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

The Magic Words, by Cheryl Klein, is a fabulous resource for those writing for children and those wishing to write for children or young adults. The introduction tells exactly how to use the book successfully and I believe that is key. Than...

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Writing the Bestseller II - Romance and Commercial Fiction

In this writing resource book, we have twelve bestselling authors offering advice on how to get published in this ever evolving industry. They all speak from the heart and supply down-to-earth information that will benefit any new writer wa...

5 Stars
  • Authors: Jane Porter, Megan Crane, CJ Carmichael, Joanne Rock, Mallory Kane, Dani Collins, Terri Reed, Kim Boykin, Lenora Worth, Erika Marks
  • Review by: Diana Coyle
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Publishing: Writing & Publishing
  • Publisher: Tule Publishing

Plotting Your Story Arc, Workbook for Fiction Writers, Plotters and Pantsers

Plotting Your Story Arc Workbook for Fiction Writers, Plotters and Pantsers by Nancy Brophy is a hands-on resourceful book for aspiring authors who want help figuring out their characters, understanding external verses internal arcs, and cr...

4 Stars

The Book Blogger Platform - Building Blocks to Author Success 6

This is a nicely presented step-by-step guide that allows one to use either WordPress or Blogger to set up a book blog with a minimum of fuss. The great information presented makes me wish I had read something like this when I started, it w...

4 Stars

The Fine Print of Self-Publishing, Fifth Edition - A Primer on Contracts, Printing Costs, Royalties, Distribution, E-Books, and Marketing

In this fifth edition, Mr. Levine speaks on varying topics of the self-publishing industry that can help any novice or seasoned author decide if self-publishing is the way to go for them. With topics such as contracts, printing costs, royal...

5 Stars

Some Writers Deserve to Starve! - 31 Brutal Truths About the Publishing Industry

In this updated and revised edition, the author offers her readers 31 Brutal Truths about the publishing industry that she thinks would benefit any new writer trying to make a break into the industry. She presents her book in a humorous for...

4 Stars

Shelf Life - The Publicist, Book 2

Kate is a publicist for a major publishing company in New York. She has always tried her best to keep her affair with a fellow co-worker separated from her work. She thought that she was happy with her personal life. Until something happene...

5 Stars

How To Get Good Reviews On Amazon - A Guide For Independent Authors & Sellers

As a reviewer, I am grateful for some of the hints that are couched in polite terms but which remind authors that there is an entire culture of reviewers out there with its own rules and conventions. I was intrigued to recognize various pos...

4 Stars

Live To Write Another Day - A Survival Guide for Screenwriters and Creative Storytellers

I’m always in search of well-written books that help answer questions that many writers might have while they’re working on their own manuscripts or short stories. Mr. Orion provided an entertaining book while telling his readers about his...

5 Stars

The Publicist - The Publicist, Book 1

Kate is working her dream job. She is a publicist for a book publishing company. She really does not have any time for a relationship with anyone. But she has always had a crush on one of her co-workers. She knew that he was married so she...

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Self-Publishing Successfully

This do-it-yourself guide to self-publishing is a very compact volume that gives brief descriptions of the steps that must be fulfilled in order to transform one’s written ideas into a tangible item that others can read and appreciate. The...

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What Kings Ate and Wizards Drank

What Kings Ate and Wizards Drank by Krista Ball is an amazing addition to any research library. Her information targets the medieval time period, but can be applied to any type writing that includes feeding large groups who are traveling or...

5 Stars

Writing Prompts for Romance Writers - Use Your Muse Series, Book 1

I loved reading through the 195 writing prompts Ms. Calesto has provided her readers. There’s something to interest everyone who either just wants to get their muse flowing in a warm-up exercise or maybe even a lead-in to a full-fledged sto...

5 Stars

Amazon Categories Create Best Sellers

Ms. Villanueva gives her readers a detailed account of the steps she has taken to have her very own books hit best seller categories on Amazon. She presents us with plenty of links to visit and an abundance of examples for authors to follow...

