3 Beyond the Style Manual Guides Hook, Tagline, and Sinker, by Kris James Hook, Tagline, and Sinker is a guide for anyone who wants to learn how to write concise, targeted, catchy book descriptions. Potential readers’ first introduction to your writing occurs when they experience your book description. Making that short pitch shine is critical to the success of your book, no matter where you market, share, or shelve it. Hook, Tagline, and Sinker will teach you some great techniques, give some tips and tricks, and explain pitfalls to avoid. The most in-depth, accurate, and detailed description guide available today, this 18,000-word booklet is a valuable resource for everyone looking to improve their description-writing skills. Get to the Point, by Stefanie Spangler Buswell A no-nonsense guide for authors interested in taking their writing to the next level, Get to the Point offers clear, simple tips for tightening your sentences, improving your story’s pacing, increasing tension, and generating a more entertaining voice. Its techniques will aid you in strengthening awareness of unwanted habits, gaining clearer understanding of unnecessary description, and informing solid strategies for concise, powerful prose. Top-notch writing makes every novel come alive. This guide booklet will help you learn to: – Identify hidden redundancies – Cut clunky phrases and their hangers-on – Rescue tension and pacing from lazy adverbs – Harness the power of the metaphor – Recycle those info dumps – Discover how to show and when to tell – Practice the art of the subtle foreshadow – Balance dialogue tags with conversation – Separate descriptive essentials from the everyday – Apply informed context to avoid over explaining – Retain POV control to eliminate headhopping – Avoid misleading with ordinary overkill At 13,000 words, Get to the Point is packed with informed tips and tricks that will help you elevate your writing to the next level as you craft a compelling novel. He Said, She Said, by Laura E. Koons Dialogue that drones on, clutters the page, or stalls the scene can ruin even the best of novels. Learn to avoid common dialogue pitfalls, balance your writing, and dazzle your readers, editors, and agents with snappy scenes and smooth-as-silk transitions between dialogue and narrative. He Said, She Said is packed with innovative instruction, detailed information, and essential exercises to help your dialogue skills mesmerize and impress. The information offered in He Said, She Said is easy to understand and simple to implement. In this guide book you will learn: How to balance realistic dialogue with your narrative style, including addressing accents and learning the 4 things to leave out of your dialogue 5 ways to seamlessly insert dialogue into your scene, such as expressing gestures and employing summary dialogue 7 tricks to getting the most out of dialogue tags: everything from finding the right intensity level to avoiding POV issues 4 ways to improve your dialogue crafting skills, with prompts and exercises included Don’t waste an opportunity for success by settling for mediocre dialogue in your novel. Let He Said, She Said help you craft your characters’ exchanges with ease and skill.