you add your book to this distinguished company? The key is theme, giving your story a dynamic idea that lends it power and purpose. William Bernhardt explains what theme is, how it is best revealed, and how to find the theme that, handled correctly, will distinguish your book from all the others. Plus, in the final chapter, Bernhardt explains how your book can have a positive impact on the world in which you live. William Bernhardt is the best-selling author of more than 40 books, including the blockbuster Ben Kincaid novels. Bernhardt is also one of the most sought-after writing instructors in the nation. He has received the Southern Writers Gold Medal Award, the Royden B. Davis Distinguished Author Award (U Penn) and the H. Louise Cobb Distinguished Author Award (OSU), which is given "in recognition of an outstanding body of work that has profoundly influenced the way in which we understand ourselves and American society at large". The Red Sneaker Writing Center is dedicated to helping writers achieve their literary goals. What is a red sneaker writer? A committed writer seeking useful instruction and guidance rather than obfuscation and attitude. Red sneakers get the job done and so do red sneaker writers, by paying close attention to their art and craft, committing to hard work, and never quitting. Are you a red sneaker writer? If so, this book is for you.

©2017 William Bernhardt (P)2017 Babylon Books

Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
Available on Audible
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Your Author Business Plan

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You are an author. You turn ideas into reality in the shape of a book.  You turn the thoughts in your head into valuable intellectual property assets. You understand how powerful the written word can be. Now, it's time to use your words to create a business plan to take your writing career to the next level - whatever that means for your situation. I'm Joanna Penn, and I've been a full-time author-entrepreneur for almost a decade. In this book, I’ll guide you through the process of creating a business plan that will help you achieve your creative and financial goals. It’s relevant for fiction and nonfiction authors, as well as those who want to include other products, services, and income streams. It’s also applicable whether you’re just starting out or if you already have a mature author business. A plan helps at any stage of the journey. Part one covers your business summary and author brand, taking you through the process of deciding the overall direction for what you want to achieve and who you want to serve. Part two goes into the production process around your writing, publishing and licensing, products, and services. Part three covers your marketing strategy and author ecosystem. Part four goes into the financial side of your business, from mindset to revenue and costs, as well as paying yourself now and into the future. The final chapter will give you a framework for simplifying your plan and turning it into achievable steps across a chosen timeline. In each section, I give examples from my own business plan, and there are questions for you to answer, templates, and resources that might help along the way, as well as example business plans for different kinds of authors. It's time to take your author career to the next level. Let's get started on your business plan.

©2020 Joanna Penn (P)2021 Joanna Penn

Narrator: Joanna Penn
Author: Joanna Penn
Length: 2 hrs and 12 mins
Available on Audible
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The Liar's Companion

Summary

For 14 years, five-time Edgar winner and MWA grandmaster Lawrence Block wrote a monthly column on fiction for Writers Digest magazine. These columns yielded four books regarded as classics: Telling Lies for Fun & Profit, Spider Spin Me a Web, The Liar's Bible, and now, The Liar's Companion. Listen to The Liar's Companion and gain inspiration to create outstanding fiction.

©2011 Lawrence Block (P)2020 Lawrence Block

Narrator: Michael Bonner
Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
Available on Audible
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Writing Lessons from the Front

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A complete writer's workshop in a book.... The first 10 Writing Lessons from the Front are compiled into this volume. Lessons cover plot structure, characterization, point of view, evoking emotion, self-editing, creating and maintaining tension, writing historical fiction, plans and processes to get your book finished, self-publishing, writing the children's picture book, and a complete writer's checklist that will take you from prewriting to publication, including details on how to publish on Kindle Direct Publishing.

©2014 Angela E. Hunt (P)2020 Angela E. Hunt

Narrator: Angela E. Hunt
Author: Angela Hunt
Length: 15 hrs and 4 mins
Available on Audible
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Let It Bleed

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Author of the international best seller I'm with the Band: Confessions of a Groupie, Pamela Des Barres shares with women the art of memoir writing. For the last 14 years, Pamela Des Barres has been teaching an eight-week women's "femoir" writing workshop. She found that the music-loving ladies who showed up at her door had pent-up stories to tell. Many of them had read her two memoirs, which were wildly personal and deeply confessional, and felt comfortable opening up and experiencing that same freedom of expression. In this book, Des Barres guides women through the process of writing their memoirs. She has developed exercises to help her "dolls" recall, remember, relive, and reveal their memories, transgressions, temptations, sleepless nights and brilliant afternoons, loves and losses, fears and regrets, secrets, sins, and sorrows. The assignments in Femoir have proven incredibly cathartic for her students. Just as intimate as one of her in-person workshops, this book includes some of Des Barres' own stories as well as those of the women she's taught. Every person has an incredible story to tell - they just need to figure out how to tell it. By understanding themselves better through these writing exercises, women learn to be more fearless, free-spirited, and willing to try something new.

©2016 Pamela Des Barres (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
Available on Audible
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Dynamic Dialogue: Letting Your Story Speak (Red Sneaker Writers Book)

Summary

Dynamic dialogue can turn an otherwise ordinary novel into a delightful read, but dull, uninspired dialogue will cause readers to lose interest and try something else. In this book, best-selling author William Bernhardt, renowned for his handling of dialogue, explains his techniques for making characters come to life through their words. He explains the importance of matching character and dialogue, of avoiding dialogue that's “on-the-nose,” and the value of using dialogue to suggest what no one will say aloud. Bernhardt explains how to enrich your story and quicken the pace with dramatic and clever dialogue exchanges, skillful use of dialogue beats, and subtext. The book also includes exercises designed to help writers apply these ideas to their own writing. William Bernhardt is the bestselling author of more than thirty books, including the blockbuster Ben Kincaid novels and Nemesis: The Final Case of Eliot Ness, currently in production as an NBC miniseries. Bernhardt is also one of the most sought-after writing instructors in the nation. He is the only person to have received the Southern Writers Gold Medal Award, the Royden B. Davis Distinguished Author Award (U Penn) and the H. Louise Cobb Distinguished Author Award (OSU), which is given “in recognition of an outstanding body of work that has profoundly influenced the way in which we understand ourselves and American society at large.” The Red Sneaker Writing Center is dedicated to helping writers achieve their literary goals. What is a red sneaker writer? A committed writer seeking useful instruction and guidance rather than obfuscation and attitude. Red sneakers get the job done and so do red sneaker writers, by paying close attention to their art and craft, committing to hard work, and never quitting. Are you a red sneaker writer? If so, this book is for you.

©2014 William Bernhardt Writing Programs (P)2014 Babylon Books

Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
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Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, and Virtual Worlds

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Artificial intelligence is already embedded in much of our daily lives, and it's increasingly moving into realms that impact authors and the publishing industry. We need to embrace the opportunities and engage in conversations around possible threats in order to reinvent our industry for a very different future. The pandemic of 2020 has accelerated converging technologies and changed human behavior across the globe to favor digital business models. In this book, I discuss current technological and societal trends and consider the opportunities for authors and the publishing industry over the next decade. Writing in the age of AI, including Natural Language Generation models like GPT-3 Copyright law, blockchain for smart contracts, and micro-payments AI-assisted translation Voice technologies, streaming, and subscription Virtual worlds and augmented reality Global, digital, mobile - a wave of new writers It's time to change our business model. If we embrace this wave of converging technology, we can create abundance in our industry, enabling new forms of creativity, growing the market with new products and experiences, and expanding revenue for the entire supply chain. We are creators. We turn ideas in our heads into books in the physical realm. We can use these technologies to surf the wave of change and invent the decade ahead - together.  I hope you will join me on the journey.

©2020 Joanna Penn (P)2020 Joanna Penn

Narrator: Joanna Penn
Author: Joanna Penn
Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
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The Emotional Craft of Fiction

2 ratings

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Engage your readers with emotion. While writers might disagree over showing versus telling or plotting versus pantsing, none would argue this: If you want to write strong fiction, you must make your readers feel. The reader's experience must be an emotional journey of its own, one as involving as your characters' struggles, discoveries, and triumphs are for you. That's where The Emotional Craft of Fiction comes in. Veteran literary agent and expert fiction instructor Donald Maass shows you how to use story to provoke a visceral and emotional experience in readers. Topics covered include: ? Emotional modes of writing ? Beyond showing versus telling ? Connecting the inner and outer journeys and much more Readers can simply read a novel...or they can experience it. The Emotional Craft of Fiction shows you how to make that happen.

©2016 Donald Maass (P)2020 Tantor

Author: Donald Maass
Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
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Authors Should Speak Advance Level

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This book, Authors Should Speak Advance Level, provides powerful advance strategies and insights into how to create even more opportunities for sharing your written and verbal content with people who will benefit. Speaking professionally comes with monetary advantages, too.  Sharing your knowledge and expertise from the stage is an effective way to sell a lot of books. Speaking from a stage gives you expert status and inspires people to buy your book and hire you for other speeches.  Speaking to thousands of people in audience about your book is exhilarating for both you and your audience. There is a reason why speakers don’t retire....   Are you ready to speak to big audiences and sell your book? Are you willing to imagine yourself living the life of a big-time speaker who sells a lot of books? Great! Then let’s get started! 

©2020 Dan Blanchard (P)2020 Dan Blanchard

Narrator: Mark Milroy
Length: 2 hrs and 20 mins
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Creativity over Perfection

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Do you feel you have a book inside you, but you can’t find that creative spark? Is daily life getting in the way of your dreams? Learn how to stay inspired throughout the process of finishing your book! Listen to Creativity over Perfection: The World Needs Your Book! today and finally hit that publish button this year!

©2018 Heather Lee Dyer (P)2020 Heather Lee Dyer

Length: 2 hrs and 39 mins
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Lincoln and the Power of the Press

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From his earliest days, Abraham Lincoln devoured newspapers. As he started out in politics, he wrote editorials and letters to argue his case. He spoke to the public directly through the press. He even bought a German-language newspaper to appeal to that growing electorate in his state. When war broke out and the nation was tearing itself apart, Lincoln authorized the most widespread censorship in the nation's history, closing down newspapers that were "disloyal" and even jailing or exiling editors who opposed enlistment or sympathized with secession. In Lincoln and the Power of the Press, Harold Holzer shows us an activist Lincoln through journalists who covered him from his start to the night of his assassination. In a wholly original way, Holzer shows us politicized newspaper editors battling for power and a masterly president who used the press to speak directly to the people and shape the nation.

©2014 Harold Holzer (P)2014 Tantor

Narrator: Kevin Foley
Length: 26 hrs and 12 mins
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The Art of Prompt

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When was the last time you had writer's block? You wanted very badly to write, but you couldn't think of what to write about! This collection of writing prompts will get your creative juices flowing and having you fill up page after page in no time, at all! Here are a few samples: The year is 1910. Adolf Hitler, a struggling artist, has fought off dozens of assassination attempts by well-meaning time travelers, but this one is different. This traveler doesn't want to kill Hitler; he wants to teach him to paint. He pulls off his hood to reveal the frizzy afro of Bob Ross. I'll tell you what I'm going to do, Mr. Bond. I'm going to stick you in a spacesuit with a radio and strap you into one of my cars. Then, while mankind watches, I'll launch you into space. The last thing you'll hear before leaving this earth forever, will be their applause. It's 3 a.m. An official phone alert wakes you up. It says "Do not look at the moon." You have hundreds of notifications. Hundreds of random numbers are sending "It's a beautiful night tonight. Look outside." When you die, you appear in a cinema with a number of other people who look like you. You find out that they are your previous reincarnations, and soon, you all begin watching your next life on the big screen. You lost your sight - along with everyone else on Earth - in The Great Blinding. Two years later, without warning, your sight returns. As you look around, you realize that every available wall, floor, and surface has been painted with the same message - Don't tell them you can see. And many, many, many more topics, ideas, and exotic situations that will help you get your next book or screenplay into the world! This collection of writing prompts is a powerful and useful reference to use whenever you need something to kick-start your writing! And best of all, you have no excuse to not get started right away!

©2020 Cameron Monhagan (P)2020 Cameron Monhagan

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The Memoir Project

3 ratings

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Whether or not one has lived an exceptional or dramatic life, we inherently understand that writing memoir—whether it’s a book, blog, or just a letter to a child - is the single greatest portal to self-examination. Stop treading water in writing exercises or hiding behind “writer’s block” and learn how to write with intent. Marion Roach Smith’s disarmingly frank but wildly fun tactics offer you simple and effective guidelines that work. Your legacy beings now.

©2011 Marion Roach Smith (P)2011 Gildan Media Corp

Length: 3 hrs and 34 mins
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2K to 10K

5 ratings

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"Have you ever wanted to double your daily word counts? Do you feel like you're crawling through your story, struggling for each paragraph? Would you like to get more words every day without increasing the time you spend writing or sacrificing quality? It's not impossible; it's not even that hard. This is the story of how, with a few simple changes, I boosted my daily writing from 2,000 words to over 10k a day and how you can, too." Expanding on the author's highly successful process for doubling daily word counts, this audiobook - a combination of reworked blog posts and new material - offers practical writing advice for anyone who's ever longed to increase their daily writing output. In addition to updated information for Rachel's popular 2k to 10k writing efficiency process, five-step plotting method, and easy editing tips, this new book includes chapters on creating characters that write their own stories, story structure, and learning to love your daily writing. Full of easy-to-follow, practical advice from a commercial author who doesn't eat if she doesn't produce good books on a regular basis, 2K to 10K focuses on not just writing faster but writing better and having more fun while you do it. This revised edition includes updates and corrections for all chapters!

©2012 Rachel Aaron (P)2015 Rachel Aaron

Narrator: Arial Burnz
Author: Rachel Aaron
Length: 2 hrs and 26 mins
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Tension on the Line: The Secret to Hooking Readers

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Does your book bog down in the middle? Do you have pages on which nothing really happens? Do people skip or skim large portions of text? Then you're probably lacking tension. From years of teaching writing, novelist Angela Hunt knows that maintaining tension is one of the most difficult challenges a fiction writer faces. Learn some of the techniques you can use to maintain tension and hook readers so completely that they can't put your book down.

©2014 Angela E. Hunt (P)2020 Angela E. Hunt

Narrator: Angela E. Hunt
Author: Angela Hunt
Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
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Fool Proof Outline: A No-Nonsense System for Productive Brainstorming, Outlining, & Drafting Novels

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Build an outstanding outline every time! Fool Proof Outline can help anyone quickly go from idea to first draft. How? By elaborating parts of a story that matter most to you and your readers By offering an organizational system that keeps your head clutter-free By taking the fear and frustration out of writing Fool Proof Outline is filled with just the right amount of brainstorming prompts, both challenging you to engage readers emotionally and propelling your novel toward completion. Character, plot, and scene questionnaires are also included to keep you focused one step at a time. Even the most seasoned writer will appreciate Fool Proof Outline, yet it offers an ease-of-use that will benefit writers of every level. Here's the link to the Fool Proof Outline in both Scrivener and Excel: https://foolproofoutline.wordpress.com/audio-book-links  If you've been considering Scrivener, this is a wonderful place to start! You'll also get access to the Fool Proof Outline's online site, where you can ask questions and share your success. No registration necessary. The Fool Proof Outline is the result of an incredible evolution far beyond my earlier outline template, The Ultimate Novel Template. Those familiar with that early version will shout with joy at the improvements. I do!

©2017, 2018 Christopher Downing (P)2018 Christopher Downing

Narrator: Nathan Agin
Length: 2 hrs and 22 mins
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How to Write a Novel & Get Published: Fiction Book Writing for Beginners

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Do you have a great story to tell but are unsure of what the next step is? If so, How to Write a Novel & Get Published may be the all-in-one audiobook you have been searching for!  Discover:  Strategic outlining How to construct a world Self-editing techniques How to get published

©2018 For Beginners Publishing (P)2018 For Beginners Publishing

Narrator: Robert Hall
Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
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How to Write Funniest: Book Three of Your Serious Step-by-Step Blueprint for Creating Incredibly, Irresistibly, Successfully Hilarious Writing

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Take your comedy to new heights. Learn more powerful techniques to make your comedy even more hilarious in this third book from the How to Write Funny series.    Harness the power of context, confidence, and a funny group of writers like the pros do on legendary TV shows like SNL or The Simpsons or at comedy institutions like The Onion.  Scott Dikkers will show you how it’s done. He’s cofounder and longest-serving editor in chief of The Onion, the world’s most popular humor publication, and founder of the Onion Training Center at the Second City in Chicago. He’s also a number one best-selling humor author, comedy performer, and winner of the Thurber Prize for American Humor.   How to Write Funniest lays out the simple steps to make your satire writing, humor writing, funny stories, or stand-up material the funniest it can possibly be by leveraging the brain power of a writers’ room.   But that’s just the beginning.    How do you lead a team of comedy writers, which insiders often say is like “herding cats”? How do you defeat stage fright, and what is context and why is it the most powerful tool in comedy?    Writers Scott has mentored, trained, or hired for their first comedy-writing job have gone on to win several Emmy Awards, written award-winning movies, and become best-selling comedy authors.

©2020 Scott Dikkers (P)2020 Scott Dikkers

Narrator: Scott Dikkers
Length: 3 hrs and 19 mins
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The Elements of Style: 60 Minutes to Better Writing & Grammar

7 ratings

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What you need to know about grammar and writing as taught widely in colleges, high schools, and grammar schools wherever American English is spoken! William Strunk, Professor at Cornell, wrote his famous Little Book on good grammar and writing to simplify the subject for students far and wide. His famous motto was, "Omit needless words." This unabridged version follows this motto and can be listened to in just 60 minutes! This is the original "Little Book," without add ons by later writers. This is a treasure to writers because it "omit(s)" needless words" and subject matter Professor Strunk did not believe was core to better writing. The brevity encourages relistening to deepen one's knowledge of the subject, the point made by Professor Strunk to his students: "the knowledge comes from rereading" or in our case, relistening. This unabridged version has 25 tracks: 1. Preface. 2. Introduction.. 3. Elementary Rules of Usage. 4. Form the Possessive Singular of Nouns with 's. 5. Three or More Terms with a Single Conjunction. 6. Enclose Parenthetic Expressions Between Commas. 7. Place a Comma before and or but. 8. Do Not Join Independent Clauses by a Comma. 9. Do Not Break Sentences in Two. 10. A Participial Phrase at the Beginning of a Sentence. 11. Divide Words at Line-ends. 12. Elementary Principles of Composition. 13. Make the Paragraph the Unit of Composition. 14. Begin a Paragraph with a Topic Sentence. 15. Use the Active Voice. 16. Put Statements in Positive Form. 17. Omit Needless Words. 18. Avoid a Succession of Loose Sentences. 19. Express Co-ordinate Ideas in a Similar Form. 20. Keep Related Words Together. 21. In Summaries Keep to One Tense. 22. Keep the Emphatic Word of a Sentence at the End. 23. A Few Matters of Form. 24. Words and Expressions Commonly Misused. 25. 56 Words Commonly Misspelled.

©2008 William Strunk (P)2008 Simply Magazine Inc.

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Murder Your Darlings

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From one of America's most influential teachers, a collection of the best writing advice distilled from 50 language books - from Aristotle to Strunk and White. With so many excellent writing guides lining bookstore shelves, it can be hard to know where to look for the best advice. Should you go with Natalie Goldberg or Anne Lamott? Maybe William Zinsser or Stephen King would be more appropriate. Then again, what about the classics - Strunk and White, or even Aristotle himself?  Thankfully, your search is over. In Murder Your Darlings, Roy Peter Clark, who has been a beloved and revered writing teacher to children and Pulitzer Prize winners alike for more than 30 years, has compiled a remarkable collection of more than 100 of the best writing tips from 50 of the best writing books of all time.  With a chapter devoted to each key strategy, Clark expands and contextualizes the original author's suggestions and offers anecdotes about how each one helped him or other writers sharpen their skills. An invaluable resource for writers of all kinds, Murder Your Darlings is an inspiring and edifying ode to the craft of writing.