3 Stars

Hit Lit

Hit Lit by James W. Hall is an in-depth look into the successful writings of notorious #1 Best Selling fiction works, novels which will prompt a path to decades of enjoyment and be counted among the greats of literary art. A discovery, if y...

5 Stars

The Tricked-out Toolbox - Promotion and Marketing Tools Every Writer Needs

This book is a must read for anyone looking to break into the writing field or even if you're already a published author. It supplies you with a treasure trove of knowledge at your fingertips which will help any writer to market themselves...

5 Stars

How to Write a Novel in One (Not-so-easy) Lesson

Ms. Diamond does a great job with this how-to book and she provides her readers with plenty of examples of what has worked throughout the years in helping her to get published. This is a short e-book so you don't have to carve out a lot of...

4 Stars

50 Things You Need To Know To Become A Ghostwriter - Get Published Series

As a current ghostwriter, this book had it's ups and downs - well, one down anyway, and a lot of subsequent ups which more than redeemed the book in my eyes. It is filled with a ton of great information and some interesting tips and tricks...

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Nail It! The Secret to Building an Effective Fiction Writer's Platform - Level 1: Laying the Foundation

I absolutely loved this invaluable reference tool. I felt that both Ms. Charles and Ms. Rogers wrote it in such a fashion that any writer will be able to work on their own writing platform because of all the wonderfully creative tips these...

5 Stars

50 Things You Need To Know About Writing Children's Books - Get Published Series

This is another book in the Get Yourself Published series and Ms. MacGregor clearly knows how to break down all the requirements a writer needs to adhere to if they're interested in writing and publishing any kind of children's book. She su...

5 Stars

50 Things You Need To Know About Writing E-Romance - Get Yourself Published

This is still another book in the Get Yourself Published series that provides any writer/author valuable pointers if you're considering writing an e-romance novel. Ms. Paige mentions how the market is currently wide open for any ideas you m...

5 Stars

50 Things You Need To Know Before You Write Your Book - Get Yourself Published

This book is all about the writing aspect and time you need to spend prior to writing your book. Ms. MacGregor supplies fifty pointers ranging from using the correct spacing needed in formatting your book to even valuable tips on how many e...

5 Stars

50 Things You Need To Know About Writing Believable Fictional Characters - Get Yourself Published

Ms. MacGregor discusses how to create well-rounded, believable characters that your readers can get attached to during their journey of reading your story. She lists fifty things for you to incorporate into building strong, likeable charact...

5 Stars

50 Things You Need To Know About Researching Your Book - Get Yourself Published

I found this e-book to be very insightful because it offers excellent tips for any writer or published author. The tips provide you the groundwork to make any manuscript, whether fiction or non-fiction based, a solid foundation that will as...

5 Stars

50 Things You Need To Know About Outlining Your Book - Get Yourself Published

Are you thinking of writing a book? Do you wonder where to start? Do you feel buried under the tons of writing websites offering advice or writing how-to books? Confused about how to start and complete an outline? If you answered yes to the...

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The Everything Guide to Writing a Romance Novel

Have you always wanted to write a romance novel but you don’t know how to go about it? Are you unsure of how to properly plot a story, create conflict between your characters, write a sizzling sex scene, or how to put together a manus...

5 Stars

Writing Romance - The Ultimate Guide on Craft, Creation and Industry Connections - San Francisco Area/Romance Writers of America

Writing Romance: The Ultimate Guide on Craft, Creation and Industry Connections is one of the few craft of writing books I've read cover to cover. It is real talk from authors who have been in the industry and made a name for themselves. Wr...

4 Stars

Writing Romance - The Ultimate Guide on Craft, Creation and Industry Connections - San Francisco Area/Romance Writers of America

I must first commend all the published romance authors, editors and agents who wrote these 50 articles that inspired me more than you could imagine. The wealth of knowledge that is displayed within these articles and reference lists goes be...

5 Stars