The Write Now! Bundle, curated by Nick Mamatas:
There are as many ways to become a writer as there are writers, and as many styles and voices as there are eager readers for them. One writing guide is not enough, and indeed, one type of writing guide is not enough. The Write Now! StoryBundle empowers you not just to become a better writer, but to discover the myriad ways one can become a writer.
The bundle, perfect for a New Year's Resolution, to start writing, includes practical guides to the particulars of being a working writer, memoiristic explorations of the writing life, specific deep-dives into issues of representation, and explicit attempts to blow your mind!
Read more about the 11 books in the bundle here, and make sure to click on each cover for a synopsis, reviews and preview of each book!
To Each Their Darkness by Gary A. Braunbeck
"This isn't just a how-to manual for writers or an opportunity to swap stories with a fellow horror geek. It's also a harrowing journey through the life and soul of the writer."– Shroud Magazine, Anton Cancre
Yours to Tell by Steven Rasnic Tem and Melanie Tem
"As I sat in the Odyssey Writing Workshop classroom where Melanie and Steve Tem were serving as writers-in-residence, I thought how fortunate the students were to participate in that magical experience. Through their unique 'dialogues on writing,' Melanie and Steve explored topics in a way that was both liberating and illuminating. Writers could disagree on how to write! And they could prompt each other to dig deeper into their thoughts and processes, eliciting unique insights. Students were delighted and fascinated. Now this book allows more writers to benefit from their invaluable explorations."– Jeanne Cavelos, bestselling author and director of the Odyssey Writing Workshops Charitable Trust
Starve Better by Nick Mamatas
"Culled from blog posts and various articles published online and in print, Mamatas offers no surefire formulas, no proven templates, and nothing close to a guarantee of success. Instead, he offers insights and instructions for earning something of a living through writing fiction and non-fiction, while establishing your writing cred with editors and publishers."– Bookgasm, Alan Cranis
Storyteller: Writing Lessons and More by Kate Wilhelm
"There are many books of writing instruction out there, but what sets Storyteller apart is the sense that Wilhelm really knows students and knows how to teach them to craft a professional story."– The Oregonion
Story First - The Writer as Insider by Kit Reed
"She loved like a child, worked like a stevedore, cursed like a sailor and sampled the world with Twainian zest."– Mack Reed
Architectures of Possibility by Lance Olsen and Trevor Dodge
"Architectures of Possibility opens up fiction to a possibility that 'gives us more life, extends and validates the range of what it means to be a human' in the twenty-first century … [A] wonderful book on innovation and fiction[.]"– American Book Review
Monstrous Creatures by Jeff VanderMeer
"A selection of reflections, interrogations, and dialogues about the state and nature of fantastic literature from the perspective of one of fantastika's most discerning writer/editors. The collection puts forth not just VanderMeer's thoughts on making art, genre, and literature, but elaborates his idea of "the monstrous" and how it informs a variety of works and trends….It is the most incisive collection of reflections and criticisms that I have read in years."– SF Signal
Fxxk Writing: A Guide for Frustrated Artists by Jason S. Ridler
"FXXK WRITING is the brutal survival guide you didn't know you needed for maintaining some vestige of sanity over the long haul in the writing business."– Carrie Vaughn, New York Times Bestselling author.
Writing the Other by Nisi Shawl and Cynthia Ward
"Along with personal experience and examples, the book presents exercises to help writers step outside their own ROAARS. The exercises, developed from workshops the authors have conducted, reward writers with learning more about developing characters—including those who are 'just like' themselves—and understanding past and present stereotypes."– Paula Guran, Writers.com Newsletter, Vol 9, no. 3
Heart of the Original by Steve Aylett
"Force-fed with ideas until its liver explodes, this staggeringly brilliant book has scarcely a line in it that won't make you wish you'd thought of it first. Raising the bar to the point where it's a hazard to migrating birds, this is a sizzling and hilarious manifesto where its author means every blazing word, and that cannot be argued against by anyone with an honest bone in their head . . . Probably the most astonishing thing that you will read during this otherwise lacklustre incarnation."– Alan Moore, creator of Watchmen and V For Vendetta
Booklife by Jeff VanderMeer
"Booklife is an ambitious and successful attempt at a comprehensive guide to maintaining your sanity while chasing your dreams."– Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing
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 is $15 or more, you get SEVEN more books: To Each Their Darkness by Gary A. Braunbeck, Yours to Tell by Steven Rasnic Tem and Melanie Tem, Story First - The Writer as Insider by Kit Reed, Fxxk Writing: A Guide for Frustrated Artists by Jason S. Ridler, Writing the Other by Nisi Shawl and Cynthia Ward, Heart of the Original by Steve Aylett and Booklife by Jeff VanderMeer!
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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