©2020 Roy Peter Clark (P)2020 Little, Brown Spark

Narrator: Jefferson Mays
Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
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Become a Successful Indie Author

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Demystifying the tangled web of self-publishing to put you on the road to success. This is a motivational guide based on my 2.5 million published words (mostly with Amazon) to help you see past the hurdles that are keeping you from climbing the mountain of success. Nothing is overwhelming once it's been explained. If you are smart enough to write a book, you are smart enough to do everything else needed to make your indie author business a success. This guide has something for every budding author as well as those who have already published but for whom success remains elusive. In this business, there is only one hard-and-fast rule - you must find readers willing to pay for your stories. It starts with the first sentence. You have to write a gripping story that people want to read, wrap a cover around the book, and then do the marketing. There’s no doubt that you can do it. Let me show you how.

©2018 Craig Martelle (P)2019 Craig Martelle

Narrator: Chris Abernathy
Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
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Three Story Method

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Storytelling isn't complicated. We'll prove it to you. Do you have an amazing idea for a novel but you struggle to get words on the page? Maybe the problem isn't writer's block. Maybe you need a writing process. Publishing veterans and best-selling authors Zach Bohannon and J. Thorn share their proven system for developing a plan that will bridge the gap between a collection of random notes and a cohesive first draft. This comprehensive book will teach you the foundations of fiction: Plot, Structure, Genre, Theme, Character, and World. Discover: Why you need a system to finish a first draft whether you plot or pants What Aristotle said about storytelling thousands of years ago that still applies today How studying Star Wars can make you a better writer What some of the most prolific authors believe about the craft How all stories can be reduced to three components Which archetypes create a more engaging reader experience How the Hero's Journey is alike and different than the Virgin's Promise Why you should cast your characters like a movie producer Developed over 10 years and applied on millions of words of fiction, Thorn and Bohannon will show you how to layer your approach and build a fantastic story from the ground up. No more staring at a blinking cursor when you sit down to write! Become a master storyteller today. Three Story Method will transform you from a struggling writer into a career author. Downloadable worksheet and full list of resources included! Get it now!

©2020 J. Thorn and Zach Bohannon (P)2020 J. Thorn and Zach Bohannon

Narrator: J. Thorn
Length: 3 hrs and 13 mins
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Copywriting: 4 in 1

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Is writing your passion? Do you want to turn your passion and skill of writing into something extremely profitable? Have you heard about copywriting? Have you ever been interested in copywriting as a career? If yes, stop right here and look no further. This book has everything that you need to know about copywriting and launching a copywriting career.  Copywriting is the art of persuading your reader to take some form of action through writing. Your job as a copywriter is to interest your reader in a particular product or service and convince them to buy it, or at least check it out. Since most brands realize the importance of marketing and advertising their products, they are constantly on the lookout for talented copywriters, which makes it a great career option for you. So, it's time to learn about the great art of copywriting!  By the end of this book, you will discover…  How to become a copywriter and launch your copywriting career today  The scope and diversity of copywriting now and in the future whether copywriting is for you or not  How to become an efficient copywriter right from the beginning of your career  Various types and styles of copywriting and selecting a specialization that you are interested in  Different copywriting formulas, respective benefits, and how to use them in your copies  How you can find a copywriting job and where you should look for new opportunities  Powerful elements that make a good copy great  'Secrets' to enhance your writing style  Importance of understanding your product and how to do it  Areas that require copywriting  How to continuously progress as a copywriter  Powerful examples of copywriting  21 copywriting formulas that you can use  You see, with this book, you will gain useful insights about copywriting that will help you kickstart your new career. If you are a novice or an aspiring copywriter, you should definitely give it a read.  Grab your copy now, and take the necessary actions to get started today!  A powerful and effective copy is what brings great results in your marketing campaigns. When writing a sales copy, your aim is to reach your prospects and prompt them to take purchase your products or subscribe to your services. Pro copywriters know how to convey the right message to the target audience via their copy. In this advanced guide to the art of powerful and effective copywriting, you'll learn:  What makes a great copy  The different types of copywriting  The science of persuasion  SEO copywriting  Neuromarketing and copywriting  Combing your copy with a design for exceptional results The most commonly used persuasive words  All these aspects will guarantee you'll write an irresistible copy that yields awesome results in terms of sales, profits, and business growth. Grab your copy today if you want to see immediate and lasting results in your income!

©2021 Marc Roberts (P)2021 Marc Roberts

Narrator: Ben Herold
Author: Marc Roberts
Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
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Writing for Audio

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Audible editor Katie O’Connor explores the craft of writing for the audio format with Audible Originals authors Samantha Allen, Lauren Blakely, Dennis Mahoney, and Ben H. Winters. Listen in as the authors discuss how they changed their approach to their work with audio in mind. You’ll also hear from two Audible Originals editors - Lara Blackman and Steve Feldberg - about how they collaborate with their authors and where they think the future of audio is going. 

©2020 Audible Originals, LLC. (P)2020 Audible, Inc.

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The First Five Pages

3 ratings

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Whether you are a novice writer or a veteran who has already had your work published, rejection is often a frustrating reality. Literary agents and editors receive and reject hundreds of manuscripts each month. While it's the job of these publishing professionals to be discriminating, it's the job of the writer to produce a manuscript that immediately stands out among the vast competition. And those outstanding qualities, says New York literary agent Noah Lukeman, have to be apparent from the first five pages. The First Five Pages reveals the necessary elements of good writing, whether it be fiction, nonfiction, journalism, or poetry, and points out errors to be avoided.

©2010 Noah Lukeman (P)2017 Noah Lukeman

Narrator: Angus Freathy
Author: Noah Lukeman
Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
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1500 Words Per Hour

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Learn how to write fast and professionally, and make 1500 words per hour a breeze. Do you struggle with the whole writing process? If you do, it's likely because you don't have a proper writing system in place. But not just any system. I'm talking about a system that not only allows you to write faster, but also produce higher quality work. Whether you are writing fiction or writing nonfiction, this system will help you write with ease. You will produce 1500 words or more for every hour you spend writing. But how is that achievable? The secret to achieving such impressive word counts is to separate your thinking time from your writing time. This audiobook will show you exactly how to do that so you are no longer stuck for words and start earning more money from your writing. With the Speed Write system, the words just flow out effortlessly all the time. As hard as that is to believe, it's true. I have proven it. So have many other successful writers who use a similar system. In this book, I lay out the complete Speed Write system and show you just how easy it can be to go from amateur writer who gets nothing done to professional writer who finishes a book every couple of months. Inside this guide, you will learn: How to never suffer from writers block ever again How to generate an unlimited amount of new ideas The power of intention and how it can assure your success Why thinking can be a curse, and how to separate your thinking and writing time The simple tactic that may just solve all of your writing flow problems How to make writing a habit and minimize distractions How to consistently publish quality books fast And much more 1500 words. You can write that many in just a single hour. All you need is the right process to follow. The Speed Write system embodies that process.

©2014 N.P. Martin (P)2014 N.P. Martin

Narrator: Nick Gilbert
Author: N.P. Martin
Length: 54 mins
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Romance Your Brand

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"Genre fiction series are the bread and butter of mid-list writers. For many, they make the difference between a writing dream and a writing career.” (Zoe York/Ainsley Booth, USA Today and New York Times best-selling author) For the first time ever in print, Zoe York breaks down how she plans a series - something she has done 10 times over. Romance Your Brand is an adaptation of an intensive four-week course, now available to authors everywhere.   This book covers:  High-concept pitches  Taglines and blurbs  World building and casts of characters Writing the first book in a series  Finding comparable series and covers  How to write towards future marketing  And why all of the above should be considered before you write a single word

©2019 Zoe York (P)2020 Zoe York

Narrator: Zoe York
Author: Zoe York
Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
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Howdunit!

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Nominated for the 2021 Edgar Allen Poe Award for Best Critical/Biographical book. Ninety crime writers from the world’s oldest and most famous crime writing network give tips and insights into successful crime and thriller fiction. Howdunit! offers a fresh perspective on the craft of crime writing from leading exponents of the genre, past and present. The book offers invaluable advice to people interested in writing crime fiction, but it also provides a fascinating picture of the way that the best crime writers have honed their skills over the years. Its unique construction and content mean that it will appeal not only to would-be writers but also to crime fans. The principal contributors are current members of the legendary Detection Club, including Ian Rankin, Val McDermid, Peter James, Peter Robinson, Ann Cleeves, Andrew Taylor, Elly Griffiths, Sophie Hannah, Stella Duffy, Alexander McCall Smith, John Le Carré and many more. Interwoven with their contributions are shorter pieces by past Detection Club members ranging from G. K. Chesterton, Dorothy L. Sayers, Agatha Christie and John Dickson Carr to Desmond Bagley and H. R. F. Keating. The book is dedicated to Len Deighton, who is celebrating 50 years as a Detection Club member and has also penned an essay for the book. The contributions are linked by short sections written by Martin Edwards, the current president of the Club and author of the award-winning The Golden Age of Murder.

©2020 Martin Edwards (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Length: 15 hrs and 55 mins
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Finding the Core of Your Story

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What's your story about? Do you answer with a blank stare when someone asks you that question? Do you have trouble writing your Amazon description? What if you had an attention-grabbing way to leave your audience begging for more? Story consultant and author Jordan Smith has taken a powerful technique used by professional Hollywood screenwriters to sell their scripts and made it accessible to everyone with Finding the Core of Your Story. It's called a logline--and once you know about it, you'll want to create one for every story you write. Whether you write novels, movies, comic books, songs, or even operas, this book is for you.

©2012 Jordan Smith (P)2017 Jordan Smith

Author: Jordan Smith
Length: 1 hr and 41 mins
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Social Media for Writers: Marketing Strategies for Building Your Audience and Selling Books

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Maximize the potential of your online brand! Over the past decade, social media has transformed from a fad into a necessity for writers. But for the inexperienced author, trying to make sense of - much less master - the available platforms can be a frustrating experience. The variety of social media options alone is dizzying enough: WordPress, Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, YouTube, Pinterest, and more. That's where this guide comes in. Whether you're just starting to create an audience or looking to refine your online presence, Social Media for Writers will equip you with the essential tools you'll need to succeed. In this book, you'll learn how to: Develop an editorial calendar: schedule consistent, quality content for your blog and work with other authors on guest posts and blog tours Create an online brand: write content for several different networks and tie them together to develop an authoritative, trusted voice Utilize "best practices": learn the ins and outs of the online community and how to maximize the potential of each platform Build a community: make connections and create a fan base to endorse your work With all of these strategies, techniques, and applicable information, Social Media for Writers is a comprehensive source for all your social media needs!

©2015 Writer's Digest (P)2015 Tee Morris and Philippa Ballantine

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Audiobook Do-It-Yourself?

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I knew nothing about audiobooks, didn't think about them or listen to them. But when a noted author described making audiobooks, it birthed a dream to be author/narrator for my new book, BOU Pilot, about my military flying. I experimented with making the MP3 files myself, and learned making audiobooks from Audible/ACX. I thought making the files would be tedious, but I discovered I loved telling my story. Audible accepted the finished product, and it is online. Next, I wanted to experiment with the smoooth studio sound, and made an audiobook of a second book, Lord I Feel So Small. Audible says that out of 100,000 books published every year, only 5,000 are made into audiobooks. Authors who want to get their message into the hearts and ears of readers are losing out. They are also missing the royalty income and the chance to grow as an author into a new medium. I did it, and you can, too.

©2019 Jon E Drury (P)2019 Jon E Drury

Narrator: Jon E Drury
Author: Jon Drury
Length: 44 mins
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Writing the Novel from Plot to Print to Pixel

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Lawrence Block, the award-winning crime fiction author, is almost as well known for his instructional books for writers and contributed a monthly column on fiction to Writers Digest for 14 years. Writing the Novel was his first book for writers and remained continuously in print since its original appearance in 1978. But the world of publishing has changed in the past 40 years, and Block has now expanded and updated his original text, bringing each chapter up to date and adding welcome new material on the audiobook revolution, the phenomenon of self-publishing and what perils and opportunities await the new novelist - and the veteran as well. Unlike many advice-givers, Block doesn't tell you what book to write, or the one and only way to write it. He holds that every novel is different, and so is every novelist; his aim is to give you the tools to enable you to find your own way. Here are some chapters: 1. Why Write a Novel? 2. Deciding Which Novel to Write 3. Read...Study...Analyze 4. Developing Plot Ideas 5. Developing Characters 6. Outlining 7. Using What You Know...and What You Don't Know 8. Getting Started 9. Getting It Written 10. Snag, Dead Ends, and False Trails 11. Matters of Style 12. Length 13. Rewriting 14. Getting Published 15. The Case for Self-Publishing 16. The Case Against Self-publishing 17. How to Be Your Own Publisher 18. Doing It Again 19. Now It's Up to You! Writing the Novel from Plot to Print to Pixel is half again as long as the original version, and Lawrence Block has managed to retain all the 1978 text while bringing it up to date. As he would be the first to tell you, you don't need this book - or any other - to succeed as a novelist. But thousands of writers have found it helpful. And most of us feel we can use all the help we can get.

©2016 Lawrence Block (P)2016 Lawrence Block

Narrator: Mike Dennis
Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
Available on Audible
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Copywriting: 4 Books in 1

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Would you like to be able to capture your audience's attention at first glance? Do you want to be able to point out some of their problem areas and find solutions? Would you also like to learn how your writing abilities can be utilized for this as well as being about to write and sell nonfiction books? If you're a writer and always wanted to write a book, then this collection entitled Copywriting: 4 Books in 1: Learn How to Write Copy and Content that Sells and How to Write and Self-Publish Your Non-Fiction Book is something you'll want to add to your collection. This book is full of resourceful tips that will help you with the art of copywriting, and how you can use this in other areas of writing, how you can earn money through this method, and how to write your own nonfiction book. Lastly, it'll provide step-by-step methods that you can use to self-publish your own book. The days of waiting to publish are gone. Now, it's the perfect time to self-publish a book that you may have been putting off for years. This bundle gives you the essentials, from the ground up, and helps you fill in the gaps, so you know exactly what's necessary in the writing process. After listening to this bundle, you will: Understand what copywriting is, how it works, and how your writing makes an impact Various methods that you can use when starting with copywriting How copywriting can assist with your books Content creation methods, and how to build out a methodology Importance of content creation How your content will rank when it comes to search engines Using your website to promote your content and provide a support platform for your books Step-by-step guide to teach you how you can start writing a nonfiction book today Mediums that you can use to publish your book Walk-throughs for self-publishing, if you decide to tackle it yourself Plus, so much more Some may not realize this, but content creation, copywriting, and writing books are all related. Each one has its own place, yet they can all be combined to support one another. This is why it’s important to build each skill. When one area is improved, other areas can be improved as well. This is what Joseph Robinson believes and has been helping people with for years. So, what are you waiting for? Take the plunge today, and learn as you go with these extremely detailed books on how you can earn money through copywriting, building out your content, and, finally, writing and publishing that book that you’ve always wanted to publish.  The opportunity is here. Will you choose it? If so, scroll up and buy now to grab your copy!

©2020 Charlie Creative Lab Ltd (P)2020 Joseph Robinson

Narrator: Tom Hess
Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
Available on Audible
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The Power of Memoir

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A groundbreaking work for healing long-term emotional problems.  The Power of Memoir is a pioneering how-to book that provides a new step-by-step program to use memoir writing as a therapeutic process. By going through these steps, you'll learn how to choose the significant milestones and turning points that make up a coherent story leading to a life-changing epiphany.  Help uncover the secret stories that are the keys to healing  Explore the dynamics and roles of dysfunctional families  Heal old wounds, creating a better present and brighter future  Using many examples from her students and clients, the author shows how creative, well-planned, and carefully researched memoir writing can offer a process for sorting out the truth from lies and family myths. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2010 Linda Joy Myers (P)2012 Tantor Media

Narrator: Jean Alexander
Author: Linda Myers
Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
Available on Audible
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Dreyer's English

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New York Times best seller • A sharp, funny grammar guide they’ll actually want to read, from Random House’s longtime copy chief and one of Twitter’s leading language gurus Named one of the Best Books of the Year by O: The Oprah Magazine • Paste • Shelf Awareness "Essential (and delightful!)" (People) We all write, all the time: books, blogs, emails. Lots and lots of emails. And we all want to write better. Benjamin Dreyer is here to help. As Random House’s copy chief, Dreyer has upheld the standards of the legendary publisher for more than two decades. He is beloved by authors and editors alike - not to mention his followers on social media - for deconstructing the English language with playful erudition. Now, he distills everything he has learned from the myriad books he has copyedited and overseen into a useful guide not just for writers but for everyone who wants to put their best prose foot forward. As authoritative as it is amusing, Dreyer’s English offers lessons on punctuation, from the underloved semicolon to the enigmatic en dash; the rules and nonrules of grammar, including why it’s okay to begin a sentence with "And" or "But" and to confidently split an infinitive; and why it’s best to avoid the doldrums of the Wan Intensifiers and Throat Clearers, including "very," "rather," "of course," and the dreaded "actually." Dreyer will let you know whether "alright" is all right (sometimes) and even help you brush up on your spelling - though, as he notes, "The problem with mnemonic devices is that I can never remember them." And yes: "Only godless savages eschew the series comma." Chockful of advice, insider wisdom, and fun facts, this audiobook will prove to be invaluable to everyone who wants to shore up their writing skills, mandatory for people who spend their time editing and shaping other people’s prose, and - perhaps best of all - an utter treat for anyone who simply revels in language. Praise for Dreyer’s English "Playful, smart, self-conscious, and personal... One encounters wisdom and good sense on nearly every page of Dreyer’s English." (The Wall Street Journal) "Destined to become a classic." (The Millions) "Dreyer can help you...with tips on punctuation and spelling.... Even better: He’ll entertain you while he’s at it." (Newsday)

©2019 Benjamin Dreyer (P)2019 Random House Audio

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Make Money with Amazon: 2 Book Bundle

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Maximize your passive income and transform yourself with The Complete Make Money with Amazon audiobook. Tired of not making enough money? You heard the stories of people selling on Amazon with private-label products. Want to know more? Wish you could do the same and have financial freedom and more time to do what you like? In The Complete Make Money with Amazon, you get two audiobooks for the price of one: Make Money with Amazon and Use Your Computer to Make Money in 2018, which provide you with information on how I went from broke to making well over $110,000 in less than three months and how I am constantly generating passive income all with Amazon. In this audiobook, I'll explain in simple, easy-to-understand language: How to find products that sell. Five-plan formula that can bring you up to $300 a day in profit. How to launch a product and create a winning description. How to choose a plan of attack so you'll know exactly what product you are going to seek. The best way to get started with private-label products the easy way. What to do if you are strapped for cash. How to create a product listing that converts into cash. The exact template on how you can go from "knowing nothing" on FBA to almost an expert in 60 minutes or less. The daily practice that separates the loser sellers from the winners. The easiest way to add eyeballs to your listings - with the chapter on traffic. How to get reviews that have higher bearing when it comes to Amazon search rankings. And much much more! Are you ready to use your computer like a money machine and to sell your private-label products on Amazon now and become a winner? Scroll up now and click the "Buy Now" button!

©2018 Tim Steinberg (P)2019 Tim Steinberg

Narrator: Charles Olsen
Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
Available on Audible
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The Art of Nonfiction

2 ratings

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In 1958, and again in 1969, Ayn Rand gathered a small group of her friends and acquaintances and gave an informal course on writing. At once a fascinating philosophical discourse on the art of creation and an invaluable guide for the aspiring writer, these edited transcripts are a treasure that will challenge, edify, and illuminate the way to more powerful writing. Rand takes listeners step by step through the writing process, providing insightful observations and invaluable techniques along the way. She discusses the psychological aspects of writing and the roles played by the conscious and subconscious mind. She talks about articles and books, explaining how to select a subject and theme, how to identify your audience, and how to write the first draft.

