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No Plot? No Problem! Revised and Expanded Edition: A Low-Stress, High-Velocity Guide to Writing a Novel in 30 Days Cover Image
ISBN: 9781452124773
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Published: Chronicle Books - September 16th, 2014

Chris Baty, founder of the wildly successful literary marathon known as National Novel Writing Month, has completely revised and expanded his definitive handbook for extreme noveling.

Pep Talks for Writers: 52 Insights and Actions to Boost Your Creative Mojo Cover Image
ISBN: 9781452161082
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Published: Chronicle Books - October 3rd, 2017

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 handsome 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.

Write Your Novel in a Month: How to Complete a First Draft in 30 Days and What to Do Next Cover Image
ISBN: 9781599636429
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Published: Writer's Digest Books - July 18th, 2013

One of these days, I'm going to sit down and write that novel....

Everyone thinks about doing it, yet most people who do start a novel end up stalling after a few chapters. Where do these would-be novelists go wrong? Are the characters dull and cliched? Did the story arc collapse? Did they succumb to a dreaded bout of "writer's block"? Or maybe it was all just taking too long?

Ready, Set, Novel!: A Writer's Workbook Cover Image
ISBN: 9781452101729
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Published: Chronicle Books (CA) - October 5th, 2011

This writer's block-busting workbook guides authors through planning and plotting a novel before writing it from the initial idea generation and brainstorming through character, setting, and story development.

Book in a Month: The Fool-Proof System for Writing a Novel in 30 Days Cover Image
ISBN: 9781599639888
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Published: Writer's Digest Books - September 4th, 2015

What can you accomplish in 30 days?

If you make time to write and put away all of your excuses, could you stay on track and finish your novel in only a month? With a structured plan and a focused goal, yes, you can

Make a Scene Revised and Expanded Edition: Writing a Powerful Story One Scene at a Time Cover Image
ISBN: 9781440351419
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Published: Writer's Digest Books - July 19th, 2017

The definitive guide to writing scenes--now revised and expanded

Scenes are the building blocks for any work of fiction--the DNA sequence that makes a novel un-put-downable and unforgettable. When writers are able to craft effective, engaging scenes, they can develop a complete, cohesive story--and a mesmerizing experience for readers.

The Plot Whisperer: Secrets of Story Structure Any Writer Can Master Cover Image
ISBN: 9781440525889
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Published: Adams Media Corporation - October 15th, 2011

When it comes to writing bestsellers, it's all about the plot. Trouble is, plot is where most writers fall down--but you don't have to be one of them. With this book, you'll learn how to create stories that build suspense, reveal character, and engage readers--one scene at a time.

Writing Voice: The Complete Guide to Creating a Presence on the Page and Engaging Readers (Creative Writing Essentials) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781440349126
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Published: Writer's Digest Books - March 1st, 2017

Develop a voice that captures readers' attention

First Draft in 30 Days: A Novel Writer's System for Building a Complete and Cohesive Manuscript Cover Image
ISBN: 9781582972961
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Published: Writer's Digest Books - March 1st, 2005

Write Your Novel in 30 Days

Say goodbye to writing and rewriting with no results. Starting--and finishing--your novel has never been easier

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The Art of Asking: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help Cover Image
By Amanda Palmer, Brene Brown (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781455581092
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - October 20th, 2015


On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft Cover Image
ISBN: 9781439156810
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Published: Scribner Book Company - July 6th, 2010

Immensely helpful and illuminating to any aspiring writer, this special edition of Stephen King's critically lauded, million-copy bestseller shares the experiences, habits, and convictions that have shaped him and his work.

Water for Elephants Cover Image
ISBN: 9781565125605
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Published: Algonquin Books - May 1st, 2007

The best-selling novel to come out of NaNoWriMo so far.

Afterworlds Cover Image
ISBN: 9781481422352
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Published: Simon Pulse - September 29th, 2015

Scott Westerfield's story of a teen writer who successfully finished her novel in a month, and everything that comes next - interspersed with the novel she wrote.

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ISBN: 9780307744432
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Published: Anchor Books - July 3rd, 2012

Erin Morgenstern wrote the first pieces of her best-selling debut novel during NaNoWriMo.

"The circus was my variation on the wise and ancient NaNo wisdom: when in doubt, just add ninjas. I had this plodding, Edward Gorey-esque thing with mysterious figures in fur coats being mysterious and doing very little else. I got tremendously bored with it because nothing was happening so I sent the otherwise boring characters to a circus. And it worked. I ended up tossing that beginning and focusing purely on the circus. An imaginary location I created out of desperation expanded and changed and became its own story over many non-November months of revisions and more revisions and now it is all grown-up and book-shaped and published and bestselling. And it all started with NaNoWriMo." - Erin Morgenstern

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ISBN: 9781250030955
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - September 10th, 2013

"That 50,000-word pile I made wasn’t a mess at all. It’s some of the bravest writing I’ve ever done, and it includes my all-time favorite character, a guy I think I would’ve second-guessed to death under normal circumstances. NaNoWriMo helped me push past so many of my doubts and insecurities and bad habits. And I think that’s partly why I love Fangirl so much now—because I remember how swept away I felt when I was writing it." - Rainbow Rowell

Writer's Market 2018: The Most Trusted Guide to Getting Published Cover Image
By Robert Lee Brewer (Editor)
ISBN: 9781440352638
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Published: Writer's Digest Books - August 31st, 2017

The most trusted guide to getting published


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