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The Complete Bullshit-Free and Totally Tested Writing Guide: How To Make Publishers, Agents, Editors & Readers Fall In Love With Your Work [Kindle Edition]

Gabe Berman
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

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Book Description

"How do I get published?"

Following the successful publication of his book, Live Like A Fruit Fly, Gabe Berman is asked this question more than any other. Do you know why you don't know how to get published? Because nobody does. And that's why the idea of writing a book is so utterly overwhelming. There isn't a map. You're on your own. Until now.

Questions For You:

Do you feel destined to be a writer?

Are you writing a book?

Are you self publishing?

Are you looking for literary agents?

Do you want to sell books on kindle?

If a writer fails at getting readers to fall in love with their words, none of it matters. The Complete Bullshit-Free and Totally Tested Writing Guide reveals what is needed. If your goal is to self publish, sign with a literary agent for traditional publishing, sell books on kindle or even write a captivating blog, Berman's bullshit-free book is a required reading.

A Personal Note From The Author:

Get comfortable because I want to tell you something.


You’re extraordinary.

Yes, I have the right person. You. The person reading these words right now: you’re extraordinary.

Regardless of how you may feel in this moment and regardless of what you may have heard in the past, you are in fact extraordinary.
How do I know?

Because you’re a writer. And writers, the ones who write from the gut, are absolutely extraordinary.

But why should you listen to what I have to say?
That’s a valid question.

I’m obviously not Mark Twain or Ernest Hemingway.

I’m just Gabe Berman. I was just another ordinary person on this planet of ours.
But like you, I chose to be extraordinary. The butterfly flapped its wings. The universe was set into motion. I wrote for the Miami Herald for eight years. My book, Live Like a Fruit Fly—The Secret You Already Know, was endorsed by Deepak Chopra.

Look inside and I'll share what I've learned with you.

"This amazing little gem of a book should be added to every author's or aspiring author's bookshelf (or Kindle) of must-read writing books. In fact, any person who plans to create anything -- writing, music, art -- can learn from Berman's book. I wish I had this practical, no-nonsense guide when I first started writing." - Rachel Thompson, three-time Kindle bestselling author, Broken Pieces, Mancode: Exposed, A Walk In The Snark

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

"In Live Like a Fruit Fly, Gabe Berman shares his recipe for living a more joyful, worthwhile, and abundant life in every way. A witty, entertaining, and insightful read." —Deepak Chopra, Author, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success Gabe Berman is a native New Yorker who settled in South Florida after graduating from the University of Miami. An epiphany, a passion and a trail of breadcrumbs led him out of Corporate America and into a writing career. Currently, he's daydreaming about chocolate chip pancakes.

Product Details

  • File Size: 176 KB
  • Print Length: 54 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0615794807
  • Publisher: 5-12 Media (December 2, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00C81UZWC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #254,921 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
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Although Gabe Berman's latest release is bursting with helpful affirmations for the would be writer from beginning to end. "Do or Do Not...There is No Try" would be my synopsis of them all coupled together in one simple sentiment. Having read Berman's flawless and life changing first book (for myself and many others) "Live Like A Fruit Fly," I was very excited to get my hands on and devour his latest. I knew I would love it, but was a little shocked at just how damn much I did! Let's face it, a writing guide is a guide! It's a guide and no matter how helpful it is...I would liken reading one to watching paint dry. But Gabe managed to turn the dry and constricted nature of the guide format into one hell of a fun and inspirational read! I think I'll see if I can send my prescription bottles, cereal box backs and home project building instruction manuals to Gabe to punch up for me! I guarantee he could make them extremely entertaining as well!

If you are looking for a writing guide with cookie cutter "how to's" to give you a road map to writing success, this is not your book. There are a ton of those and I have read many. It is properly titled as "The Complete BS-Free and Totally Tested Writing Guide." Once again, using a Jedi metaphor, Gabe's book is more like your own personal Yoda. It's a spiritual guide on inspiring and training yourself to find your own "Extraordinary" writing voice. Even as you fight yourself at times and say "I can''s just too big." Yoda...errr Gabe will have you believing "I can...and it's not too big at all!!!