©2001 Estate of Ayn Rand (P)2003 Blackstone Audiobooks

Author: Ayn Rand
Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
Available on Audible
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The Rewrite

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The Rewrite: The How to Guide for Revising Rewriting & Editing Your Novel. Unleash the power of rewriting! The Rewrite can help any writer take their shapeless draft to a completed novel! Instead of getting lost in the labyrinth of endless revisions, let The Rewrite show you how to structure your process and finish your novel. In this audiobook, you’ll learn: How to Do a Pass Common Character Problems Common Plot Problems Common Structural Problems How to Fix Pacing Issues World Building Tips Self Editing How to Find Beta Readers How to Incorporate Feedback How to Know When Your Novel Is Done The Rewrite offers a guided approach to the entire rewriting process and as always, author Scott King, plays along, making sure to do the assignments in the audiobook so you can learn from his successes and mistakes. Stop letting your novel kick your butt and beat it with the help of The Rewrite!

©2019 Scott King (P)2020 Scott King

Author: Scott King
Length: 3 hrs and 55 mins
Available on Audible
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Write Compelling Fiction

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Write cleaner. Write better stories. Write compelling fiction. With over 150 books published, Larry Martin and Craig Martelle bring their fiction writing horsepower to you. How are they able to win over their readers? By getting them right where it matters - in books they can’t put down. Larry writes westerns and thriller. Craig writes science fiction. Those genres are far closer than you ever imagined because good writing is universal. Never give your reader a reason to set your book aside. They may not pick it up again. In the immortal words of Elmore Leonard, “I try to leave out the parts that readers skip.” You should, too. From plot to characters to pace to description, strengthen your writing to engage your readers on a whole new level. Keep them turning the pages, and when they’ve finished, they’ll be asking you for the next book. "The trail-tough cowhand rubbed the black whisker stubble on his chin with a knotted callused hand. "That'll do," Ethan said, and laid a nickel on the rough plank. A horse fly buzzed around, inspecting the coin, as Ethan waited." With examples peppered throughout, Larry and Craig reinforce the main points in a way to make it easier to incorporate into your own writing. Come to the word buffet and when you leave, you won’t be hungry. There’s no time like the present to start writing better. Get the audiobook Write Compelling Fiction today.

©2019 L.J. Martin, Craig Martelle (P)2019 L.J. Martin, Craig Martelle

Narrator: Chris Abernathy
Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
Available on Audible
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Write Your Novel

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This book is a condensed collection of notes, thoughts, and practical advice for fiction writers of all shapes and sizes. Where The 24 Laws of Storytelling is a deep immersion in the art of storytelling, Write Your Novel is a much lighter passage through the halls of fiction writing. It’s a writing craft book that asks for a less weighty investment of time and energy.  I love stories, and I love storytellers. While I feel profoundly humbled every time someone picks up my first book to improve their writing capacities, I’m happy to provide a more condensed alternative for a reasonable price. A look into heroes, villains, structure, dialogue, planning, and more, without breaking a sweat. An X-ray’s look at the bones of great stories, and the tactics that made them bestsellers.

©2019 Jonathan Baldie (P)2020 Jonathan Baldie

Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
Available on Audible
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Before and After the Book Deal

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Everything you've ever wanted to know about publishing but were too afraid to ask is right here in this funny, candid guide by acclaimed author Courtney Maum. Before and After the Book Deal: A Writer's Guide to Finishing, Publishing, Promoting, and Surviving Your First Book has over 150 contributors from all walks of the industry, including internationally best-selling authors Anthony Doerr, Roxane Gay, Garth Greenwell, Lisa Ko, R. O. Kwon, Rebecca Makkai, and Ottessa Moshfegh, alongside cult favorites Sarah Gerard, Melissa Febos, Mitchell S. Jackson, and Mira Jacob. Agents, film scouts, film producers, translators, disability and minority activists, and power agents and editors also weigh in, offering advice and sharing intimate anecdotes about even the most taboo topics in the industry.   Are MFA programs worth the time and money? How do people actually sit down and finish a novel? Did you get a good advance? What do you do when you feel envious of other writers? And why the heck aren't your friends saying anything about your book? Covering questions ranging from the logistical to the existential (and everything in between), Before and After the Book Deal is the definitive guide for anyone who has ever wanted to know what it's really like to be an author.

©2020 Courtney Maum (P)2020 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

Narrator: Courtney Maum
Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
Available on Audible
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How to Write Your First Novel

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So often, when I introduce myself to a new person and they learn that I am an author, they reply back that they plan to write a book one day. I’m always so excited to learn more about their idea and see how I can help. More often than not, they reply that they haven’t written a single word. They ask me, “How do you write a novel? How do you get started?” Over the years, I’ve written multiple novels, and I have condensed my best tips and practices to bring you How to Write Your First Novel: A Guide for Aspiring Fiction Authors. No matter your plan for publishing your novel, you first need to write the book. I’ve broken down the critical elements of success in two parts: your writing habits and your writing craft. You’ll be able to come back and reference this advice throughout your drafting process, and as you look to write additional books. Are you ready to go from aspiring author to author? Are you ready to take your idea and turn it into a book? Let’s get started today!

©2021 M.K. Williams (P)2021 M.K. Williams

Narrator: M.K. Williams
Length: 2 hrs and 29 mins
Available on Audible
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The Yellow Kids

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The amazing story behind the greatest newspaper men to ever live, Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst, lies primarily hidden with their reporters who were in the field. They risked their lives in Cuba as the country grappled for independence simply to “get the story” and write what was not always the most accurate story, but definitely the best. Anything to sell papers. Reporters like Harry Scovel, Stephen Crane, Cora Taylor, Richard Harding Davis, and James Creelman, among others, put themselves in danger every day just for the news. The Yellow Kids is an adventure story packed with engaging characters, witticism, humor and adversity, to reveal that the “yellow” found in journalism was often an extra ingredient applied by editors and publishers in New York.

©1989 Joyce Milton (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Gary Dikeos
Author: Joyce Milton
Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
Available on Audible
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FXXK Copywriting That Sells.

Summary

Looking for a long, sweet description of how good this book is? You won't find it here...go check somewhere else. Learn how to turns words into cash, that's all you need. Get this audiobook now and you'll learn how to. What is copywriting?  Importance of copywriting  Principle of copywriting  Advanced copywriting skills  Power of words  Build rapport with your reader  Build the right personality  SBP (simple but powerful) Add value to your reader  Building the perfect sales letter  The secret to writing headlines that grab the reader's attention  Guarantees that dissolve fear and unleash sales  How to close the deal with your copy How to write great bulleted lists  How to write compelling agitation copy How to write holiday copy Essential copy techniques to use daily  Role of storytelling copy Get this audiobook and start making some money.

©2019 Handmade Publishing (P)2020 Handmade Publishing

Narrator: Tyler McGuire
Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
Available on Audible
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The Best Business Stories of the Year, 2001 Edition

Summary

An exciting new annual anthology: a year's worth of the most interesting, noteworthy, and best-written articles on all aspects of the business world. Series editor Andrew Leckey and guest editor Marshall Loeb have scoured the print media and have consulted with editors of major business and general-interest publications and with the deans of several schools of journalism in order to find the 30 best business stories from the past 12 months. Among the articles selected: Ken Auletta on Herb Allen's CEO retreat, from The New Yorker; Diane Brady on Martha Stewart, from Business Week; and Steve Silberman on creating a borderless global cyber-marketplace, from Wired. Other pieces come from the pages of Harper's, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The Nation, and Rolling Stone. Comprehensive in the range of its subjects and consistent in the quality of the writing, this volume marks the beginning of a fascinating new anthology series.

©2001 by Andrew Leckey (P)2001 Random House, Inc.

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The Plot Skeleton

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In writing class, our teachers made sure we understood how to write a five-paragraph theme: introduction, thesis sentence, points one, two, and three, followed by the conclusion. But rarely did any teacher tell us how to write fiction. They simply urged us to write a story. But how is that done? Angela Hunt has been writing and teaching for 30 years, and she has boiled plotting down to the basics in this audiobook. Not only will you come away knowing how to plot, you'll be able to point the important structural points in movies and other books you read. It's all about the skeleton, Hunt says, and every working story has one. Enjoy this writing lesson for a fraction of the cost of attending one of Angela's writing classes. Your writing will never be the same.

©2013 Angela E. Hunt (P)2020 Angela E. Hunt

Narrator: Angela E. Hunt
Author: Angela Hunt
Length: 1 hr and 1 min
Available on Audible
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Fiction Masterpiece

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Sound interesting? The author thinks so too! Listen to Fiction Masterpiece: The Definitive Guide and learn about fiction writing.  Here is what you will find inside the book:   What is a masterpiece  How can you overcome classic fiction?  Skills to increase your attention  And much more!    So, what are you still waiting for? Scroll down the page and press the "Buy Now" button!  

©2020 Ginny Strange (P)2020 Ginny Strange

Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
Available on Audible
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Good Writing Is Like Good Sex

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What makes a book sexy? I’m not talking about erotica, per say, but what is the difference between a book you eagerly devour and a book you slum your way through? While there are individual exceptions, the most objective difference between a good story and a downright terrible one is simple - it all comes down to the writing. It’s either good writing, and we can forgive the technical flaws a little more easily, or it’s bad writing, and bad writing is just bad. Good writing is more than just good writing. Good writing is sexy. If you’re a fiction writer looking to improve your writing skills, this is the perfect, provocative listen to encourage you to get down to business and write your story. Inside Good Writing Is Like Good Sex, you will find: A titillating perspective on the writing process The secret to why your story is special, and how you can make it sexier Tips on romancing your readers How to write irresistible characters Basic writing and story concepts with advanced insights ...and all in a non-gratuitous fashion with a lot of innuendos. C. S. Johnson is the award-winning, genre-hopping author of several novels, including young adult sci-fi and fantasy adventures such as the Starlight Chronicles series, the Once Upon a Princess saga, and the Divine Space Pirates trilogy. She has written articles for The Rebelution, MTL Magazine, Hollywood in Toto, StudioJake, and more. With a gift for sarcasm and an apologetic heart, she currently lives in Atlanta with her family.

©2019 Christina Johnson (P)2019 C. S. Johnson

Narrator: Faith Moore
Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
Available on Audible
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How to Self-Publish Without Going Broke

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Finally, self-publishing advice that’s recession-proof. Are you a struggling indie writer trying to make sales? Or maybe you are out there thinking about self-publishing but feel overwhelmed by the process. How do you publish a book people actually want to buy? Before you hit "Publish," discover the important steps involved in the process so you can avoid common pitfalls that many novice writers make.  In my comprehensive step-by-step guide, I will teach you how to package and position your book for optimal success all while not going broke in the process. You have little to lose but everything to gain by following the 15 basic steps I outline, including:   How to draft your best manuscript How to self-edit your work Where to find beta readers How to find out what editing your book needs How to avoid the biggest mistakes in cover design and where to find affordable cover designers Formatting your manuscript for print, eBook, and audiobook How to market your book for success And more!  

©2020 J.U. Scribe (P)2020 J.U. Scribe

Narrator: Elliott Bales
Author: J. U. Scribe
Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
Available on Audible
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How Do I Become an Author

Summary

Creative writing is any writing that goes beyond the boundaries of ordinary formal, journalistic, scholarly, or technological types of literature, usually characterized by the emphasis on narrative art, character development, and the use of literary conventions, or the different traditions of prose and poetry. Due to the lack of definition, writing such as feature stories can be considered as creative writing, even though they fall under journalism, because the content of the features focuses specifically on narrative and character development.  Fictional and nonfictional works fall within this category, including novels, biographies, short stories, and poems. Within academic settings, creative writing is usually split into fiction and poetry groups, with an emphasis on writing in an original style, rather than imitating preexisting tropes such as crime or horror.  Writing for the screen and stage - screenwriting and playwriting - are often taught separately, but they also fall within the category of creative writing.

©2019 Robert Flemingson (P)2020 Andrea Giuseppe De Fusco

Narrator: Blake Williams
Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
Available on Audible
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Self-Publishing for the First-Time Author

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You’ve written your first book and you are ready to self-publish it; congratulations! Now, what steps do you need to take to self-publish? What are the best strategies? How do you ensure retailers and libraries will carry your book? These are a few of the questions that many aspiring authors ask as they set out on their publishing journey. Aggregating five plus years of experience in the self-publishing space, M.K. Williams has compiled the answers that you need into an easily digestible format to walk you through the publishing process. There are lots of online gurus who will throw acronyms, jargon, and advanced strategies at you right out the gate. Williams breaks down the practical steps that you need to take as you self-publish your first book.

©2020 Mary K Williams (P)2020 Mary K Williams

Narrator: M.K. Williams
Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
Available on Audible
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Point of View

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Unlocking the mystery behind point of view: Why is point of view important to a novelist, and how can we make sure we're using it correctly? Which serves the story better - first person, third person, omniscient, or the quirky second? Using her 30 years of writing experience, Angela Hunt presents a brief lesson on point of view that should answer all your questions in practical, simple terms. You don't need an entire book to understand it - you only need to listen to this audiobook. These lessons, Hunt says, are brief for a reason. "I don’t want you to spend most of your time reading how-to books. I will give you what you need so you can put what you’ve learned into practice. That’s the best way to improve." Enjoy this writing lesson for a fraction of the cost of attending one of Angela's writing classes. Your writing will never be the same.

©2013 Angela E. Hunt (P)2020 Angela E. Hunt

Narrator: Angela Hunt
Author: Angela Hunt
Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
Available on Audible
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How to Write a Novel in Ten Days

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Even in today's fast-paced world, the myth that writing fast equals writing badly - or, conversely, writing well equals writing slowly - persists. Now, USA Today best-selling author Dean Wesley Smith aims to shatter this myth once and for all with this latest WMG Writer's Guide. In a series of blog posts, Smith chronicled his process toward ghost writing a 70,000-word novel for a traditional publisher in just 10 days. He wrote about his progress, his feelings about the writing, and how he approached and overcame obstacles. This audiobook takes readers on a journey that demonstrates that writing fast, and writing well, comes from motivation and practice. USA Today best-selling author Dean Wesley Smith published more than a hundred novels in 30 years and hundreds and hundreds of short stories across many genres. He wrote a couple dozen Star Trek novels, the only two original Men in Black novels, Spider-Man and X-Men novels, plus novels set in gaming and television worlds. Writing with his wife Kristine Kathryn Rusch under the name Kathryn Wesley, they wrote the novel for the NBC miniseries The Tenth Kingdom and other books for Hallmark Hall of Fame movies. He wrote novels under dozens of pen names in the worlds of comic books and movies, including novelizations of a dozen films, from The Final Fantasy to Steel to Rundown. He now writes his own original fiction under just the one name, Dean Wesley Smith. In addition to his upcoming novel releases, his monthly magazine called Smith's Monthly premiered October 1, 2013, filled entirely with his original novels and stories. Dean also worked as an editor and publisher, first at Pulphouse Publishing, then for VB Tech Journal, then for Pocket Books. He now plays a role as an executive editor for the original anthology series Fiction River.

©2014 Dean Wesley Smith (P)2014 Dean Wesley Smith

Narrator: Phil Baker
Length: 1 hr and 25 mins
Available on Audible
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Four Weeks to Finished

1 rating

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In Four Weeks to Finished, writers will learn important tips on increasing productivity and avoiding costly mistakes.  In this era of instant gratification media, writers must produce at a faster and faster pace, making it possible to get their work into the marketplace more quickly. This, however, is easier said than done. Four Weeks to Finished is a valuable tool for an expert or novice to becoming a prolific author and mastering the job of writing for a living. With over 50 novels published by three different publishers, Jake Bible has learned a lot about staying focused! He knows he has to stay at the top of his writing game because writing is money. And he's ready to share his experience. "I found it engaging, funny, and informative. I was especially struck by the instruction to keep the ideas simple." (Nathan Ballingrud, author of North American Lake Monsters, winner of the Shirley Jackson Award) "If you want to write more fiction and publish it consistently, you need to read and heed this book. Jake Bible finished three books and a novella while you read this." (Terry Mixon, best-selling author of the Empire of Bones saga and co-host of the Dead Robots Society podcast)  

©2018 Jake Bible (P)2018 Jake Bible

Narrator: Jake Bible
Author: Jake Bible
Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
Available on Audible
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Creating Places

2 ratings

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Creating a unique, immersive setting one place at a time. Creating Places is a detailed how-to guide on inventing the heart of every imaginary world - places. It includes chapters on inventing planets, moons, continents, mountains, forests, deserts, bodies of water, sovereign powers, settlements, and interesting locales. Extensive, culled research on each is provided to inform your world-building decisions and understand the impact on craft, story, and audience. You’ll also learn how and when to create history and maps. Experts and beginners alike will benefit from the free templates that make building worlds easier, quicker, and more fun. Learn the difference between types of monarchies, democracies, dictatorships, and more for realistic variety and believable conflict. Understand how latitude, prevailing winds, and mountains affect climate, rainfall, and what types of forests and deserts will exist in each location. Consistently calculate how long it takes to travel by horse, wagon, sailing vessels, or even dragon over different terrain types and conditions. Creating Places is the second volume in the Art of World Building, the only multi-volume series of its kind. Three times the length, depth, and breadth of other guides, the series can help fantasy and science fiction creators determine how much to build and why, how to use world building in your work, and whether the effort to create places will reap rewards for you and your audience.

©2017 Randy Ellefson (P)2017 Evermore Press, LLC

Narrator: Randy Ellefson
Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
Available on Audible
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Pep Talks for Writers

Summary

Every writer knows that as rewarding as the creative process is, it can often be a bumpy road. Have hope and keep at it! Designed to kick-start creativity, this audio handbook from the executive director of National Novel Writing Month gathers a wide range of insights and advice for writers at any stage of their career. From tips about how to finally start that story, to helpful ideas about what to do when the words just aren't quite coming out right, Pep Talks for Writers provides motivation, encouragement, and helpful exercises for writers of all stripes.

©2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc. (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Greg Tremblay
Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
Available on Audible
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How to Write Short

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America's most influential writing teacher offers an engaging and practical guide to effective short-form writing. In How to Write Short , Roy Peter Clark turns his attention to the art of painting a thousand pictures with just a few words. Short forms of writing have always existed - from ship logs and telegrams to prayers and haikus. But in this ever-changing Internet age, short-form writing has become an essential skill. Clark covers how to write effective and powerful titles, headlines, essays, sales pitches, Tweets, letters, and even self-descriptions for online dating services. With examples from the long tradition of short-form writing in Western culture, How to Write Short guides writers to crafting brilliant prose, even in 140 characters.

©2013 Roy Peter Clark (P)2013 Gildan Media LLC

Narrator: Roy Peter Clark
Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
Available on Audible
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Outsource Your Book

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Outsource Your Book shares the secrets of a USA Today and Wall Street Journal best-selling author on how to hire experts to write, publish, and launch your best seller.  Warning: Listening to this book and following the advice within can result in having your name on a best-selling book and on top of the charts.  Discover the 17 steps known only to best-selling authors of going from a book idea to a six-figure funnel, including:  How to position your book so that it's a best seller - you have to do this before it's written.  Where to hire a pro to craft a clever book outline.  How to hire the right interviewer who can get your ideas out of your head. How to turn your ideas into a masterfully crafted manuscript. How to know which of the three different types of editing you will need. How and where to hire for the interior layout and formatting of your book. Where to hire a designer for an attention-grabbing cover and why the right cover can make or break your book sales. How to optimize your book for online sales so that it pops up on top of any search results. Where to find the pros to launch your book to best-seller status and to reach libraries and foreign markets. And much more! Outsource Your Book answers the question: How do I turn my business book idea into a best seller by hiring out?  Discover the 17 steps to becoming an authority, building credibility, preparing for a consultancy, and leaving a legacy. Your book awaits you.

