It's National Novel Writing Month again, and we have our biggest bundle EVER here to help you complete your novel! The 2015 NaNoWriMo Writing Tools Bundle contains thirteen new books on all aspects of writing, from craft, to productivity, to business, to career advice, to specific areas of expertise, designed for novices or experts alike. It's a massive batch of useful books that will help you survive—and thrive—during National Novel Writing Month
And for our first time ever, we have a second-tier bonus that contains the entire 2014 NaNoWriMo Writing Tools bundle! If you beat the total of $25, you can get 25 total books, all put together by our curator and bestselling author Kevin J. Anderson. It ranges from the general to the specific, and is a treasure chest of books vital to your success—not only in writing your novel but in launching your long-term career as a successful writer. This is a toolkit, a drill sergeant, a mentor, and a cheerleading section, all in one.
Not only that, when you purchase a bundle you can choose to donate to NaNoWriMo itself! NaNoWriMo is a nonprofit that helps mentor not just aspiring authors, but young writers and novelists to ensure that you're never going to run out of great things to read in your lifetime.
Writing the Blockbuster Novel by Albert Zuckerman
Zuckerman, a veteran literary agent representing such best-selling authors as Ken Follett and Eileen Goudge, here explains how authors can get their novels onto the best-sellers list. This book is not intended for beginning writers but will help those who have mastered the craft of novel writing and now wish to write a book with blockbuster potential. Of course, there are no guarantees here: the reading public is fickle, and, ultimately, readers are the ones who make best sellers. That said, Zuckerman knows what works most of the time. He spends the two largest sections of the book on outlining and revision. Authors need to know where they are going, and a detailed outline will help them map a plan to bring together all the characters and plot lines. Best-selling novels by Follett, Goudge, and others are used as examples. This will be useful in libraries that serve writers. Recommended.– Library Journal
52 Ways to Get Unstuck by Chris Mandeville
"This book goes beyond the old stand-bys, offering unique and creative ideas for thwarting writer's block. Great for the beginning writer, as well as the seasoned veteran."– Bob Mayer, NY Times bestselling author
Discoverability by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
"There are lots of books out there about how to market your book. Some of them are good. Some aren't. Discoverability is one of the best…"– TeleRead
Writing Horses - The Fine Art of Getting It Right by Judith Tarr
"I've read this twice, and I find myself going back to it frequently. Though usually I do not like reading on the computer (and this is formatted for ebooks of all stripes if one prefers) the embedded URLs are crampacked with good information giving further details of every aspect of horse history, physiology, social and herd dynamics, breeding, and doctoring. There is also a chapter on magical horses and how to add realistic drama to your story with details of horse trivia."– Sherwood Smith
Writing Fight Scenes by Marie Brennan
"I feel much more confident now about blocking out and successfully completing the fight scene I've been avoiding for almost three years now."– Amazon Review
Jump Start Your Novel by Mark Teppo
"Teppo understands genre and storytelling at some kind of samurai level."– Daryl Gregory, author of Afterparty and Harrison Squared
Brewing Fine Fiction by Maya Kaathryn Bohnoff and Pati Nagle
"Check any bookstore and you'll find a host of titles on writing. Some are good, some not so good. Every author has his or her own strengths and weaknesses. But in Brewing Fine Fiction; Advice For Writers From the Bookview Café, you get a smorgasbord of professional advice and expertise. From the plausibility of fantasy, by Ursula LeGuin, to Deborah Ross's comments on reviews, you'll find every facet of the craft and writing life covered. For the wealth of information, experience, and diversity, all under one cover, you can't beat it."– Mary Rosenblum, Longridge Writers Group Instructor
Write Characters Your Readers Won't Forget by Stant Litore
"I picked up and read Write Characters Your Readers Won't Forget after attending one of the author's two-hour workshops on characterization. … Litore's steps and examples are some of the most useful characterization tools I've ever encountered."– Jessica France, novelist
Killing the Top Ten Sacred Cows of Publishing by Dean Wesley Smith
"I remember my first reaction when I stumbled across [Dean Wesley Smith’s] blog: this guy is going to make enemies! He takes on every myth in the business from “you must rewrite something to make it good” to “an agent always acts in a writer’s best interests”.… it’s great stuff."– David Gaughran
The Pursuit of Perfection and How it Harms Writers by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
"This book is not for starry-eyed dreamers. It's for professional writers who've decided they want to succeed financially in a writing career and need a reminder that it's better to put out an "oeuvre" of good-but-imperfect books than to never publish at all because of a hopeless obsession with perfection."– Paul Sean Grievy
The Freelancer's Survival Guide by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
"I wish The Freelancer's Survival Guide had existed when I was first starting out, but better late than never. Kristine Kathryn Rusch still knows twice what I do about writing and publishing. Good thing she's put all her wisdom down in a book so I can start stealing some of it."– Steve Hockensmith, New York Times bestselling author
500 Ways to Write Harder by Chuck Wendig
"Chuck Wendig's Confessions of a Freelance Penmonkey is full of the kind of writing advice I wish I'd gotten in school. Practical, brutally honest, and done with the kind of humor that will make it stick in your brain. Whether you're a veteran writer or new to the craft, you'll find something useful in here. Plus he says 'fuck' a lot, so, you know, there's that."– Stephen Blackmoore, author of Dead Things
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 seven more books: The Synopsis Treasury by Christopher Sirmons Haviland, Writing Horses - The Fine Art of Getting It Right by Judith Tarr, Million Dollar Book Signings by David Farland, How to Write Fiction Sales Copy by Dean Wesley Smith, Worldbuilding - From Small Towns to Entire Universes by Kevin J. Anderson, Writing Fight Scenes by Marie Brennan and Jump Start Your Novel by Mark Teppo! Best of all, if you pay $25 for the 2nd tier bonus, you get all of the 2014 NaNoWriMo Writing Tools bundle books too!
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