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How To Write Your First Book: Tips On How To Write Fiction & Non Fiction Books And Build Your Author Platform

How To Write Your First Book: Tips On How To Write Fiction & Non Fiction Books And Build Your Author Platform

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Calling all aspiring writers, speakers, coaches, experts, entrepreneurs, business professionals or anyone considering writing a book for the first time… If the thought of writing a book has been confusing for you in the past, then here’s the simplest strategy for writing your first book and ensuring you’re a successful author!

Do you have a book idea that you’ve wanted to write for a while but were confused on the steps? Are you overwhelmed by all of the books on writing, publishing and marketing?

With a proven formula for success How to Write Your First Book will help you to write better and to understand the fundamentals of writing your first book no matter your writing level or ability.

If you are motivated to take your career to the next level or simply want to publish the fiction idea that’s been floating around in your mind, the simple and easy to use formula called the W.R.I.T.E. method will help you to accomplish your goal of becoming a published author.

Whether you are a new author hoping to find success with your very first book or a professional using it to brand your business, this formula works!

The fact of the matter is a well-written book does not always guarantee success. With the W.R.I.T.E. method, you are given the tools you need to attract your audience and make a consistent passive income from your books so that you can write for a living.

In this book, all of the questions you didn’t even know you had will be answered.

You’ll learn:

– The formula for writing a book that ensures success!
– How to research your book idea to determine if it’s profitable before you write the book!
– How to choose between traditional or self-publishing based on your time, writing goals and budget!
– How to write specifically for your target audience so that you can sell more books!
– How to create a book title, cover, and book description that will garner you massive sales!
– What to consider with respects to your very first book launch and while creating an author platform!
– And much more!

Perfect Gift Idea For Writers!

It doesn’t matter if you are looking to write great fiction or an inspiring non-fiction book, whether you choose to self-publish or traditionally publish, this book will be of value to you!

If you’ve been waiting to write a bestseller because you just didn’t know how to get started, look no further! This step-by-step guide places you on the path to success!

Buy How to Write Your First Book today and be one step closer to becoming a published author in 2018!

Stefanie is an expert in her field and that shows through in her writing. I have been writing for quite some time, but this book gave me information I didn’t know anything about. This is definitely a must for anyone thinking about writing a book for publication. – Sarah S.



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The Writing on My Forehead: A Novel

The Writing on My Forehead: A Novel

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A free-spirited and rebellious Muslim-American of Indo-Pakistani descent, willful, intelligent Saira Qader rejected the constricting notions of family, duty, obligation, and fate, choosing instead to become a journalist, making the world her home. But when tragedy strikes, throwing Saira’s life into turmoil, the woman who circled the globe to uncover the details of other lives must confront the truths of her own. In need of understanding, she looks to the stories of those who came before—her grandparents, a beloved aunt, her mother and father. As Saira discovers the hope, pain, joy, and passion that defined their lives, she begins to face what she never wanted to admit: that choice is not always our own, and that faith is not merely an intellectual preference.





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Story: Style, Structure, Substance, and the Principles of Screenwriting

Story: Style, Structure, Substance, and the Principles of Screenwriting

HarperCollins e-booksPrice: Free




Robert McKee’s screenwriting workshops have earned him an international reputation for inspiring novices, refining works in progress and putting major screenwriting careers back on track. Quincy Jones, Diane Keaton, Gloria Steinem, Julia Roberts, John Cleese and David Bowie are just a few of his celebrity alumni. Writers, producers, development executives and agents all flock to his lecture series, praising it as a mesmerizing and intense learning experience.

In Story, McKee expands on the concepts he teaches in his $450 seminars (considered a must by industry insiders), providing readers with the most comprehensive, integrated explanation of the craft of writing for the screen. No one better understands how all the elements of a screenplay fit together, and no one is better qualified to explain the “magic” of story construction and the relationship between structure and character than Robert McKee.





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Six Figure Author Mentors: The quick and easy guide to show you who to follow without having to shift through pile yourself (Awesome Authordom Book 1)

Six Figure Author Mentors: The quick and easy guide to show you who to follow without having to shift through pile yourself (Awesome Authordom Book 1)

Guardian Bear PublishingPrice: Free




Tired of trying to find a mentor to help you become an amazing author?