©2019 Alinka Rutkowska (P)2019 Leaders Press

Narrator: Sherry Granader
Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
Available on Audible
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Successful Self-Publishing: How to Self-Publish and Market Your Book

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Do you want to successfully self-publish in eBook, print, or audiobook formats? There are thousands of new books being published every day, but many self-published books quickly sink to the bottom of the pile. Many authors are frustrated because there are so many options for self-publishing, and they don't know which one to choose or what will be best for their book. Others spend thousands of dollars to publish and end up brokenhearted with the result.  But it doesn't have to be this way.  I've spent the last seven years self-publishing best-selling fiction and nonfiction books and in 2011, I left my day job to become a full-time author entrepreneur. I've made lots of mistakes along the way, but through the process of self-publishing 17 books, I've learned the most effective way to publish and market your books. In this book, I'll share everything with you. The book includes:  What you need to know before you self-publish  Why self-publishing an eBook is a good idea How to format an eBook  Exclusivity and going direct How to self-publish an eBook  Why self-publish a print book  Print-on-demand will change your life What you need to know before you print  How to self-publish a print book What to do if you want help with the publishing process How to self-publish an audiobook After self-publishing  How much does it cost to self-publish?  How do you get paid when you self-publish?  Book marketing principles  How to market fiction  How to market nonfiction  Plus, links to more useful resources.  If you're ready to successfully self-publish, then buy this book now.

©2019 Joanna Penn (P)2019 Joanna Penn

Narrator: Joanna Penn
Author: Joanna Penn
Length: 2 hrs and 41 mins
Available on Audible
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Creationists

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E. L. Doctorow is acclaimed internationally for such novels as Ragtime, Billy Bathgate, and The March. Now here are Doctorow's rich, revelatory essays on the nature of imaginative thought. In Creationists, Doctorow considers creativity in its many forms: from the literary (Melville and Mark Twain) to the comic (Harpo Marx) to the cosmic (Genesis and Einstein). As he wrestles with the subjects that have teased and fired his own imagination, Doctorow affirms the idea that "we know by what we create". Just what is Melville doing in Moby Dick? And how did The Adventures of Tom Sawyer impel Mark Twain to radically rewrite what we know as Huckleberry Finn? Can we ever trust what novelists say about their own work? How could Franz Kafka have written a book called Amerika without ever leaving Europe? In posing such questions, Doctorow grapples with literary creation not as a critic or as a scholar, but as one working writer frankly contemplating the work of another. It's a perspective that affords him both protean grace and profound insight. Among the essays collected here are Doctorow's musings on the very different Spanish Civil War novels of Ernest Hemingway and André Malraux; a candid assessment of Edgar Allan Poe as our "greatest bad writer"; and a bracing analysis of the story of Genesis in which God figures as the most complex and riveting character. Rich in aphorism and anecdote, steeped in history and psychology, informed by a lifetime of reading and writing, Creationists opens a magnificent window into one of the great creative minds of our time.

©2006 E.L. Doctorow (P)2006 Random House, Inc.

Narrator: E.L. Doctorow
Length: 4 hrs and 32 mins
Available on Audible
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How to Self-Publish Your Book

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Do you happen to have an idea for a book, but you’re unsure of where to start? Have you heard of self-publishing from various sources and you’d like to find out more? Would you like to know how do the following? Research a book topic and validate if it’s profitable or not. Draft up the manuscript for your book. Come up with an engaging title that sells. Self-publish the book on your own so that you’re in control. If you’ve answered “yes” to any of these questions, then you’re on the path to self-publishing! It can be daunting to get started. There are so many steps to just begin, however, you can take it from others with more experience. That’s where this audiobook comes in. This audiobook was written based on experience in the self-publishing realm of the web and contains real methods that you can use that help alleviate any signs of overwhelm and help you plan, write and publish your book in order to reach success. What this audiobook has that you can use: Setting yourself up with the mindset to create a book. Performing research on your own using various resources so that you have the information needed to determine the path of profitability. Types of non-fiction books that have profitable topics and how you can tap into profitable, niche areas of the book market. Emulating certain business models for non-fiction books and how you can use these tips to make progress. Tips to streamline the process of creating/writing your book as well as editing. How to choose the best places to outsource your work if needed and finding an affordable option. How to properly add resources and references to your book. Tips to avoid any legal issues. Steps in publishing your book yourself and how to streamline the process. Where to publish your books and how to use these platforms. How to build an email list to reach your audience. Plus so much more! There are so many reasons to self-publish these days.  We now have the ability to publish within our control and it’s one of the best times to capitalize on this opportunity. Rather than going through a large corporation for publishing books, you can now do the work yourself (or have it outsourced) to get your ideas online, sharing with others, and increasing your income. The methods in this audiobook are based on experience and can help you as well if you put in the effort and follow these methods. No need to wait anymore. Go ahead and purchase your copy today and start self-publishing your own works!

©2020 Joseph Robinson (P)2020 Joseph Robinson

Narrator: Tom Hess
Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
Available on Audible
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The Craft of Character

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International Emmy nominated writer Mark Boutros offers a guide to creating characters who are engaging, emotionally driven, and memorable. With experience writing comedy, drama, and novels, Mark shares a mixture of theory, exercises, and pitfalls, getting you thinking about the questions you should always have in your mind during character creation. This is an invaluable tool for beginner and experienced writers. “The most complete and comprehensive guide to character I've ever read." (Adam Croft, author)

©2020 Mark Boutros (P)2020 Mark Boutros

Narrator: Adrian Hobart
Author: M. Boutros
Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
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The Writers' Guide to Publishing Audiobooks

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Narrate Your Own Audiobook for Less Than $100! If you're a self-published author looking to maximize income opportunities for your books and looking for ways to separate yourself from the cutthroat e-book competition, converting your books to audiobooks is an obvious next step. Audiobooks are on a fast-track growth path, piggybacking on the rise of smartphones. Most major publishers are now producing audio versions of their top-selling books. You can do the same. At one time it cost thousands of dollars to produce an audiobook, but today you can purchase all the audio equipment you need for less than a $100 and narrate your own book for free. Or you can explore the possibilities of hiring a professional narrator with no upfront fee and splitting the royalties on a 50/50 basis. This book gets straight to the point, explaining exactly what you need to do and what your options are in creating an audiobook without including all the usual get-rich-quick fluff. Book Topics: Why right now is the best time to get into the audiobook market. How to publish your audiobook on the Audiobook Creation Exchange. How narrators are paid and the factors that determine audiobook success. How audiobooks are sold on the major audiobook sites like Audible and iTunes. How to set up your own home audiobook recording studio. How to use the free software program, Audacity, to produce audiobooks. How to prepare your manuscript for recording. And much more!

©2015 Jack Kunkel (P)2015 Jack Kunkel

Narrator: Jack Kunkel
Author: Jack Kunkel
Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
Available on Audible
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Love and Other Ways of Dying

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In this moving, lyrical, and ultimately uplifting collection of essays, Michael Paterniti turns a keen eye on the full range of human experience, introducing us to an unforgettable cast of everyday people. Michael Paterniti is one of the most original and empathic storytellers working today. His writing has been described as "humane, devastating, and beautiful" by Elizabeth Gilbert, "spellbinding" by Anthony Doerr, and "expansive and joyful" by George Saunders. In the 17 wide-ranging essays collected for the first time in Love and Other Ways of Dying, he brings his full literary powers to bear, pondering happiness and grief, memory and the redemptive power of human connection. In the remote Ukranian countryside, Paterniti picks apples (and faces mortality) with a real-life giant; in Nanjing, China, he confronts a distraught jumper on a suicide bridge; in Dodge City, Kansas, he takes up residence at a roadside hotel and sees, firsthand, the ways in which the racial divide turns neighbor against neighbor. In each instance Paterniti illuminates the full spectrum of human experience, introducing us to unforgettable everyday people and bygone legends, exploring the big ideas and emotions that move us. Paterniti reenacts François Mitterrand's last meal in a rustic dining room in France and drives across America with Albert Einstein's brain in the trunk of his rental car, floating in a Tupperware container. He delves with heartbreaking detail into the aftermath of a plane crash off the coast of Nova Scotia, an earthquake in Haiti, and a tsunami in Japan - and, in searing swirls of language, unearths the complicated, hidden truths these moments of extremity teach us about our ability to endure and to love. Michael Paterniti has spent the past two decades grappling with some of our most powerful subjects and incomprehensible events, taking an unflinching point of view that seeks to edify as it resists easy answers.

©2015 Michael Paterniti (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Richard Poe
Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
Available on Audible
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The Plot Thickens

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As a literary agent, Noah Lukeman hears thousands of book pitches a year. Often the stories sound great in concept, but never live up to their potential on the page. Lukeman shows beginning and advanced writers how to implement the fundamentals of successful plot development, such as character building and heightened suspense and conflict. Writers will find it impossible to walk away from this invaluable guide - a veritable fiction-writing workshop - without boundless new ideas.

©2002 Noah Lukeman (P)2017 Noah Lukeman

Narrator: Angus Freathy
Author: Noah Lukeman
Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
Available on Audible
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Art-Write: The Writing Guide for Visual Artists

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Art-Write:The Writing Guide for Visual Artists has a single intention: to teach artists how to write about their own artwork.  This concise and current career resource is filled with achievable advice on how to write for art promotion and sales. The audiobook offers a step-by-step approach to create a professional artist statement, with thinking and writing exercises to ease the process and develop authentic and clear content.  Opportunities in the art world often begin with the artist's own writing; for exhibitions, funding, press releases, and email inquiry letters. Art-Write offers comprehensive direction to artists who want to enhance their visual work with effective language.  Author Vicki Krohn Amorose combines the sensibility of an artist with the practicality of a copywriter, offering an understanding of her listeners along with generous wit and encouragement. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2013 Vicki Krohn Amorose (P)2018 Vicki Krohn Amorose

Narrator: Rebekah Nemethy
Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
Available on Audible
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When Books Went to War

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When America entered World War II in 1941, we faced an enemy that had banned and burned over 100 million books and caused fearful citizens to hide or destroy many more. Outraged librarians launched a campaign to send free books to American troops and gathered 20 million hardcover donations. In 1943, the War Department and the publishing industry stepped in with an extraordinary program: 120 million small, lightweight paperbacks for troops to carry in their pockets and their rucksacks in every theater of war. Comprising 1,200 different titles of every imaginable type, these paperbacks were beloved by the troops and are still fondly remembered today. Soldiers read them while waiting to land at Normandy, in hellish trenches in the midst of battles in the Pacific, in field hospitals, and on long bombing flights. They wrote to the authors, many of whom responded to every letter. They helped rescue The Great Gatsby from obscurity. They made Betty Smith, author of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, into a national icon. When Books Went to War is an inspiring story for history buffs and book lovers alike.

©2014 Molly Guptill Manning (P)2014 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
Available on Audible
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Self Discipline Success

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You have goals but you're discouraged when your plans don't work? You want to be successful, but you have the doubt of not knowing exactly how to achieve it? The truth is...we all aspire to success in life, in relationships, in business. But if you realize that despite your good intentions you are not achieving your goals, then you must carefully examine how this does not happen and why you are failing. The solution is not to ignore the obstacles we face, but to learn to recognize them so that they are not a barrier, to overcome them and go beyond. All this, practicing self-discipline. And this is what you learn in Self Discipline Success. The goal of this book is simple: I will teach you to achieve your goals in the best possible way in the most functional way possible. You will learn: How to develop a powerful self-discipline in every field How to develop key self-awareness skills to push yourself towards your goal How to have a clear vision of how self-discipline works that will inspire you to continue in anything How to resist the temptations to achieve business goals Strategies used for self-discipline Positive mental attitude And much more. Self Discipline Success  is full of information and exercises that will have an immediate and positive impact on your mentality and discipline. Would You Like To Know More? Download now to tidy up your ideas, which will become actions that will make you achieve your goals. Buy now!

©2019 Michael Bearzot (P)2020 Michael Bearzot

Narrator: Duane DeSalvo
Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
Available on Audible
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Self Publish Your Own Book

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Do you want to publish your own book but are struggling with where to go? This is a process that can be overwhelming for the beginner. But this audiobook will help ease your way into the whole process. The secrets you find in this audiobook aren't really secrets to me or to the people in the publishing arena. But to the outsider, they are worth their weight in gold. If you're just starting out then this can be your guide to ease the pain. What's inside will help guide and nurture your way to being a self pushed author. Not only that, but you will become a self-published hero. Help is here right now. Grab it by the horns and hang on for the ride of your life. Your journey starts here!

©2021 Bruce Walker (P)2021 Bruce Walker

Narrator: Sean Miranda
Author: Bruce Walker
Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
Available on Audible
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Story Genius

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Following on the heels of Lisa Cron's breakout first book, Wired for Story, this writing guide reveals how to use cognitive storytelling strategies to build a scene-by-scene blueprint for a riveting story.  It's every novelist's greatest fear: pouring their blood, sweat, and tears into writing hundreds of pages only to realize that their story has no sense of urgency, no internal logic, and so is a page-one rewrite.  The prevailing wisdom in the writing community is that there are just two ways around this problem: pantsing (winging it) and plotting (focusing on the external plot). Story coach Lisa Cron has spent her career discovering why these methods don't work and coming up with a powerful alternative, based on the science behind what our brains are wired to crave in every story we read (and it’s not what you think).  In Story Genius, Cron takes you, step by step, through the creation of a novel from the first glimmer of an idea, to a complete, multilayered blueprint - including fully realized scenes - that evolves into a first draft with the authority, richness, and command of a riveting sixth or seventh draft.

©2016 Lisa Cron (P)2020 Random House Audio

Author: Lisa Cron
Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
Available on Audible
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Writing Creative Fiction

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So, you want to write a novel? Good! Writing novels is a useful goal. This will seemingly challenge you, stretch you, and change you. If you publish it, you will enjoy the respect of your family and friends and, maybe, even get fame and money. But respect, fame, and money are not the only reasons for writing novels. The only reason you need to write a novel is because you want to write a novel. Don't let anyone bother you for better goals because there isn't any. Here is what you will learn inside the book: What is creative fiction  How can you overcome classic fiction  What are skills to increase your attention And much more...  What are you still waiting for? Scroll up and click the "buy now" button.

©2020 Brooke Clark (P)2020 Brooke Clark

Author: Brooke Clark
Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
Available on Audible
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Writing the Picture Book

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Writing a short book for children ought to be easy, right? Not if you don't know what you're doing. The picture book is an art form with a definite blueprint, and you deviate from it at your peril. Like all of the writing lessons from the Front books, this book is brief. There are other books with philosophies and backgrounds and lots of full color illustrations on glossy pages, and this isn’t one of them. This is a simple, practical book that will give you the nuts-and-bolts information you need to write a good picture book. Combine that with inspiration and your imagination, and you will be good to go. Veteran author Angela Hunt has written over 150 books, including more than a dozen picture books, among them the best-selling The Tale of Three Trees.

©2020 Angela E. Hunt (P)2020 Angela E. Hunt

Narrator: Angela E. Hunt
Author: Angela Hunt
Length: 1 hr and 29 mins
Available on Audible
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Several Short Sentences About Writing

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Most of what you think you know about writing is useless. It's the harmful debris of your education - a mixture of half-truths, myths, and false assumptions that prevents you from writing well. Drawing on years of experience as a writer and teacher of writing, Verlyn Klinkenborg offers an approach to writing that will change the way you work and think. There is no gospel, no orthodoxy, no dogma in this book. What you'll find here isn't the way to write. Instead, you'll find a way to clear your mind of illusions about writing and discover how you write. Several Short Sentences About Writing is a book of first steps and experiments. They will revolutionize the way you think and perceive, and they will change forever the sense of your own authority as a writer. This is a book full of learning, but it's also a book full of unlearning - a way to recover the vivid, rhythmic, poetic sense of language you once possessed. An indispensable and unique book that will give you a clear understanding of how to think about what you do when you write and how to improve the quality of your writing.

©2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc. (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Length: 4 hrs and 26 mins
Available on Audible
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The Fiction Writer's Book of Checklists: Gentle Reminders to Help Your Work Be the Best It Can Be

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Ever wish you had a list of things to check off as you write your novel or short story? Interesting protagonist? Check. High stakes at risk? Check. Fascinating setting? Check.  Veteran author Angela Hunt, an admitted lover of lists, has compiled lists for every phase of your writing, from pre-writing to final drafting and submission or publication - including complete instructions about how to upload a book to CreateSpace and Kindle. Use and adapt these lists to fit your writing style, and know that your finished work is the best it can be.

©2014 Angela E Hunt (P)2020 Angela E. Hunt

Narrator: Angela Hunt
Author: Angela Hunt
Length: 3 hrs and 36 mins
Available on Audible
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Self-Published Millionaire: The Step-by-Step Guide to Writing Publishing and Marketing Your First Book

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Crack the code of profitable self-publishing Learn how to plan, write, publish, and market your book from a proven seven-figure author. Are you struggling to take your first steps as a writer? Is the self-publishing process a mystery to you? Are you feeling lost and alone in a maze of Online publishing? Have you discovered that marketing a book is much harder than writing it? Do you need a no-nonsense, step-by-step guide to self-publishing that’s written by one of the world’s most successful indie authors? Learn from the best Joseph Alexander has set the self-publishing world alight by writing and publishing more than 120 books in six years. Earning over $2,500,000 in royalties, he's one of the most successful indie writers in the world and perfectly placed to help you become a self-published sensation. Self-Published Millionaire is a step-by-step breakdown of Joseph’s unbelievably effective writing and publishing process, and teaches you hundreds of skills, techniques, and secrets you can use to leverage your success on Amazon KDP, iBooks, Kobo, and beyond.... You’ll master every stage of the writing process, from planning and writing, to publishing and marketing, to email automation and outsourcing. Every chapter is jam-packed meaningful insights that will help you dominate your writing niche.   While Self-Published Millionaire focuses mainly on Joseph’s nonfiction writing and publishing “machine”, co-writer Tim Pettingale adds invaluable knowledge for fiction authors taken from his 20+ years’ experience in the traditional publishing industry. Why buy Self-Published Millionaire? Discover how to instantly generate fresh ideas for hundreds of marketable books Avoid writer’s block and exponentially increase your output Learn the secret of leveraging successful book titles and subtitles  Master the publishing process and go from Word to worldwide distribution in minutes Write a blurbs and product descriptions that actually work to sell your book In Self-Published Millionaire, Joseph teaches the exact self-publishing formula that took him from private guitar teacher, to more than $2000 a day in royalties. Includes exclusive publishing tools: Bonus 1: Download free book templates, cover guides, Photoshop videos, formatting tutorials, and more from our dedicated website. Bonus 2: Get the exact email text that Joseph used to generate over $4,000 of sales in 48 hours. Wherever you are in your journey as a writer, Self-Published Millionaire is the Rosetta Stone of self-publishing success. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s get you published Scroll up to buy it now and take your first step to self-publishing success.

