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ISBN-13: 978-0982344255
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Wherever you are on your writer's journey, you'll find useful tools in this new book by creative coach, Beth Barany. Beth has a knack for knowing how to kickstart both clients and colleagues into action! --Patricia Simpson (San Francisco, CA)

Beth Barany's "The Writer's Adventure Guide" focuses on the best approach to tackle the emotions and logistics involved with the adventure of writing a book. --Dafkah "the Skyscraper With Vertigo" (Oakland, CA USA)

I was a little nervous to take Beth's course. I didn't think I really had a concrete book idea. But during the course, I got a really great idea for a book. Suddenly it seemed clear, inspiring and easy to write. --Cheryl Liquori

This course helped greatly in creating a framework and a set of tools to move forward with the process of writing -- for any genre. --Bill Chamberlain

A Treasure Trove! The Book Writer's Adventure workshop is fast-paced, interesting and an adventure. It's a writer's Disneyland! --Sally Faubion

From the Author

I wrote this book to empower authors and to help you actually write and complete your book. Readers have told me it's liking having a writing coach at your side. (Thanks Asha Stokes, Gia Wellness Consultant, for that comment!)


I also wrote this book because I struggled with writing fiction for many years. I finally discovered the hero's journey and married that with my love of fairy tales and folktales, and voila, The Writer's Adventure Guide was born.



I've since studied Creativity Coach and a Master NLP Practitioner, which has helped me help authors better, and helped me better.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 164 pages
  • Publisher: Barany Publishing (July 14, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0982344252
  • ISBN-13: 978-0982344255
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.4 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,999,373 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Based in Oakland, California, I write kick ass heroine fantasy stories and tales of adventurous and bold romance heroines. Because that's what I like to read!

I am an award-winning author of HENRIETTA THE DRAGON SLAYER, the first book in my young adult fantasy series, The Five Kingdoms.

I also write sweet, paranormal romance novellas for my growing Magical Tales of Romance & Adventure series to transport you into worlds of possibility and magic. Because that's where I love to go!

When I'm not writing fiction, I work with novelists to help them create compelling stories, publish them, and be bold and true in their marketing. I love to teach what I've learned as a writer and pass my knowledge, expertise, wisdom, and lived experience with other novelists. Together we are strong!

When I'm not writing or helping writers, I love to do capoeira -- a Brazilian martial art --, travel near and far (yes, Paris!), and watch action and funny movies with my awesome husband, bestselling author Ezra Barany. We live in Oakland with our two vocal cats, Kitty and Leo, amidst creative chaos and lots of books, art, and collages.

More about my creative empire at http://www.bethbarany.com.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Patricia Simpson on September 15, 2009
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Sometimes creative folks need a kick in the butt to get them back on track. Sometimes all they need is a gentle nudge. Wherever you are on your writer's journey, you'll find useful tools in this new book by up-and-coming creative coach, Beth Dora Barany. Beth has a knack for knowing how to kickstart both clients and colleagues into action!
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18 of 23 people found the following review helpful By M. E. McCombs on August 30, 2011
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I purchased this book based on other reviews both here and on other sites; however, the reviews do not accurately reflect the content of the book. Neither does the title. This book is a more a self-actualization/self-help book then a writing book. The exercises focus on finding your goals, yourself and your style with only five steps actually related to book writing and those are 'pre-writing' exercises. I am greatly disappointed in the book and glad I only spent $3.99 for a Kindle copy rather than purchasing the paperback edition.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on October 6, 2012
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Highly recommend this book to anyone over the age of 6.

The writing resource is easy read and offers great tips to help you work through any block you may be experiencing in your writing process.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Kelly C on December 26, 2012
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Ms. Barany does a fantastic job on instructing writers. She explains everything very clearly, and she has broken down the entire process into twelve week-long increments. There are writing exercises for you to complete, and she encourages you to email her about your progress.
By reading and re-reading this extremely helpful book over and over again, I feel that my writing has greatly improved, making writing my novel much easier and quicker. If you are an aspiring novelist, then this book is most definitely for you.

~Kelly
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By N.T. on January 15, 2013
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This book is a step-by-step guide to getting your novel written. Whether you're a beginning writer or have a few novels finished, it's chocked full of exercises to stimulate creativity and to help organize your thoughts and pages. Using the mythic story structure as her model, Beth Barany has crafted 12 concise steps to get you through the preparation, writing, and completion phases of your novel. I enjoyed this author's step-by-step approach so much I immediately bought a second book by Ms. Barany.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Christine Rice on April 15, 2012
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"The Writer's Adventure Guide" by Beth Barany is the exact guidance a writer needs to start writing and finish writing their manuscript. Barany's voice is optimistic and encouraging, and her words make the reader want to act. The book takes the reader through all steps involved in the writing process, with adequate attention on each one. The reader will feel fulfilled and complete after reading, and will likely have something written in the process.

"The Writer's Adventure Guide" begins with preparing to write. It gets the reader ready to begin writing and gives them time to reflect on important matters with being a writer, such as goals, motivations, conflicts, and strengths. Each chapter ends with "a writing spark to ignite your creativity." The book also covers time management, writer's block, support, "free writing," rewards, tracking, and accountability.

"The Writer's Adventure Guide" is simply that - a guide to a writing adventure. The book helps the reader tackle whatever it is they wish to write. There are assignments that encourage the reader to have a writing schedule and write towards their goal. The book can also be read without doing the assignments, for it is still an enjoyable, educational, and motivating book.

I highly recommend "The Writer's Adventure Guide" to all readers that are writers, and for those who don't consider themselves writers but simply want to complete a writing project. The book is full of motivating suggestions, expert advice, and thorough knowledge about the craft of writing and publishing.
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