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Start writing fiction

Have you always wanted to write, but never quite had the courage to start? This free ebook, Start writing fiction, will give you an insight into how authors create their characters and settings. You will also be able to look at the different genres for fiction.

Reader Magnets: Build Your Author Platform and Sell more Books on Kindle (Book Marketing for Authors 1)

Reader Magnets are what bring readers to YOU.

They're an irresistible force that draw readers in to your author platform - the promise of getting great value content and building a valuable connection. That's what it's all about, after all - making meaningful relationships with your audience and having a direct line to your readers.

I started using Reader Magnets a little over six months ago. I didn't even have a term for it back then. Since I put these measures in place, over 15,000 readers have signed up to hear from me about new releases and promotions - all in just a few months.

My readers trust me with their contact details for good reason. I give them good content. In return, they buy my books. These guys are my fans. I appreciate every last one of them - and they're the reason I get to write for a living.

What Reader Magnets Have Done for Me:

- My last email - I made $547 in book sales.

- I launch every new book into the top #900 or better.

- I don't need to rely on Amazon for an income.

- I don't need to pay advertisers to get sales.

- I saw my first 1,000 subscribers after just a couple of weeks.

- My click-rate is five times higher than the industry average

- My open-rate is more than double

How?

It's all about getting readers to commit. Get their email addresses. Follow up. Build value. Build your brand.

Let me repeat the headline again: I picked up 15,000 new reader email addresses in less time than it takes for most people to write a new book. I got my first 1,000 readers signed up in just a couple of weeks. My click-rates are through the roof. I do this with Reader Magnets - and you can too.

Download the ebook to find out how - as well as the ebook edition, you'll also get:

- access to my course "Find your First 10,000 Readers" for free

- a PDF edition of the book (in case your ereader doesn't handle screenshots well)

- the chance to get your burning questions answered at the Reader Magnets community

Here's to your success!

Library of Alexandria

One of the most important questions for any student of the ancient world to address is 'how do we know what we know about antiquity?' Whether we're thinking about urban architecture, or love poetry, or modern drama, a wide range of factors shape the picture of antiquity that we have today. This free course, Library of Alexandria, encourages you to reflect upon and critically assess those factors. Interpreting an ancient text, or a piece of material culture, or understanding an historical event, is never a straightforward process of 'discovery', but is always affected by things such as translation choices, the preservation (or loss) of an archaeological record, or the agendas of scholars.

Productivity Tools for Writers: An introduction to free and low-cost programs that help you organize, prioritize, and focus

***Updated 2nd Edition, 2017***

Can't find that amazing idea in your pile of sticky notes? Distracted by blog posts, social media, and email? Looking for an easy way to keep track of your research?

This booklet introduces handy--and often free or inexpensive--apps and programs to help you:

- Streamline your writing process

- Capture new ideas anywhere

- Eliminate distractions

- Organize your research

- Track your priorities and progress (NEW)

- Safeguard your hard work

Writing A Page-Turner: Five Editing Maxims to Make Your Book Irresistible

Want to write a book that readers won't be able to put down?

Editor Elizabeth Bailey and bestselling author Mark Dawson bring you the qualities necessary to turn your book into an addictive reading experience that your fans will love. From keeping your story simple to staying in the character's head, Elizabeth and Mark will take you through the essential steps to creating propulsive and entertaining fiction.

Also includes an additional book: 'Musings From the Writer's Desk'

How to Write: 5 Easy Steps to Improve your Writing

How to Write: 5 Easy Steps to Improve your Writing is designed to help you deal with everyday problems associated with writing for business or pleasure. This e-book will help you identify your audience, plan your writing, tackle the dreaded blank page, prevent you from undermining yourself and your writing and then ensure that your writing is ready to publish. This is the second in a series of 'How to' e-books.

Writing a Book a Week: How to Write Quick Books Under the Self-Publishing Model. Write Free Book Series

My writing method is a focus on writing short, high quality books that bring value to readers. Most of my methods are for nonfiction, but many examples and ideas work well for fiction books, too.

Learn how to be profitable writing a book a week for Kindle and other book sites. The process is a true test of discipline and character. I share ideas that work for writing under this model and the motivation and mindset it takes to succeed.

How to Write a Master's Dissertation: Outline and Examples (Essay and Thesis Writing Book 7)

A Step-by-Step, Quick and Easy Guide to Writing a Master's Thesis or Dissertation

Everything you need to know about the structure of a master's dissertation is contained in this short guide. An outline of the different chapters you'll need to include is provided, and each section is explained in detail so that you know exactly what you'll have to do to succeed in your thesis.

