Write Like the Wind: Volume 1 : Write Like the Wind

  • by Aaron Paul Lazar
  • Narrated by George Kuch
  • Series: Write Like the Wind
  • 2 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Ever wish you could peer into the brain of a published author and learn what tips he's absorbed over the years? How did he get where he is? How many times did he submit manuscripts before he sold his books?
Or maybe you'd like to delve into the psychology of writing, and learn what motivates him. How does he balance life with writing? How can regular tweeting help?
In Volume 1 of Write Like the Wind, Lazar offers advice on “forbidden words”, “hooking your reader”, and “writing like you talk.” These hard skills are complemented by recommendations for promotion, such as “writing reviews to build your platform” and step-by-step instructions on how to prepare for a radio show.
Join award-winning mystery author Aaron Paul Lazar as he shares the cream of the crop from seven years of writing blogs in this fresh and unique offering of advice for fellow scribes.


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Customer Reviews

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Encouraging and helpful

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Telling his own stories and stories of the characters he’s created through the writing of sixteen (so far) mystery novels, Aaron Paul Lazar offers inspiration and information that'll be helpful to beginning writers.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Write Like the Wind: Volume 1?

Lazar’s thoughts will be especially helpful to emerging writers of fiction. Experienced writers of fiction, non fiction, and poetry will find thought provoking ideas here too though, especially perhaps in Lazar’s concluding chapters, on dreams and writing, downtime and dreams, and defining success.

What does George Kuch bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Narrator George Kuch reads Lazar’s words in a warm engaging style, so that it seems as though you're listening to a trusted friend

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Lazar talks about topics as varied as finding your own voice, how to know if you’re a real writer, tips on the nuts and bolts of writing, thoughts on why and how the writing of a couple of his favorite mystery writers works finding time to write -- there’s a lot of material here. It’s presented in short accessible chapters, though, twenty of them. It's fun to listen at one sitting because you want to know what comes next, but taking it in stages works too.

Any additional comments?

Even if you're not thinking of writing a book yourself, you may find this look behind the scene of a writer's work well worth the listening.

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- Kerry Dexter "music writer/producer"

Write Like the Wind 1; Motivating Writing!

A writing book from one of my newly-favortie authors, Aaron Paul Lazar. Sage advice from seasoned author Aaron Paul Lazar allows the rest of us to jump ahead and incorporate into our own writing, lessons that he had to learn the hard way.

Aaron Paul Lazar details the lists of writing do's and don't that he has gleaned while interspersing vignettes from his own life to help us get a pictures of what it is acutally like, in the life of a real person, to write.

The only downside of the book is that he shows us how undeniably human he is and therefore he leaves none of us an "out" for not getting that novel we have been planning on writting or for its not being at least well on the way to being completed.

Aaron Paul Lazar works full time as an engineer, traveling an hour and a half each day for work. He has primary care for the running of his household, makes his wife, children and extended family his first priorities, lavishes care on his beautiful gardens, and exercises daily. And he finds time to write, daily. Several family members have serious health concerns that he deals with with loving conscientiousness (yes, I do know this personally). And he finds time to write, daily.

I have already begun using some of the suggestions in this book in my own writing (no, I don't write daily but I am writing more frequently). Aaron's enthusiasm for life and for his family and for his envronment come through in his writing pushing the reader to be more alive and aware and excited to be writing. This book is appropriate for beginning through moderately advanced writers.

This is an easy book to listen to in the a audiobook verson. The narrator George Kuch, brings Aaron Paul Lazar's words to life. He performs this book well making it a pleasure to listen to.
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- Maria

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-01-2013
  • Publisher: Aaron Paul Lazar