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Write Like the Wind: Volume 1 | [Aaron Paul Lazar]

Write Like the Wind: Volume 1

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.”
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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.” These hard skills are complemented by recommendations for promotion, such as “writing reviews to build your platform” and step-by-step instructions on how to prepare for a radio show.

Join award-winning mystery author Aaron Paul Lazar as he shares the cream of the crop from seven years of writing blogs in this fresh and unique offering of advice for fellow scribes.

©2012 Aaron Paul Lazar (P)2013 Aaron Paul Lazar

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    Kerry Dexter USA south 03-22-13
    Kerry Dexter USA south 03-22-13

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    "Encouraging and helpful"
    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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    Maria Geneseo, NY, United States 05-28-13
    Maria Geneseo, NY, United States 05-28-13
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    "Write Like the Wind 1; Motivating Writing!"

    A writing book from one of my newly-favortie authors, Aaron Paul Lazar. Sage advice from seasoned author Aaron Paul Lazar allows the rest of us to jump ahead and incorporate into our own writing, lessons that he had to learn the hard way.

    Aaron Paul Lazar details the lists of writing do's and don't that he has gleaned while interspersing vignettes from his own life to help us get a pictures of what it is acutally like, in the life of a real person, to write.

    The only downside of the book is that he shows us how undeniably human he is and therefore he leaves none of us an "out" for not getting that novel we have been planning on writting or for its not being at least well on the way to being completed.

    Aaron Paul Lazar works full time as an engineer, traveling an hour and a half each day for work. He has primary care for the running of his household, makes his wife, children and extended family his first priorities, lavishes care on his beautiful gardens, and exercises daily. And he finds time to write, daily. Several family members have serious health concerns that he deals with with loving conscientiousness (yes, I do know this personally). And he finds time to write, daily.

    I have already begun using some of the suggestions in this book in my own writing (no, I don't write daily but I am writing more frequently). Aaron's enthusiasm for life and for his family and for his envronment come through in his writing pushing the reader to be more alive and aware and excited to be writing. This book is appropriate for beginning through moderately advanced writers.

    This is an easy book to listen to in the a audiobook verson. The narrator George Kuch, brings Aaron Paul Lazar's words to life. He performs this book well making it a pleasure to listen to.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    M.M. United States 06-20-13
    M.M. United States 06-20-13

    M.M.

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    "Loved it!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would definitively recommend this book, especially to writers and aspiring writers who are looking to perfect and understand their craft. In this awesome audible, Aaron Lazar's belief in joyful writing really shines through.I loved listening to it, because it's crammed full with all kinds of goodies. In this candid exploration of the writer's life, Lazar shares strategies that free us to indulge in the creative process. His message is upbeat, his advice sage and his hope always high.


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

    My favorite line? "When life gets tough, take pleasure on the little things and write like the wind!"


    Have you listened to any of George Kuch’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I think that Mr. Kuch did a wonderful job with this audible. I feel as if I'm listening to the writer himself. The quality of the voice and the recording was top notch and the narration was clear, fresh, soothing and engaging.


    What insight do you think you’ll apply from Write Like the Wind: Volume 1?

    There's a lot of great stuff in this volume. The audible's chapters are packed with the kind of practical information that new writers need to know and more experienced writers need to remember. Beyond refreshing my basics, I now have a long list of issues that I want to review and upgrade in my writing. I also feel like Mr. Lazar inspired me to transform the way I look at my craft and I really appreciate him sharing his personal experiences, especially about overcoming hardship. After listening to Write Like the Wind, I feel supported, encouraged and inspired.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm recommending this book to all of writer friends.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ellis Taylors, SC USA 06-23-14
    Ellis Taylors, SC USA 06-23-14
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    "Good, solid advice for writers"

    Aaron Lazar is such a good, prolific writer, I wanted to see how he does it. He mixes his personal story and his own trials and errors with solid advice for writing, making it much more interesting to read than a simple how-to book. His common-sense approach combined with accepted and proven practices is well worth reading (or listening to). Lazar's writing reveals his philosophy about life as well as his attitude toward his stories, and his conversational style translates comfortably to audio.

    His output is amazing to me, but I hope he keeps the books coming. I'm looking forward to more of his novels.

    George Kuch's rich, easy voice is a good fit for this book. I enjoyed listening to him; his matter-of-fact manner works well with Lazar's ideas on writing and life in general. Kudos to both of them!

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    Book lover Queensland 04-11-14
    Book lover Queensland 04-11-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Great content. Loved the narator."
    Would you listen to Write Like the Wind: Volume 1 again? Why?

    Yes


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Information from the narrator that was tips to an author.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The one I hated. Twitter. I did not want any tweeting in my life but the birds (I still don't want it) I forced myself to set up a Twitter account after listening to the twitted chapter.


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    This is the best book in the three book series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Visualverbs Bella Vista, AR 02-09-14
    Visualverbs Bella Vista, AR 02-09-14 Member Since 2007

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    What would have made Write Like the Wind: Volume 1 better?

    This is clearly a heart felt examination of a man's life as a writer but perhaps it is my personal malfunction but I didn't get this at all. There are aspects of the man's life that are extremely poignant and I certainly salute his personal strength and writer's fortitude but this book did not make a favorable impact on me. Sorry. I suck.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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