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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,093 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Janet Evanovich Narrator: Janet Evanovich, Ina Yalof, and Alex Evanovic Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Written with nonfiction author and creative-writing teacher Ina Yalof, and with help from daughter Alex Evanovich, How I Write is the perfect guide for anyone looking to strengthen his or her writing - and for those who want to find out just what makes Janet Evanovich tick.

How I Write explains:

  • Just how Janet thinks up those hair-raising plots
  • Techniques on revising and editing
  • What the life of a full-time writer is really like
  • What she'd tell an aspiring author about the publishing industry
  • And much, much more!
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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Audra | 2/13/2014

    " This book was very inspiring to me. I have always wanted to write a book, ever since I can remember. I still may do it but it is nice to read how other successful writers started. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Amber Williams | 2/6/2014

    " The only thing that distracted me from my overall delight in this upbeat writer's guide was the fact that it is somewhat outdated. It not only inspired me to get back on my writing horse immediately, it made me laugh out loud and consider picking up the Stephanie Plum series. And I've never read a straight-up mystery novel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by melydia | 2/6/2014

    " I am not very familiar with Evanovich's work. I read One for the Money and thought it was cute but felt no special desire to read anything else by her. However, I am always curious to hear what bestselling authors have to say about writing since obviously something they are doing is working. I was pleasantly surprised with this one. Evanovich takes us from character development all the way through book tours in a light, funny question-and-answer format. She is realistic about the publication process (she collected rejection slips for ten years before publishing her first book) while remaining optimistic and upbeat about the entire journey. It's also quite thorough: since the questions come from ten years of reader emails, even minutia like webpage design, paper quality for manuscripts, and transitions are covered, and in the back there is a list of references. This is one of the few books I would recommend all aspiring authors to keep on hand. I borrowed it from the library but I plan on getting my own copy soon. That's high praise from someone who almost never rereads books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kirsty | 2/2/2014

    " I've never read any of Evanovich's fiction, and I have no intention of starting now. this book had some excellent advice, provided you want to write a similar type of frothy crime/chick-lit. I don't, so it wasn't that useful. plus I listened to it on audio-book, and her accent set my teeth on edge. "

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