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Writer’s Block

A failed television scriptwriter from LA, finding solace in his New York City home. A stellar, tattooed, star-writer named Will, with ego and unending cockiness. A chance encounter at a Brooklyn bar, with life-altering consequences. Tyler affirms, he’s not gay. His obsessive thoughts about Will are crazy, aren’t they? As his feelings mount, Tyler must face the truth about himself and question what he wants his future to be. Can he survive without the fire of Will’s personality? Can he survive without being true to himself? Please Note: This book contains Adult Language & Steamy Adult Activities, it is intended for 18+ Adults Only. Novella, approx. 30,000 words in length. HEA (happy ever after ending). Does not end with a “cliffhanger”. GFY (Gay For You) theme.

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The Workplace Writer’s Process: A Guide to Getting the Job Done

The Secrets of Business Writing Success
If writing is any part of your job, you owe it to yourself to figure out how to get it done consistently, efficiently, and successfully.

This book covers the business communication skills no one teaches you in writing class:

What the “curse of knowledge” is and how to avoid it
How to streamline collaboration with simple checklists
Why the style guide is your friend, and how to create one for your business
The most efficient way to approach revision
How to set up review and approval processes for success

Use the practical strategies in this book to finish more projects in less time, creating content that serves your business and advances your career.

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The Writer’s Guide: An Introduction

A book for beginning writers
A short book that will help the beginning writer to accomplish his or her writing goals. Good writing is challenging and the only way to write better books is to perfect the craft. There are many genres of writing and the author that studies these genres will be able to write better.

Whether you’re an aspiring children’s author or any other author this book is definitely for you as you’ll learn tips and tricks of the craft.

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CafePress – Writer’s Miranda Rectangle Sticker – Rectangle Bumper Sticker Car Decal

CafePress brings your passions to life with the perfect item for every occasion. With thousands of designs to choose from, you are certain to find the unique item you’ve been seeking. Tell the world how you feel with this sticker! Printed on quality 4mil vinyl with premium inks that are durable against the sun and elements, our stickers are perfect to use as a bumper sticker, window decal, or on your fridge. Speak your mind with this car decal on your work cubicle, school locker or bike, or have some fun giving it as a novelty gift. And with CafePress, your satisfaction is always our promise…buy with confidence, as we offer easy returns and exchanges and a 100% money back guarantee.

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  • Express yourself with the design that fits your sense of humor, political views, or promotes your cause and beliefs.
  • Our high quality bumper sticker is printed on durable 4mil vinyl with premium inks that resist the sun and elements, so your message will last for the long haul.
  • These car decals are the perfect indulgence for your passion, or make great novelty prank gifts for him or her.
  • Choose between Clear and White vinyl (where available). Size measures 3″x5″ for Small, 4.5″x7.5″ for Large. IMPORTED.
  • We offer 100% money back guarantee, so you can buy with confidence. Your satisfaction is our promise, and returns/exchanges are made easy.

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Writer’s Block

A failed television scriptwriter from LA, finding solace in his New York City home.

A stellar, tattooed, star-writer named Will, with ego and unending cockiness.

A chance encounter at a Brooklyn bar, with life-altering consequences.

Tyler affirms, he’s not gay. His obsessive thoughts about Will are crazy, aren’t they? As his feelings mount, Tyler must face the truth about himself and question what he wants his future to be. Can he survive without the fire of Will’s personality? Can he survive without being true to himself?

Please Note: This book contains Adult Language & Steamy Adult Activities, it is intended for 18+ Adults Only. Novella, approx. 30,000 words in length. HEA (happy ever after ending). Does not end with a “cliffhanger”. GFY (Gay For You) theme.

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Second Look (Writers Retreat Southern Seashore Mystery Book 2)

Jack and Jill and the entire gang from the writers retreat agree to take a second look at a five year old murder investigation.

Five years ago award winning actor Rhett Crawford threw a Halloween party for a group of family members and friends. The party, which actually took place over a four day weekend, was held at his beachfront estate on Gull Island. On the third night of the party the groundskeeper, Wylie Slater, found the body of one of the guests, Georgia Darcy, bludgeoned and left in the toolshed beyond the garden. The authorities were notified immediately and interviews of all guests on the property were conducted. It was eventually determined that the victim’s date, a man named Dru Breland, had most likely killed the woman before fleeing the scene of the crime.

