5 Free E-Books Every Writer Needs

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The following resources have been mentioned on this blog, in various forms, since 2008. Now I'm rounding them up in 1 place. [Some links corrected/added on 5/31/11.]

1. 70 Solutions to Common Writing Mistakes by Bob Mayer. A fabulous resource from an experienced novelist. It comes in two parts because the file is so big. Click here for Part 1.Click here for Part 2.

2. 279 Days to Overnight Success by Chris Guillebeau. If you dream of being a full-time writer, this is the e-book for you! About 11,000 words of fabulous advice.

3. How to Write a Great Query Letter by literary agent Noah Lukeman. Lukeman is the author of several fabulous how-to books, including The First Five Pages. This free one on queries will not disappoint.

4. What Publishers Want: An Author's Guide by Greenleaf Book Group. The good people at Greenleaf have made this brief guide available to beginning writers who are just getting into the writing and publishing game.

5. Smashwords Book Marketing Guide: How to Market Any Book for Free. This gem just came out this past month. An excellent starting resource. [Click here to view all possible formats for download.]

Do you have any favorite e-book resources I've missed? Let me know in
the comments!

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