Writing a novel and getting it published: That's your goal. And nothing will keep you from making it happen. Such a goal, of course, presents a number of challenges. Make sure you have the tools you need to overcome them and succeed. In The Novel Writer's Toolkit, New York Times bestselling author Bob Mayer shares a veteran writer's hard-won advice with a style that's straight from the hip. He lays out the nuts and bolts of novel writing, along with guidelines for starting, finishing and revising your work. You'll learn how to:
Mayer provides all the reliable information and instruction you need to make your dreams of publication come true. What are you waiting for? The Novel Writer's Toolkit ensures that you're properly equipped for success!
©2012 Bob Mayer (P)2012 Bob Mayer
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The author's ideas are good ones, and he goes into a great deal of useful detail. A beginning writer would definitely get a lot of valuable information about what it means to write a book from this title.
That said, if you told me that the narrator was a robot, I would totally believe you. He has a halting and over-articulated style that I found distracting.
I would buy a book by Bob Mayer. I would never buy another book narrated by Martin Gollery!
His his narration was delivered in absolute monotone; I was unable to discern any modulation in his voice at all.
The concepts outlined the book are great. However, the narrator is abysmal; his vocal appeal is nonexistent. This narrator's voice is reminiscent of a computer generated replication of the human voice. So how do I know the concepts presented in the book are great? I purchased the Kindle version so I could read it. Buy the book and skip this audio version.
Terrible narration, sounds like a robot- hated it. However, the content is so good it is worth dealing with.
Really well written, thoroughly enjoyable and clear style. The writer has amazing credibility and has really been there. This has helped me enormously, a superb book.
I would listen to another book by Bob Mayer. The information about writing is very good and needed. I do not think I would listen to Martin Gollery. His voice was automated. I kept wonder if I was listening to a computer. If Martin is a real person I am sorry. But I heard Bob Mayer lecture on writing. It would have been better if he had done it himself.
The best part of this book is hearing that writing is hard work and takes time. Writers aspiring to be published don't always get the encouragement or hard facts they need to succeed. I wish I got this book 10 years ago.
I would like to give Martin Gollery a second chance. I just not sure I want to pay for it or use my free credit.
I wish it had an eBook
It need to be re-recorded. Writing is hard but worth it. Listening to this book is harder only because the voice makes everything inhuman.
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