How to Write a Novel in Ten Days

  • by Dean Wesley Smith
  • Narrated by Phil Baker
  • 1 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Even in today's fast-paced world, the myth that writing fast equals writing badly - or, conversely, writing well equals writing slowly - persists. Now, USA Today best-selling author Dean Wesley Smith aims to shatter this myth once and for all with this latest WMG Writer's Guide.
In a series of blog posts, Smith chronicled his process toward ghost writing a 70,000-word novel for a traditional publisher in just 10 days. He wrote about his progress, his feelings about the writing, and how he approached and overcame obstacles. This audiobook takes readers on a journey that demonstrates that writing fast, and writing well, comes from motivation and practice.
USA Today best-selling author Dean Wesley Smith published more than a hundred novels in 30 years and hundreds and hundreds of short stories across many genres. He wrote a couple dozen Star Trek novels, the only two original Men in Black novels, Spider-Man and X-Men novels, plus novels set in gaming and television worlds. Writing with his wife Kristine Kathryn Rusch under the name Kathryn Wesley, they wrote the novel for the NBC miniseries The Tenth Kingdom and other books for Hallmark Hall of Fame movies. He wrote novels under dozens of pen names in the worlds of comic books and movies, including novelizations of a dozen films, from The Final Fantasy to Steel to Rundown. He now writes his own original fiction under just the one name, Dean Wesley Smith. In addition to his upcoming novel releases, his monthly magazine called Smith's Monthly premiered October 1, 2013, filled entirely with his original novels and stories. Dean also worked as an editor and publisher, first at Pulphouse Publishing, then for VB Tech Journal, then for Pocket Books. He now plays a role as an executive editor for the original anthology series Fiction River.


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Customer Reviews

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Good for what it is

DWS is an inspiration. I just wish this had been more prepared for audio. The blog posts state that the best info is found in the answers to questions in the comments.

This is more what writing fast looks like in practice than it is instructional. Still glad I listened.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-10-2014
  • Publisher: WMG Publishing Incorporated