As I listen and apply I find that I am continually refreshed in not only my thirst for writing but my ability as a craftsman.
Look no further. This book will change your writing life.
I'm a writer and I read like one. Just waiting for my big shot.
From now on this book will serve as a reference for me while writing both articles and fiction.
Every writer should read this book if they are committed to their craft and have the goal to become the best writer they can be.
I listen to a lot of everything. I really enjoy fiction, but also business books, self-improvement and lectures.
This is a fantastic read for any aspiring writer or a writer trying to build or improve their craft.
I can tell by the examples he draws upon that a great deal of thought went into this work. And he doesn't speak down to his audience.
I found this book to be exactly what I needed to point out writing pitfalls. It also served to remind me of what I already knew.
Stein cleared up things I've heard seasoned writers often say, but not necessarily explain; such as "be precise."
This book brings you from blank page to publishing. I read many books on writing, and I'd have to say this book is one of the best resources I've found. Half way through listening to this book, I also bought the softcover book to use as a reference.
Avid reader (and listener) of great (and other) books
Even if I don't get published, my reading skills are better thanks to this book and its details, clarity and examples.
Well narrated and easy to follow, this is a must for all writers - fiction and non-fiction.
He provides great examples.
It's definitely on my top 3 list along with Steven King's On Writing, and David Farland's Million Dollar Outlines.
He has a wonderful tone and pace and makes it easy to follow examples.
Listen to this! And then listen again.
Excellent author's advice.
Obviously the author.
Nothing in particular. There wasn't anything new that I hadn't heard, however he expressed it well.
Well worth listening to and keeping in your library for a refresher.
Solid stories about the real world.
Sol, of course.
Didn't get tired of his voice. Listened on a three hour drive, back and forth.
The book provided a lot of examples of good writing and excellent writing by applying the techniques mentioned. Even for someone who is only looking to improve her writing (not necessarily get published) would benefit from this book.
I practice the advice of cutting out adverbs and adjectives. Is the writing still saying the same thing with less words?