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thought for today


“And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.”
― Sylvia Plath


Kindle Freebies for Writers-take two!


More goodies I didn’t fit in the last post!!

Telling Details by Kat Duncan

Meet a Jerk, Get to Work, How to Write Villains and the Occasional Hero

The century Handbook of Writing by Garland Greever

Secrets of Successful Writers by Darrell Pitt

Write Good or Die ed. Scott Nicholson

The Elements of Style by William Strunk

How to Write a Great Short Story: A Beginner’s Guide by Katrina Parker Williams

Secrets Uncovered – Blogs, hints and the inside scoop from Mills & Boon editors and authors

How I Write My Novels by Duchess

Write It Right A Little Blacklist of Literary Faults by Ambrose Bierce


Have fun!

Kindle Freebies for Writers


I got a Kindle for Xmas last year and it was instantly my best friend and constant companion – especially when I discovered the wealth of free content to be had. Who doesn’t like free stuff? I’ve noticed that there are an awful lot of free books about writing and I’m attempting to compile a list. I’m sure it’s not exhaustive- and I have not read them all, so some of them might be worthless, but- they’re free – what have you got to lose?

Essays in the Art of Writing by Robert Louis Stevenson

Weekly Strategies for Writers: Tips on Writing, Editing, Publishing, Marketing & more by Linda A Lavid

Practical Grammar and Composition by Thomas Wood

The Writing of the Short Story by Lewis Worthington Smith

Inspired Creative Writing by Alexander Gordon Smith

How to Tell a Story and Other Essays by Mark Twain

Short Story Writing A Practical Treatise on the Art of The Short Story by Charles Raymond Barrett

Ask the Page, Three stories for frustrated writers by Charlie Close

The Art Of Writing & Speaking The English Language Word-Study and Composition & Rhetoric by Sherwin Cody

Fifteen Thousand Useful Phrases A Practical Handbook Of Pertinent Expressions, Striking Similes, Literary, Commercial, Conversational, And Oratorical Terms, … Persons Who Read, Write, And Speak English by Grenvill Kleiser

The Century Vocabulary Builder by Garland Greever and Joseph M. Bachelor

How to Speak and Write Correctly by Joseph Devlin

Greatest Secrets of Successful Commercial Fiction Authors by Robert W. Walker

So you want to write a novel… by J.P. Kurzitza

The Technique of Fiction Writing by Robert Saunders Dowst

How I Wrote My First Book: the story behind the story by Lida E. Quillen, Anne K. Edwards eds

Story Building Blocks: The Four Layers of Conflict by Diana Hurwitz

The Writer’s Idea Book 10th Anniversary Edition: How to Develop Great Ideas for Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Screenplays by Jack Heffron  I HAVE read this one and recommend it!

The Perils of Pauline – Crafting the Female Voice in Genre Fiction by Robert W. Walker (free with Prime -99cents w/out)

And there’s more, but I’ll stop for now. This could become a regular column 😀 If I get any interest at all I’ll keep going 😀