Learn how to write a clear introduction and an organized literature review. Find out how to present your methodology and your research outline. Get clarity on the findings and data analysis chapters. Finally, get a structured break-down of what to do in your conclusion chapter.

This guide will be useful for making sure that you start your journey of academic writing off on the right foot. It will cover all of the basic elements, and will take under an hour to work through. The guide is written by Dr. Grant Andrews, who has been teaching academic writing for years, and who knows the common pitfalls that students experience in academic writing.

This book is part of the Essay and Thesis Writing Series. You can find out more about the series at www.writeyourthesis.com.

Smashwords Book Marketing Guide - How to Market any Book for Free: 65 Book Marketing Ideas (Smashwords Guides 2)

The all new 2018 edition of The Smashwords Book Marketing Guide.

Updated and expanded with 65 book marketing ideas and dozens of new insights that will help authors, publishers and book marketers make their books more discoverable and more desirable to readers. Learn how how to put more of your marketing on "autopilot" so you can spend more time writing and less time marketing.

Includes new "Deep Dive" bonus sections covering social media strategy for authors, how to work with beta readers, and how to earn free press coverage. You'll also learn how to write a press release.

This popular book marketing guide offers easy-to-implement advice on how to market books at no cost. The book is useful to all authors and publishers, even if they're not yet working with Smashwords.

Research Proposal: Academic Writing Guide for Graduate Students (Essay and Thesis Writing Book 3)

A quick and easy guide to writing a research proposal

Includes a Free example research proposal template for you to download.

This short guide will give you the tools you need write a research proposal, no matter what your field of study is. If you're doing your master's or doctoral thesis, you need to present a good, detailed proposal before your study is approved. Often, this can be confusing, and it's hard to find simple, clear instructions on what should go into your proposal.

In this short guide, you'll learn how to choose a research design and theoretical framework, write your methodology and literature review, and present your research plan. You'll also find a useful template which you can rework to easily complete your research proposal.

Whether you're writing an essay or a master's or doctoral thesis, this guide will be useful for making sure that you start your journey of academic writing on the right foot. You'll be able to master this skill in just over 30 minutes. The guide is written by Dr. Grant Andrews, who has been teaching academic writing for years, and who knows the common pitfalls that students experience in academic writing.

This book is part of the Essay and Thesis Writing Series. You can find out more about the series at www.writeyourthesis.com.

Writing tips from Authors (For writers and authors Book 2)

EDITED VERSION

All interview dialogue and written pieces are published as provided by the submitting author. These are the words from real authors sitting down for a chat to talk about their writing experiences. Patti Roberts.

Dear reader, regardless to whether you are a budding writer, or a successfully published author, I hope you enjoy reading the stories, interviews and shared advice from some very talented people. I hope you find the information in this book not only interesting but also insightful. Perhaps you will take something interesting from this book that will assist you on your own writing journey.

On behalf of all the authors involved, thank you, I hope you enjoy reading the book.

Authors

David Bishop - The Woman

Suzy Turner - The Ghost Of Josiah Grimshaw

Ella Medler - Blood Is Power.

Kenneth Hoss - Deadly Storm.

Patricia Puddle - Ominous Love.

Tarek Hassan Refaat - Ribbons & Heels

Elaine Raco Chase - Double Occupancy.

Sasha Kildare - Dream Walking

Barbara Watkins - Thorns Of An Innocent Soul

Glenn Starkey.- Solomon's Men

Donya Lynne - All the King's Men

Carlyle Labuschagne - The Broken Destiny

Carole Sutton - Flash Harry

Thom Locke.- The Ming Inheritance

Suz Demello - Desire In Tartan

Tabitha Ormiston-Smith - Gift Of Continence

James Eggebeen - Foundling Wizard (Apprentice to Master)

S. M. Hineline - Hunting

Solease M Barner - Secrets Of The Ghosts

Emerald Barnes - Read Me Dead

Michelle A Horst - Vaalbara. The Land Of Shadows

Peggy Holloway - Time and Time Again

Patti Roberts - Paradox - Bound By Blood

Lavinia Urban - ERIN. The Fire Goddess. The Beginning

Annie Miles - Misled

Tiffeny Moore - Past Unleashed

Writing Your Dissertation Literature Review: A Step-by-Step Guide (Essay and Thesis Writing Book 8)

A quick and easy guide to writing a literature review for your master's or doctoral dissertation

This short guide will give you the tools you need write a literature review, no matter what your field of study is. If you're doing your master's or doctoral thesis, you need to present a good, detailed literature review in your final dissertation. Often, this can be confusing, and it's hard to find simple, clear instructions on what should go into your literature review.

