100 Simple Ways to Become a More Inspired, Successful and Fearless Writer:
by Jennifer Lawler

Based on this authors observations and comparisons between her study of the martial arts and her life as a writer, she gives writers and aspiring writers the essential lessons she has learned in relationship to the two. Staying focused, staying disciplined and perseverance are the three basics of martial arts, and as she came to realize, the three basics of writing as a professional. In this book, she shares 100 ways in which to say inspired, gain success and write without holding anything back. As she shares the ways she learned to build her career, you will be inspired to use some of her techniques to build
your own career. Learn how to become a warrior writer, how to stay on the right path to success and how to let your intuition speak.

Dynamic Characters: How to Create Personalities That Keep Readers Captivated
by Nancy Kress

Have you ever read a book and felt like you were connected to the people in the story? Did you cry at the end of the book? Were you sad to read the last page because you were no longer going to have contact with those characters? These are the kinds of characters that Nancy Kress teaches you how to create in this wonderful guide on how to create dynamic characters. The characterís motivations, the actions that make us want more of them and their emotions and how they are connected to the reader are all covered in this guide. If you are writing any sort of story, short story, novel or even magazine articles, this guide will enhance the quality of characters you produce and allow the reader to feel more connected with your characters, encouraging them to read and want more.

Teaching Writing: Balancing Process and Product, Fourth Edition
by Gail E. Tompkins

If you are the parent of a student in grades K through 8 or responsible for teaching writing to students in this age range, this is an indispensable book for teaching the difference between the process of writing and the finished product. Teaching strategies are presented in a straightforward, easy to grasp manner that helps the teacher get through to the student. Writing samples from children in the K-8 grade range are provided to assist with understanding what it takes to bring writing to life. Suggestions for writing workshops for all grade ranges are provided to fully complete the learning process of the presented information. In addition, hints and tips for monitoring the process and progress of the childrenís writing levels are provided. A list of children’s literature that coincides with the presented information is included to make the learning process complete.

The Pocket Muse: Ideas & Inspirations for Writing
by Monica Wood

If it is not talent but rather mind set that is keeping you from completing your dream of writing a novel, then this is just the book you need. If its inspiration and encouragement you need, you will find no lack of that between the covers of this amazing little book. How to get the momentum going through the final edit are explained, taught, illustrated and finally reinforced with exercises. Have you ever been in front of a blank computer screen, knowing the world is full of possibilities for the article you need to write but not a single word comes to mind and that screen just stares back at you? Not just the frustration of writer’s block, but all of a writer’s frustrations from getting started to keeping things interesting, to keeping the money coming in, and even thinking more creatively are addressed. By incorporating a bit of humor the author makes this book both entertaining as well as necessary in providing need to know information.

The Renegade Writer : A Totally Innovative Guide to Freelance Writing Success
by Linda Formichelli, Diana Burrell

Approaching oneís self-marketing through the backdoor, breaking the rules and rocking all of the traditional advice, this guide will give you the tools to set you apart from the crowd of wanna-be freelance writers. If financial success and independence is your ultimate goal, this book will walk you through the process of gaining that independence. You will find such good, solid advice that you wonít need a whole library of books and guides about freelancing; this is the only one you need. With articles written for more than ten national magazines between them, these two writers are uniquely qualified to dispense information and advice to not only new writers but also struggling junior writers. Having ëbeen there, done thatí they are able to address problems and issues with humor, sass,
seriousness and real experience.