According to witness statements, Georgia and her date had been bickering constantly during the course of their stay, and more than one witness had seen Dru slap Georgia before stomping off on the night she died. The authorities conducted an exhaustive search but were unable to locate Mr. Breland. As far as anyone associated with the investigation could find out, he was never seen again. Dru was a wealthy man with a depth of resources. It was assumed by most that he had fled the country and started a new life elsewhere under an assumed name.

Then five days ago, the oceanfront estate, once owned by Rhett Crawford but now owned by an out of state developer, had been scheduled for demolition. During the destruction of the house a human skeleton was found in a hidden room off the wine cellar. After a thorough investigation by the medical examiner and his team, it was determined that the body in the hidden room was in fact the decomposed remains of murder suspect, Dru Breland. My friend Jackson Jones, owner of the fledging Gull Island News, latched onto the story and seems determined to find out who killed Georgia Darcy five years ago, and how her date, Dru Breland, ended up in the secret room.

Jack knew that the five year old mystery would be a complicated one to unravel, so he asked me, Jillian Hanford, if I would be willing to present the mystery to the writers group I currently lived and sleuthed with. I agreed to Jack’s request which brings us to the regular Monday meeting of the eclectic group of writers I call friend but consider family.

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The Rejected Writers’ Book Club (Southlea Bay)

Librarian Janet Johnson is puzzled when she is invited—and practically dragged—to her first meeting of the Rejected Writers’ Book Club. This quirky group of women would much rather celebrate one another’s rejected manuscripts over cups of tea and slices of lemon cake than actually publish a book. But good friends are exactly what Janet needs after moving to the small town of Southlea Bay, Washington. Just as the ladies are about to raise a teacup to their five hundredth rejection letter, they receive bad news that could destroy one member’s reputation—and disband the group forever. To save the club, Janet joins her fellow writers on a wild road trip to San Francisco in search of the local publisher who holds the key to a long-buried secret. As they race to the finish line, they’ll face their fears—landslides, haunted houses, handsome strangers, ungrateful children—and have the time of their lives.

Revised edition: This edition of The Rejected Writers’ Book Club includes editorial revisions.

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Writers On Writing Vol.1: An Author’s Guide (Writers On Writing: An Author’s Guide)

Learn the craft of writing from those who know it best.

This is Writers On Writing – An Author’s Guide, where your favorite authors share their secrets in the ultimate guide to becoming – and being – an author. 

In this first volume you’ll find in-depth essays from authors such as Jack Ketchum, Brian Hodge, Mercedes M. Yardley, Tim Waggoner, Jasper Bark, Kevin Lucia, Monique Snyman, Todd Keisling, and Dave-Brendon de Burgh. Edited by Joe Mynhardt:

  • “The Infrastructure of the Gods: 11 Signposts for Going all the Way” by Brian Hodge
  • “The Writer’s Purgatory: Between Finishing the First Draft and Submitting the Manuscript” by Monique Snyman
  • “Why Rejection is Still Important” by Kevin Lucia
  • “Real Writers Steal Time” by Mercedes M. Yardley
  • “What Right Do I Have to Write” by Jasper Bark
  • “Go Pace Yourself” by Jack Ketchum
  • “A Little Infusion of Magic” by Dave-Brendon de Burgh
  • “Never Look Away: Confronting Your Fears in Fiction” by Todd Keisling
  • “Once More With Feeling” by Tim Waggoner

Writers On Writing give young authors the guidance they need, but has advice for all authors, from the interested newbie to the seasoned veteran (sounds delicious, right?). 

Are you ready to be called an author?

Proudly brought to you by Crystal Lake Publishing – Tales from The Darkest Depths

Interview with the Authors:

So what makes Writers on Writing so special?
Todd Keisling: Writers On Writing is unique in that it provides a collection of essays from both newcomers and established professionals, providing a wide range of perspectives on the art and craft of writing.

Tell us more about you essay in Writers on Writing.
Todd Keisling: My essay “Never Look Away: Confront Your Fears in Fiction” is an anecdotal look at an important lesson I learned early on in my writing career: That you shouldn’t look away from your subject matter, no matter how disturbing it is to you. Looking away does a disservice to your story, and by proxy, your reader.

Why should authors read Writers on Writing?
Jack Ketchum: It’s rich in the variety of subjects discussed, written by people who know whereof they speak.

Todd Keisling: There are decades of experience contained within the book’s pages, covering multiple genres. I can’t think of a more diverse collection for the established—or aspiring—writing professional.

Do you have other non-fiction books authors should try out?
Jack Ketchum: Stephen King’s ON WRITING and DANSE MACABRE. William Goldman’s ADVENTURES IN THE SCREEN TRADE. Syd Field’s SCREENPLAY.