In this short guide, you'll learn how to structure your literature review, how to choose good subheadings, what the logical flow should look like and how much reading you should be doing for your study.

Whether you're writing a research paper, proposal, or a master's or doctoral thesis, this guide will be useful for making sure that you start your journey of academic writing on the right foot. You'll be able to master this skill in just over 30 minutes. The guide is written by Dr. Grant Andrews, who has been teaching academic writing for years, and who knows the common pitfalls that students experience in academic writing.

This book is part of the Essay and Thesis Writing Series. You can find out more about the series at www.writeyourthesis.com.

Quick Cheats for Writing With Dragon: Hidden Tricks to Help You Dictate Your Book, Work Anywhere and Set Your Words Free with Speech Recognition (Dictation Mastery for PC and Mac)

No jargon. No confusion. Just solid, fail-safe tips for writers to take their dictation to the next level.

From the author of "The Writer's Guide to Training Your Dragon", this mini-guide will help you choose the right microphone, transcribe on-the-go with Dragon and put you on the path to sky-high word counts. You will also learn little-known tricks, such as:

- Dictating into programs Dragon doesn't support - such as Scrivener;

- Preventing a crash from taking your dictated text with it;

- Creating a "Quiet Profile" for when you need to dictate without disturbing others;

- Using the same profile on multiple computers - and keeping it updated;

- Running your desktop Dragon app on an iPad or Android tablet - anywhere, anytime.

Designed to get you up-and-running with this powerful software in no time, "Quick Cheats for Writing with Dragon" may make you want to never look at a keyboard again!

How to Finish Your Dissertation in Six Months, Even if You Don't Know What to Write

It is possible to finish your thesis in 6 months, even if you don't know what to write or haven't finished your research. In this short ebook, Scott Rank distills the principles that helped him go from crippling writer's block to writing 500-1000 words a day.

In this book you will learn the following:

A simple daily habit that will help you start writing your dissertation

How to make it impossible not to write everyday

How to write even if all your research isn't finished

How to get the most out of your advisor meetings

How to get your friends actively help you finish, even if they aren't academics.

The Self-Publishing Tools of Trade Every Author Must Know

The Self-Publishing Tools of Trade Every Author Must Know - Second Edition There has been a surge in the self-publishing of books in the past few years. The advent of Kindle, Kobo and Barnes and Noble, to name by three of the digital marketplaces, has meant that just about anyone can write and publish a book which they can then upload and sell. And with other new ideas, like print on demand, you can see your book in a physical format without having to spend a fortune on it.

Proofreading, editing, designing a cover and not to mention promoting and advertising your work, are all essential elements. The sheer volume of work involved, once the budding author has researched it, can lead to a meltdown and an abandonment of the project.

Now, this new book by Lama Jabr - The Self-Publishing Tools of the Trade Every Author Must Know - sets out to help you navigate the treacherous route to making your self-published book a success.

Including chapters on;

oResearching Your Book

oWriting Your Book

oFormatting Your Book

oPublishing and Distribution

oAuthor Branding and eBook Marketing

The Self-Publishing Tools of the Trade Every Author Must Know is the new 'must read' for anyone who is interested in self-publishing their own work and seeing it come to life. Whether digital or hard copy, your work will look better than you could ever have hoped for, with the help of this great accompaniment.

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The Introvert Writer: Being Your Creative Best By Being Your Truest Self

Are you an introvert with dreams of becoming a successful author? Unlock the power of your true self to take your writing career to the next level.Are you worried that your introversion is holding you back? Do you dread writer groups and conferences? Are you afraid that you don't have what it takes to put yourself out there and sell more copies? Author Jamie Arpin-Ricci has decades of experience mentoring professionals on personality types, and now he's here to help you get the most out of your gifts too.

The Introvert Writer examines how to overcome the common obstacles of introversion and how to capitalize on your natural strengths. With Arpin-Ricci's guidance, you'll learn how to interact with the writing community and sell more copies without draining your energy. Inside this book, you'll find the tools you need to reach your writing potential without sacrificing your true self.

