Series: Busy Writer’s Guides

Each book in the Busy Writer’s Guide series is intended to give you enough theory so that you can understand why things work and why they don’t, but also enough examples to see how that theory looks in practice. In addition, they provide tips and exercises to help you take it to the pages of your own story with an editor’s-eye view. They’re meant as an accelerated master’s class in a topic.

How to Write Fiction: Busy Writer’s Guides Set 2

How to Write Fiction: Busy Writer’s Guides Set 2

Three bestselling writing craft books are now available together. Dialogue, point of view, and description are foundational skills you need to master to create vivid fiction that balances your character’s internal life with the external story world in a way that keeps readers turning pages. More info →
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How to Write Fiction: Busy Writer’s Guides Set 1

How to Write Fiction: Busy Writer’s Guides Set 1

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Three popular writing craft books are now available together. When you master showing and telling, deep point of view, and internal dialogue, you'll create vivid fiction that engages your reader emotionally. The books in this set put writing craft techniques into plain language alongside examples, so you can see how it all looks in practice, and combines it with practical exercises. More info →
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Strong Female Characters

Strong Female Characters

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Series: Busy Writer's Guides, Book 1
In Strong Female Characters: A Busy Writer's Guide you'll learn what “strong female characters” means, the keys to writing characters who don’t match stereotypical male or female qualities, how to keep strong female characters likeable, and what roles women actually played in history. More info →
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How to Write Faster

How to Write Faster

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Series: Busy Writer's Guides, Book 2
In How to Write Faster: A Busy Writer’s Guide you’ll learn eight techniques that can help you double your word count in a way that’s sustainable and doesn’t sacrifice the quality of your writing in favor of quantity. More info →
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Dialogue

Dialogue

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Series: Busy Writer's Guides, Book 3
Genre: Non-Fiction
In Dialogue, you'll learn techniques and tricks for making your dialogue shine, as well as practical editorial steps you can take to polish your dialogue. More info →
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Showing and Telling in Fiction

Showing and Telling in Fiction

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Series: Busy Writer's Guides, Book 4
Genre: Non-Fiction
Showing and Telling in Fiction will help you clearly understand the difference between showing and telling, provide you with guidelines for when to show AND when to tell, and give you practical editing tools for spotting and fixing telling in your writing. More info →
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Grammar for Fiction Writers

Grammar for Fiction Writers

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Series: Busy Writer's Guides, Book 5
Genre: Non-Fiction
The world of grammar is huge, but fiction writers don’t need to know all the nuances to write well. In fact, some of the rules you were taught in English class will actually hurt your fiction writing, not help it. Grammar for Fiction Writers won’t teach you things you don’t need to know. It’s all about the grammar that’s relevant to you as you write your novels and short stories. More info →
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Twitter for Authors

Twitter for Authors

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Series: Busy Writer's Guides, Book 6
Genre: Non-Fiction
Twitter for Authors is about building a successful Twitter platform that’s sustainable for busy people. It contains helpful advice for both Twitter newbies and long-time Twitter users who want to take their platform to the next level. More info →
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Internal Dialogue

Internal Dialogue

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Series: Busy Writer's Guides, Book 7
Genre: Non-Fiction
Internal dialogue is one of the most powerful tools in a fiction writer’s arsenal. It’s also one of the least understood and most often mismanaged elements. In Internal Dialogue: A Busy Writer's Guide, you'll learn the difference between internal dialogue and narration, how to format internal dialogue, how to balance it with external action, how to use it to advance your story, and much more. More info →
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Point of View in Fiction

Point of View in Fiction

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Series: Busy Writer's Guides, Book 8
Genre: Non-Fiction
Point of view isn’t merely another writing craft technique. Point of view is the foundation upon which all other elements of the writing craft stand—or fall. In Point of View in Fiction, you'll learn how to choose the right POV for your story, how to avoid POV errors, how to choose the right viewpoint character, and much more. More info →
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