©2018 Joseph Alexander, Tim Pettingale (P)2018 www.self-published.co.uk

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How to Publish Book on Amazon 2.0

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Explore the secrets of publishing and turn your author dream into a reality! Are you searching for practical, step-by-step ways to turn your best-selling idea into a masterpiece? Do you want to share your book with the world, but you’re not sure where to begin? Or are you after the latest cutting-edge strategies for standing out from the crowd? Then this book is for you. As an author, publishing your book can be a daunting task. There are so many different things to learn about, and whether you want to self-publish or secure a traditional publisher, having a knowledge of the fine details is essential for kickstarting your author career. This brilliant and comprehensive guide breaks down the fundamentals of publishing, revealing how you can face the psychological battle of writing and cultivate the desire to succeed. Combining heartfelt advice with real, actionable strategies and the latest industry knowledge, successful publisher Dan Breton shows you how you can go from your very first chapter to a published book. Here’s what you’ll find inside: Winning the battle of the mind – how to find your desire for success A breakdown of publishing and what to expect Top tips for writing a killer book proposal and getting traditionally published Common writing mistakes and how to avoid them! The secret to creating “mood” and imbuing your book with a memorable tone How to start thinking like a publisher And so much more! No matter your genre or the type of book you write, this down-to-earth guide shows you how you can overcome all the common writing pitfalls and launch your book like a pro! Don’t risk letting the next best-seller gather dust in a drawer – it’s time for you to turn your author dream into a reality! Scroll up and buy now to publish your book today!

©2020 Dan Breton (P)2020 Dan Breton

Narrator: Roger Baker
Author: Dan Breton
Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
Available on Audible
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Writing for Audiobooks: Audio-First for Flow and Impact

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Are you an author interested in preparing your book for audiobook narration? Do you need advice on narrator-friendly writing and editing for voiceover and audio production?  This practical guide to radio writing techniques will help you prepare your book for a voice artist or your own narration. Discover how to:  Edit with your narrator in mind Use audio flow words and phrases Convey information with clarity Write from an audio-first viewpoint Handle visual book elements  Engage split-focus listeners  Shape sentences to hook listeners ...and lots more, including word lists and home studio tips.  Audio production is a big investment! Make the most of your spend by getting your script audio-ready. With an audio-first editing pass, your narrator and listeners will really notice the difference, and you'll learn new writing and editing skills that will transform the impact of your books, whether audiobooks, or print and ebooks.  Why I wrote this book Audiobook sales are booming. But as an author, how can you make the best of the opportunity? Most writers haven't trained in radio, podcasting, scriptwriting, or other writing forms that prioritize the spoken word over the written word. Narration and voiceover are a kind of performance, and book scripts need to be edited with audio writing techniques in mind, so that voiceover artists can deliver their very best.  Hence this practical guide book. I'm a scriptwriter, spoken word performer, and ex-BBC radio journalist, and I teach dramatic writing at a UK university. My experience is in writing for the ear, and I've pulled everything I've learned together here, including audio-friendly concepts such as: flow  attunement  landing  context-first   performability language spans discourse markers ...all taken from the different writing worlds of radio news, spoken word, oral storytelling, rhetoric, and stage and radio drama.  There’s advice for both fiction and non-fiction authors, and some technical studio tips for writers on the indie author path wanting to record their own audiobooks. This is perfect for: novelists non-fiction authors publishing professionals  podcasters voiceover artists audiobook narrators oral historians spoken word performers radio writers storytellers ...and anyone inspired by the audiobook boom and the delights of the spoken word!   Set yourself up for audiobook success with Writing for Audiobooks: Audio-First for Flow & Impact. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Jules Horne (P)2019 Jules Horne

Narrator: Jules Horne
Author: Jules Horne
Length: 2 hrs and 9 mins
Available on Audible
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Mastering the Process

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As the author of 24 novels, Elizabeth George is one of the most successful - and prolific - novelists today. In Mastering the Process, George offers listeners a master class in the art and science of crafting a novel. This is a subject she knows well, having taught creative writing both nationally and internationally for over 30 years. "I have never before read a book about writing that is so thorough, thoughtful, and most of all, helpful." (Lisa See, New York Times best-selling author of The Island of Sea Women)  For many writers, the biggest challenge is figuring out how to take that earliest glimmer of inspiration and shape it into a full-length novel. How do you even begin to transform a single idea into a complete book? In this audiobook, award-winning, number one New York Times best-selling author Elizabeth George takes us behind the scenes through each step of her writing process, revealing exactly what it takes to craft a novel. Drawing from her personal photos, early notes, character analyses, and rough drafts, George shows us every stage of how she wrote her novel Careless in Red, from researching location to imagining plot to creating characters to the actual writing and revision processes themselves. George offers us an intimate look at the procedures she follows, while also providing invaluable advice for writers about what has worked for her - and what hasn't. Mastering the Process gives writers practical, prescriptive, and achievable tools for creating a novel, editing a novel, and problem-solving when in the midst of a novel, from a master storyteller writing at the top of her game. Includes a PDF of research images, a character prompt sheet, and recommended reading. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Elizabeth George (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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The Pursuit of Perfection

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In this WMG Writer's Guide, international best-selling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch discusses the destructive ways peer workshops and the quest for perfection derail many writers' careers. Listening to critics and academics - amateur and professional - often strips out the joy of writing. And a failure to recognize writing as a business furthers the potential damage. But Rusch offers hope for writers who have suffered at the hands of critique - external and internal - and outlines a path to healing. Award-winning, best-selling writer Kristine Kathryn Rusch has published books under many names and in many genres. She has owned several businesses, and has worked for herself for more than 30 years.

©2013 Kristine Kathryn Rusch (P)2013 Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Narrator: Julie Eickhoff
Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
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Powerful Premise

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Why do some books attract readers while others don't? What are the essential qualities of an irresistible read, a story people can't wait to start? And what's the secret to attracting a literary agent or publishing deal? The answer to all three questions is: Premise. A powerful premise is what separates ordinary novels from best sellers. William Bernhardt explains the essential elements of breakout books, stories that reel in readers and attract serious attention. He discusses all the essential elements: originality, high stakes, believability, inescapable conflict, emotional appeal, and others. Plus, in the final chapter, Bernhardt explains how to turn your powerful premise into a winning pitch to attract agents and editors.

©2015 William Bernhardt Writing Programs, Inc. (P)2015 Babylon Books

Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
Available on Audible
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Creating Extraordinary Characters

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Scarlett O'Hara. Katniss Everdeen. Wilbur the Pig. Why do we love and remember these characters long after we've forgotten the details of their stories?  Angela Hunt, author of more than 150 published books, shares the secrets of successful characterization that will enable you to create memorable, extraordinary characters in your novel, short story, or screenplay. Enjoy this writing lesson for a fraction of the cost of attending one of Angela's writing classes- - your writing will never be the same!

©2013 Angela E. Hunt (P)2020 Angela E. Hunt

Narrator: Angela Hunt
Author: Angela Hunt
Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
Available on Audible
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Finish and Publish

Summary

How long have you wanted to write a book?  You have something to say, and it's not helping anybody if it's just gathering dust in your head or on your hard drive. This audiobook will show you how to: Set up your book for success before you ever put the first word on paper Finish your book and make sure it comes out every bit as good as a traditionally published book Structure your book from the ground up to attract the people who need your message Build an audience of fans eagerly waiting to buy your book - even if nobody knows your name right now Make sure the people who need your book immediately recognize it and want to buy it Publish your book and get it in Amazon and other bookstores Handle all of the little details that often trip up first-time authors Launch your book for maximum impact so that people actually read it Earn royalties from your book month after month, even if you don't do any more work Extend the book to other formats and platforms, so you can reach more people with your message It's not a dream. There are plenty of real people who are doing exactly that. Those best-selling authors aren’t magical. There’s no difference between them and you, except that you haven’t published your book...yet.  So, what's their secret? What sets them apart from the millions of people worldwide who want to write a book but never will?  Two things: knowledge and execution. They know how to write, publish, and market a book, and they take action and do it. That's it. There's no magic. If you listen to interviews with successful authors, they all say the same thing. You can do it, too. This book will show you how.

©2015, 2020 Cara Stein (P)2020 Cara Stein

Narrator: Cara Stein
Author: Cara Stein
Length: 2 hrs and 9 mins
Available on Audible
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Triunfa con tu eBook [Succeed with Your eBook]

Summary

Triunfa con tu ebook Numero uno best seller en su primer mes de lanzamiento Actualizado a 2018 Triunfa con tu ebook te muestra de forma simple y paso a paso cómo escribir, publicar, y promocionar tu ebook para conseguir que:  Se convierta en un bestseller: el primero en la lista de los top 100 más vendidos en Amazon dentro de tu categoría. Vendas muchos libros y consigas un buen nivel de ventas que se mantenga a largo plazo.  Potencíes tu imagen profesional como experto dentro de tu campo y consigas relevancia, credibilidad, y nuevos clientes.  Amazon es la mayor librería del mundo. Un 65 percento de los ebooks a nivel mundial se venden a través de Amazon. Las oportunidades que ofrece a autores y escritores que autopublican sus libros son increíbles. Incluso para editoriales que quieran difundir las obras de sus autores.  Si quieres vender debes estar en Amazon. Hay otras plataformas pero ninguna tiene ni de lejos, la presencia y volumen de ventas de Amazon.  Este audio libro te descubrirá los secretos para escribir con eficacia y en poco tiempo, publicar tu libro y conseguir la mayor visibilidad posible en Amazon. El 99 percento de los autores no lo aprovechan.  No es necesario que tengas conocimientos técnicos o de marketing: Conseguirás destacar enseguida de tu competencia y ser visible ante los miles de lectores y oyentes que diariamente acuden a Amazon a través de su ordenador, tableta, móvil, o lector de Kindle. Desde todos estos dispositivos pueden comprar tu libro con un solo clic y leerlo o escucharlo.  Puedes publicar tu libro en menos de 24 horas y Amazon te abonará hasta un 70 percento del precio de venta en concepto de royalties.  Triunfa con tu eBook te descubrirá cómo:  Legir la temática de tu libro  Escribir rápido y de forma eficaz  Escoger las mejores palabras clave y donde ubicarlas  Elegir el mejor título, y subtítulo  Conseguir una portada que venda  Escribir una descripción que convenza y convierta al lector en comprador  Elegir la mejor categoría para ubicar tu libro  Conseguir buenas opiniones de tus lectores y oyentes  Conseguir ser numero uno best seller  Publicar tu libro en la tienda de Kindle de Amazon paso a paso  Fijar el mejor precio y hacer promociones de precios  Promocionarte profesionalmente gracias a tu ebook  Si sigues paso a paso las indicaciones de Triunfa con tu ebook descubrirás como Amazon hará gratis la mejor promoción para tu libro por ti.  Sobre la autora:  Economista, especialista en marketing internacional y marketing digital. Ha dirigido más de 100 proyectos de empresas y negocios en el Internet. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.

©2015 Global Marketing Strategies, S. L. (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Laura Carrero
Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
Available on Audible
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Semicolon

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A pause-resisting, existential romp through the life and times of the world’s most polarizing punctuation mark. The semicolon. Stephen King, Hemingway, Vonnegut, and Orwell detest it. Herman Melville, Henry James, and Rebecca Solnit love it. But why? When is it effective? Have we been misusing it? Should we even care? In Semicolon, Cecelia Watson charts the rise and fall of this infamous punctuation mark, which for years was the trendiest one in the world of letters. But in the 19th century, as grammar books became all the rage, the rules of how we use language became both stricter and more confusing, with the semicolon a prime victim.  Taking us on a breezy journey through a range of examples - from Milton’s manuscripts to Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “Letters from Birmingham Jail” to Raymond Chandler’s The Big Sleep - Watson reveals how traditional grammar rules make us less successful at communicating with each other than we’d think. Even the most die-hard grammar fanatics would be better served by tossing the rule books and learning a better way to engage with language. Through her rollicking biography of the semicolon, Watson writes a guide to grammar that explains why we don’t need guides at all and refocuses our attention on the deepest, most primary value of language: true communication. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Cecelia Watson (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Pam Ward
Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
Available on Audible
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Evoking Emotion

Summary

Readers pick up nonfiction books to learn something. They pick up novels to feel something: love, fear, joy, grief, elation, frustration, happiness, desperation, anger, despair, determination...or all of the above.  We write novels to give readers a vicarious emotional experience. They want to weep when our characters weep and rejoice when they rejoice. Most of all, readers want to learn what our characters learn - a memorable lesson to enrich their lives. Angela Hunt explains how novelists can do all of those things, and she reveals specific techniques we can use to evoke emotion in the reader. These writing lessons, Hunt says, "are brief for a reason - I don’t want you to spend most of your time reading how-to books. I will give you what you need so you can put what you’ve learned into practice. That’s the best way to improve." Enjoy this writing lesson for a fraction of the cost of attending one of Angela's writing classes. Your writing will never be the same.

©2013 Angela E. Hunt (P)2020 Angela E. Hunt

Narrator: Angela Hunt
Author: Angela Hunt
Length: 1 hr and 22 mins
Available on Audible
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From Story Idea to Reader

Summary

From Story Idea to Reader is an easily accessible guide to writing fiction. Whether you are brushing up on your writing skills or starting out, this book will take you through the whole process from inspiration to conclusion. No matter if you are looking to submit your work for publication, enter a competition, or want to self-publish, this practical guide will help you every step of the way. Between them, Patsy Collins and Rosemary Kind have sold hundreds of short stories, written 16 published books, and produced numerous articles for Writing Magazine and similar publications. They've both judged writing competitions and run workshops, and Rosemary has read and edited thousands of short stories and published dozens of books for other writers. With the information, help and encouragement in this book, you too could see your work in print. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2016 Patsy Collins & Rosemary J. Kind (P)2017 Patsy Collins & Rosemary J. Kind

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Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
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Writing for Bliss

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Writing for Bliss is most fundamentally about reflection, truth, and freedom. With techniques and prompts for both the seasoned and novice writer, it will lead you to tap into your creativity through storytelling and poetry, examine how life-changing experiences can inspire writing, pursue self-examination and self-discovery through the written word, and understand how published writers have been transformed by writing. "Writing for Bliss is about the profound ways in which we may be transformed in and through the act of writing. I am grateful to Diana Raab for sharing it, and I trust that you will feel the same as you read on. May you savor the journey." (From the foreword by Mark Freeman, PhD) Diana Raab, MFA, PhD, is an award-winning poet, memoirist, speaker, educator, and survivor. She's the author of nine books and more than one thousand articles and poems. She lives in southern California. Learn more at DianaRaab.com.

©2017 Diana Raab (P)2018 Diana Raab

Author: Diana Raab
Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
Available on Audible
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Track Down the Weasel Words

Summary

Suppose you took your car to the mechanic. When you returned, he smiled and said, "I not only replaced your dead battery, but added 250 unnecessary parts!" Just as unnecessary parts can cause a car engine to run badly, they can also clunk around in a piece of writing.  Veteran writer Angela Hunt shares tips and strategies to revise and polish your manuscript, from big picture concepts to tiny matters of correct punctuation. Your writing will never be the same after listening to this little book.  Enjoy this writing lesson for a fraction of the cost of attending one of Angela's writing classes - your writing will never be the same.

©2013 Angela Hunt (P)2020 Angela Hunt

Narrator: Angela Hunt
Author: Angela Hunt
Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
Available on Audible
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Build Your Best Writing Life

Summary

Is there a gap between where you are and where you want to be in your writing life? Maybe you have a drawer full of unfinished manuscripts or a story idea you’re struggling to develop. Maybe you’re frustrated with your writing progress or overwhelmed by creative doubt, burnout, or writer’s block. Maybe you just can’t seem to sit down and write. No matter the roadblock standing between you and writing success, here’s the good news: You’re capable of becoming the writer you want to be — and that work can begin today. In this actionable and empowering guide to personal writing success, Kristen Kieffer shares 25 insightful chapters designed to help you: Cultivate confidence in your skills and stories Develop a personal writing habit you can actually sustain Improve your writing ability with tools for intentional growth Discover what you (really) want from your writing life — and how to get it! By the end of Build Your Best Writing Life, you’ll know how to harness the simple techniques that can help you win your inner creative battles, finish projects you can be proud to share with the world, and work with focus to turn your writing dreams into reality.

©2019 Kristen Kieffer (P)2020 Kristen Kieffer

Narrator: Kristen Kieffer
Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
Available on Audible
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West of the West

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In the tradition of Didion, Stegner, and McPhee, an intimate portrait of California in flux by the best-selling author of The Dreamt Land, a national best seller that has been named a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize and won the California Book Award.  Teddy Roosevelt once exclaimed, "When I am in California, I am not in the West. I am west of the West", and in this book, Mark Arax spends four years travelling up and down the Golden State to explore its singular place in the world. This is California beyond the clichés. This is California as only a native son, deep in the dust, could draw it. Compelling, lyrical, and ominous, his new collection finds a different drama rising out of each confounding landscape. "The Summer of the Death of Hilario Guzman" has been praised as a "stunningly intimate" portrait of one immigrant family from Oaxaca, through harrowing border crossings and brutal raisin harvests. Down the road in the "Home Front", right-wing Christians and Jews form a strange pact that tries to silence debate on the War on Terror, and a conflicted father loses not one but two sons in Iraq. "Last Okie in Lamont", the inspiration for the town in the Grapes of Wrath, has but one Okie left, who tells Arax his life story as he drives to a funeral to bury one more Dust Bowl migrant. "Highlands of Humboldt" is a journey to a marijuana-growing capital of the US, where the old hippies are battling the new hippies over "pollution pot" and the local bank collects a mountain of cash each day, much of it redolent of cannabis. Arax pieces together the murder-suicide at the heart of a rotisserie chicken empire in "Legend of Zankou", a story included in the Best American Crime Reporting 2009. And, in the end, he provides a moving epilogue to the murder of his own father, a crime in the California heartland finally solved after 30 years. In the finest tradition of Joan Didion, Arax combines journalism, essay, and memoir to capture social upheaval as well as the sense of being rooted in a community. Piece by piece, the stories become a whole, a stunning panorama of California, and America, in a new century.

©2009 Mark Arax (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing

Narrator: Mark Arax
Author: Mark Arax
Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
Available on Audible
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Write a Book in 24 Hours

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Summary

Tips and tricks to write quality books...fast! Did you know that writing a book isn't that time consuming? It can be as short or long as you want. Providing readers with some quality as well as quantity is only a matter of know-how and experience. Start writing, and gain experience by practicing. In this audiobook, I'll show you how I was able to write about 100 books in a few months, some of which are longer, sell better than others, and help me generate a passive income. In this book you can learn: How to start with ideas. Pros and cons of fiction and nonfiction, including potential and market share. Tips and tricks from successful writers. Formatting and editing advice. How to use synonyms to your advantage. And much more!

©2015 Charles Jensen (P)2015 Charles Jensen

Available on Audible
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Never Say You Can't Survive

Summary

From the internationally best-selling and critically-acclaimed writer Charlie Jane Anders comes Never Say You Can't Survive, a nonfiction manual about writing and life.... A Macmillan Audio production from Tordotcom

©2021 Charlie Jane Anders (P)2021 Macmillan Audio

Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
Available on Audible
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How to Write a Book: How to Write a Bestselling Book In 21 Days or Less!

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Summary

You can write a best-selling book, and get it published in 21 days or less! Have you ever wanted to write and publish your very own book? For many people this is a lifelong dream that unfortunately, never gets accomplished. Most people think writing a book will take months, or even years. That is no longer the case, and this audiobook is going to show you why, and more importantly how, you can get a book done in less than 21 days! This audiobook is your blueprint on how to successfully write a best-selling book in 21 days or less, and has been specifically designed for non-fiction book writing. Fiction writers will also learn many very valuable tips on writing faster, and self-publishing more effectively. Follow the eight step plan for writing an eBook fast. How to Write a Book: How to Write a Bestselling Book In 21 Days or Less!, details a step-by-step system for completing a book in less than 3 weeks. The best part? It can be done in an easy-to-follow eight step process: 1. How to find a topic to write about - Days 1 to 3 2. Set up your environment for success - Day 4 3. Gathering information and thinking outside the book - Days 5 to 7 4. Creating an outline that will captivate readers - Days 8 to 9 5. Writing the first draft! - Days 10 to 15 6. Taking your book from ordinary to extraordinary - Days 16 to 18 7. Becoming a published author - Days 19 to 20 8. Letting the world know - Day 21 You can write an eBook in 21 days! Just follow this blueprint, and you'll learn a proven system for writing fast.