In The Introvert Writer, you'll discover: Why being an introvert isn't a weakness; it's actually a strength for writersHow to create boundaries and manage expectations for your writing careerHow to avoid the common introverted author pitfallsHow to turn your dedication and hard work into tangible resultsA treasure trove of inspirational and educational resources, and much, much more! This must-have resource truly turns the negative stigma of introversion on its head. If you like insights from a leading expert, practical step-by-step guidance, and motivational advice that gives you the courage to take action, then you'll love Jamie Arpin-Ricci's inspirational guide.

Buy The Introvert Writer to use the real you to boost your career today!

100 Crime Fiction Writing Prompts (Fiction Ideas Vol. 7)

Do you want to write a gripping crime novel? This booklet contains 100 writing prompts to help you get started.

Do you have a thrilling tale burning inside you but feel trapped by writer's block?

Are you an established author looking for fresh, new ideas?

If you're ready to stop staring at the blank page and start writing NOW, 100 Crime Fiction Writing Prompts is the booklet for you. There's no fluff and no wasted words - just 100 fiction prompts to get you back to what you do best: writing.

100 Crime Fiction Writing Prompts is the seventh in a series of 10 writing prompts booklets. It's packed with character- and story-focused prompts to jumpstart your fiction. The prompts have been carefully designed to address the various motifs of crime stories - from twisting mysteries to clever sleuths to diabolical murderers.

Inside, you'll find prompts related to the following subgenres:

1. (Hardboiled) Detective

2. Heist & Theft

3. Kidnapping

4. Murder

5. Noir

6. Occult

7. Organized Crime

8. Police Procedural

9. Serial Killer

10. Vigilante Justice

Each section contains 10 thought-provoking prompts. Practice them in order, or dive right into to what inspires you most. You've already wasted enough energy on writer's block. It's time to craft your next great crime story.

Get on the wrong side of the law. Buy 100 Crime Fiction Writing Prompts today.

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SAMPLE PROMPTS

Noir

Your character is a bartender in a speakeasy or other underground establishment. What are his connections to the criminal network in the city? Does he act as an informant to the police, help arrange meetings between mobsters, or something else? What kinds of activities, illegal or otherwise, does he witness in his bar every night? What interesting stories might he have to tell?

Serial Killer

Individuals who interact with your detective start turning up dead. For example, the barista who serves her a morning coffee, the bagger at the grocery store, etc. Why is the serial killer targeting her acquaintances instead of her loved ones? How does she connect the pattern and save those around her?



NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR

If you're in a creative rut, know that I've been there, too. I spent far too long struggling with my inability to write, and it negatively affected several aspects of my life. That's why I wrote 100 Crime Fiction Writing Prompts - because I know what it's like to feel creatively empty, and I want to help other writers beat their own blocks.

In this booklet, I've combined techniques from my days in university (I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing) with the real-world lessons I learned from writing my own fiction novels. The result? A list of 100 prompts to get your creative gears spinning. But that's all I can do. The rest is up to you.

Get back to writing today. Scroll up and hit buy now.

- Kate

P.S. The complete Fiction Ideas series is now available in one book! Check out 1,000 Genre Fiction Writing Prompts to Inspire Your Stories and Novels (Fiction Ideas Vol. 1-10) for more details.

Editing Tips For Writers: An Editing Guide For Writers To Get Better At Editing (Authors Unite Book 3)

Want to get better at editing and finding good editors for your work?

This book is for you. Read it. Write. Edit your work. Hire a good editor. Publish. Repeat.

Art & Craft of Writing: Secret Advice for Writers

"Clarity, intelligence, and an abundance of warm, conspiratorial humor. Only one problem: I kept having to put the book down to pin quotes to the wall."

"I love Victoria's easy style and her witty takes on making the process of writing more efficient and inspired. Chapter #7 is some of the best advice I've ever read. Filled with wisdom, insight, and charm."

"Victoria's blog advice has helped me a lot, and this is some of her best. For those interested in getting the most out of writing!"

"This is a great reference--you can go back to it anytime, re-read it, and learn something new."

"The 'short and sweet' format is easy to understand because of the examples Mixon gives. I've found myself highlighting several sections that I want to keep."

Written for her blog over the years as Victoria's editing business blossomed, this advice has become hard to find and hidden - and is now collected just for you. For free.

10 B.S. Medical Tropes that Need to Die TODAY: ...and What to Do Instead (The ScriptMedic Guides)

These Tropes Must Die.

Written by a paramedic and writer with a decade of experience, 10 BS Medical Tropes covers exactly that: cliched and inaccurate tropes that not only ruin books, they have the potential to hurt real people in the real world.

