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Publisher's Summary

How many times did you want to write your own novel but gave up the idea because you didn't have the required skills or knowledge?

It happened more times than you'd like to believe, right?

So let me ask that question once again. Do you REALLY want to write your own novel? Would you like to see a famous book published under your name? If yes, then stop giving up every time you come across this idea and be done with it. If you believe you do not know anything about how professional novelists write their novels, don't worry about it. This audiobook has everything you need to know.

This book, The Step-by-Step Guide to Writing a Novel for Fiction Writers and Novelist is a one-of-a-kind book. It is different from anything you would have listened to because it reverses the usual order of things. It does not teach you the same old tips and tricks. Instead the book divides the process of novel writing into six easy steps. Each step becomes a chapter that gives you complete insight and knowledge. It grabs you by the hand and takes you forward.

Listen to this book now and see for yourself. Learning how to write your own first novel couldn't get any easier than this.

©2015 George Lucas (P)2015 George lucas

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Short and informative.

Touches some good points about a lot of things I wasn't sure about, such as the passive voice, and 1st and 3rd person narrations. How to show and not tell. Seems a little short, but nice to get some information from a man such as him.

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  • JS
  • Oakville, ON, Canada
  • 08-21-15

Short, concise, to the point

Easy to follow the basics especially as one of initial books I read on topic. Did not confuse me with the exception of reading lists.. My 4 stars are because I felt the reader raced through lists. When I hear lists, I like to hear items with space around them. I had to stop and 'rewind' to hear them separately. otherwise, good purchase I can reference ahead...good for me.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Drea C
  • Memphis, TN, US
  • 02-19-16

Basic Information, Strange Narration

The information is good, basic stuff. If you've taken a creative writing class, you probably already know everything this book touches on. If you've never written in your life, this book would be a good starting point.

The narration is below average. The guy doesn't enunciate well. I had to rewind a few times to get his meaning.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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This is the book you've been looking for!

What made the experience of listening to The Step-By-Step Guide to Writing a Novel for Fiction Writers and Novelist the most enjoyable?

It got to the point and stayed on point. There was no self-promotion/buddy promotion or fluff. It delivered the goods in a concise manner.

What other book might you compare The Step-By-Step Guide to Writing a Novel for Fiction Writers and Novelist to and why?

Two books come to mind. Million dollar outlines & Story, though not as concise, I make the comparison because both authors provided there readers with quantitative information that can launch a career or take it to that higher level.

Which scene was your favorite?

The book maintained excellence throughout.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Yes, I found it delightful and refreshing. Each chapter covered the topic promised with no fluff, ego trips, or marketing.

Any additional comments?

If you are looking for a book that can get you started on your writing career while saving you time and money you've found it. No, lol, I don't work for Mr. Lucas nor do I know him (although I would not mind knowing him) I'm just an ordinary person sharing my impression of the book.

9 of 11 people found this review helpful

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A pocket reference version of we writing well.

Short and powerful, this audiobook gives you "to the point" information that helps you burn in new habits to write better fiction.

The topics covered include character creation, plot, outlining, theme, syntax, and even contractions.

My only wish is that this was more in depth and used more examples. It is overall a great listen for the morning or evening commute.

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Descent Content, Very Poor Presentation

Would you be willing to try another one of Christopher Wyles’s performances?

No

Was The Step-By-Step Guide to Writing a Novel for Fiction Writers and Novelist worth the listening time?

The content was a good overview of the steps in writing a novel. However, the poor presentation distracted from the content. It's difficult to read a book on writing that's riddled with grammar and syntax errors. I'm assuming here that the errors were in the reading and not the actual text. If it was in the text, shame on George Lucas.

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Yes! Fiction writing explained by the best!

I found it very reassuring and used this audio book to keep me in check. It was reassuring to know what I was doing right as an author, but it also reinforces the need for disciplined work while encouraging perseverance through the murky waters of fiction rework.

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New writer

There is valuable information in this book that I found very helpful to me while I was taking a creative writing class I. College.

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  • Chimene
  • Loganville, GA, United States
  • 12-27-15

Clever, Concise, Clean Cut

I love how practical, useful and motivating this book is. It's as though the author has taken the best notes out of a far more comprehensive book - giving you bullets of the most pertinent information. I have several books on my wishlist, but was worried about reading more than writing..and never quite getting started. I just listened the 1st time through - now I can go back and complete the exercises. I am very appreciative of this clever, concise - clean cut approach.

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So much good information...

I love it! I have so many books on writing, but I love this one for its specificity on the basics. Short, sweet and to the point is fantastic when I'm anxious to get writing rather than reading.

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  • Rebecca Bradley
  • 10-23-16

Short but incredibly helpful!

Where does The Step-By-Step Guide to Writing a Novel for Fiction Writers and Novelist rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Who better to get writing advice from than the man who penned Star Wars? This book may be on the short side, but with notebook and pen by my side I took plenty of notes. Even though I already write, Lucas still has nuggets of information to provide that will help any writer. A great book!