©2017 John Ossai (P)2017 John Ossai

Narrator: Jeffrey Maas
Author: Dan Harper
Length: 26 mins
Available on Audible
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Write Away

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Summary

Best-selling author Elizabeth George has spent years teaching writing, and in Write Away, she shares her knowledge of the creative process. George combines clear, intelligent, and functional advice on fiction writing with anecdotes from her own life, the story of her journey to publication, and inside information on how she meticulously researches and writes her novels. George's solid understanding of craft is conveyed in the enticing manner of a true storyteller, making Write Away not only a marvelous, interesting, and informative book, but also a glimpse inside the world of a beloved writer.

©2004 Susan Elizabeth George (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: Kirsten Potter
Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
Available on Audible
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Kindle Kundalini

Summary

Okay, so the Picton publishing empire is more than a little tongue-in-cheek, like most of its books and podcasts, but with the information in this audiobook, some creativity, graft, and good fortune, this time next year you could be a millionaire, Rodders! Step-by-step instructions and secret insider tips to create and sell Kindle books, paperbacks, audiobooks, podcasts, and blogs.

©2017 Tom Picton (P)2018 Tom Picton

Narrator: Tom Picton
Author: Tom Picton
Length: 16 mins
Available on Audible
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14 Steps to Self-Publishing a Book

Summary

How do I self-publish my new book? And how much will it cost? Have you ever asked yourself these questions? If so, 14 Steps to Self-Publishing a Book is the perfect audiobook for you! In this concise and award-winning self-publishing guide for aspiring authors, Mike Kowis, Esq., shares his 14-step process to publishing attractive, well-written, and effectively marketed books. Don't worry, it's much easier than you think! In this step-by-step guide, you will learn:     Everything you need to know about self-publishing, including advice for editing, designing, distributing, and marketing your book How much this process costs The surprising lessons Mike learned from self-publishing his award-winning debut book This handy book also includes a checklist of the entire 14-step process so you won't miss a single thing!

©2017 Patrick M. Kowis, Jr. (P)2018 Patrick M. Kowis, Jr.

Narrator: Greg Douras
Author: Mike Kowis
Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
Available on Audible
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The Guide to Publishing Audiobooks

Summary

The Guide to Publishing Audiobooks has everything you need to know to acquire rights, produce, publish, and distribute audiobooks to expand your audience for both fiction and nonfiction, and how you can increase your bottom line in the process. Multiple Grammy Award-winning audiobook producer, director, and attorney Jessica Kaye shares invaluable knowledge. You’ll learn how to evaluate a potential audiobook project, obtain the rights for audio publishing, or self-publish your own audiobook.

This comprehensive, easy-to-understand guide shows you how to create a high-quality production including best practices for effectively working with narrators, producers, directors, engineers and sound editors; choose an appropriate narrator; understand and manage distribution in the digital age.

©2019 Jessica Kaye (P)2019 Jessica Kaye

Narrator: Jessica Kaye
Author: Jessica Kaye
Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
Available on Audible
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The Successful Novelist

Summary

David Morrell, best-selling author of First Blood, The Brotherhood of the Rose and The Fifth Profession, distills four decades of writing and publishing experience into this single masterwork of advice and instruction for fiction writers looking to make it big in the publishing world. With advice proven to create successful novels, Morrell teaches you everything you need to know about: Plot Character Research Structure ViewpointDescriptionDialogueThe business of publishingAnd much more.

©2008 David Morrell (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Patrick Lawlor
Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
Available on Audible
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How to Write a Novel: Step-by-Step | Essential Romance Novel, Mystery Novel and Fantasy Novel Writing Tricks Any Writer Can Learn

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Struggling as an author?  Do you have an amazing story in mind, but you can’t get it down on paper? You’ve got the idea and the characters but soon run out of steam? Perhaps you are a beginner and need help putting it all together. Whatever your reason, this audiobook helps to unlock the secrets of novel writing in simple-to-follow ways that will bring significant results fast.   Tips to write engrossing page-turners  How to Write a Novel: Step-by-Step provides a breakdown of essential aspects of writing romance, fantasy, and mystery novels and unveils crucial tips and tricks that will help flesh-out the characters in your book. Sandy Marsh assists in creating compelling plots and weaving stories that your readers will be fully immersed in.   This is an audiobook that quickly gets to the heart of the matter in a clear and concise way.   New and experienced authors will rapidly find answers to what they need.   Content summary Each section is summarized with a series of short questions to help inspire deeper reflection. These are:   The outline - How to refine major schemes and subplots that make sense to the reader and also your protagonist.   The setting - The art of crafting a sense of place and how to work with multiple locations & time-periods.   Point of view - Helping you to form the best character perspectives for your story.   Characters - The best way to choose your central character to drive the story forward and one in whom your audience will discover a gripping read.   Conflict - How and when to use struggle to keep the reader engaged.   Additional tips - A final section that motivates the author to think differently to engage emotion and lose the reader in the heart of the story. Marsh helps an author to think outside of the box when faced with overused clichés.

©2017 Sandy Marsh (P)2018 Sandy Marsh

Narrator: Erin Fossa
Author: Sandy Marsh
Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
Available on Audible
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Writing Historical Fiction

Summary

"Those who cannot remember the past are doomed to repeat it." (George Santayana) Writing historical fiction involves more than taking a story and substituting carriages for cars. The historical novelist must do her best to understand the mind-set of the people she writes about, even while she explores the timeless and universal desires common to human beings of every time and place.  This book describes historical fiction, tells the writer how to research, construct an authentic historic story world, and make the reader feel as though he or she is in the midst of the action. Short and to the point, Writing Historical Fiction is a practical tool for the historical writer's desktop.

©2014 Angela Hunt (P)2020 Angela E. Hunt

Narrator: Angela Hunt
Author: Angela Hunt
Length: 59 mins
Available on Audible
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Business English Writing

Summary

This book provides a structured framework under which business students, business professionals, entrepreneurs, and other professionals can significantly improve their writing skills. Business English Writing helps you clearly say what you want to say and the best way to say it. The chapters of this book will focus on: Employees team building Employees staff motivation Companies start-ups Activities marketing Money Strategies  Success Companies trends Activities discussing issues And more The activities and exercises present in the various units seek to stimulate the student not so much in theoretical language learning, but in active communication in English and reflection on the issues of greatest interest for modern businesses. It will be an invaluable resource for your studies and career in business. Scroll to the top of the page and select the Buy Now button

©2020 Masterclass International School (P)2020 Masterclass International School

Available on Audible
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How to Write an Awesome Novel

Summary

Have you always wanted to write a book, but not sure how? Have you got an idea, but you just don’t know what to do with it? Have you tried writing your first draft, but are never happy with what you write? Amazon US and UK best-selling horror and thriller author, Rick Wood, takes you through the process that has seen him publish over 30 books and grew a loyal fanbase to his work. In this book, you will learn: How to use the tropes of genre to create book that will sell How to develop your ideas How to develop your characters How to structure your story How to redraft your novel How to develop your writing skills How to go about getting your work published Want to write an awesome novel? Let this book now and become the writer you know you can be....

©2020 Richard Wood (P)2020 Richard Wood

Narrator: Rick Wood
Author: Rick Wood
Length: 1 hr and 56 mins
Available on Audible
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Creating Places - The Podcast Transcripts

Summary

Learning to create a unique, immersive place one podcast episode at a time. World building strategist Randy Ellefson turned his successful book series, The Art of World Building, into a popular podcast of the same name, with episodes loosely drawn from each book in the series. Listeners who want a copy, or those who want more details than what’s in volume two, can now benefit from these transcriptions. Creating Places - The Podcast Transcripts; The Art of World Building, Book 5 includes 16 episodes that interweave content from across the series. While covering much of the same material as volume two, Ellefson breaks out in new directions while expanding on how to invent planets, continents, sovereign powers, settlements, history, maps, and more. He also teaches experts and beginners alike how latitude, prevailing winds, and mountains affect climate and where vegetation grows. Learn how long it takes to travel over different terrain types and conditions by horse, wagon, sailing vessels, or even dragons. Build better, faster.

©2019 Randy Ellefson (P)2019 Randy Ellefson

Narrator: Randy Ellefson
Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
Available on Audible
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How to Write, Edit, and Publish Your Memoir: Advice from a Best-Selling Memoirist

Summary

For everyone who's ever wanted to write a memoir but is having trouble starting, finishing, or is stuck somewhere in between. Here's the place to get the answers to your questions (and to the questions you didn't know to ask) in one concise volume.

Learn the ropes from a USA Today, Audible, and five-time Wall Street Journal best-selling memoirist and get tips from six of her friends and colleagues. Jourdan’s trademark blend of wit and wisdom, humor and humanity have earned her high praise from Dolly Parton and Fannie Flagg, as well as major national newspapers, the New York Public Library, Elle, Family Circle Magazine, and put her work at the top of hundreds of lists of best books of the year and funniest books ever.

©2018 Carolyn Jourdan (P)2019 Carolyn Jourdan

Available on Audible
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365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide

Summary

Are you struggling with creating clear and concise writing daily? Are you not earning enough money through your writing to live a comfortable lifestyle? 365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide: How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time has the solution. Learn how to regain some time back in your life by doing more quality work in less time and with less stress.

©2020 Ron Lieback (P)2020 Ron Lieback

Author: Ron Lieback
Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
Available on Audible
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The Dog's Last Walk (and Other Pieces)

Summary

Hilarious, heart-breaking, provocative and affecting, Howard Jacobson's irresistible journalism reveals the Man Booker Prize-winning novelist in all his humanity. From the tiniest absurdities to the most universal joys and desolations, Jacobson writes with a thunder, passion and wit unmatched. Just as did his previous volume, Whatever It Is I Don't Like It, this glorious collection will delight, entertain, challenge and move.

©2017 Howard Jacobson (P)2017 W.F. Howes Ltd

Narrator: Howard Jacobson
Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
Available on Audible
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The Indie Author Checklist

Summary

Do you want to write and sell more books? Now you can. Learn how to go from idea to income with the ultimate indie author checklist.

The Indie Author Checklist teaches you how to plan your books effectively, get them written, and take control of your marketing and launch process with a simple six-stage checklist.

In The Indie Author Checklist, you’ll discover:

A step-by-step guide to take the smallest idea and turn it into a fully-fledged novel outline

Techniques for overcoming any roadblocks during your writing process

How to plan an effective launch and boost your day-one sales

Methods for boosting sales of your backlist titles

How to use paid advertising to maximize your book sales and find new readers

And much, much more!

©2019 Adam Croft (P)2019 Adam Croft

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Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
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Stylish Academic Writing

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Elegant data and ideas deserve elegant expression, argues Helen Sword in this lively guide to academic writing. For scholars frustrated with disciplinary conventions, and for specialists who want to write for a larger audience but are unsure where to begin, here are imaginative, practical, witty pointers that show how to make articles and books a pleasure to read - and to write.   Dispelling the myth that you cannot get published without writing wordy, impersonal prose, Sword shows how much journal editors and readers welcome work that avoids excessive jargon and abstraction. Sword's analysis of more than a thousand peer-reviewed articles across a wide range of fields documents a startling gap between how academics typically describe good writing and the turgid prose they regularly produce.   Stylish Academic Writing showcases a range of scholars from the sciences, humanities, and social sciences who write with vividness and panache. Individual chapters take up specific elements of style, such as titles and headings, chapter openings, and structure, and close with examples of transferable techniques that any writer can master.

©2012 Helen Sword (P)2018 Tantor

Narrator: Virginia Wolf
Author: Helen Sword
Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
Available on Audible
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Book Marketing for Authors

Summary

Do you want to turn writing from a hobby into a business? You no longer need a publisher sliding their hand into your pocket and making your profits disappear.  Most of us dream of writing the great American novel - not a book that only our friends and family will read. Far too often, brilliant books die a silent death because authors are not marketers. We are creative spirits who yearn to unleash our creative visions on the world - not spend our days mastering spreadsheets! Far too many independent authors have given up far too soon.  They struggle to find an audience, get attention, and turn their books into a business. Why?  Because, they aren't following a proven system.  Maybe, this is you right now. Maybe, you believe that you're not good enough, that you'll never have enough time, or that you simply don't want to give up your integrity in order to sell a few more books. When you think of marketing, you think of a used-car salesmen convincing your grandparents to buy a car they can barely afford and will barely make it 10 feet off the lot. But that assumption is dead wrong. What good is writing the greatest novel of all time if nobody ever reads it? In this audiobook, you will see the inner workings of a successful independent author, publisher, and marketer.  Best-selling author Jonathan Green holds nothing back as he reveals exactly how you can kick-start your next book and breathe new life into a book that hasn't sold a copy in years. Let's make your dreams come true, whether you are a beginner or a master, a children's book writer or a romance author. It's about finding a strategy that works and implementing it with alacrity. Imagine a world where: You no longer have to work on your book after the kids are asleep, in between meetings, or when nobody is looking People walk up to you and ask for your autograph while you're eating with your kids Your checks and direct deposits from book royalties are more than the price of a candy bar Are you ready to learn a process that you will actually enjoy? Then scroll up and click on the "buy now" button!

©2019 Dragon God Inc (P)2020 Dragon God Inc

Narrator: Harry Deacon
Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
Available on Audible
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The Liar's Bible

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Five-time Edgar winner and MWA grand master Lawrence Block wrote a monthly column for the Writers Digest magazine for 14 years. The Liar's Bible consists of previously uncollected columns, chosen to illuminate the often dimly-lit path of the writer of fiction.

©2011 Lawrence Block (P)2019 Lawrence Block

Narrator: Michael Bonner
Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
Available on Audible
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Iliad: CliffsNotes

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The CliffsNotes study guide on Homer's Iliad supplements the original literary work, giving you background information about the author, an introduction to the work, and critical commentaries, all for you to use as an educational tool that will allow you to better understand the work. This study guide was written with the assumption that you have read Iliad. Reading a literary work doesn’t mean that you immediately grasp the major themes and devices used by the author; this study guide will help supplement your reading to be sure you get all you can from Homer's Iliad. CliffsNotes Review tests your comprehension of the original text and reinforces learning with questions and answers, practice projects, and more. For further information on Homer and Iliad, check out the CliffsNotes Resource Center at www.cliffsnotes.com.

©2000 Wiley Publishing, Inc. Adaptation of original text (c) 2011, Wiley Publishing, Inc. (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Dan John Miller
Length: 3 hrs and 56 mins
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Crafting Category Romance

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Category romance is a precise art. With such a small word count, writing the perfect category romance is a little like writing a haiku. But how do you write a book in 17 syllables? How can you cram compelling conflict, satisfying character development, and toe-curling romantic tension into less than 60,000 words?  In Crafting Category Romance, two-time RITA™-nominated author of nearly 100 books Amy Lane describes the rules of engagement, traps to watch out for, and how to leverage common tropes to create conflict, craft a character, develop a plot, and leave readers with a happy ever after that's different every time - all in a tidy package. With practical exercises in plot, conflict, and character development, Crafting Category Romance will teach you how to use the rigid rules and expectations of the genre to your advantage and win a loyal readership following for life.

©2020 Amy Lane (P)2021 Dreamspinner Press

Narrator: Jenn Lee
Author: Amy Lane
Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
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A Female's Life

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Poetry in English and Spanish - Poems revealing a thread of commonality of growing up too fast, falling in and out of love and realizing mistakes made. Beautifully translated in Spanish by Liliana Ducoure'Caro. Revelan un hilo de lo común - los altibajos emocionales al enamorarse y desenamorarse, la necesidad y el deseo de crecer rápido, la revelación de los errores cometidos y la sabiduría que se obtiene al final. This book will appeal to teens and adult women. Content is appropriate for all ages. It is a useful tool for studying translations in high school and college level courses. Please note: This audiobook is in English and Spanish.

©2012 Bev Pogreba (P)2014 Bev Pogreba

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How to Write Your Life Story and Leave a Legacy

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With over 50 guided questions organized into sections about your childhood years, teen years, young adulthood, and later years to help track your life story and leave a legacy. This journal offers an excellent means to preserve memories and discovers hidden aspects of yourself and your journey. Here is the tool to help you write your life history, to encourage and inspire others with your stories.

©2016 Elite Online Publishing (P)2017 Elite Online Publishing

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Help! For Writers

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The craft of writing offers countless potential problems: The story is too long; the story's too short; revising presents a huge hurdle; writer's block is rearing its ugly head. In Help! For Writers, Roy Peter Clark presents an "owner's manual" for writers, outlining the seven steps of the writing process, and addressing the 21 most urgent problems that writers face. In his trademark engaging and entertaining style, Clark offers 10 short solutions to each problem. Out of ideas? Read posters, billboards, and graffiti. Can't bear to edit yourself? Watch the deleted scenes feature of a DVD, and ask yourself why those scenes were left on the cutting-room floor. Help! For Writers offers 210 strategies to guide writers to success.

©2011 Roy Peter Clark (P)2011 Gildan Media Corp

Narrator: Roy Peter Clark
Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
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The Poets & Writers Complete Guide to Being a Writer

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The definitive source of information, insight, inspiration, and advice for creative writers from the nation’s largest and most trusted organization for writers, Poets & Writers. For 50 years, writers at every stage of their careers have turned to the literary nonprofit organization Poets & Writers and its award-winning magazine for resources to foster their professional development, from writing prompts and tips on technique to informative interviews with published authors, literary agents, and editors. But never before has Poets & Writers marshalled its 50 years’ worth of knowledge to create an authoritative guide for writers that answers every imaginable question about craft and career - until now. The Poets & Writers Complete Guide to Being a Writer is the writing bible for writers of all genres and forms, covering topics such as:  How to harness your imagination and jump-start your creativity How to develop your work from initial idea to final draft How to find the best MFA program for you How to publish your work in literary magazines and develop a platform How to research writing contests and other opportunities to support your writing life How to find the right literary agent  How to anticipate what agents look for in queries and proposals  How to work successfully with an editor and your publishing team How to market yourself and your work in a digital world How to approach financial planning and taxes as a writer How to find a supportive and inspiring writing community to sustain your career And much more.   Written by Kevin Larimer and Mary Gannon, the two most recent editors of Poets & Writers magazine, this book brings an unrivalled understanding of the areas in which writers seek guidance and support. Sprinkled throughout the book to illustrate their insights are first-person essays from best-selling authors including George Saunders, Christina Baker Kline, and Tayari Jones. The Poets & Writers Complete Guide to Being a Writer is the ultimate comprehensive resource.

©2020 Kevin Larimer and Mary Gannon (P)2020 Simon & Schuster

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Write It Forward

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Write It Forward is a one-of-a-kind book focusing on you, the author. In Write It Forward, Bob Mayer applies the time-tested strategies of the Green Berets to the world of being a successful author. He has taught thousands of writers over the years, but this new and innovative program probes deeper than words on the page. It is designed to teach writers how to think, plan and become the future best-sellers of the new age of publishing. The benefits you'll gain from this book will extend far beyond your writing and reach into all areas of your life making dreams a reality.

