• How to Write a Novel

  • 49 Rules for Writing a Stupendously Awesome Novel That You Will Love Forever
  • By: Nathan Bransford
  • Narrated by: Nathan Bransford
  • Length: 4 hrs and 6 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (12 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Author and former literary agent Nathan Bransford shares his secrets for creating killer plots, fleshing out your first ideas, crafting compelling characters, and staying sane in the process. Hear the guide that New York Times best-selling author Ransom Riggs called "the best how-to-write-a-novel book I've read."

©2013, 2019 Nathan Bransford (P)2019 Nathan Bransford

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Fun way to learn good info about the writing process

This is an enjoyable listen that touches on lots of insightful ideas that all new writers (like me) need to hear. Not highly technical, but frankly, you can get that elsewhere. I listened while I took my daily walk and really enjoyed it. Thanks, Nathan!

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Very helpful and informative

This book was for me because I am writing a book and I needed assistance in understanding and to know what to expect. It provided me with different things to know that I never thought about.

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Down to earth advice

Easy to understand insite and directions for all levels of writers. Hit me between the eyes on where I am in th process and gave great solutions to may of the problems I am experiencing.

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only for super beginner

This book is for a super beginner of writing that doesn't really have any experience at all. It touches on a lot of areas and is a big overview, but it does not delve deep into anything. If you are looking to learn a brief amount about several different things, then this is the book for you. If you want to delve deeply into any specific writing topic, then this is not the book for you (I was in the latter category). The narrator, who is also the author, does a very good job of reading the book.