Writer's Secret Weapon: Reference Guide

· Bella Media Management
2 reviews

About this ebook

At some point all of us find ourselves staring at a page, needing some idea sparker to help us move forward. Maybe it’s an unusual pet’s name, or a career in a particular field, or the right type of weapon for a scene. Maybe you're struggling with finding the right character goal or motivation, ideas for adding in the five senses, or your character's physical description.

Along with useful tips for all fiction writers, you’ll find lists of quick ideas for story components to keep you going throughout the process—whether you’re just starting your outline, putting together the character biographies, in the middle of your novel, trying to meet a deadline, or stuck with writer's block. 

Writer's Secret Weapon presents quick ideas to get you going in a number of areas. While we all know how to Google, it’s harder to come by fast and easy rules. This guide saves you hours of searching, especially when you don’t know where to start. Discover the kind of information new and veteran authors need at every stage of their career!


“The Writer’s Secret Weapon is a one-stop shop for brainstorming, story planning, or simply sparking creativity. Tons of plot, character, scene, and story arc writing prompts packed into one space! Sure to get you started on a novel or unstuck from the middle of one.”

– NY Times bestselling author Jennifer Ashley

Ratings and reviews

2 reviews
Jamie Jack
November 10, 2020
Writing Inspiration at Your Fingertips I have dabbled with writing fiction for over 30 years, though I have never felt confident enough to publish it. I absolutely adored this book. Digitally skimming through it certainly got my creative juices going. You can even use certain sections for brief writing prompts as well as in a longer work. This book is chock-full of lists that brim with ideas that could be added to many types of fiction writing. The authors also include a brief intro section before the lists that details what it means, why it is important, and what you should consider; they have other tip sections as well. As a part-time freelance editor and proofreader, I appreciated the section on editing your own work. I always have my clients do that before I'll work with a manuscript. If you are a fiction writer, you will find much of value here, whether it's the writing expertise shown by the authors or their ideas that will spark your own creativity. I received a free copy of this book, but that did not affect my review.
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About the author

Cheyenne McCray fell in love with reading and writing from a young age--she decided in kindergarten that one day she would become an author. Thirty years later, that’s exactly what she did. Today, Chey is an award-winning New York Times and USA Today bestselling fiction author with a twenty-year career as both a traditionally and indie published author, and she has written over fifty published novels and over fifty published novellas. Millions of her books have sold worldwide in print and ebook, and she’s given away 1.3 million copies via BookBub and perma-free books. Cheyenne has been traditionally and indie published in romantic suspense, suspense with romantic elements, contemporary romance, paranormal romance, and urban fantasy. She has given countless workshops, been on numerous panels, taken many classes, and has attended multiple conferences and conventions. She is currently writing a cozy mystery series to be launched under the name Deb Ries. Visit her website at www.CheyenneMcCray.com. 

After working in the corporate world as an accountant, H.D. Thomson changed her focus to one of her passions—books. She owned and operated an online bookstore for several years and fell in love with the written word and started writing soon after graduating from the University of Arizona. Now she has a twenty-year career, and writes romantic suspense, paranormal and contemporary romance. She loves writing about tortured heroes and ordinary people placed in extraordinary circumstances. Her books have won and finaled in numerous writing competitions, including the RWA’s Golden Heart, Suzannah, and Emily contest. H. D. owns and operates Bella Media Management. The company specializes in web sites, video trailers, ebook conversion and promotional resources for authors and small businesses. She loves working with fellow writers and knows how tough the publishing industry is personally. You can find H.D. at http://www.hdthomson.com and https://bellamediamanagement.com

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