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Publisher's Summary

Learn the inner secrets of selling fiction to an ever-increasing audience of readers! Bestselling author and writing coach James Scott Bell brings you powerhouse techniques and strategies in this collection, much of which is from his popular posts at The Kill Zone blog. PLUS, interviews with some of the best writers working today, including: Sandra Brown, Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, Jonathan Kellerman, Barry Eisler, Joseph Finder, Peter Straub, Stephen Coonts, Katherine Neville, Andrew Gross, Lisa Jackson, Kathy Reichs, M.J. Rose. If you're serious about selling your fiction, Fiction Attack! is your battle plan for breakthrough.

©2012 James Scott Bell (P)2013 James Scott Bell

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"I had a novel with problems I didn't know how to solve. After James Scott Bell's class, I knew the solutions. This was easily the most practical writing class I ever attended. I sold my novel using what I learned." (Darrell James, author of Nazareth Child)

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Excellent Delivery

Mr.Bell provides good information not only about craft, but also about both traditional and indie publishing. But I think that what really stood out for me was the multitude of interviews with current best selling authors such as Lee Childs and Larry Brooks. This is one that I will definitely be listening to again. It's going into my writer's toolbox--under motivation and advice. Lastly, but definitely not least, the narrator's performance was outstanding! I'm going to look for other books he narrated.

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His usual crap (again)

“You must study the craft!” he says again and again. But, sir, I thought that’s what I was doing by buying your book? And your book didn’t say too much about how to be a better writer, no techniques, no applicable advice, just long winded discussion. You keep telling me to study the craft. And now I must follow your advice by purchasing someone else’s books because I really do need to get started on that...

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Good collection of essays for writers

This is a very solid collection of essays for writers. Del was a regular contributor to writers digest magazine and many of the topics here are quite good. Most are oriented towards fiction writers, especially genre novelists. There are also essays that are more motivational and about the publishing industry or self publishing.But as a collection it’s not as strong as similar books like Save the Cat, Story or those by Lawrence Block. But if you are a fan of Bell’s fiction or non-fiction then it is a no-brainer.

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Good teacher

Bell is one of the better voices to listen to regarding writing advice. Lots of good stuff in here & some tidbits from other writers to boot.

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fantastic material

the material delivered in this book is eye opening and easy to understand with great examples a must for aspiring wtiters

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useful tips delivered with wit

I am able to listen to books while at my full-time day job. This title—written by the affable Mr. Bell, and narrated by the Mr. Basil—was a pleasure to listen to. I found myself bookmarking several parts of the book for later reference. Recommended listening for novices like myself. I would imagine that more advanced writers will benefit as well since Mr. Bell provides insights and tips into the craft, commitment, and art that has even more relevance now in the new age of digital publishing.

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good info for indi writers

Don't get me wrong the naration was perfect . I do not fault the reader. i just don't like the sound of his voice. I was hoping to get more clarity on the LOCK method of writing
over all a good book to have in one's library gurrrr cant get it to close

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Loads of content

Great book. Only criticism is that audible titles don't have a contents page. This book covers so much that it would be nice if I could find specific chapters to listen toz

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