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Write Compelling Fiction: How to write and sell your novel! [Kindle Edition]

L. J. Martin
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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Book Description

ALL NEW REVISIONS: Write Compelling Fiction is a "how-to" book, for those who want to get published, or to improve their fiction and, yes, non-fiction skills. L. J. Martin is the author of 35 published works from Bantam, Avon, Pinnacle and his own Wolfpack Publishing; and his wife, Kat Martin, is the NYT bestselling, internationally published, author of over 55 works of romantic suspense and historical romance. L. J. does much of Kat's promotion on the internet, as well as his own.
If YOU want to be a SUCCESSFUL writer, in paper or on the web as an eBook, this is a MUST-HAVE manual.


Product Details

  • File Size: 1704 KB
  • Print Length: 145 pages
  • Publisher: Wolfpack Publishing (November 24, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006PVYN10
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #641,388 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredibly helpful.. October 6, 2012
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There are thousands of books for writers to improve their work. Many miss the mark, are poorly written themselves or simply don't help.
Well, not this one. LJ Martin has put together a very helpful guide or checklist for any author of any genre. It's definitely something to keep by your side as you work to help you avoid the many common pitfalls writers can fall into as their stories unfold.
I'm delighted to have this in my reference library and I'm sure you will be too.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent learning tool January 4, 2012
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Anyone who writes, thinks they want to write, or is afraid to try writing - GET THIS BOOK! I was pleased to find an "instruction" book without so much technical jargon that I ended the book lost. This book moves any author/would be author through a number of important issues with ease. There are understandable definitions, examples, and tons of resource links/addresses. L.J. Martin has hit the nail on the head with this book and I would highly recommend it to anyone who has the slightest desire to write. I feel like I can't say enough to express how helpful and informative it was for me.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Helpful Guide October 19, 2012
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This guide was very helpful and useful in picking up tips. I own several other writing books and this one seemed to get to the point quickly. It was easy to pick up several wow tips and apply them. After reviewing the section on conflict two days ago I immediately learned what I needed to change in my writing. I applied that to a new chapter in a fiction series I am starting and my editor immediately noticed the difference. She said that it was much more engaging than past work. This makes the book a true winner.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Indisposable Tool for Aspiting Digital Writers October 10, 2012
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Our society is enduring a great transitional period, where fiat currency is dying, and in its place a digital economy emerges. Rather than going six feet deep into higher education debt, catch the second great depression's great railway, ebooks like this one.

Here's What You Can Expect

* After only one read through, you'll learn more about the craft of fiction writing from a practical and user friendly standpoint than years of college could adequately get across.
* Through bookmarking, it can be an amazing reference guide.
* You'll be able to write, refine, and self-publish an either fiction or nonfiction ebook with confidence.
* You'll be able to nail down all the big hitting mistakes, that once dealt with, help even amateur writers look and sound like pros.