I will connect you with the best author-preneurs in the field. Books you can read to produce books and sales faster. Spend less time and money reading books that won’t help, or programs that are scams or make you do scam-y things. I’ve spent over half a decade and thousands of dollars finding mentors to help make me successful. I can now share that information so you can save your time and money.

-Find people willing to help you become awesome
-Learn where you can find mentors who can take you to the next level
-get a bonus list of websites to help you along your writing path

Click Buy Now to find the people you need to take your author career by the horns.



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Writing on the Wild Side

Writing on the Wild Side

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Laura is a bestselling crime novelist, but she hasn’t written anything new in years and her frustrations are making her rethink everything—including her marriage.

She isn’t getting what she wants from her husband Tom, so she decides to create her very own fantasy man—a perfect sexual partner, but also someone she can confide in.

Perhaps switching genre may help her combat writer’s block, but during the writing process, it becomes difficult to separate fact from fiction and the secrets plaguing her marriage threaten to bring her whole life crashing down around her.

On the page her fantasies run wild, but how can she apply them to real life? Or in real life, do her fantasies make her a bad person for wanting MORE?

In this plot-driven, challenging romance, Laura finds herself questioning whether the problem lies with her.

Is she asking too much?

The truth is, nothing is what it seems in this story.

Nothing.




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A Guide to Writing Your First Novel: A Comprehensive Roadmap to Jumpstart Your Writing Career

A Guide to Writing Your First Novel: A Comprehensive Roadmap to Jumpstart Your Writing Career

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Have you ever wondered how to write a book? Or perhaps you’ve written a manuscript that’s already been edited to death, yet still isn’t good enough?

Writing your novel doesn’t need to be a painful or lonely experience. Sit with me and let me teach you all I’ve learned about creative writing tips and tricks. You are already talented if you’ve written a book or are ready to write fiction, which means half the battle is already won. I have good news, writing skills can most assuredly be learned!

This guide is designed to answer the following questions:

• What should I consider before writing?

• How to write a novel which has heavy world-building elements?

• How do I approach edits?

• What sells a book to agents?

• How can I make connections in the writing and publishing community?

• Should I self-publish?

This guide answers all these questions and more by giving a personal review of actual author pitfalls and how they were overcome as well as soul-searching questions that’ll reveal your true writing goals.

Bonus Content!

• Author interviews from both traditionally and self-published authors.

• Samples of winning Twitter Pitch Tweets to see what agents and publishers are looking for, and how you can grab their attention!





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Lost on a Mountain in Maine

Lost on a Mountain in Maine

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Based on the true account of a boy’s harrowing journey through the vast wilderness of the Katahdin Mountains, Lost on a Mountain in Maine is a gripping survival story for all ages.

Twelve-year-old Donn Fendler steps away from his Boy Scout troop for only a minute, but in the foggy mountains of Maine, a minute is all it takes. After hours of trying to find his way back, a nervous and tired Donn falls down an embankment, making it impossible for him to be found. One sleepless night goes by, followed by a second . . . and before Donn knows it, almost two weeks have passed, leaving him starving, scared, and delirious.

With rainstorms, black bears, and his fear of being lost forever, Donn’s journey is a physically, mentally, and emotionally charged story told from the point of view of the boy who lived it.

 

HarperCollins



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How to Write a Novel: 47 Rules for Writing a Stupendously Awesome Novel That You Will Love Forever

How to Write a Novel: 47 Rules for Writing a Stupendously Awesome Novel That You Will Love Forever

Nathan BransfordPrice: $9.99 Free Shipping




The most important thing to know about writing a novel is this: You can do it. And if you’ve already written one, you can write an even better one. Author and former literary agent Nathan Bransford shares his secrets for creating killer plots, fleshing out your first ideas, crafting compelling characters, and staying sane in the process.

Read the guide that New York Times bestselling author Ransom Riggs called “The best how-to-write-a-novel book I’ve read.” 

