The Novel Writer's Toolkit: From Idea to Best-Seller

  • by Bob Mayer
  • Narrated by Martin Gollery
  • 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Writing a novel and getting it published: That's your goal. And nothing will keep you from making it happen. Such a goal, of course, presents a number of challenges. Make sure you have the tools you need to overcome them and succeed. In The Novel Writer's Toolkit, New York Times bestselling author Bob Mayer shares a veteran writer's hard-won advice with a style that's straight from the hip. He lays out the nuts and bolts of novel writing, along with guidelines for starting, finishing and revising your work. You'll learn how to:


Develop story-worthy ideas
Translate those ideas into a compelling plot - one that keeps readers mesmerized
Pace your story for maximum excitement
Create realistic, complicated characters
Submit attention-getting manuscripts
Self-contained chapters make it easy to focus on the just the elements you need. Take in the advice, sharpen your skills, and hit the ground running.
Mayer provides all the reliable information and instruction you need to make your dreams of publication come true. What are you waiting for? The Novel Writer's Toolkit ensures that you're properly equipped for success!

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Lots of good information; hard to listen to

The author's ideas are good ones, and he goes into a great deal of useful detail. A beginning writer would definitely get a lot of valuable information about what it means to write a book from this title.

That said, if you told me that the narrator was a robot, I would totally believe you. He has a halting and over-articulated style that I found distracting.
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- Pam "Science writer in America's heartland"

Buy the book and skip this audio version.

Would you try another book from Bob Mayer and/or Martin Gollery?

I would buy a book by Bob Mayer. I would never buy another book narrated by Martin Gollery!


Who was your favorite character and why?

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What didn’t you like about Martin Gollery’s performance?

His his narration was delivered in absolute monotone; I was unable to discern any modulation in his voice at all.


If this book were a movie would you go see it?

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Any additional comments?

The concepts outlined the book are great. However, the narrator is abysmal; his vocal appeal is nonexistent. This narrator's voice is reminiscent of a computer generated replication of the human voice. So how do I know the concepts presented in the book are great? I purchased the Kindle version so I could read it. Buy the book and skip this audio version.

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- Ms. Mess

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-07-2012
  • Publisher: Robert J Mayer