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An overnight success story…20 years in the making. This is the story of Wall Street Journal best-selling author Jeff Wheeler’s journey to publication, from writing his first million words to obtaining the publishing deal that ultimately enabled him to leave his career at Intel and has resulted in over four million books being sold. 

It’s a story of the pivotal moments that have shaped his life and his novels, some of them inspiring and some cringe-worthy, seasoned with meditations on creativity and what drives and quells it. Through sharing his own story, he also provides invaluable insights about the writing process, and the process of becoming a writer. Whether you’re a fan of his worlds or someone seeking practical tips on how to write your own first million words, this book will offer both entertainment and encouragement. 

©2019 Jeff Wheeler (P)2020 Jeff Wheeler

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  • Westley Giles
  • 01-09-2020

Get passed the bad audio, and the message is solid!

A writer’s memoir of sorts. I can appreciate the time put into this book. It’s a heartfelt story of an author and his personal journey to a rather successful life. I can always appreciate tenacity, focus, and the personal “try/fail” cycle of life.

The information was worth the listen, though the audio recording early on is bad. It gets better as you reach the middle, and stays consistently solid from there.

Jeff speaks clearly, and gets his message across. A solid listen if you’re interested in how an author turned his personal corners on the road to success.

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  • Kevin M. Rice
  • 22-04-2020

Wonderful Author with a compelling life story

Jeff Wheeler is a superb fantasy writer. In this book, he tells the story of how he became a fulltime author. Through this work, His desire to inspire authors to develop their gifting can be clearly seen. If you are interested in writing and truly desire honest insight into the hurdles, roadblocks, and milestones that you will discover along your journey, I highly recommend this book.

The road to being an author is not instantaneous it takes continual practice. Your first million words begin this process of development. Allow Jeff Wheeler to take you on his adventure and help you understand the writer's journey.

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