Todd Keisling: A few come to mind: Stephen King’s On Writing, Anne Lamott’s Bird by Bird, and Ariel Gore’s How to Become a Famous Writer Before You’re Dead.

Writers on Writing eBook categories:

  • Authorship
  • Publishing and Books
  • Writing Reference
  • Writing Skills

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George Eliot: All the Novels (The Greatest Writers of All Time – Expanded Multimedia Edition [includes a new introduction, audiobooks links & an in-depth biography of the author])

This NEW and EXPANDED Multimedia Edition contains:

  • a new introduction
  • links to free audiobooks
  • an in-depth biography of the author
  • several HTML tables of contents
  • high quality layouts

For more detailed information, please read the “EXPANDED MULTIMEDIA EDITION” section at the beginning of the book.


Here you will find the complete novels of George Eliot in the chronological order of their original publication.

Adam Bede
The Mill on the Floss
Silas Marner: The Weaver of Raveloe
Felix Holt the Radical
Middlemarch: a study of provincial life
Daniel Deronda

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Writing Your Non-Fiction Book: A Mistakes Writers Make guide

Writing a non-fiction book is a major undertaking, and this short ebook is your essential guide to the project. It divides the task into three parts, outlining the key essentials all writers need to know, and the biggest mistakes to avoid. Part 1 takes the reader through the process of coming up with the idea of the book, through to proposing it and selling it to a publisher. Part 2 covers the actual research and writing – as well as understanding the contract. Part 3, meanwhile, shows what you can do to help publicise and market your book. Written by an expert non-fiction tutor and author of several writing guides, this indispensable book will ensure your book stands the best chance of success in the market.

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A Writer’s Reference

For success in college, no skill is more critical than writing; it’s the very core of a student’s academic experience. Tested and trusted, A Writer’s Reference is an essential tool for students who are strengthening habits and skills that will support them throughout college.

In an April 2014 survey of first-year writers, 75 percent reported that using a Hacker handbook made them a more confident academic writer. What’s more, A Writer’s Reference has been a powerful tool for change across college campuses—helping to create a culture of writing at many schools by supporting a common language for talking about academic writing. In that way, A Writer’s Reference is uniquely positioned to help transform attitudes about the value of writing instruction and the role that writing plays in academic work and in higher learning.

With this eighth edition of the handbook, author Nancy Sommers invites you to be part of a community of those who teach and assign writing; who believe that critical reading, analytical writing, responsible research, and clarity are at the center of effective writing across the academy; and who use the nation’s best-selling and most responsive handbook to support the development of the college writer.

LaunchPad combines an interactive e-book with high-quality multimedia content and ready-made assessment options, including LearningCurve adaptive quizzing. Pre-built units are easy to assign or adapt with your own material, such as readings, videos, quizzes, discussion groups, and more. LaunchPad also provides access to a grade book that provides a clear window on performance for your whole class, for individual students, and for individual assignments. The result is superior book specific content in a breakthrough user interface in which power and simplicity go hand in hand.

To package LaunchPad free with A Writer’s Reference, Eighth Edition, use ISBN 978-1-319-00920-5.

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601 Body Language Ideas for Novels (Writers Like Quickies, Too)

Need to come up with some fresh, new ways to display your characters’ feelings and movements?

A story without body language is about as exciting as a low-sodium Triscuit. Yet, communicating emotions to readers through body language and other non-verbal clues can be time-consuming. This is why 601 Body Language Ideas for Novels was developed as an abridged read. It’s from O’Neal’s Writers Like Quickies, Too series, created to help you search for body language terms by emotion. It’s a handy-dandy word reference for up-and-coming writers, although experienced novelists may also reap some benefits. Let’s face it, we all require assistance sparking the imagination now and then.

Use it on the go, during your lunch break, for a mean case of writer’s block, for outsourced writing assignments from fiverr, Upwork, or any other freelance or SEO platform as deadlines creep closer—or use it simply because you want to kick butt with the whole “show, don’t tell thing.”

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The Prosperous Writer’s Guide to Finding Readers: Build Your Author Brand, Raise Your Profile, and Find Readers to Delight

Do you know the OTHER ways to find readers?

What is your plan?

Have you ever thought about ROTI (Return on Time Investment)?

This book will give you the foundation to build a following. It will help you get fans, tell you how to nurture those fans until they grow into super fans, and take away the horrible fog of uncertainty that makes marketing such a challenge for authors.

