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Thrill Me: Essays on Fiction

by Benjamin Percy

Bold new essays on how to craft a thrilling read--in any genre--from the bestselling author of The Dead Lands

Anyone familiar with the meteoric rise of Benjamin Percy's career will surely have noticed a certain...

Write, Regardless!: A no-nonsense guide to plotting, packaging and promoting your book

by Michael Burge

Journalist and Amazon-bestselling Australian author Michael Burge spent six years writing full time before embarking on the publication of a range of books he wrote while developing a social media readership....

Troubleshooting Your Novel: Essential Techniques for Identifying and Solving Manuscript Problems

by Steven James & Steve Berry

Take your story to the next level of excellence!

You've completed the first draft of your novel--now what? Chances are, it's not least not yet. In order to increase your chances of getting a literary...

Keys to Great Writing Revised and Expanded: Mastering the Elements of Composition and Revision

by Stephen Wilbers & Faith Sullivan

Transform your writing!

If you're ready to empower your writing but are unsure of where to start, let Keys to Great Writing Revised and Expanded show you the way. Award-winning author and veteran writing coach...

The Jane Austen Writers' Club

by Rebecca Smith

A delightful and informative guide to writing like Jane Austen, written by the five-times-great niece of Austen herself

Jane Austen is one of the most beloved writers in the English literary canon. Her novels...

Writing While Female or Black or Gay: Diverse Voices in Publishing

by Laine Cunningham & Angel Leya

The empowerment of Tina Fey’s Bossy Pants, the warmth of Amy Poehler’s Yes Please, the sensibilities of Wanda Sykes, and the strength of Mindy Kaling’s Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? come together...

Writing Memoir: The Practical Guide to Writing and Publishing the Story of Your Life

by Jerry Payne

Done properly, memoir is more than just a recitation of facts about a person’s life. It’s a journey, connecting writer and reader in that shared space where we all experience what it means to be human. In...

The Magic Words: Writing Great Books for Children and Young Adults

by Cheryl Klein

This master class in writing children’s and young adult novels will teach you everything you need to know to write and publish a great book. The best children’s and young adult novels take readers on wonderful...

Memoir Your Way: Tell Your Story through Writing, Recipes, Quilts, Graphic Novels, and More

by The Memoir Roundtable

A new approach to family and personal memoirs that includes many creative formats.

Memoir Your Way inspires family storykeepers to create a memoir using a craft you already know or are inspired to learn to create...

How to be an author: Vol. 1 Writing Your Writing

by Kaye Bewley

Here's a chapter by chapter breakdown:

Chapter 1 Typing Your First Lines:

Chapter 2 Fact & Fiction:

Chapter 3 Digging Up The Archives:

Chapter 4 Dreaming & Scheming:

Chapter 5 Beginnings, Middles & Endings:


Power Down: How (and Why) to Begin Reworking Your Novel Away from the Computer

by Kathleen Mccleary

When you're ready to revise your novel, move away from the computer screen and take a hands-on approach. In "Power Down," Kathleen McCleary offers techniques, tools, and tips for revising away from the computer....

Battling Doubt: How to Push Beyond Your Final Barriers and Finish Your Book

by John Vorhaus

If you're nearly finished with your novel, you may be staring down one of the writer's toughest foes: doubt. In "Battling Doubt," John Vorhaus shares his candid advice on assessing whether your book is ready...

Plot It, or Pants It?: How to Decide If Pantsing Is the Right Approach for Your Novel

by Ray Rhamey

Should you "pants" your next novel? In the exclusive e-book "Plot It, or Pants It?" Ray Rhamey advises on the pros and cons of tossing the outline and writing by the seat of your pants. You'll get perspectives...

Leveling Up: How to Harness Revision to Make the Good Even Better

by Heather Webb

Revision isn't just a hoop you need to jump through on your way to publishing success--it's a vital and powerful tool you can harness to make your already-good first draft even better. In "Leveling Up," Heather...

Driven to Digital Distraction: Why You Need to Deal with the Publishing Business

by Porter Anderson

"Publishing has now entered a state of continual change. That won't change." So says journalist and industry expert Porter Anderson in "Driven to Digital Distraction." In this exclusive e-book, you'll learn...

The Kite and the String: How to Write with Spontaneity and Control--and Live to Tell the Tale

by Alice Mattison

A targeted and insightful guide to the stages of writing fiction and memoir without falling into common traps, while wisely navigating the writing life, from an award-winning author and longtime teacher


How to Become a Published Author: Idea to Publication

by Mark Shaw

Written by a published author for aspiring authors, How to Become a Published Author: Idea to Publication provides practical advice for every writer who dreams of becoming published. Guaranteed to inspire, this...

Fierce on The Page: Become the Writer You Were Meant to Be and Succeed on Your Own Terms

by Sage Cohen

Produce your best work. Live your best life. Make your greatest impact.

You have everything you need--and you are everything you need--to do the writing you are meant to do. And yet the path to success can be...

Get Published in Literary Magazines: The Indispensable Guide to Preparing, Submitting and Writing Better

by Allison K Williams & Jay Ashworth

Getting published isn't a lottery or a slim chance—it’s the result of a thoughtful, deliberate submissions process. Learn how to identify your publication goals, judge your own level and find journals that...

Story Genius: How to Use Brain Science to Go Beyond Outlining and Write a Riveting Novel (Before You Waste Three Years Writing 327 Pages That Go Nowhe

by Lisa Cron

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.