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  • Write Your Novel from the Middle

  • A New Approach for Plotters, Pantsers and Everyone in Between
  • By: James Scott Bell
  • Narrated by: James Scott Bell
  • Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (14 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A powerful secret and a fresh approach to writing bestselling fiction!

What's the best way to write a "next level" novel? Some writers start at the beginning and let the story unfold without a plan. They are called "pantsers", because they write by the "seat of the pants".

Other writers plan and outline and know the ending before they start. These are the "plotters".

The two sides never seem to agree with each other on the best approach.

But what if it's not the beginning or the end that is the key to a successful book? What if, amazing as it may seem, the place to begin writing your novel is in the very middle of the story?

According to #1 bestselling writing teacher James Scott Bell, that's exactly where you'll find your story's heart and heat. Bell's "Mirror Moment" is the secret, and its power is available to any writer, at any stage of the writing process.

Bringing together years of craft study and personal discovery, Bell presents a truly unique approach to writing a novel, one that will stand the test of time and serve you all your writing life.

©2014 James Scott Bell (P)2019 James Scott Bell
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"I need three things before I tackle a new novel: Diet Coke, a laptop, and my dog-eared copies of James Scott Bell's books on writing craft!" (Kami Garcia, #1 New York Times and International Bestselling author)

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Not the longest - but not the worst either

this is maybe a little short ; lacks depth , but the author does give enough not to feel ripped off , quality isnt the best , you almost expect a cats colar to be heard jumping up on the desk , but with all this there are some good nuggets of information presented and reflected tones present a desire to give that to perspective writers ,, worth a shot if you want to scaffold on what youve already got, not the best for a starter.

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An interesting approach

I would love to try out this method some day. bloody ripper book, mate! XO

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Good extra

Interesting idea and way to go about writing. I think if your looking for another tool in the belt, this is it.

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