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. It's at

I've written a brand new book exclusively for this bundle, Writing as a Team Sport: Reflections on the Art of Collaboration. I've collaborated with many writers over the years, from my wife Rebecca Moesta, to Brian Herbert and Doug Beason, to Dean Koontz. This book explains various methods of collaboration and what you need to know to make a collaboration succeed. IT IS AVAILABLE NOWHERE ELSE. Over the next six months, Rebecca and I will expand this into a comprehensive guide, but for now it's only in this StoryBundle.

Other titles focusing on developing your craft include the Story Structure and Master Chapter Outline Workbook by C. Michelle Jeffries, Blood from Your Own Pen by Sam Knight (on self editing), Hurting Your Characters by M.J. Carlson (how to properly deal with wounds and injuries in your fiction), and Science Fiction Q&A by Mike Resnick (which contains hundreds of answers distilled from his years of writing an advice column).

Specific, in-depth nuts-and-bolts guides include The Unofficial Scrivener Workbook by M.J. Carlson, Excel for Writers by M. L. Humphrey (walks through how to create spreadsheets that track time spent writing, page production, year-to-year metrics, and keep track of your works), Excel for Self-Publishers by M. L. Humphrey (amazingly useful for indie authors, how to track ads and effectiveness, revenue by sales channel, keywords, amazon reports, and more), and The Author's Guide to Vellum by Chuck Heintzelman (an incredible new app for producing print and eBooks; I'm a total convert myself).

And, not just how to WRITE but how to BE A WRITER and survive while doing it, Kristine Kathryn Rusch offers Time Management: A Freelancer's Survival Guide Short Book, Leah Cutter has The Healthy Professional Writer, Dean Wesley Smith has The Magic Bakery on surviving in the brave new world of publishing, and finally—what we all want to know—How to Make a Living with Your Writing by Joanna Penn.

You get all thirteeen titles in one bundle, and it's only available through November, the end of NaNoWriMo. Name your price. A minimum of $5 will get you the basic four books, and for $15 you receive the entire set. And a portion of the proceeds goes to the Challenger Learning Centers for Space Science Education.

Limber up, get ready for the writing marathon—but don't forget to carry your toolkit. – Kevin J. Anderson

The initial titles in the The 2017 NaNoWriMo Writing Tools Bundle (minimum $5 to purchase) are:

  • Blood From Your Own Pen by Sam Knight
  • Q&A For Science Fiction Writers by Mike Resnick
  • The Unofficial Scrivener Workbook by Michael J. Carlson
  • Story Structure and Master Chapter Outline Workbook by C. Michelle Jefferies

If you pay more than the bonus price of just $15, you get all four of the regular titles, plus NINE more!

  • 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
  • The Author's Guide to Vellum by Chuck Heintzelman

This bundle is available only for a limited time via It allows easy reading on computers, smartphones, and tablets as well as Kindle and other ereaders via file transfer, email, and other methods. You get multiple DRM-free formats (.epub and .mobi) for all books!

It's also super easy to give the gift of reading with StoryBundle, thanks to our gift cards – which allow you to send someone a code that they can redeem for any future StoryBundle bundle – and timed delivery, which allows you to control exactly when your recipient will get the gift of StoryBundle.

Why StoryBundle? Here are just a few benefits StoryBundle provides.

  • Get quality reads: We've chosen works from excellent authors to bundle together in one convenient package.
  • Pay what you want (minimum $5): You decide how much these fantastic books are worth. If you can only spare a little, that's fine! You'll still get access to a batch of exceptional titles.
  • Support authors who support DRM-free books: StoryBundle is a platform for authors to get exposure for their works, both for the titles featured in the bundle and for the rest of their catalog. Supporting authors who let you read their books on any device you want—restriction free—will show everyone there's nothing wrong with ditching DRM.
  • Give to worthy causes: Bundle buyers have a chance to donate a portion of their proceeds to the Challenger Learning Centers for Space Science Education!
  • Receive extra books: If you beat the bonus price, you'll get the bonus books!

StoryBundle was created to give a platform for independent authors to showcase their work, and a source of quality titles for thirsty readers. StoryBundle works with authors to create bundles of ebooks that can be purchased by readers at their desired price. Before starting StoryBundle, Founder Jason Chen covered technology and software as an editor for and

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