In this book, you'll discover why these ten cliches make readers throw their books across the room and their remotes at their TVs, from the ever-present "gunshot to the shoulder" to the ubiquitous "knocking out the henchmen." You'll learn why they're so incorrect, with easy-to-read medical explanations that may just spark your creativity. But more importantly, you'll be inspired about what to write instead, to solve the same plot point challenges in more believable--and interesting--ways!

Download 10 BS Medical Tropes that Need to Die... TODAY!

Supercharge Your Book Sales with Unbiased Reviews

Discover the simple secrets to getting free reviews by the truckload so you can skyrocket your book sales!

This results driven guide includes:

* how to get your books reviewed for FREE by legitimate unbiased reviewers

* mistakes you want to avoid when contacting prospective reviewers

* how to effectively track your submissions

* why you should never pay for reviews

PLUS

* best practices to use when contacting perspective reviewers

* 55+ reputable book bloggers who review self-published books for free

* additional resources for even more legitimate unbiased book reviewers

You will be delighted to discover how easy it is to get unbiased legitimate book reviews for free when you go about it the right way, and you'll also be inspired to write even more books when your reviews start flooding in!

So scroll up and get your copy now!

How to Write Powerful Prose: An essay by the author of ‘Style’

Writing correct prose is one thing - writing powerful, persuasive prose quite another.

F. L. Lucas, fellow of King's College, Cambridge and veteran of the Enigma team at Bletchley Park, wrote one of the 20th century's bestselling books on this second kind of writing.

Lost for forty years, its dazzling and amusing advice is now back in print - and this eBook brings readers his brilliant essay on the same subject.

A superbly condensed guide to the art of writing well, this eBook is the perfect introduction to the secrets of unforgettable English.

Preiswerte Rezepte: Günstig und lecker Kochen (German Edition)

Eine perfekte und unwiderstehliche Idee: Ein Kochbuch mit leckeren, gesunden Rezepten fur jeden mit kleinem Budget.

Ausgewogene Mahlzeiten auf dem Tisch zu halten kann schwierig sein, wenn Sie beschaftigt sind. Aus diesem Grund hat Anastasia Bery, die ernahrungswissenschaftliche Ernahrungsberaterin und Bestseller-Kochbuchautor ein einfacher Kochbuch fur Sie geschrieben.

Mit wirklich einfachen Rezepturen - von denen viele in 30 Minuten zu essen sind oder nur ein Kochgefass benotigen - um gesund auf einem hektischen Zeitplan zu essen.

Das Kochbuch ist ein komplettes, gesundes Kochbuch fur stressfreie, nahrhafte Mahlzeiten. Es enthalt:

* 30 unkomplizierte Rezepte mit nur 5 leicht zu findenden Hauptzutaten pro Mahlzeit

* Schnelle, unordentliche Mahlzeiten, die nur 30 Minuten zubereiten oder eintopfen

* Gesunde Koch-Bonus-Tipps, einschliesslich Essensplanungsrichtlinien und Einkaufsberatung, die einzigartig fur dieses gesunde Kochbuch sind

* vieles mehr!

How to Write a Bestselling Memoir

How does one write, publish and promote a memoir? How does one become a bestselling author? Victoria Twead is the author of a series of hugely successful memoirs. Even before her third book, 'Two Old Fools on a Camel', hit the New York Times bestseller list, emails flooded in seeking her advice. Drawing from many years of experience, Victoria has produced this handbook which offers a wealth of information and tips to the memoir writer. This handbook is crammed with Victoria Twead's secrets and will guide you simply through the whole process of producing a bestselling memoir.

How To Write A Novel The Easy Way: Using the Pulp Fiction Method to Write Better Novels: Volume 1

Writing A Novel Has Never Been EasierHave you ever wanted to write a book, but could never get started? Maybe you gave up after getting bogged down in silly plot problems?You are NOT ALONE.Most people who try and write a novel give up or fail miserably.If you need help writing your novel, you need look no further.Publisher, editor and writer, Jim Driver, reveals many of the secrets the experts use to write bestselling novels.He says: "Taking inspiration from the Pulp Fiction writers of the 1940s and 1950s, showed me how to banish writers' block forever. I also discovered the easiest way to create and plot commercial novels."Know What Your Readers Will Buy Before You Write A Word!"Writing your novel should be fun and it can be easy. But you have to know how to motivate yourself and reach a point where the words will not stop flowing out of you."This will be the last book you need to read before you write your bestselling novel.