—Help Define Your Plan
—New Ninja Strategies to Find Readers
—Read about the lessons we’ve learned along the way. Avoiding mistakes is as important as finding success.
—Build your plan with the tools you’ve learned throughout the book.

Marketing is about mindset.

Once you read about the unusual ways these authors go about hooking readers, you’ll have a starting toolkit to really jumpstart your book business.

Both Honoree and Brian are full-time authors who love this business. They will show you how they found their fan bases and soon you’ll have fans, too!

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The Writer’s Process: Getting Your Brain in Gear

Praise for The Writer’s Process 

“This book should be mandatory reading for any serious writer.” – M.D.H 
“One of best writing books I’ve read all year. I nearly highlighted the whole thing!” – B.T

“Highly recommended. Worth multiple reads.” – J.C. 
“Research-based, hands-on, step-by-step wisdom that can help you wrestle with the lizard brain. Certain to help thousands of would-be writers write.” – Seth Godin, author of The Icarus Deception

Want to Find More Time to Write? 
You cannot add hours to the day, but you can adjust your writing process to become more productive and creative.

Master The Inner Game of Writing 
The Writer’s Process combines field-tested practices of successful authors with research from cognitive science about how our minds work. 

Put them together, and you’ll be on the path to finding your own best writing process, bypassing the obstacles that slow you down.  

You’ll learn:
  • How to invite creativity into the writing process  
  • Why separating the writing process into different steps makes you more productive
  • How to overcome writer’s block, negative feedback, and work-related obstacles  
  • How to make time for writing in a busy, interrupt-driven life

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The Negative Trait Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Flaws

Crafting likable, interesting characters is a balancing act, and finding that perfect mix of strengths and weaknesses can be difficult. Not only does a well-drawn protagonist need positive attributes to help him succeed, he must also have flaws that humanize him and give him something to overcome. The same is true of villains and the rest of the story’s supporting cast. So how can writers figure out which flaws best fit their characters? Which negative traits will create personality clashes and conflict while making success difficult?


Nothing adds complexity like character flaws. Inside the Negative Trait Thesaurus you’ll find:
*A vast collection of flaws to explore when building a character’s personality.
*Each entry includes possible causes, attitudes, behaviors, thoughts, and related emotions
*Real examples from literature, film, or television to show how each flaw can create life challenges and relational friction
*Advice on building layered and memorable characters from the ground up
*An in-depth look at backstory, emotional wounds, and how pain twists a character’s view of himself and his world, influencing behavior and decision making
*A flaw-centric exploration of character arc, relationships, motivation, and basic needs
*Tips on how to best show a character’s flaws to readers while avoiding common pitfalls
*Downloadable tools to aid writers in character creation

The Negative Trait Thesaurus sheds light on your character’s dark side. Written in list format and fully indexed, this brainstorming resource is perfect for creating deep, flawed characters readers will relate to.

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Stephen King Amateurs Quote 11 x 14/8 x 10/5 x 7 A3/A4/A5 Print , Gift for Writers

Stephen King’s classic quote about amateurs waiting for inspiration is celebrated in this unframed print. Print comes in six measurements Small – 5 x 7 inches Small – A5 (5.8 inches x 8.3 inches) Medium – 8 x 10 inches Medium – A4 (8.3 inches x 11.7 inches) Large – A3 (11.7 inches x 16.5 inches) Large – 11 x 14 inches Printed on premium matte paper using Epson hi-definition inks that will not fade. Prints are shipped in a sturdy mailing tube. The print will be posted by Royal Mail. We use First Class Royal Mail in the UK and their Standard Airmail services for international parcels. This does not include a tracking number, inside or outside the UK. International (non- UK) shipping can sometimes take a little while and is not tracked. For example, USA & Canada can take about 4 weeks from dispatch, although it’s usually about 7-10 days.

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Death in Dark Blue (A Writer’s Apprentice Mystery)

An aspiring suspense author finds herself writing mysteries by day and solving them by night in the second Writer’s Apprentice Mystery by the author of A Dark and Stormy Murder and the Undercover Dish Mysteries.

In the quaint town of Blue Lake, Indiana, Lena London is settling into her dream job, but someone is making her life a nightmare…

Things are beginning to go right for Lena. She’s got a new job assisting suspense novelist and friend, Camilla Graham. She lives rent-free in Camilla’s beautiful, Gothic house. She even has a handsome new boyfriend, Sam West.

After being under attack by the media and his neighbors, Sam has recently been cleared of suspicion for murder. Journalists and townsfolk alike are remorseful, and one blogger would even like to apologize to him in person. But when she’s found dead behind Sam’s house, Lena must dodge paparazzi as she unravels the many mysteries that threaten to darken the skies of her little town and her newfound love with Sam.