©2011 Bob Mayer (P)2012 Bob Mayer

Narrator: Martin Gollery
Author: Bob Mayer
Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
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How to Write a Novel

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Finally, something that works! Have you ever wanted to write a novel but didn't know where to start? Have you ever started writing a novel only to get stuck halfway through? If you're serious about writing that novel, then this audiobook is for you. You see, many writers (including me) just start writing without realizing how easy it is to fall into the multiple traps that can ruin their books. Anyone can write a novel, but to write a best seller, you need to understand what makes a novel successful.  This audiobook will guide you through the process of brainstorming, crafting, and developing your own best seller. Discover the secret storytelling code behind all successful novels and use it to outline, write, or revise your own. Plan new novels with plots that will keep readers engaged and turning pages. Stop struggling with your first draft (or your fourth!). Whether you're a seasoned writer or an anxious beginner, you'll be able to use this audiobook to fast-track your writing career! Apply this practical advice to turn what could be an overwhelming goal into an actionable and attainable one. In this audiobook, you will discover: The essential element of a successful story Why some stories work and others don't How to stay focused and motivated Bringing your characters to life Stephen King’s million-dollar routine Creating killer plots Advanced fiction-writing tricks Why you should never write in cliche How to edit like a pro Making space for what comes Creating suspense and drama And much, much more  Click "Buy Now" to see your story come to life fast!

©2019 William Swain (P)2019 William Swain

Narrator: Macken Murphy
Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
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Killing the Top Ten Sacred Cows of Indie Publishing

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As indie publishing flourishes, many, many myths form around this new booming area of publishing. USA Today best-selling author and major indie blogger Dean Wesley Smith takes a cut at killing some of the myths before they can take root. From the myth that indie writers can't get books into bookstores (they can) to the idea that indie publishing must be easy (it is and it isn't), Dean knocks 10 myths down one after another and might just save you years of wasted time. Author of the acclaimed Killing the Top 10 Sacred Cows of Publishing, this companion WMG Writer's Guide for indie writers and publishers will become a necessity for your reference shelf.

©2014 Dean Wesley Smith (P)2015 Dean Wesley Smith

Narrator: Jim Tedder
Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
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From Nobody to Bestselling Author!: How to Write, Publish & Market Your Book

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Instantly win the respect of your friends and family.... Earn money without a “boss.”   And become an influencer in your market...   All by learning how to write, self-publish, and market a best-selling book!   Multiple number-one best-selling author Naresh Vissa shares simple steps on how ANYONE can go from a nobody…to a best-selling author!   The only day is now. There are no more excuses.   The world as we know it is improving day-by-day. Processes are becoming more efficient, and the cream is finding quicker, newer ways to rise to the top of the crop.  Don't get left behind.

©2018 Krish Publishing (P)2018 Krish Publishing

Narrator: Brian R. Scott
Author: Naresh Vissa
Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
Available on Audible
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Daily Journaling

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Have you ever tried journaling before but just haven’t been able to stick with it? Then, you need to keep reading.... We’ve all been there. You get a brand-new journal and are so excited to start writing in it. You open it up, just to be utterly intimidated by that first blank page staring back at you. Maybe, you summon your courage and are able to get past that first page and write in your journal for a day or two, but then the novelty wears off. Your journal entries dwindle, and before you know it, your journal is just left sitting on the shelf with all those blank pages full of untapped potential. Don’t worry, this book is here to help you fill all those blank pages and even help you turn journaling into an automatic habit with just a few minutes a day that will completely transform your life! Inside this audiobook, you'll discover: Quick and easy journaling techniques to help you journal on a consistent daily basis How to overcome the intimidation of the first page How to customize your journal to fit your life and achieve your goals Why the most successful people in the world are huge journaling advocates The secret to forming a journaling habit that will transform your life The journaling tips included in this book are proven to yield incredible results for anyone who is new to journaling even if you have tried and failed to start a journal before. Thousands of people are benefiting from journaling every day, making more of an impact on the world and creating the life they truly want. Isn’t it time you did, too? If you want to get started with journaling in just a few minutes each day, then you should listen to this audiobook now.

©2021 Emily Calabresi (P)2021 Emily Calabresi

Narrator: Jasmine Rose
Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
Available on Audible
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How to Write and Capture Your Family Yearbook and Story

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With over 50 guided questions organized into sections about the life of your family, your monthly activities, special milestones, memorable holiday moments, record your favorite pop culture phenomena and interests. This story starter will help you write your family yearbook. A family treasure you can cherish forever. Look for the accompanying Family Yearbook and Stories Blank Journal to write and keep your memories.

©2016 Elite Online Publishing (P)2017 Elite Online Publishing

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On Writing Wonderfully

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It's hard for the aspiring writers to find a concise reference to creative fiction writing. On February 5, 2017, author Pawan Mishra delivered a video talk on "The Craft of Creative Fiction Writing" to the students of Lady Shri Ram College, New Delhi. The script of the talk has ever since become a popular reference for students of the creative writing and aspiring writers. The 21 fundamentals listed in the talk cover the most essential aspects of creative storytelling. Each one of these fundamentals is explained in a simple way, easy enough to understand and remember.

©2018 Pawan Mishra (P)2018 Lune Spark Books

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100 citazioni di Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Queste 100 citazioni mirano a fornire l'accesso a un'opera o a una vita eccezionale, attraverso una selezione dei pensieri più eclatanti, in un formato accessibile a tutti. Una citazione è più di un estratto di un'affermazione, può essere un colpo di mente, una sintesi di un pensiero complesso, una massima, un'apertura a una riflessione più profonda. Si dice che certe frasi possono cambiare la vita. Altri ragioneranno dentro di voi per un tempo infinito, facendo eco a una personale ricerca intellettuale o spirituale.

©2020 Compagnie du Savoir (P)2020 Compagnie du Savoir

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Creative Writing

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You love to read. You've done a little bit if writing yourself. And you have always wondered if you could be a writer like those incredibly creative writers you admire. But you're not sure where to start or what to do. Okay, this audiobook will help. It will direct you through the whole process, from getting ready to write - in your office and in your mind - to having fresh ideas to draft and edit your own edition. Plus, you'll learn all about the different writing formats and find hundreds of writing ideas, tools, illustrations, and guidance. This book will teach you how to develop your writing skills and express yourself imaginatively in a variety of ways, if you have the opportunity and the ability to become a more creative writer - and it looks like you do - and whether you are willing to take the time to learn and practice it. It is entirely possible, with determination, skill-building and time, that you could become another great writer. You might create a style that is so poetic, so real, and so unique, that whenever someone reads something you've written, he or she might wish to be a great friend of yours as the author and could call you on the phone anytime they feel like it. The idea is overwhelming, to put it mildly. There is yet another potential downside, however. While you are bravely giving your all to this writing thing, you may run into resistance rather than encouragement. Friends, colleagues, kids, and even your partner or spouse might try to discourage you by telling you what you already know: You may struggle, you might get hurt your feelings, you might not have what it takes. This book will give you the confidence boost you need.

©2020 William Murphy (P)2020 William Murphy

Narrator: Yeow
Length: 3 hrs and 26 mins
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The Best Book on How to Write, Publish and Market Your Novel into a Best Seller

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Whether you're a new writer or one with experience, your writing career can probably use some help, and that, my friend is exactly why I wrote this book. At some point in your life, how often have you said, If I only knew then what I know now? Or wish your future self came back in time to warn you about the mistakes you are about to make so you could avoid them? Well then I want you to think of How to Write, Publish and Market Your Novel into a Best Seller as a gift from your future self. Because everything you need to know on how to write a novel that agents and publishers want to read is in this audiobook.

©2012 Zackary Richards (P)2013 Zackary Richards

Length: 2 hrs and 41 mins
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Writing Blue Highways

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The story behind the writing of the best-selling Blue Highways is as fascinating as the epic trip itself. More than 30 years after his 14,000-mile, 38-state journey, William Least Heat-Moon reflects on the four years he spent capturing the lessons of the road trip on paper - the stops and starts in his composition process, the numerous drafts and painstaking revisions, the depressing string of rejections by publishers, the strains on his personal relationships, and many other aspects of the toil that went into writing his first book. Along the way, he traces the hard lessons learned and offers guidance to aspiring and experienced writers alike. Far from being a technical manual, Writing Blue Highways: The Story of How a Book Happened is an adventure story of its own. It's a journey of “exploration into the myriad routes of heart and mind that led to the making of a book from the first sorry and now vanished paragraph to the last words that came not from a graphite pencil, but from a letterpress in Tennessee.” The book is published by University of Missouri Press. The audiobook is published by University Press Audiobooks. "An instructive, affirming look at the arduous and sometimes magical process by which an idea becomes a book." (Dinty W. Moore, author of The Mindful Writer) "Heat-Moon again proves an expert and companionable guide." (St. Louis Post-Dispatch) "It's fascinating, informative, and flat-out fun." (Ned Stuckey-French, author of The American Essay in the American Century)

©2014 William Least Heat-Moon (P)2020 Redwood Audiobooks

Narrator: Marlin May
Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
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Novel Writing

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Get this step-by-step guide to writing a novel from this audiobook. So, you want to write a novel? You probably have been lurking around the park or a pub with ideas running through your cerebellum like fluids. You have witnessed or imagined stories that are haunting, capable of holding the readers at a spell, competent enough to get into narratives and conversations, but you don’t know how to start. Writing a novel is a show of relentlessness, a carnival of bravery, and an essentiality that everyone should at least do, well, maybe, even short stories. But the idea is to write, anyway. This book will guide you through the entire process, from thinking to publishing. Story ideas are everywhere, but you need to find one that really inspires you and is worth writing about. The secrets in this book will make you a best seller author through your first book! In this audiobook, you will learn: What do you need to write well How to wake up the muse What are the ten keys to creativity How to choose your style How to get ideas for your book How to plan your novel, develop ideas How to gather your data How to edit your novel How to publish your novel This audiobook provides step-by-step support for your novel-writing endeavors. What are you waiting for? Buy this book now and unravel the secrets behind best seller novels.

©2020 William Murphy (P)2020 William Murphy

Narrator: Yeow
Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
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How to Start a Blog

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Do you really want to start a blog?  Remember that the "start" is the most important part to become a blogger authority, so if you want to set everything up properly in your blog, keep reading...  My name is Manuel Rise, and I am a professional blogger since 2014. "Professional blogger" means I can live my life blogging: I have a blog (more than one, in truth) through which I sell a service. Several years have passed since I started writing articles, and the world of blogs has changed a lot. Honestly, it changes every year. So, to keep up with the times, every year, I attend SEO courses by Google, copy writing, and basically, every kind of course related to the world of blogs.   Unfortunately, there is no great course on internet that explains how to build a blog and earn money by selling a product or service. That’s why - alongside with my business - I decided to author this book.  What you will find in this book: Only way to make money through your blog, which is not: Write your passions and get ton of money Perfect type of blog that you should choose to start your blog business properly Need to define the right target of your readers and understand how to write to attract them to your posts Importance of domain name and how to set it up to have Google on your side Importance of the logo, colors, and design of your blog Parts of a blog that are important and what you have to write in each of them Advantage of using WordPress and what plugins you should install (for free)  The best time to get your posts out and how often you need to write one And much more!

©2019 Manuel Rise (P)2019 Manuel Rise

Narrator: Robert Plank
Author: Manuel Rise
Length: 3 hrs and 34 mins
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Your Book Starts Here: Create, Craft, and Sell Your First Novel, Memoir, or Nonfiction Book

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Create, Craft, and Sell Your First Novel, Memoir, or Nonfiction Book From the creator of the "How to Plan, Write, and Develop a Book" workshop comes the ultimate guide to crafting a book in any genre. Mary Carroll Moore is the author of 13 books in three genres, and she has taken thousands of new book authors from idea to print! Your Book Starts Here offers sound, easy-to-follow advice on the ins and outs of book writing: everything from writing practice to pacing your prose. It contains dozens of specific book-writing exercises to generate ideas, flow chapters, and keep you writing, plus expert, up-to-date advice on today’s publishing industry. Find out: Why it’s essential to know your reader - before you write your book! How a storyboard designs your book’s flow of chapters and ideas Which book form is best for each genre How to handle your book’s creative tension - and avoid writer’s block Why you can throw away your outline - random writing leads to perfectly linked chapters Secrets of inner and outer story to create strong conflict, characters, and plot What agents and publishers look for in a book manuscript today

©2011 Mary Carroll Moore (P)2015 Mary Carroll Moore

Narrator: Rebecca Ford
Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
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How to Write a Book

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If you want to understand how to write a book, then pay attention. Writing is the way human emotions and knowledge is expressed. Each writer has his or her own writing style that reflects his or her personality. However, the style and tone required for each written piece are different and can be decided by the content of the text. It is very important to focus on your purpose to write regardless of what you write. Now the question is do you know enough to write your first book? When it comes to writing, Writing a Book is a book that makes your journey into the writing world an easier one. Writing a Book is a book that has explained in details the steps to make writing easy, what makes it difficult, how to write an outline, a draft, editing, and proofreading, hereby making your journey into the writing world easier. If you have trouble finding motivation, when it comes to your writing career, this book would be really useful to you. No matter how successful you are, you won't be motivated by days. Actually, anything that once seemed like a passion-filled call could gradually become a slog. If you want to become a pro and a famous author or effective writer, you must have to inspire yourself each day. You must find different and unique ways of getting inspired to keep the inspiration fresh.  Open and study this book and find out: History of writing How to understand the different types of writing The terminologies and abbreviations used in writing What makes writing difficult and how to make it easier How to write an outline and a draft Editing and proofreading The different types of publishing You might be asking yourself, what benefit would this book be to me, or can you make this book work for you? Even if you don’t know a thing about writing, you can learn by just listening to this audiobook and applying the principles written in the book. It promises to give you a fresh and new perspective.

©2020 William Murphy (P)2020 William Murphy

Narrator: Yeow
Length: 3 hrs and 26 mins
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Writing to Persuade

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From the former New York Times Op-Ed page editor, a definitive and entertaining resource for writers of every stripe on the neglected art of persuasion. In the tradition of The Elements of Style comes Trish Hall's essential new work on writing well - a sparkling instructional guide to persuading (almost) anyone, on (nearly) anything. As the person in charge of the Op-Ed page for the New York Times, Hall spent years immersed in argument, passion, and trendsetting ideas - but also in tangled sentences, migraine-inducing jargon, and dull-as-dishwater writing. Drawing on her vast experience editing everyone from Nobel Prize winners and global strongmen (Putin) to first-time pundits (Angelina Jolie), Hall presents the ultimate guide to writing persuasively for students, job applicants, and rookie authors looking to get published. She sets out the core principles for connecting with readers-laid out in illuminating chapters such as "Cultivate Empathy," "Abandon Jargon," and "Prune Ruthlessly." Combining boisterous anecdotes with practical advice, Hall offers an infinitely accessible primer on the art of effectively communicating above the digital noise of the 21st century.

©2019 Trish Hall (P)2019 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

Narrator: Tanya Eby
Author: Trish Hall
Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
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The Way of the Writer

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An award-winning novelist, philosopher, essayist, screenwriter, professor, and cartoonist, Charles Johnson has devoted his life to creative pursuit. His 1990 National Book Award-winning novel Middle Passage is a modern classic, revered as much for its daring plot as its philosophical underpinnings. For 33 years Johnson taught and mentored students in the art and craft of creative writing. The Way of the Writer is his record of those years and the coda to a kaleidoscopic, boundary-shattering career. Organized into six accessible, easy-to-navigate sections, The Way of the Writer is both a literary reflection on the creative impulse and a utilitarian guide to the writing process. Johnson shares his lessons and exercises from the classroom, starting with word choice, sentence structure, and narrative voice and delving into the mechanics of scene, dialogue, plot, and storytelling before exploring the larger questions at stake for the serious writer: What separates literature from industrial fiction? What lies at the heart of the creative impulse? How does one navigate the literary world? And how are philosophy and fiction concomitant?

©2016 Charles Johnson (P)2017 Tantor

Narrator: Mirron Willis
Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
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1001 Sci-Fi Writing Prompts: That Will Motivate You Creatively

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Science fiction is all about exploration. We want to know more about the known world, but especially the unknown. It is in that idea of unlimited potential that the sci-fi genre was born. Whether you are a novice or writing professional, the prompts contained in this book are designed to give you more food for thought when crafting your creative works.    The book is also segmented in order to give you the most common science fiction themes and concepts. They are as followed: Aliens, otherworldly visitors, and ufos: first contact, abduction, invasion, assimilation, and alien worlds. Apocalypse, new societies, and cataclysmic disasters: environment, disease, post-apocalypse, dystopian, utopian, and zombies. Artificial intelligence and technology: AI and androids, cyber crime, futuristic technology, genetic engineering, and virtual words. Space travel, time jumps, and wormholes: exploration, colonization, military, time travel, alternative universe, steampunk, dieselpunk, and more... Superheros, transhumanism, and mighty beings: super powers, human enhancement, and other changes. With 1001 prompts, you are bound to find something that gives you that one spark you need to pen your next great sci-fi tale.     All systems go!

©2015 Christina Escamilla (P)2019 Christina Escamilla

Narrator: Lisa Klink
Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
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How to Write a Mystery

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From the most successful mystery writers in the business, an invaluable guide to crafting mysteries - from character development and plot to procedurals and thrillers - a must-have for every aspiring mystery writer. Mystery Writers of America (MWA) is known for providing unparalleled resources on the craft, art, and business of storytelling, helping writers of all levels improve their skills for nearly a century. Now, this new handbook helps authors navigate the ever-shifting publishing landscape - from pacing, plotting, the business side of publishing, to the current demand for diversity and inclusivity across all genres, and more. Featuring essays by a new generation of best-selling experts on various elements of the craft and shorter pieces of crowd-sourced wisdom from the MWA membership as a whole, the topics covered can be categorized as follows: Before writing (rules; genres; setting; character; research; etc.) While writing (outlining; the plot; dialogue; mood; etc.) After writing (agents; editors; self-pub; etc.) Other than novels (short stories; true crime; etc.) Other considerations (diverse characters; legal questions; criticism) Also included is a collection of essays from MWA published authors - including Jeffery Deaver, Tess Gerritsen, and Charlaine Harris - selected by best-selling authors Lee Child and Laurie King, and arranged thematically, answering, “What piece of writing advice do you wish you’d had at the beginning of your career?” Highly anticipated and incredibly useful, this new and trusted guide from MWA’s experts provides practical, current, easily digestible advice for new and established authors alike.

©2021 Mystery Writers of America, Inc. All rights reserved. (P)2021 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

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The Weekend Writer

Summary

Do you fear you'll never write a book because you don't have the time? Let me guess - you're a writer, but so far, the book you know will be a big hit is stuck inside your head because you simply don't have the time to sit down and write it. You've probably been told that it takes years to write a quality book, but I'm here to tell you that's just not true. It's possible to write a quality book in two months - writing only on the weekends - using my realistic step-by-step plan. I'm not talking about putting out some of the junk that passes for a book these days. Too many would-be authors have bought into the idea that they can publish just any hastily written book and make a killing. But that's simply not true. My easy-to-implement plan will show you how to write a book you'll be proud to put your name on. And because you will publish a quality book, you'll have a platform to build on as fans follow you and purchase future books. Writing books can enable you to earn passive income, promote your business, or you can start a second career as an author. Here's what you'll find in this revolutionary book: How to get in the right mindset to write on a limited schedule How to choose a book topic that sells How to outline your book in a way that makes writing it easier How to set up a no-fail writing schedule so you can meet your deadline How to use productivity hacks that will help you stay on track and accomplish your goal How to edit quickly and efficiently A weekend-by-weekend blueprint that shows you the exact steps you need to take to have a finished book in just two months - only writing on the weekends. Are you ready to begin writing your book?

