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Part hero’s journey, part crash course in storytelling by the modern mavericks of indie publishing, and the bestselling authors of Write. Publish. Repeat., Fiction Unboxed offers something that’s never been offered before: a naked look into two writer’s process, as they wrote and published a book in 30 days, from scratch, in front of the world.
In 2013 Sean Platt & Johnny B. Truant wrote and published 1.5 million words (a Harry Potter series and a half worth of fiction). The next year they showed the world how they did it.
In May 2014, Johnny and Sean, along with their third partner David Wright, launched a Kickstarter campaign to see if their fans wanted to see how they wrote behind closed doors. They promised to start their newest project without knowing their story, characters, or even their genre, and publish the final draft before their 30 days were up. They promised to capture every email, every story meeting, and every word from every draft. They promised to show every molecule of their process, warts and all.
They had 30 days for their fans to green light the campaign. It fully funded in 11 hours. Fiction Unboxed is as revealing as it is inspiring, empowering readers and writers as much as it will entertain them. With actionable advice that will benefit any writer, this book is a true gem for anyone who loves a well told story.
©2014 Johnny B. Truant and Sean Platt (P)2014 Johnny B. Truant and Sean Platt
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By Michael Elliott on 02-28-15

Great Follow-Up to Write Publish Repeat

I enjoyed this audiobook, but I enjoy all of Sean and Johnny's audiobooks. This one is a true sequel to Write Publish Repeat, though I think that was its biggest disadvantage. If you followed the guys' Kickstarter campaign, this will be a lot of fun to listen to because it recaps everything they did for their campaign.

Simon Whistler did a fantastic job as always and his narration was a blast to listen to.

If you're a true fan of Sean and Johnny, I totally recommend this one. There's nothing new here per se if you already follow them, and it's not as fantastic as WPR was, but it still a good listen/read nonetheless.

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By D. Shane Hanson on 04-05-16

Interesting and somewhat Enlightening

It is interesting to here about the book that was written and things they had to overcome. But what came through for me was the plod. Plod through your book. Start it and finish it with tons of imperfection because that is how you finish a book. I tend to edit as I write and I think I will fore go any editing until I am done. There is a lot more that I learned as well but that was my big take away.

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By Laura Leigh Clarke on 08-03-16

frikkin Amaze-balls! !!

these guys are legends. Brilliant and helpful account of how they ran their kick-start campaign and wrote a novel in 30 days. inspirational and instructional. Á must read for any serious fiction writer...

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By joel on 06-16-16

Audio faults and poorly edited

Too many of the early chapters were devoted to financing this project. The writing methodology chapters were good when they eventually got going but the audio failed completely for the final chapters.

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By Chantelle Griffin on 07-11-16

Interesting and innovative

An informative break down of the steps involved in creating a world, writing and publishing in a short span of time.

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