The 2017 NaNoWriMo Writing Tools Bundle, curated by Kevin J. Anderson: It's marathon season for writers again. Each year, November is "national novel writing month," or NaNoWriMo (as the hip kids call it). As aspiring and professional writers get into training for blasting through the process of writing an entire novel in 30 days, I've put together a set of excellent books on all aspects of writing craft, career skills, and indie publishing skills. Some of these are general works on honing some aspect of your craft, others are real nuts-and-bolts How To guides on vital software used by writers and indie publishers.
Not only is there an exclusive book by Kevin—Writing as a Team Sport: Reflections on the Art of Collaboration—found ONLY on StoryBundle, there are twelve other vital guides to make your writing month a success.
Click here to read much more about the bundle, and make sure to click on each cover for reviews and a preview of all the books!
Time Management by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
"[Kristine Kathryn Rusch's blog,] The Business Rusch…is full of sound advice and analysis about what's going on."– Jeff Baker, The Oregonian
The Magic Bakery by Dean Wesley Smith
"Dean Wesley Smith's blog … is somewhere to see what's going on in the industry and how you can use it to your advantage, a place to hear that it's okay to write and submit quickly, and a blog where hard numbers are discussed. Even if you don't agree with everything that he says, it's worth reading his blog just to think about where and how much control you have over your own career."– Vision Magazine
Blood From Your Own Pen by Sam Knight
"As an editor of slush piles, I wish I could make reading this book a required prerequisite. As an author, this book has been invaluable in helping me submit professional manuscripts. The chapters are short and get straight to the point, packing this book full of advice. It is a must have for beginning authors, and a great reference and reminder for the seasoned author. If you plan on submitting your story somewhere, definitely get this book."– J.L. Zenor, author and CEO of The Midnight Writers
Excel for Self Publishers by M.L. Humphrey
"The power of this book is that it inspires and helps self-publishers see themselves as a business and provides them insight and tools to help them be successful in the business of selling books."– Dariel Garner, Serial Entrepreneur
The Unofficial Scrivener Workbook by Michael J. Carlson
"The best instructions for the best writer software on the market."– Robert C Lockridge
Hurting Your Characters by Michael J. Carlson
"A detailed, well-organized book written by an MD who is also a science fiction writer. I whole-heartedly recommend it"– Anne Larson
How to Make a Living With Your Writing by Joanna Penn
"Thanks to [Joanna's] advice, I successfully self published my first novel. I recommend this book (and all of Joanna's books) to anyone serious about making a living with their writing. I'm now on my fourth book and leaving my job to write full time next year."– Caroline Mitchell
Story Structure and Master Chapter Outline Workbook by C. Michelle Jefferies
"I've been struggling to fill the holes and address others issues with the plot of my rough draft, so I read this book straight through, hoping it would give me direction. It was a huge help!
I would suggest reading it all the way through, and then skim through it again while you write your post-it's and note cards."– Carrie Jacks
Pay what you want! You choose how much you want to pay for these awesome books. (Click on each book above to check them out.) You decide how much of your purchase goes to the author and how much goes to help keep StoryBundle running. If your purchase price beats $15, you get nine more books: Time Management by Kristine Kathryn Rusch, The Magic Bakery by Dean Wesley Smith, Excel for Self Publishers by M.L. Humphrey, Excel for Writers by M.L. Humphrey, Hurting Your Characters by Michael J. Carlson, Business For Breakfast Vol. 6: The Healthy Professional Writer by Leah Cutter, Writing as a Team Sport by Kevin J. Anderson, How to Make a Living With Your Writing by Joanna Penn and The Author's Guide to Vellum by Chuck Heintzelman!
Zero DRM. There's no DRM on any of our books. None. Why? For one, we don't believe DRM actually stops people from sharing what they want to share. Second, and most importantly, we don't believe we should be treating our customers as criminals. So go ahead and put these on your tablets, Kindles and smartphones, but if a friend wants to read the bundle, please have them buy one for themselves. With pay-what-you-want, we believe there's a price for everyone. Or better yet, buy one for them as a gift. Help support indie authors!
Support nonprofits. Best of all, you can also give a portion of the proceeds from each bundle to charity. To learn more about these charities and those they help, click the "Learn More" link next the charities when you purchase.
Easy delivery. It's super convenient to get these ebooks onto your reader of choice—just download and sync. Better yet, if you have a Kindle or Kindle-enabled tablet or smartphone, we can send the books directly to your device. No computer required.
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