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Heat Sensitive Mug | Color Changing Coffee Mug With Sayings | Funny Coffee Cup For Writers | Go Away I’m Writing Coffee Cup 11oz 100% Ceramic

Amazing New Heat Sensitive Color Changing Coffee Mug
You will enjoy your new morning cup of coffee

Start your morning with a mystical experience with this fun and environmentally sound

design changing coffee mug.

The easiest way to tell whether the cup of coffee has been sitting out for a minute too long.

It’s easy to get distracted from the morning cup of coffee and, upon return to the supposedly

delightful caffeine, a mouthful of room temperature coffee is sipped, leaving an unpleasant aftertaste.

With this heat-activated mug, the design change on the exterior, letting you know how hot, warm

or cold the coffee or tea has become.

Waking up is always hard to do, but having this little mug at home will show what you don’t have

to do this painful activity alone.

Why follow the crowd with dull and boring coffee cups when you can make an individual statement with this

amazing heat sensitive color changing coffee mug?

Never misplace your morning beverage again, and never again risk someone walking off with your personal coffee cup.

Scroll up and grab your New Magic Coffee Mug.

WARRANTY: 90 DAYS MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. If you are not 100% THRILLED with your purchase, we’ll gladly refund every cent.
Note: This warranty will not apply to purchases from unauthorized sellers, Cortunex is the only authorized seller.

Product Features

  • Considering how most people wake up cranky in the early hours, this Amazing Mug will help start off the day in a quirky and playful way.
  • Know when it’s time to dump out the lukewarm drink and pour a new one.
  • Enjoy your morning cup of coffee in a Heat Reactive Color Changing Mug
  • The perfect gift for those who struggle in the morning.
  • WARRANTY: 90 DAYS MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. If you are not 100% THRILLED with your purchase, we’ll gladly refund every cent. This warranty will not apply to purchases from unauthorized sellers. Cortunex is the only authorized seller.

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Productivity for Writers: How to get more done, write more words and create more time to write (Write it! Publish it! Sell it! Book 8)

Do you often wonder how some writers produce four, eight or even ten books every year whilst it takes you at least a year to complete that first draft? Do you believe that if only you had more time maybe you too could be this prolific? Whatever your circumstances you can improve your productivity, write more words in the time you have available and, ultimately, get your book finished.

This books contains tips and techniques to enable you to:
– Write faster and increase your word count
– Avoid distractions and overcome procrastination
– Turn your book into a project with manageable tasks and targets
– Set a deadline, and hit it
– Use your diary to effectively manage your time
– Take control of your “to do” list
– Overcome imposter syndrome
– Avoid technology overload
– Manage writer’s block
– Stay focused, energised and motivated
– Make effective use of writer’s tools
– Create more time to write
– And finally – finish that book.

Follow the techniques in this book and you will be able to write, edit and publish your book to a deadline that you’ve already determined is achievable. Continue to make changes that improve your productivity and you too will become a productive, prolific and successful writer.

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A Writer’s Badass Guide To Branding, Blogging and Social Media

A Writer’s Badass Guide To Branding, Blogging and Social Media is a fun and easy step by step guide for new writers, bloggers and entrepreneurs. This book teaches writers how to conceptualize and develop their personal brand using meaningful and strategic exercises, create a website from soup to nuts, and utilize social media to promote their work. Nathalie Laitmon and Kristin McCarthy of SuburbanMisfitMom.com combine years of branding expertise with cutting edge social media strategies to assist writers and entrepreneurs in building an authentic and resonate brand that will get their writing read while growing their community of dedicated followers online. The authors use their offbeat sense of humor to motivate writers while demystifying the seemingly complex process of building a personal website and growing a brand.

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The Writer’s Collection: Volume One

2017 release. Matt Mason has always known that music would be a big part of his life. In fact, one of Mason’s earliest memories is the time his family took him to see The Grand Ole Opry at The Ryman Auditorium. Matt recalls telling his father that night he would perform on that very same stage one day. Little did they know that several years later Matt would indeed take the stage at “The Mother Church”, as the Winner of CMT’s Next Superstar. Born in Indianapolis, IN, Matt Mason never turned down an opportunity to perform. At a young age he found himself jumping on stage any chance he got. Having the opportunity to share the stage with the likes of Charlie Daniels and Vern Gosdin, he knew Music City was his destination. Mason is excited for the future and looking forward to see what the future holds.

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