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Have you always wanted to write a best-selling book? If you have ever wanted to try your hand at writing fiction, started a novel, written a short story, or even completed a manuscript – only to find that it lacks that certain something, then this is the book for you. How To Write Fiction Without The Fuss takes you through all aspects of the craft of fiction writing and gives you a clear understanding of the fundamentals, along with tools and tips to enhance your writing skills.

This audio "manual" for all budding creative writers will teach you how to:

  • Structure a classic plotline to keep your readers gripped
  • Create believable characters with original voices
  • Use settings and themes to give your story depth
  • Understand your genre and integrate your research
  • Write like a professional and lose the amateurish gaffes
  • Edit and format your manuscript to attract agents and publishers
©2013 Lucy McCarraher (P)2014 Creative Content

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  • 06-01-14

Good But -- There are better references

This book is a solid introduction to fiction writing. I listen to as many as 5-7 fiction novels a month and so I like to read about the mechanics of fiction; how they are assembled; what makes them work; what keeps a reader interested. There are definitely commonality in theory across genres. Overall, this novel does do a fair job at providing that overview. However, I think a much better, more detailed and exceptional book is "The Hero's Journey" written by the late Joseph Campbell and popularized recently by Christopher Vogler in the "Hero's Journey." I highly recommend these two works as they are an excellent complement to this work but provide a clear framework.

This is a short listen and for that I recommend it, especially because Lorelei Kind narrates. She is one of my most favorite readers. I would have graded to book lower hadn't it been for her familiar voice. So read this if you want a taste for theory this book, Vogler if you want clear formula and Campbell if you want mega knowledge.

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Useful information for the forgetful friend

I enjoyed learning how to be a better friend without being nosy, as some may tend to use friendship as an excuse to be nosy. Concern and genuine interest are highlighted as the hallmarks to sincere friendship. Great gift for a good friend.

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Wow!

To the author: THANK YOU! (Sorry for the exclamation that you warned against) lol. This is EXACTLY what I needed. I had all of these creative parts of my book floating around with no idea how to pull it all together. This did that to a tee. The book has saved me and is a must-read. I truly believe that now my book will come to fruition thanks to you.

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"Easy for her to say...". I believe her, I just don't have the imagination to create or the intelligence to present a story in an effective way. I don't care how many great techniques you may hear, if you don't have some degree of talent to begin with, no one can make you a successful writer. You can profit from the techniques in proportion to the amount of innate talent you have and to the degree you have time and are willing to work at developing that talent.