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Nail Your Novel Instant Fix: 100 tips for fascinating characters

Troubleshooting your fictional characters? Inventing a new person for your novel? This on-the-go checklist will help you hit the ground running. More than 100 master tips from an expert editor, fiction ghostwriter and writing coach whose sales exceed 4 million copies.

'Nail Your Novel is like a personal session with a writing mentor.'

What makes a reader fall in love with your book? Whether you write a story-based genre or literary fiction, it's the characters. So how do you create fictional people who'll keep readers hooked? How do you make them plausible, chilling, imperfect, lovable, intriguing, tormented or misunderstood? What if their lives are totally unlike your own? How do you write the opposite sex, historical characters, enigmatic characters who give little away? Villains?

This book is a super-zipped digest of tips for creating irresistible characters, extracted from the tutorials in Writing Characters to Keep Readers Captivated (Nail Your Novel 2). Use them as a handy checklist to create and deepen your fictional people, a guide for self-editing, or a prompt for discussion in your writing group.

Plot Your Author Path: A Simple Guide to Start and Finish Your First Novel

Congratulations on getting that rough draft out of your mind and onto paper, physical or digital, makes no difference. You have a story. Many think of stories to write but rarely do they commit themselves to the task. To the endeavor. To the journey. You have and you should feel great about that.

I am JB Michaels, award-winning and USA Today Bestselling Author of two series: Bud Hutchins Thrillers and the Tannenbaum Tailors. I want to help you because I want your story to be the best it can be. Not only do I want you to succeed by winning awards, getting that bestseller status, and/or any measure of success you can dream of, I also want to help you become the best storyteller you can be.

Plot Your Author Path- a simple guide to start and finish your first novel- is designed to help you on your author journey.

Mastering Book Hooks for Authors: How to Capture Reader Attention and Book Sales in 30 Words or Less

Authors, what if one sentence is all it takes to grab a reader's interest?

Would you want to know the secret? Of course, every author desires to sell more books.

That's the power of a hook. And, it just worked on you.

A book hook is a statement or question designed to generate immediate curiosity and entice readers to want more.

Why is a hook important? Language is the power of the book sale. As an author, you don't sell books to machines. You sell books to human beings. A book hook uses powerful language that naturally piques a person's interest.

Book marketing expert, Rob Eagar, has coached over 450 authors and worked with several New York Times bestsellers. In this concise guide, he skillfully explains:

oHow to create a book hook

oThe difference between fiction and non-fiction hooks

oWhere to use a book hook to maximize sales

Mastering Book Hooks for Authors will teach you how to create attention-grabbing language for your book, regardless of the genre. Capture more reader interest for free by using the power of a hook.

Also includes free access to "The Ultimate Book Marketing Plan Template for Authors" by Rob Eagar that takes the guesswork out of launching your new book.

Writing for Adventure Authors: Turn Your Travel Journal into an Amazing First Draft (Adventure Author Series Book 1)

Have you ever dreamt of being an Adventure Author?

Do you have a travel journal sat unloved on your shelf at home that's bursting with wondrous memories?

Do you have an inspirational story to tell but you just aren't sure how to get it out there?

The Adventure Author Book Series will take you step-by-step through the process of bringing your travel journal to life. Using knowledge gained from his own successes and mistakes in the Self-Publishing world, Jon Doolan will take you on a journey from blank page to completed Adventure Book in under 90 days.

Book 1 in the series, 'Writing for Adventure Authors', will take you from a scrappy old journal to a finished first draft.

Book 2, 'Self-Publishing for Adventure Authors', will show you how to bring it to the next level with Editing, Cover Design and Formatting.

Book 3, 'Book Marketing for Adventure Authors', will help you publish your book and give you the skills you need to market the book to make it a success.

Follow your dream and become a successful Adventure Author.

Paranormal Romance Prompts-Write a Book that Sells: Story Machine (Creative Writing Prompts and Plots 6)

Here you can read paranormal romance story ideas and use it in your story. You can use them to develop a new story. No two people can develop a story idea the same way. So, go ahead use the ideas and start writing paranormal romance stories today.

Also, this books analyses each sub category under Paranormal in Amazon.

Write Good or Die

Survival tips for 21st century writers, from best-selling authors Kevin J. Anderson, M.J. Rose, Heather Graham, J.A. Konrath, Gayle Lynds, Alexandra Sokoloff, Jonathan Maberry, and more. How to develop your craft, improve your writing, get an agent, promote your work, embrace the digital age, and prepare yourself for the coming changes in the publishing industry. Edited by Scott Nicholson.

Other contributors include Elizabeth Massie, Harley Jane Kozak, Douglas Clegg, Brandon Massey, Mur Lafferty, Dean Wesley Smith, David J. Montgomery, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Robert Kroese, and Adrienne Jones. Covering art, craft, and business.

All proceeds benefit the non-profit organization Literacy Inc., which promotes reading among teens.

Author Marketing Primer

Writing a book takes a lot of hard work and dedication. And after a book is written, it makes sense to want to get it into readers' hands as soon as possible. However, doing so takes a different set of skills, so before publishing, it's important to have a marketing strategy in place so that your book will stand its best chance for success. Helping you craft this strategy is what this Author Marketing Primer is about.