©2017 Sam Kerns (P)2017 Sam Kerns

Narrator: Anna Crowe
Author: Sam Kerns
Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
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Blogging for Authors: Build an Author Platform and Sell More Books with Your Blog

Summary

Do you want to sell more books?  Many authors are frustrated to learn that writing a book is only half the battle. Just because you wrote a stellar book doesn't mean that it will sell. Perhaps you've heard, "You need to build an author platform." And it's true. You won't sell books without a platform. But how exactly do you do that? And if you spend all kinds of time building a platform, how in the world do you have time to write books? Trust me, I've been there and experienced the same feelings of frustration and overwhelm that you feel. The good news is that I've found blogging to be the best way to build my author platform. Not only has my blog helped me write more books, it's also been a source of income for me that goes far beyond books. I share what I've learned about how to build an author platform through blogging in this book. Here's what you'll discover: Why every author should have a blog How to set up a blog The best WordPress plugins for authors Effective use of tags and categories Types of blog posts that work well for authors Advice on blog post frequency and length The anatomy of a good blog post How to optimize your posts so they'll be found in Google and other search engines How to block out distractions The difference between blog posts and pages and how to effectively use each one The types of pages to include on your site How to add fuel to your content engine How to identify and optimize your best content What to do when it seems that no one reads your blog

©2018 Rebecca Livermore (P)2018 Rebecca Livermore

Narrator: Rachel Carr
Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
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Plans and Processes to Get Your Book Written

Summary

So you want to write a book...where do you start? Veteran writer Angela Hunt discusses everything that needs to be done away from your manuscript: conceptualizing, identifying the genre, research, scheduling, drafting, critiquing, and publishing. So whether you want to write nonfiction or fiction, you should find something to help you get your book written. Enjoy this writing lesson for a fraction of the cost of attending one of Angela's writing classes - your writing will never be the same.

©2013 Angela E. Hunt (P)2020 Angela E. Hunt

Narrator: Angela Hunt
Author: Angela Hunt
Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
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Ten Quick Wins for Writers: How to Ignite Creativity, Write Steadily, and Publish Your Book!

Summary

Ignite your creativity, write steadily, and publish your book! Ten Quick Wins for Writers will guide you on the journey. These powerful writing strategies will get you energized and equip you to write a lot. Don't just dream about writing. Take action and share your message with the world!

Writing Help 

Although many people long to publish, only a few achieve this goal. Common writing barriers include:

Writer's block

Fear of failure

Fear of rejection

Inconsistent writing habits

Confusion about what to do next

Worries that publishing will be difficult 

Writing Strategies

If anxiety, confusion about what to do next, or a lack of action is holding you back, then this writing audiobook is for you. For years, I fell into the typical pattern of starting strong, getting sidetracked, and quitting. Then, I discovered the powerful writing tools in this audiobook. Today, I write and publish with consistency and have a blast in the process.

How to Write a Lot 

Discover a multitude of writing strategies founded on time-tested principles. Learn them quickly, develop your writing habit, and become a part of the elite few who publish with consistency. This audiobook is perfect for those interested in self-publishing, authors who want to learn how to write more, anyone looking for new writing tools, and everyone who wants to write a book.

Don't just dream about writing a book. Instead, learn these writing strategies and publish with consistency! Ten Quick Wins for Writers will guide you on this journey!

©2019 Jed Jurchenko (P)2019 Jed Jurchenko

Narrator: Nathan Agin
Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
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The Million Dollar Writer: How to Have a Legitimate - and Lucrative - Career as a Writer

Summary

Want to turn your passion and talent for writing into a legitimate, upper-middle-class livelihood? Meet Rich Gallagher - a self-proclaimed average guy who supported his household for many years as a writer and book author, accumulating over $1,000,000 of sales in each. He's also someone who knows exactly how to turn YOU into a million dollar writer, too.  The Million Dollar Writer will teach you how to break the code of getting stable, long-term writing assignments, and publishing contracts. And it includes several free bonuses, including 25 of the hottest freelance writing markets, detailed worksheets, a 60-day action plan for success, and much more.  The high end of the writing market is perfect for career changers, moonlighters, stay-at-home parents, or anyone who wants to turn their writing talents into a lucrative home-based career. And it always has room for more talented people. If you write well - and love to write - learn step-by-step how to unlock the secrets to real success in this field.

©2018 R.S. Gallagher (P)2018 R.S. Gallagher

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The Art of Short Story and Novella Writing

Summary

Compared to novel writing, short stories and novellas need special and different skills that every writer should master. Readers love shorter stories! From Kim Knight, the award-winning and number one best-selling author of 365 Days of Writing Prompts for Romance Writers, The Art of Short Story and Novella Writing writer’s reference is perfect for both seasoned and aspiring writers of all genres. The Art of Short Story and Novella Writing will help you perfect, sharpen, and increase your skills and abilities when writing engaging short stories, novellas, or novelettes for both stand-alone and series stories. With detailed and practical steps, the sole aim of this guide is to help writers confidently write within a high demand and well-paid market. With easy-to-engage-with chapters, discover the practical art of shorter story and novella writing. The Art of Short Story and Novella Writing includes practical exercises to help you master the skills to write your next series of stories:  Storytelling styles for short stories: how and why it should differentiate from novel writing.  Character development with limited word count.  Strengthening themes and plots with limited word count.  Where and how to start a shorter story to capture a reader’s attention.  Creating compelling stories with peaks and satisfying endings for readers, with a small word count.  Learn about the market, paid writing contests, and where to submit shorter stories.  Each chapter has a dedicated writing space for every practical exercise and for plotting your ideas and characters. Writing compelling shorter stories with meaning and well-developed characters is not easy! But with The Art of Short Story and Novella Writing, you will ramp up your skill set and become a master of the technique. 

©2020 Kim Knight (P)2020 Kim Knight

Narrator: Kim Knight
Author: Kim Knight
Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
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Odyssey: CliffsNotes

Summary

The CliffsNotes study guide on Homer's Odyssey supplements the original literary work, giving you background information about the author, an introduction to the work, and critical commentaries, all for you to use as an educational tool that will allow you to better understand the work. This study guide was written with the assumption that you have read the Odyssey. Reading a literary work doesn’t mean that you immediately grasp the major themes and devices used by the author; this study guide will help supplement your reading to be sure you get all you can from Homer's Odyssey. CliffsNotes Review tests your comprehension of the original text and reinforces learning with questions and answers, practice projects, and more. For further information on Homer and the Odyssey, check out the CliffsNotes Resource Center at www.cliffsnotes.com.

©2000 Stanley P. Baldwin (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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Brave New World: CliffsNotes

Summary

The CliffsNotes study guide on Aldous Huxley's Brave New World supplements the original literary work, giving you background information about the author, an introduction to the work, and critical commentaries, all for you to use as an educational tool that will allow you to better understand the work. This study guide was written with the assumption that you have read Brave New World. Reading a literary work doesn’t mean that you immediately grasp the major themes and devices used by the author; this study guide will help supplement your reading to be sure you get all you can from Huxley's Brave New World. CliffsNotes Review tests your comprehension of the original text and reinforces learning with questions and answers, practice projects, and more. For further information on Aldous Huxley and Brave New World, check out the CliffsNotes Resource Center at www.cliffsnotes.com.

©2000 Charles Higgins, Ph.D. (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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The Writer's Room

Summary

Charlotte Wood’s The Writer's Room is essential for writers at all stages of their careers, and also pure pleasure for booklovers everywhere. Charlotte's interviews with a wide variety of well-known writers, range in topic from the subject matter of the writers' work to intricate - and intimate - revelations about the ways in which they work. Frank about the failures and successes, the struggles and triumphs of the writing life, this is a must for writers.

©2016 Charlotte Wood (P)2016 W F Howes Ltd

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Elements of Fiction

Summary

In his essential writing guide, This Year You Write Your Novel, Walter Mosley supplied aspiring writers with the basic tools to write a novel in one year. In this complementary follow up, Mosley guides the writer through the elements of not just any fiction writing, but the kind of writing that transcends convention and truly stands out. How does one approach the genius of writers like Melville, Dickens, or Twain? In Elements of Fiction, Walter Mosley contemplates the answer. In a series of instructive and conversational chapters, Mosley demonstrates how to master fiction's most essential elements: character and character development, plot and story, voice and narrative, context and description, and more. The result is a vivid depiction of the writing process, from the blank page to the first draft to rewriting, and rewriting again. Throughout, Elements of Fiction is enriched by brilliant demonstrative examples that Mosley himself has written here for the first time. Inspiring, accessible, and told in a voice both trustworthy and wise, Elements of Fiction will intrigue and encourage writers and readers alike.

©2019 Thing Itself, Inc. (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: Mirron Willis
Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
Available on Audible
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How to Write Almost Anything Better and Faster!

Summary

Would you like to improve your writing skills and become the writer you know you should be? Are you simply frustrated with your own writing, knowing deep inside you could be, and should be, producing much better work? Does the fear of writing, or perceived lack of ability, cause you to break into a cold sweat when you have been assigned a project due in a few days? Do you want to become a professional writer? If your answers to any of these questions is yes, then you need to hear about how to write almost anything better and faster!

©1988, 2006 Arthur Herzog III (P)2014 Arthur Herzog III

Narrator: Jack Nolan
Length: 3 hrs and 52 mins
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Making All the Write Moves

Summary

You've got a story to tell and you are super excited to get it out to the masses. You want to write books, magazine articles, blogs, and newspaper features. But there is one problem: You don't know how! There are so many books out there about how to get published and get rich quick writing a ton of books everyday, to be sure. So, why would you need another one? I am so glad you asked. Making All the Write Moves: Connecting Great Work with Great Profits was written with you in mind. Your passion has driven you to seek the best publishing options. There is little that would interrupt this process more than producing subpar work. With so many books and other materials out there, how will you distinguish yourself? How will you create something that will please those who have spent their hard earned cash to receive, and increase the chances they will recommend your work to others? We will examine what it takes to publish quality materials you can feel confident will satisfy your readers while increasing your profits. Everyone wants to make money, but not everyone is patient enough to perfect their craft and produce the best product possible. This audiobook is not only for new authors. Even seasoned professionals can benefit by honing their skills further and continuing to provide great content. Editors will find this to be a great resource to recommend to writers as well as those they may be considering for future publication. Take the plunge! Be exceptional! But please invest the time to connect great work with great profits and you will not be sorry.

©2014 L. David Harris (P)2014 L. David Harris

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Indestructibles (Spanish Edition)

Summary

El audiolibro del último trabajo de Xavier Aldekoa. "Indestructibles no es un libro de ganadores, aunque sus protagonistas a veces triunfen. Tampoco de perdedores, aunque algunas de estas historias africanas tengan finales amargos. Este es un libro sobre seres humanos que lo intentan. Hombres y mujeres que sufren, ríen, opinan, evolucionan, se rebelan y luchan. Protagonistas activos de sus vidas que se revuelven ante un destino que los quiere sometidos, encadenados, víctimas. Para quienes la rabia es una forma extraña de esperanza. También es un libro de personas que viven más allá de las luchas nobles y los grandes dramas. De gente normal. Indestructibles es un libro sobre seres humanos que no se rinden. Estas páginas son también la esperanza de haber dudado y escuchado suficiente. Es un libro sobre una África compleja. Sobre un territorio, o parte de él, que cambia y se transforma. Repleto de personas que sobreviven como pueden. Y que, cuando las cosas se tuercen, intentan salir adelante. Como nosotros." Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.

©2019 Xavier Aldekoa (P)2019 Edicions 62, S.A.

Narrator: David Brau
Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
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Write Every Day

Summary

Do you want to write more novels? Maybe you're having trouble finding time to write in a busy, jam-packed week. Maybe you're exhausted when you do manage to carve out some time to write. Or maybe, when you’ve got the time and energy, you either waste time and then wonder where the day went… or you face a blank page, unable to type “anything decent.” Pinpoint what’s stopping you - and find real solutions. Write Every Day is specifically geared for fiction authors who are juggling busy home lives, work lives, and the new pressures to “build a platform” while simultaneously producing more books. Instead of rote advice (i.e. “just get your butt in the chair and write”) it gives clear instructions for zeroing in on what’s really preventing you from writing, and then offers a selection of simple suggested solutions to carve out more time, get more focus, and gently dissolve writer’s block. Similar to other books in the Rock Your Writing series, Write Every Day takes a wealth of resource material and distills it down into one clear, helpful approach.

©2013, 2014 Cathy Yardley Wilson (P)2014 Cathy Yardley Wilson

Narrator: Cathy Yardley
Length: 2 hrs and 20 mins
Available on Audible
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War at the Wall Street Journal

Summary

This is a tale about big business, an imploding dynasty, a mogul at war, and a deal that sums up an era of change. The main character, rocked by feuding factions and those who would remake it, is the Wall Street Journal, which affects the thoughts, votes, and stocks of two million readers daily. Sarah Ellison, while at the Journal, won praise for covering the $5-billion acquisition that transformed the pride of Dow Jones and the estimable but eccentric Bancroft family into the jewel of Rupert Murdoch's kingdom. Going above and beyond her original reporting and the accounts of others, Ellison uses her knowledge of the paper and its people to go deep inside the landmark transaction - and also far beyond it, into the rocky transition when Murdoch's crew tussled with old Journal hands and geared up for battle with the New York Times. With access to all the players, Ellison moves from newsrooms (where editors duel) to estates (where the Bancrofts go at it like the Ewings). She shows Murdoch, finally, for who he is: maneuvering, firing, and undoing all that the Bancrofts had protected. Here is a superlative account of a deal with reverberations beyond the news, told with the storytelling savvy that transforms big stories into timeless chronicles of American life and power.

©2010 Sarah Ellison (P)2010 Tantor

Narrator: Judith Brackley
Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
Available on Audible
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Writing to Sell: How to Increase Profits with Book-Selling and Get the Attention of Readers

Summary

Writing to Sell: How to Increase Profits with Book-Selling and Get the Attention of Readers Here it is what you will find in the audiobook: What is Selling How can you overcome classic cash-flow Skills to increase your business And much more!  So, what are you still waiting for? Get this audiobook now!

©2020 Peter Jones (P)2020 Peter Jones

Narrator: Martin Maddison
Author: Peter Jones
Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
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Spider, Spin Me a Web

Summary

The craft of writing is a lot like spinning a web: You take threads and weave them skillfully together, and only you know where this intricate network of twists and turns begin and how it will end. Now, with Lawrence Block's expert advice, you can learn this art of entrapping your reader in a maze of fascinating fiction. Spider, Spin Me a Web is the perfect companion volume to Block's previous book on writing, Telling Lies for Fun and Profit, which Sue Grafton noted "should be a permanent part of every writer's library". As helpful and supportive as always, Block shares what he's learned over the course of writing over a hundred published books: techniques to help you write a solid piece of fiction, strategies for getting a reader (or editor) to read - and buy - your book, ideas for increasing your creativity, and developing an environment that will nourish you and your craft. Spider, Spin Me a Web is a complete guide to achieving your full potential as a writer.

©1997, 2019 Lawrence Block (P)2019 Lawrence Block

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Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
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Writing with a Heavy Heart

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This book explores the stages and outlets of grief and how to implement them into your fiction to create deep, interesting characters and a more engaging plot. Some topics of this book include: grieving before the loss, spiritual matters, and how grief affects different ages, personality types, and genders. Find out how to implement heavy emotional scenes authentically, without crossing over into melodrama. Learn which authors have done this well, and how they did it.

©2012, 2013 Denise Jaden (P)2014 Denise Jaden

Narrator: Laura Jackman
Author: Denise Jaden
Length: 1 hr and 35 mins
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The Writer's Guide to Character Emotion

Summary

Best Method to Crafting Realistic Character Expressions and Emotions! Most writers struggle with creating a captivating story. The fastest way to improve your writing is by the use of the Deep Point-of-View technique, which can transform any novel from mediocre storytelling into riveting prose. This manual will provide writers with the essential skills needed to significantly enhance their characterization and intensify emotions by eliminating filtering words that cause narrative distance. Plus, this unique guidebook includes hundreds of amazing ways to use “show, don’t tell” to submerge readers so deeply into any scene that they will experience the story along with the characters. Writers will learn to: Revise Shallow Writing Deepen Characterization Craft Realistic Visceral Reactions Improve Showing vs. Telling Create Lifelike Character Expressions Best-selling author, S. A. Soule also shares her expertise with writers on how to apply “showing” methods through powerful examples in action, along with the necessary tools to immediately deepen the reader’s experience with vivid, sensory details. Are you ready to instantly take your writing skills to the next level? Please scroll up and click the buy button now...

©2016 S. A. SOULE (P)2016 SHERRY SOULE

Narrator: Julie Carruth
Author: S. A. Soule
Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
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How to Write a Bestselling Self-Help Book

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The "must have" book by the acknowledged expert for self-help/how-to business, recovery, sports, health, self-improvement, hobby, crafts, health, and New Age writers.  "If you follow only a third of her advice, you'll have a successful book." (Jeremy Tarcher)  In this unique book, author and editor Jean Marie Stine shows writers how to avoid the errors that keep most self-help books from finding publishers and off the best-seller lists if they are published. From the author: "Before starting this book, I carefully reviewed stacks of rejected self-help manuscripts from aspiring authors. I also looked at first drafts which publishers had asked me to rewrite before they were deemed suitable for publication. I kept a running list of the defects I noted. Altogether, I found 68 key mistakes most inexperienced authors seemed to make. In this book I describe each of the 68 key mistakes so that you can recognize them when you see them in your own work. Then I explain how you can avoid or correct the problem. The result should be a zero-defect manuscript and book proposal that will sail through the editorial and publishing committees to acceptance."

©2014 Jean Marie Stine (P)2018 Jean Marie Stine

Length: 2 hrs and 43 mins
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Self-Publishing a Book, for Rooks

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Do you want to successfully self-publish an ebook? Many people have the desire to tell their story and put it out there for the world to see, but they have no idea how to do so. With traditional publishing, it can be difficult to get a literary agent or other publishing gatekeepers to actually give your work a chance. Newer options for self-publishing can be frustrating for authors because there are too many to choose from and they don't know which one will actually be best for their book. In the last three years, starting my senior year of college, I have self-published six books. I have learned through my experience that self-publishing isn't easy, but it also isn't that hard. It is an amazing feeling to create a book and have people all over the world enjoy it. This is why I have created this very short and simple guide for you to self-publish your very own book, so you can share your story with the world in a matter of days. Congratulations on beginning your journey to becoming a self-published author!

©2020 Deontae Henderson (P)2020 Deontae Henderson

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Mailing Lists Unboxed

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Self-published authors are coming to realize that a stable career is about a backlist of titles and keeping that backlist selling. But how do you do this? Invariably, advice given by other authors includes holding promotions and lowering the price of the first book in series, or even making it free. However, few people mention one of the most powerful ways to keep your backlist selling: the author mailing list. This is where Mailing Lists Unboxed comes in. It shows you: The different types of author mailing lists Ways how to recruit people to sign up Steps on what to do with your list once you have one Attitudes about mailing lists, including those that stand in your way Warnings and precautions And much more This is not a book for beginners. If you know little about self-publishing, listen to Self-Publishing Unboxed first.

©2019 Patty Jansen (P)2020 Patty Jansen

Narrator: Patty Jansen
Author: Patty Jansen
Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
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A Delicate Aggression

Summary

A vibrant history of the renowned and often controversial Iowa Writers’ Workshop and its celebrated alumni and faculty As the world’s preeminent creative writing program, the Iowa Writers’ Workshop has produced an astonishing number of distinguished writers and poets since its establishment in 1936. Its alumni and faculty include 28 Pulitzer Prize winners, six US poet laureates, and numerous National Book Award winners. This volume follows the program from its rise to prominence in the early 1940s under director Paul Engle, who promoted the “workshop” method of classroom peer criticism. Meant to simulate the rigors of editorial and critical scrutiny in the publishing industry, this educational style created an environment of both competition and community, cooperation and rivalry. Focusing on some of the exceptional authors who have participated in the program - such as Flannery O’Connor, Dylan Thomas, Kurt Vonnegut, Jane Smiley, Sandra Cisneros, T. C. Boyle, and Marilynne Robinson - David Dowling examines how the Iowa Writers’ Workshop has shaped professional authorship, publishing industries, and the course of American literature.

©2019 David O. Dowling (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Grover Gardner
Length: 18 hrs and 42 mins
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