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How to Write a Novel

Simple Steps to Write Compelling Novels That Keep the Pages Turning
Narrated by: Macken Murphy
Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
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Summary

Finally, something that works!

Have you ever wanted to write a novel but didn't know where to start? Have you ever started writing a novel only to get stuck halfway through?

If you're serious about writing that novel, then this audiobook is for you.

You see, many writers (including me) just start writing without realizing how easy it is to fall into the multiple traps that can ruin their books. Anyone can write a novel, but to write a best seller, you need to understand what makes a novel successful. 

This audiobook will guide you through the process of brainstorming, crafting, and developing your own best seller. Discover the secret storytelling code behind all successful novels and use it to outline, write, or revise your own. Plan new novels with plots that will keep readers engaged and turning pages.

Stop struggling with your first draft (or your fourth!). Whether you're a seasoned writer or an anxious beginner, you'll be able to use this audiobook to fast-track your writing career! Apply this practical advice to turn what could be an overwhelming goal into an actionable and attainable one.

In this audiobook, you will discover:

  • The essential element of a successful story
  • Why some stories work and others don't
  • How to stay focused and motivated
  • Bringing your characters to life
  • Stephen King’s million-dollar routine
  • Creating killer plots
  • Advanced fiction-writing tricks
  • Why you should never write in cliche
  • How to edit like a pro
  • Making space for what comes
  • Creating suspense and drama
  • And much, much more 

Click "Buy Now" to see your story come to life fast!

©2019 William Swain (P)2019 William Swain

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  • MARZAN
  • 30-09-19

Funny, Useful, and can really make you Smile

It is pretty funny, our little narrator lightens the terrifying path of listen a audio-book. I've kept some mental notes with me as I think about the story I'm writing. I found myself falling somewhere between the two main types, planning out a chapter's events or ideas before listen and trying to make sure the overall plot I was going for was still achievable on the path I started.

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  • SMITH
  • 30-09-19

Incredible Advice for listen!

This audio-book was used in a college writing course of mine, and I absolutely loved it! Whether you're studying with a group or just going through the audio-book on your own, he gives tons of helpful advice for someone wanting to listen a novel and improve their craft.

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  • jean doe
  • 14-04-19

Writing Tips..

This 52 page book gives tips on how to start your book, how to get your book set up and running.

It covered how to gather materials, outline your story line, point of view, character development, and story ending.

Overall an ok book, I just wish it was a bit longer.

The narrator, Macken Murphy, did well.

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"This audio book was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review."

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  • Shannon G
  • 09-04-19

Very Helpful for Beginners

This is a very helpful book with lots of tips and tricks on how to start writing your first novel. Having written a few stories myself I can say that the author gives the lowdown on what is needed to make a story worth reading and how to get there. If you are looking to start writing, whether it be a novel, novella or short story then you should get this book. It really is a great way to get your head in the game and complete your dream of being a writer. The narration is well done. Macken Murphy has a clean and clear voice and he reads at a nice pace that is easy to keep up with. I highly recommend this for beginner writers.

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Layla
  • 02-04-19

For beginners

I have done many months of research on how to before I actually read this book. so I already know what the author is saying. This is ideal for someone who is starting out.

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  • Ashley Hedden
  • 22-03-19

Great Read

How to Write a Novel: Simple Steps to Write Compelling Novels that Keep the Pages Turning was a good read by William Swain. This is a good how to book on how to write a novel. It gives you tips and tricks on how to start and finish your novel and how to make it successful.

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  • Jonathan Liechti
  • 12-03-19

Helpful for someone that is going to start writing

This is a helpful book for someone that is already writing or wants to start writing a novel or book. I found it very informative and helpful when it came to ideas when being stuck with writers block. Liked how it gave information on progressing through novels and pushing yourself.

I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-03-19

More Helpful Than I Anticipated

To be honest, I do not usually listen to these type of books because I'm not really sure whether the author is actually an expert on the subject or if they are just throwing together some facts in order to get a book quickly published. The jury is still out on this one since I cannot find any actual novels written by Mr. Swain. If he has some published novels, it would be good to tell the reader/listener those details so the source can be more trusted.

That being said, I enjoyed this more that I thought I would. I have had a story brewing in my mind for some time, and this did give me a few ideas worth pursuing. I especially appreciated the section on conclusions.

Mr. Murphy did a fine job narrating this.

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  • Tyler Mitchell
  • 11-03-19

Cliff notes for writing a novel

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

Not a life-changing guide by any means, but a solid how-to on starting to write a book. It's short enough that a pass at the start of your novel should give you some good first steps. Then another pass after you have some time into it should give you some guidance on how to continue. Finally, a pass a the end as a final check-in, and you should have a decent path to follow.

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  • (Mimi) Johnson
  • 09-03-19

Good introductory instructional book

I was given this book for free by the author for my unbiased review.

It actually was a simple informative book on writing a novel. I do not usually listen to books that instruct because I find that having the ability to read something through helps me understand the content better. Yet, I liked the breakdown in each chapter.

It is a short listen and a quick informative read. I am actually going to purchase the actual book so that I can more easily access the chapters I want to review.