Marketing a book successfully has a lot to do with answering these questions: Who are my readers? How will they find my book? Will readers want to buy my book once they've discovered it?

The Author Marketing Primer, an intentionally concise resource, was developed to help answer those questions and to provide a starting point for building an effective marketing plan.

Kindle Reviews: How to Get More Reviews for Your Kindle Book. (Write Free Book Series)

Book Reviews teaches you how to get more reviews following proven methods used by publishers and successful independent authors. These methods are approved by Amazon (and other book vendors) and don't violate terms of service.

Learn to avoid methods that get your account banned, and how to get some types of negative reviews removed.

Find Readers and Sell Books on a Shoestring Budget

You don't need a lot of money to sell a lot of books!

You can find new readers and sell more books - even if you're on a shoestring budget. Book marketing expert, Rob Eagar, has coached over 450 authors and worked with several New York Times bestsellers. In this concise guide, he boils down his experience into the three best marketing tactics that any author can afford:

oFind new readers using Amazon

oSell more books by giving away free content

oRecruit people who spread word of mouth for free

If you excel in these three areas, you will sell more books. Here's the best part: nothing on this list costs a lot of money. But, you've got to know the specific nuances and best practices that make the difference between failure and success.

Find Readers and Sell Books on a Shoestring Budget will show you how to do it right. This resource includes multiple examples and stories from Rob's consulting work with top fiction and non-fiction authors.

Also includes free access to "The Ultimate Book Marketing Plan Template for Authors" by Rob Eagar that takes the guesswork out of launching your new book.

PocketRead's Pocket Guide - How To Find The Time To Write: For busy people who want to be authors (PocketRead Guides Book 1)

Have you always wanted to write a novel but found there are never enough hours in the day?

Are you a stay-at-home parent struggling to find the time to write or in a job with long hours that leaves little time for anything else?

The problem is, you know you'd be fantastic at writing a novel but when could you possibly fit it in?

This ebook contains everything you need to know to help you find that time to write:-

o By showing you how to rearrange tasks you already do so that none are missed but you still have time to write.

o How to make the most of those pockets of time that you do find.

o What to write when you do find the time and how to go about it in the most efficient way.

o How to plan so that you can progress even if you can only find a few minutes to write.

It lists and explains everything you need to write a best-selling novel so that you can get started with the business of writing it straight away

Learn how to discover the time you didn't think you had by reprioritising and rescheduling - leaving you free to write your novel without adding more stress to your already busy life.

I wrote my first novel while up to my eyeballs in nappies and here are all the tricks I have learned to be able to carve out time for myself to write without impacting on anything else. Stop saying you will write a book someday and make today the day you start!

Pick up your copy now so that you can find more time to write your masterpiece while making sure your family life doesn't suffer.

Don't feel guilty by pursuing your dreams - it's time to feel good about yourself.

Stop wishing to magically find that extra time to write and make it happen for YOU now.

Now You're a Publisher: A Guide to Self-Publishing (INscribe Digital INsights Book 1)

Welcome to the world of self-publishing, where choices are abundant. From your book's cover to its marketing strategy, every decision is yours. It's exciting and scary at the same time. But the rewards are great.

In this easy-to-use guide, INscribe Digital outlines best practices to approaching this new chapter in your career. What does it take to create a quality product? And how can you maximize sales? There are millions of books out there. Let INscribe Digital show you how to make your book stand out and be read.

Includes:

o How to Create a Quality eBook

o Invest in your Conversion

o Maximize your Sales Through Strategic Marketing

o Take Advantage of Pre-Orders

o And much more!

A READER'S STORY: My Love for Lionel Dahmer's Book about his Son, Jeff

In the Spring of 1994, the author was a 21 year-old university student with a high grade point average, yet no overall sense of direction--a secret he tried to hide from all who knew and admired him. Longing for an unreachable young woman two years his senior, he discovered two things in earnest: Crown Royal Whiskey and Lionel Dahmer's book: A FATHER'S STORY.

The latter not only taught him that the etymology of human behavior is a phenomena largely cloaked in mystery, it also showed him that sometimes no bridge can link people's psyches: Even those who are father and son.

The former, unfortunately, demonstrated that alcohol induced aggression and rage are certainly not something reserved for Jeffrey Dahmer and other serial killers. The FORMER is another story, however. This book is about the LATTER, so join the writer on his journey as he applauds Dr. Dahmer's attempt to put into words the origins of that which are unspeakable.

*George Stietz received his Bachelor's in Legal Studies and his Master's Degree in Justice Administration. AND served in the Peace Corps in Haiti.

Story Machine: Horror Writing Prompts: Start Writing Today (Creative Writing Prompts and Plots Book 4)

Do you want to write a novel with a gripping story? This book helps your creative juice to flow faster and better. Story Machine series aims at helping authors, who are stuck without a story at the moment.

Are you someone, who is looking at a blank document for hours together, unable to write? It could be writer's block or it could be a void that the absence of a good story creates. This book is for you.

Here you can read horror story ideas and use it in your story. You can use them to develop a new story. No two people can develop a story idea exactly the same way. So go ahead, use the ideas and start writing HORROR today.

Wild Thoughts Writers' Handbook

An Australian guide for budding novel and short story writers. Covers a number of topics such as dialogue, characterisation, point of view, plotting etc. Also includes tips on submitting manuscripts for publication.