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A Writer's Arsenal of Essential Skills: The Writer's Digest Collection

For over 90 years, Writer's Digest has been helping writers like you who want to polish their skills and hone their craft. With this arsenal of 11 eBooks from Writer's Digest, you'll learn everything from how to write compelling characters to how to craft a powerful story and build your community the DIY MFA way. Also included is the 2017 edition of Writer's Market, with the most comprehensive, updated list of publishers and agents in the industry.

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Characters, Emotion & Viewpoint - eBook Edition (PDF)

$16.99 if bought separately

The indispensable Write Great Fiction series continues with an indepth look at three of the most important tools in the writer's craft: character, emotion and viewpoint. With the tips and techniques in this book, you will learn how to:  Create compelling characters that readers believe in Write scenes that deliver an unforgettable emotional impact Distinguish among the many different kinds of viewpoint, and choose the one which is right f...


Dialogue - eBook Edition (PDF)

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How do some writers craft conversation so authentic, it feels like they've been eavesdropping? What's the secret behind getting characters to talk to each other? How can writers make their dialogue sing? Answers to all of these questions and more can be found in Gloria Kempton's in-depth look at this crucial component of fiction. Readers will learn how to create dialogue that sizzles, with tips on: Creating dialogue for specific genres Br...


Description and Setting - eBook Edition (PDF)

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For a story to be successful, it must come alive on the page. With Description & Setting, you will learn how to make every detail count as you create believable people, places and events. This valuable reference: Shows you how to master the challenging - and often overlooked - subjects of description and setting Offers hands-on action-and-results excercises that allow you to incorporate lessons into your own work Provides busy wri...


Bullies, Bastards & Bitches: How to Write the Bad Guys of Fiction - eBook Edition (PDF)

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A hero without adversity is just a person, and stories without bad guys simply don't exist. From unlikable protagonists and dark heroes to bullies and mischief makers to villains and arch nemeses, Bullies, Bastards & Bitches shows you how to create nuanced, three-dimensional bad guys who are indispensable to the stories in which they appear. Through detailed instruction and examples from contemporary bestsellers and classic page-turners,...


The Art of War for Writers: Fiction Writing Strategies, Tactics, and Exercises - eBook Edition (PDF)

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Successfully starting and finishing a publishable novel is often like fighting a series of battles - against the page, against one's own self-doubt, against rebellious characters, etc.  Featuring timeless, innovative, and concise writing strategies and focused exercises, this book is the ultimate battle plan and more - it's Sun Tzu's "The Art of War" for novelists. Tactics and exercises are provided on idea generation and development, charac...


45 Master Characters: Mythic Models for Creating Original Characters - eBook (Consumer PDF)

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Every novelist, screenwriter, and storyteller faces the challenge of creating original and exciting characters. Archetypes—mythic, cross-cultural models from which all characters originate—provide a solid foundation upon which to fashion new and vastly different characters to populate your story.  Recommended by Library Journal, 45 Master Characters explores the most common male and female archetypes, provides instructions for using them to ...


Novelist's Boot Camp: 101 Ways to Take Your Book from Boring to Bestseller - eBook Edition (PDF)

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Take a tip from the military-when it comes to pulling off a successful mission i.e. writing your novel, break down your battle plan into manageable strategies. Acclaimed author and former West Point English instructor Todd Stone shows you just how to do it in 101 lessons that are detailed, practical, and very well thought out. In spite of references to military life, this is not a "guy's" guide to writing-rather this instruction is for write...


Creating Characters - eBook

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You’ll appreciate Creating Characters if: You want to learn how to write a novel with artfully crafted characters You need instruction on choosing point of view, developing dialogue and bringing characters to life You’re interested in writing antagonists and second characters into your story One of the most important steps to writing a book is coming up with characters that pull readers into the story. Whether you’re writing...


Make a Scene: Crafting a Powerful Story One Scene at a Time - eBook Edition (PDF)

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Scenes are essential fictional units, and if a single unit falters, then an entire novel or short story can be weakened. While there is no paint-by-numbers formula for writing powerful scenes, writers can drastically improve their entire manuscripts by understanding the primary components of a given scene and how to manipulate those components to create the desired amount of drama, emotion, tension, energy, and intrigue. Make a Scene explains...


Writer's Market 2017 - eBook Edition

$18.99 if bought separately

Want to get published and paid for your writing? Let Writer's Market 2017 guide you through the process with thousands of publishing opportunities for writers, including listings for book publishers, consumer and trade magazines, contests and awards, and literary agents. These listings feature contact and submission information to help writers get their work published. Beyond the listings, you'll find all-new material devoted to the business...


DIY MFA: Write with Focus, Read with Purpose, Build Your Community - eBook

$14.28 if bought separately

Get the Knowledge Without the College You are a writer. You dream of sharing your words with the world, and you’re willing to put in the hard work to achieve success. You may have even considered earning your MFA, but for whatever reason—tuition costs, the time commitment, or other responsibilities—you‘ve never been able to do it. Or maybe you’ve been looking for a self-guided approach so you don’t have to go back to school. This book is fo...


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