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Publisher's Summary

Every writer knows that as rewarding as the creative process is, it can often be a bumpy road. Have hope and keep at it! Designed to kick-start creativity, this audio handbook from the executive director of National Novel Writing Month gathers a wide range of insights and advice for writers at any stage of their career. From tips about how to finally start that story, to helpful ideas about what to do when the words just aren't quite coming out right, Pep Talks for Writers provides motivation, encouragement, and helpful exercises for writers of all stripes.

©2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc. (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Thank you, Mr. Faulkner

Thank you, Mr. Faulkner, for bearing your soul so that the rest of us might find the strength to do the same

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Encouraging

This was a very helpful and encouraging read. It contains a lot of great strategies. a must read!

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Lots of thoughts for writers

This is a book filled with clear thinking and valuable nuggets about writing. The author’s level headed thinking about the craft, why we do it and how we do it is a welcome encouragement for writers. The quotes and anecdotes alone are worth the listen.

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Reassuring Mentorship in a book!!!

This was the most wonderful ‘pep talk’ I’ve ever received! I love this book! The talent of writing was shown by example completely. The author definitely understand A Write Life. I will read this in paperback and add it to my library. This is a MUST for writers of any kind. Enjoy!

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Wonderful Pep Talk

For those who maybe looking for motivation this is an audio you can’t afford to blow off. Much of what I listen to were thing I needed hear I won’t bore you with details as you are either looking for inspiration or you aren’t. Best of luck keep on writing.

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INCREDIBLE INSPIRING

Like drinking from a fire hydrant, this book encourages one to slowly ingest such a quarry of pertinent information.

Faulkner peers into and exposes some of the most prevalent obstacles that impede creative success!

I'm already a better writer because of this magnificent read!!

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Write for the best reason….

Your own Growth and Happiness.
Thank you Grant for your inspiring words to motivate this writer.

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Pep Talks for Anybody!

Great book, jam-packed with useful advice and understanding. Aimed at writers, though it's easy to see how any creative would feel seen and motivated after listening to it. A book to reference whenever you need a helpful push.

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very informative

this was a fast listen. the content was very informative and I believe it will help me with writing my own stories.

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Required Reading!!!

If you are a writer, want to be a writer, or think your personal challenges are too limiting to allow your inner writer to flourish; this book is a prerequisite to any further attempts you may take! Absolutely and surprisingly awesome!!!

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  • 04-21-20

Inspiring

Listening to this during the day really helped my writer's block - I've been stuck for a while and unsure how to progress a story and feeling a bit deflated, but this really re-inspired me. There are so many lovely phrases and descriptions to get you pumped for writing, so much so it led to a 5 hour session for me that resulted in resolving the story issues I'd been having. It also made me want to continue and sparked ideas for others. I really do recommend it, even if you just have it on in the background. The way it's read is with such enthusiasm and positivity that it's hard not to be affected by it.

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  • Alice
  • 09-18-21

great book for mew and experienced writers

Great book to dip into. Full of fantastic advice and plenty of new things to try when you've lost your writing mojo...or want to try something new and different.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-14-21

It does what it states

This is a Concise clear and a good guide for the writer in you. While there are many out there I find this one easier to follow then most. I feel my hand is being held as I listen and walk through with the chapters. It is as reassuring as it is clear.

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  • simon daniels
  • 06-08-18

great if your thinking of writing a novel

the chapters are really short and succinct. I guess each one is it's own pep talk. Not bad at all. some transferable tips too.