MORE PRAISE FOR ‘HOW TO WRITE A NOVEL’ 

“In his 47 brilliant rules, Nathan Bransford has nailed everything I’ve always wanted to tell people about writing a book but never knew how. Wonderfully thought out with lots of practical examples, this is a must-read for anyone brave enough to try their hand at a novel. It’s also a great review for experienced writers. Highly recommended.”
– James Dashner, New York Times bestselling author of THE MAZE RUNNER 

“Nathan Bransford’s primer is full of thoughtful, time-proven advice on how to write a novel. Nathan can sound both like a reassuring friend and a tough, no-nonsense coach. Whatever kind of novel you’re writing, Nathan’s insights will make you think about your process and help you find your own way to success.”
– Jeff Abbott, New York Times bestselling author of DOWNFALL 

“Nathan Bransford is sharp, thoughtful, and a must-read for all aspiring authors. His advice is not only funny and insightful, it’s essential for writers at any stage in their careers.”
– Tahereh Mafi, New York Times bestselling author of SHATTER ME 

“Nathan Bransford’s book on how to write a novel is smart, generous and funny as hell. Read it. No matter where you are in your writing life, whether you’re on your first book or are a grizzled, multi published veteran, you’ll find practical advice to help you through the process — and plenty of wisdom to inspire you along the journey.”
– Lisa Brackmann, author of ROCK PAPER TIGER 

“Equal parts encouraging and butt-kicking, hilarious and wise, Nathan Bransford’s no-nonsense manifesto talks you through the process of getting the book of your dreams out of your head and onto the page. Whether you’ve been writing for five minutes or fifty years, this is the guide for you.” 
– Sarah McCarry, author of ALL OUR PRETTY SONGS




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The Writer’s Guide to Training Your Dragon: Using Speech Recognition Software to Dictate Your Book and Supercharge Your Writing Workflow (Dictation Mastery for PC and Mac)

The Writer’s Guide to Training Your Dragon: Using Speech Recognition Software to Dictate Your Book and Supercharge Your Writing Workflow (Dictation Mastery for PC and Mac)

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Want to dictate up to 5000 WORDS an hour? Want to do it with 99% ACCURACY from the day you start?

NEW EDITION: REVISED and UPDATED to cover the latest Dragon Professional Individual v15 for PC and v6 for Mac

FREE video training included!


As writers, we all know what an incredible tool dictation software can be. It enables us to write faster and avoid the dangers of RSI and a sedentary lifestyle. But many of us give up on dictating when we find we can’t get the accuracy we need to be truly productive.

This book changes all of that. With almost two decades of using Dragon software under his belt and a wealth of insider knowledge from within the dictation industry, Scott Baker will reveal how to supercharge your writing and achieve sky-high recognition accuracy from the moment you start using the software. You will learn:

– Hidden tricks to use when installing Dragon NaturallySpeaking on a Windows PC or Dragon Dictate for Mac;
– How to choose the right microphone and set it up perfectly for speech recognition;
– The little-known techniques that will ensure around 99% accuracy from your first install – and how to make this even better over time;
– Setting up fail-safe dictation profiles with multiple microphones and voice recorders, without impacting your accuracy;
– How to train the software to adapt to both your voice AND writing style and avoid your accuracy declining;
– Strategies for achieving your entire daily word count in just one or two hours;
– Many more tips and tricks you won’t find anywhere else.

At the end of the book, you’ll also find an exclusive list of resources and links to FREE video training to take your knowledge even further.

It’s time to write at the speed of speech – and transform your writing workflow forever!



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Self-Editing for Fiction Writers, Second Edition: How to Edit Yourself Into Print

Self-Editing for Fiction Writers, Second Edition: How to Edit Yourself Into Print

HarperCollins e-booksPrice: Free




Hundreds of books have been written on the art of writing. Here at last is a book by two professional editors to teach writers the techniques of the editing trade that turn promising manuscripts into published novels and short stories.

In this completely revised and updated second edition, Renni Browne and Dave King teach you, the writer, how to apply the editing techniques they have developed to your own work. Chapters on dialogue, exposition, point of view, interior monologue, and other techniques take you through the same processes an expert editor would go through to perfect your manuscript. Each point is illustrated with examples, many drawn from the hundreds of books Browne and King have edited.





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