Kevin J. Anderson has more than 140 published books, 56 of which have been national or international bestsellers. He has written numerous novels in the Star Wars, X-Files, and Dune universes, as well as steampunk fantasy novels Clockwork Angels and Clockwork Lives, written with legendary rock drummer Neil Peart, based on the concept album by the band Rush. His original works include the Saga of Seven Suns series, the Terra Incognita fantasy trilogy, the Saga of Shadows trilogy, and his humorous horror series featuring Dan Shamble, Zombie PI. He has edited numerous anthologies, written comics and games, and penned the lyrics to two rock CDs. Anderson and his wife Rebecca Moesta are the publishers of WordFire Press.
i write. i make up stuff. i adventure hard, so you don’t have to.
If you’re a writer, you know about NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month, every November when aspiring authors scramble to try to write the first draft of a new book in one month flat. There are challenge groups, sprint partners, lots of blogs, advice from writers.
Each year for NaNoWriMo, I curate a StoryBundle of books on various aspects of the craft and business of writing, and for 2016 I’ve got eleven titles—your complete toolkit for getting through NaNoWriMo and increasing your own writing knowledge.
To improve your craft, there’s The Writer’s Brainstorming Kit by Pam McCutcheon and Michael Waite, Managing Your Inner Artist/Writer by M.L. Buchman, Mastering Place and Setting in Your Writing by Eric Maisel, as well as the amazingly inspirational Drawing out the Dragons by James Artimus Owen. To understand the industry and manage your career, there’s Closing the Deal on Your Terms by Kristine Kathryn Rusch, The Everyday Novelist: Business 101 by Daniel Sawyer, From Dreamer to Doer by Jude Wilhoff, Killing the Top Ten Sacred Cows of Indie Publishing by Dean Wesley Smith, Write It Forward: From Writer to Successful Author by Bob Mayer, Pros and Cons by Jody Lynn Nye and Bill Fawcett, and The Science Fiction Professional by Mike Resnick.
This bundle is a real grad-level course on becoming a writer—just the inspiration and information you need, not just for NaNoWriMo but for your entire career.
As a bonus, if you are looking to build your computer toolkit for writers, this bundle includes 50% on Jutoh, Digital Publishing Made Easy, and 80% off Writer’s Café software. Two apps that help you write and format your novel!
The way StoryBundle works is simple: Name your own price, pay what you feel the bundle is worth. For a minimum payment of $5, you get the basic list of five books. If you pay $15 or more, you get the entire batch of books, all eleven titles.
A portion of your payment goes to support two great charities: The Don Hodge Memorial Scholarship Fund for the Superstars Writing Seminar and actress Pat Tallman’s pet project Be A Santa, which benefits needy kids so they can have a real holiday.
The NaNoWriMo Writing Tools StoryBundle runs for only a limited time, from October 26 to December 22, and then it’s gone.
And if you’re looking for good fiction to read, you have only a few days left to pick up the Pulse Pounders Thriller bundle or the Political Thrillers bundle; I’ve got books in both.