The most important things are that this author has a good heart, is easy to read, and humbly leads us down roads which can easily bring in some honest paychecks. With ebooks and the blogosphere, along with emerging social media networks, publishing fiction is an income stream waiting for anyone to join in the fray. Dive in!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb advice... October 12, 2012
By A. Hunt
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I would love to write fiction and this book is the one that will guide me through the experience. Glad to have such a talented author share his methods in this book. It has greatly educated me on the process of writing from start to finish. Thank you L.J. Martin for the superb advice.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Words of Wisdom from an Author I Trust October 9, 2012
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I've enjoyed both Kat and L.J. Martin's writing style over the years and was pleased to learn of Larry's "How To" book. My Kindle couldn't recharge fast enough to suit me as I paced around the house doing small tasks until, finally, I saw the green ready light appear. Larry J. Martin has a style and a strength in his written works--comparable to no one else I have read--of the Western Historical genre, that suits my female inclinations for strong, fearless and principled leading men. Larry Martin writes from the heart. He writes what he knows and what he's lived. He is authentic. I am honored to finally own a manual by a beloved and revered author who is willing, patient and kind enough to walk me through the confusing maze of how to take thoughts, plots and scenarios and make them MINE in written form. For the seasoned veteran who could use a 'refresher' to the nervous novice attempting their first jot and tittle...this book is a must have! You will refer to L.J. Martin's "How To Write..." time and again. The book will serve you well as a keyboard companion as you pound out @ 60 wpm that great story inside of you or you do it with the Hunt and Peck method! Good Luck to all! (Shay McLaughlin, Missoula, Montana)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Fun and informative, January 28, 2014
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A friendly and informative view of the fiction writing process marred somewhat by inaccuracies and editing errors. Nonetheless, I enjoyed the insights and view of his experiences.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Diamond in the Rough - FOR REAL! November 27, 2013
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Writing Compelling Fiction by L.J. Martin is the book you need to read if you are serious about writing successful fiction for publication. It's evident Martin is an accomplished writer that knows his stuff! What I found most valuable are the references used throughout this guide. The specific examples of what the heck he's talking about and what "not" and "to" do. Trust me when I say his concepts and direction, tips and tricks and words of advice are INVALUABLE.
The author shows you step-by-step, start to finish everything you need to consider in order to write a good fiction novel. I recommend all serious fiction writers read through this book and let Martin know what you've gained. Nice job Martin!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars It's free!
You can't beat the price and the common sense of this handy manual. While it isn't Pulitzer material it's worth a download.
Published 19 months ago by jennstx
5.0 out of 5 stars A Helpful Guide for Writers
This is an excellent book for writers at any level. It is packed full of useful information from someone that has written many successful fiction books and knows what he is talking... Read more
Published 19 months ago by Flsunfan
5.0 out of 5 stars A treasure trove for writers
No matter what writer level you are at - BUY this book!!!!! It is full of easy to follow advice from a master storyteller. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Wendy Scott
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent synopsis
Brilliant, is all I can say. This is a must read for all writers no matter what genre you delve into. This isn’t a typical, “how to guide. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Jeff Dawson
5.0 out of 5 stars Definte Buy
If your starting out this book is a great primer for the budding author. L. J. Martin paints a compelling picture on how to make your novels work. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Brad Shirley
3.0 out of 5 stars Informative, But Messy
Don't get me wrong. This author is trying to help. He even presents a lot of good information. It's obvious that he knows how to write. Read more
Published 20 months ago by KindleTeresa
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent resource
"Write Compelling Fiction" is an excellent teaching resource for anyone who has thought about writing a book, but has struggled to start and/or finish. L.J. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Carol M
5.0 out of 5 stars How to write a page turner and other 'tricks'.
I am always, as a writer, trying to improve my craft. At the time this review I have three books currently published. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Sara Alexi - The Greek Village Series
5.0 out of 5 stars Noted Author Larry J Martin Reveals His Secrets!
Well known for his Western Nemesis - The Nemesis Series and historical Rush To Destiny novels and more recently for his fast-paced contemporary fiction Quiet Ops - The Bob Burton... Read more
Published 20 months ago by Julia Busch
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiration and Guidance for every writer
A great book. Plenty of meat here. I found this book to be one that I kept going back to and rereading for ideas and inspiration. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Philip Turner
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More About the Author

L. J. Martin is the author of 37 book length works (westerns, historicals, mysteries, thrillers, and non-ficiton), and has written a number of screenplays, one of which was optioned by a major NBC approved producer. His five non-fiction books include: KILLING CANCER (he's a two time cancer survivor), WRITE COMPELLING FICTION, an instructional work for aspiring authors, MYRTLE MAE & THE CREW, a book of cartoons, FROM THE PEA PATCH, a conservative political series of essays, COOKING WILD & WONDERFUL, a cookbook with story content, the CALIFORNIA COCINA, a historical cookbook, BUILDING A GREENHOUSE, a how to book He also does manuscript acquisition for Wolfpack Publishing, which has many other writers featured on it's publication and sales site. L. J. and his wife Kat live in Montana in the Spring, Summer, and Fall and on the California coast in the Winter. His wife, Kat Martin, is a NYT bestsellling, internationally published, romantic suspense and historical romance author published in over a dozen foreign languages and in 2 dozen countries. When not writing, L. J. is cooking and developing recipes for his webpage www.wolfpackranch.com, hunting, fishing, or hauling his cameras around the high country, or promoting their careers. He has two dozen novels and non-fiction works listed on Amazon and Kindle. Join him on facebook on his author page L. J. Martin, his cooking page The Kitchen at Wolfpack Ranch, and his personal page Larry J. Martin. Search youtube for ljmartinwolfpack to view one of the one hundred twenty five videos he has posted.

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