If you are just starting as a writer or are in need of a great big pick-me-up bouquet of inspiration to find the best of what is already inside you, Berman's book is just what you are looking for.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Advice April 7, 2013
By Jayne
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Now that I'm on my own (again), I decided it was time to get back into my old interests... drawing and writing. The drawing came back quickly and finding helpful critics was easy. Writing again was harder. I needed some encouragement and guidance, but didn't feel ready to take a class. I came across the Complete Bulls***-Free, Totally Tested Writing Guide at the perfect time. The writer is a regular guy turned published author who generously shares the secrets of his success. Gabe gets down to the basics of how to write in a way that will work for you and ultimately your readers. There's no better adviser than the voice of experience and reading this was like having a coach who knows the ropes tell it like it is. Just the kick in the ass I needed. And the quotes by famous authors throughout the book remind me that every writer struggles, but the key is not giving up. If you're a writer at heart, but afraid to start, this is a great place to begin.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lit My Fire April 16, 2013
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This book is witty, concise, and lit my fire as a writer. I would highly recommend this book not only for writers but for any procrastinator. It certainly lit my fire. I'm so full of inspiration and fun, I don't know where to start, but I did!
Thanks Gabe. Adrianne Carlino Gentile, Author
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Complete and totally no nonsense writing May 19, 2013
By virgie
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Gabe Berman is totally a no nonsense man who knows what he wants and more importantly want you to get rid of the notion that one must be an intellect to write. Not so much common sense but a bull.... approach.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Read May 18, 2013
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Perfect guide for a writer who needs to focus. Great read and I highly recommend it to anyone who has a story to tell.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Friendly Wake Up Call May 13, 2013
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Okay, so I'm one of those writers who won't start writing until I get the inspiration to do so. I have read so many self help and encouraging books on writing and I must say this one is the realist book I have read. No sugar coating or pity from Gary! No, he delivers a friendly slap to your face to make you remember why you are a writer in the first place. This book is blunt and to the point. It is a book that should be handy whenever you get doubtful or discouraged from rejections. After reading this book, I asked myself "What was I doing?" It's getting me back on my path as a writer. So if you need a fire lit under your pants to get you going, I advice that you get this book!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Phenomenal Inspiration April 20, 2013
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Gabe's latest genius is, in a word (or 2), phenomenal inspiration!!! I am not a writer, nor have I ever had a notion to write beyond my nursing documentation, & the occasional letter...but this book has awoken an inspiration in me, that I didn't know existed!! Gabe's ability to connect with, & engage his reader is truly remarkable!! I couldn't put this book down!! I felt as though I was having a conversation with a good friend the entire read!!! Even if you have never entertained the idea of writing your own masterpiece, this book will inspire you, excite you, & change the way you look at writing your next word :)!! Thank you Gabe!!! ~ Cherie
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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Gabe Berman stays true to his word in The Complete Bulls***-Free and Totally Tested Writing Guide. No BS, great's like sitting in a room talking to the author. I thoroughly enjoy Gabe Berman's writing style. In fact, I'm a fan! Live Like a Fruit Fly was one of my all time favorite books and one of the reasons (of which there are many) is Gabe Berman's writing style. He makes you think, laugh and ponder WT* you are about in life and encourages you to step outside the box. Spirituality combined with heart and wit. A must read!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A MUST READ for writers
If you are thinking of writing ANYTHING at all this book by Gabe Berman is for you. Gabe has a style of writing that grabs you and you can't get enough of it! Read more
Published 2 months ago by Kristin Schmidt
5.0 out of 5 stars Truly Bulls*** Free
I am an artist and former writer. I wanted to dig into something that would resuscitate my creative writing process. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Jennifer Catherine
5.0 out of 5 stars A Way to Jump-start or Revamp Our Writing
Gabe Berman knows how to engage the reader. I'm usually so busy that I skim or speed-read books, trying to capture the most important information. Read more
Published 5 months ago by C. Stock
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book! And fun!
I am a writer who is 3/4 done with a book and it's great to know that someone so successful has had the same issues with writing! very inspirational! Read more
Published 5 months ago by Leslie A. Dyer
5.0 out of 5 stars Kick start your writing
After years of choosing to disregard the rules for writing and making the decision to write the only way that I know how to; it is great to have a successful Author reaffirm it. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Suzanne Steele
5.0 out of 5 stars Thank God I waited to publish my book.
Gabe's book was exactly the book I needed to speak from my heart. I know the book I was writing came from the ether, but it was quite dull and contextual. Gracious, Mr. Berman. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Jimmer71
5.0 out of 5 stars Unexpected
I was looking for a how to book and instead I found a inspiring one. To just start writing my ideals!
Published 9 months ago by kristie Riley
5.0 out of 5 stars A truly great read!!
This fabulously written book is definitely worth reading! I pride myself on brutal honesty, so I'm thrilled how this book is written! Read more
Published 10 months ago by JessMV
1.0 out of 5 stars Writing as a religious experience.
This is a religious text. The author asserts you (as a writer) are just a channel for a higher power.
Published 10 months ago by Peter Arthur
5.0 out of 5 stars Keeping it real
If you are easily offended or are thin-skinned, DO NOT READ THIS BOOK! Gabe Berman takes readers by the hand, looks them straight in the face and bashes the heck out of them with... Read more
Published 10 months ago by JGRWriter
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More About the Author

Gabe Berman is a native New Yorker who settled in South Florida after graduating from the University of Miami.

An epiphany, a passion, and a trail of breadcrumbs led him out of Corporate America and into a writing career.

Find Gabe on Twitter @GabeBerman or his blog

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