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. These skills are complemented by recommendations for promotion, such as how writing columns brand authors, and a step-by-step guide on how to get your books into audiobook format.
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.
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SciFi/Fantasy and Classics to History, Adventure and Memoirs to Social Commentary—I love and listen to it all!
Of all three volumes, Lazar offers precious little actual writing advice here. He does, however, go on and on and on about how he was able to stretch himself and write a steamy romance scene and he reads ALL of it. No, really. ALL of it. I kept fast forwarding it, and it went on and on, with the narrator sounding absolutely delighted. And that was it for the audiobook; nothing else offered that could actually be tucked away into a writer's toolbox for future, or immediate use.
Write Like the Wind Volume Two is a beautifully crafted work that will delight anyone who seeks to understand not just the essence of writing, but also the writer's heart. In this wonderful and far-ranging collection, Aaron Lazar shares his experience, opinions and insights with exceptional candor and generosity. From exploring the fundamentals of creating and telling stories to dissecting book marketing and publishing trends, Write Like the Wind is an eye-opening, authentic account of the challenges and opportunities that comprise the writer's journey. Soothing, crisp and reflective, the superb narration seems to flow from the writer's very soul, embedding the listener into writing's intricate world, inviting all of us to experience the writer's life with faith, courage, enthusiasm, passion and joy. I loved this fun, wise, inspiring and thought-provoking audible, a true gift for writers and aspiring writers everywhere.
Write Like the Wind, Volume One is as funny and inspiring as number two.
His voice was soothing, reflective and peaceful.
I felt inspired by listening to this audio book.
Its annoying that he mentions his email and website and asks you to contact him a few times. He kind of rambles. The narrator is really slow. Good voice and clarity but reads way too slow. Biggest complaint is book doesn't really inform or educate unless you're an amateur just starting out. The writing itself and exampkes are very cliché and sort of bad. This will teach you to become and stay an amateur and write cliché even cheesey books. If you like cheesey romance and bad pop titles then this is for you.
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
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.
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.
description of the landscape of the Adirondacks in the section on where do you write
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
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