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Free ebooks on the Craft of Writing

There are probably millions of books offering advice to writers. That's both a blessing and a curse. How do you sort the good from the bad, and find writing guides applicable to your needs? If you're looking for helpful free resources (outside of your local library), here are a few free e-books that are pre-screened (by me) and well-rated (on Amazon and or/Smashwords) with helpful information for writers.

These ebooks are brief and concise, and include descriptive examples, which are three of the main characteristics I look for in guidance documents. I'm not an expert writer, so I'm not looking for super-advanced or theoretical help, just guidance with fundamentals and basic concepts of writing and self-publishing.

I've read each of the books below and found each of them valuable:

Smashwords Titles
Smashwords Book Marketing Guide By Mark Coker
An easy-to-implement guide on how to market ebooks.  My rating; 5 stars.

The Secrets to Ebook Publishing Success By Mark Coker

I'll Watch Over You by Angeline Trevena

One of my goals for this blog was to help showcase fellow indie authors of speculative fiction.  However, it's been a while since my last feature, so today I get back on track by presenting Angeline Trevena, whose latest short story "I'll Watch Over You" is included in the the anthology titled A Chimerical World: Tales of the Unseelie Court, published by Seventh Star Press and edited by Scott M. Sandridge. The anthology is available as paperback or ebook from Amazon

Angeline is one of the many authors in the wonderful Google+ Community Fantasy Writers that I'm a member of, and I'm happy to present a glimpse of the author, her short story "I'll Watch Over You" and the book where it can be found; A Chimerical World: Tales of the Unseelie Court.

The Fey have been with us since the beginning, sometimes to our great joy but often to our detriment. Usually divided (at least by us silly humans) into two courts, the second volu…