From Story Idea to Reader

  • by Rosemary J Kind, Patsy Collins
  • Narrated by Charles "CW" Hall
  • 7 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From Story Idea to Reader is an easily accessible guide to writing fiction. Whether you are brushing up on your writing skills or starting out, this book will take you through the whole process from inspiration to conclusion. No matter if you are looking to submit your work for publication, enter a competition, or want to self-publish, this practical guide will help you every step of the way.
Between them, Patsy Collins and Rosemary Kind have sold hundreds of short stories, written 16 published books, and produced numerous articles for Writing Magazine and similar publications. They've both judged writing competitions and run workshops, and Rosemary has read and edited thousands of short stories and published dozens of books for other writers.
With the information, help and encouragement in this book, you too could see your work in print.
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

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A comprehensive writer's companion

Two experienced authors pool their collective knowledge and experience in this informative and engagingly written writer’s companion. The book provides a wealth of information, advice and calls to action for the budding or more experienced novelist or short story writer. It covers all aspects of writing, from how to generate ideas to where to place your finished work.

This is the first how-to audiobook I’ve tried, and I was pleasantly surprised by how easy it was to follow; I could sit back, give my eyes a rest and learn. If I wanted to go back over some specific points, I turned to the PDF that accompanies the audiobook. All in all, From Story Idea to Reader is a valuable addition to my collection of books on writing.

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

A Budding Writer Writes....

I should start by saying that was given this free review copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
The book is written in the style of a dialogue between the two authors who are experienced, successful writers. Throughout the book they share with the reader/listener their considerable experience and knowledge of how to manage the whole process of becoming and remaining a successful, published writer. The book does this very comprehensively indeed e.g. there is a great section on the use of technology and the internet, which I hadn’t expected.
In terms of actual “writing” advice the book is equally comprehensive and includes many useful lists and exercises to get the writing juices going. Perhaps worth noting, though that long lists (as useful as they are) don’t easily lend themselves to the audiobook medium.
If you are considering writing for the short story magazine market you will, in my opinion, find this book indispensable. Budding male authors might find the many examples given to make a point a bit over weighted towards a female lifestyle and a womag orientation. However, this does not detract from the quality of the advice given throughout the book. It’s just a little hard to relate to the decidedly female focus when listening to the audiobook whilst shaving in front of the bathroom mirror early in the morning. And that, of course, is the purpose of the audiobook. You can listen to it whilst doing something else.
For me, it will be an excellent resource which I will absorb over time, not necessarily by listening from beginning to end, but by dipping into whilst I pursue the obligatory, often mundane, tasks in life.
Finally, and this is very important. The book is narrated by a soft spoken North American male who does a great job of engaging and retaining the interest of the listener.
Very professionally done.
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- Brian Harrison

Book Details

  • Release Date: 29-08-2017
  • Publisher: Alfie Dog Limited