Fiction Writing Demystified

  • by Thomas B. Sawyer
  • Narrated by Jeffrey Thibeault
  • 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

At last, a how-to book that explains the nuts-and-bolts of writing solid, entertaining, commercial fiction, written by someone who's been there. Practical, filled with examples and no-nonsense, take-'em-to-the-bank nuggets, Fiction Writing Demystified shows how the imperatives of effective storytelling translate readily to narrative fiction, genre or literary, screenwriting, even to nonfiction, poetry, sermons, or business documents - techniques that will make anyone's writing come alive!
Tom Sawyer knows about successful creative writing - and how to teach the subject, from UCLA to Writers University to the Maui Writers Conference.
Emmy and Edgar-nominated, Showrunner/Head Writer ofthe classic TV series, Murder, She Wrote, he authored the best-selling thrillers The Sixteenth Man, and No Place to Run. He is co-lyricist/co-author of JACK, the opera about JFK that has been performed to acclaim in the U.S. and Europe.


What the Critics Say

"Where was this book when I set out to write my first novel? Smart, funny, dead-on accurate - buying this book is like putting a down-payment on a ticket to the best-seller list. (Linda Fairstein, best-selling novelist, author of The Bone Vault and The Deadhouse)
"Absolutely devoured your book! Pages folded back, underlinings, margin notes. A treasure trove, brother. Fabulous." (Jerry B. Jenkins, writer of the mega-selling Left Behind novels)
"Really wonderful. The most specific and helpful I’ve ever read - not only for the beginner but for the experienced writer." (Barnaby Conrad, best-selling author of the classic, Matador)


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Customer Reviews

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One of the most informative books on writing.

Absolutely loved this book! As a new writer it is imperitive to keep being encouraged by other writers and learn from them. This book does it all and more! I picked up so many tips and insights into the craft of writing. I know I have thoroughly enjoyed a book when I don't want it to end!! I rarely re-read books but I know that this brilliant book will be my go to when I need advice as I tackle my first novel.
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- Mandieh

Book Details

  • Release Date: 17-11-2012
  • Publisher: Thomas B. Sawyer