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Kerry Dexter

music writer/producer

USA south

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  • Write Like the Wind, Volume 2

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Aaron Paul Lazar
    • Narrated By George Kuch
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    Ever wish you could peer into the brain of a published author and learn what tips he's absorbed over the years? How often does he blog? And why? And what about those live chats. Do they really sell books? Maybe you'd like to delve into the psychology of writing, and learn how to deal with rejection or how to write effective love scenes. In volume 2 of Write Like the Wind, Lazar offers advice on writing the "dreaded synopsis", "writing on the road", and recording messages to your readers.

    M.M. says: "Loved it! A true gift for writers."
    "insights on writing life and process"
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    Where does Write Like the Wind, Volume 2 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    this is the second collection from Aaron Paul Lazar's writing columns from a range of sources.
    the insights , subjects, and styles are quite varied


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    it's a sereis of coulmns, so favortie character doesn't quite work. several of my favorite chapters, though, were the ones on where do you write? writing while traveling, and Lazar's first experience attending an in person writing group. his voice and perspective come through quite clearly, and his take each of these topics goes in directions you might not expect.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    in addiiton to the chapters mentioned above, Lazar's chapter on producing an audio book is a good example of how to deliver information while telling a story, and his chapter on writing with kids is hilarious. I also liked the section he included in which he'd been interviewed by others.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    description of the landscape of the Adirondacks in the section on where do you write


    Any additional comments?

    the tone of the writing and the tone of the narration is warm and friendly. different aspects of subject matter and approaach will naturally appeal to writers at different stages of experience and interest, but there are many useful insights in this nearly three hours of narration, and it's thoughtully organized

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Write Like the Wind: Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Aaron Paul Lazar
    • Narrated By George Kuch
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    (13)
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    (13)
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    Ever wish you could peer into the brain of a published author and learn what tips he's absorbed over the years? How did he get where he is? How many times did he submit manuscripts before he sold his books? Or maybe you'd like to delve into the psychology of writing, and learn what motivates him. How does he balance life with writing? How can regular tweeting help? In Volume 1 of Write Like the Wind, Lazar offers advice on “forbidden words”, “hooking your reader”, and “writing like you talk.”

    Kerry Dexter says: "Encouraging and helpful"
    "Encouraging and helpful"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Telling his own stories and stories of the characters he’s created through the writing of sixteen (so far) mystery novels, Aaron Paul Lazar offers inspiration and information that'll be helpful to beginning writers.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Write Like the Wind: Volume 1?

    Lazar’s thoughts will be especially helpful to emerging writers of fiction. Experienced writers of fiction, non fiction, and poetry will find thought provoking ideas here too though, especially perhaps in Lazar’s concluding chapters, on dreams and writing, downtime and dreams, and defining success.


    What does George Kuch bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Narrator George Kuch reads Lazar’s words in a warm engaging style, so that it seems as though you're listening to a trusted friend


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Lazar talks about topics as varied as finding your own voice, how to know if you’re a real writer, tips on the nuts and bolts of writing, thoughts on why and how the writing of a couple of his favorite mystery writers works finding time to write -- there’s a lot of material here. It’s presented in short accessible chapters, though, twenty of them. It's fun to listen at one sitting because you want to know what comes next, but taking it in stages works too.


    Any additional comments?

    Even if you're not thinking of writing a book yourself, you may find this look behind the scene of a writer's work well worth the listening.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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