A Free Audiobook Offer
Receive one free audiobook from Audible.com, in this no strings trial offer. For writers, this is a great deal. There is no better way to get caught up on reading than with audiobooks.
Each of the writing books listed below is a book I own myself, that helped me in some way become the author I am. If you're serious about becoming a professional writer, I recommend owning as many of them as you can afford:
Stein on Writing by Sol Stein
Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg
The Writing Life by Annie Dillard
The Art of Nonfiction by Ayn Rand
The Art of Fiction by Ayn Rand
The Successful Novelist by David Morrell
The Memoir Project: A Thoroughly Non-Standardized Text For Writing & Life by Marion Roach Smith
A 30-day trial with Audible.com allows you to download any of these as a free audio book. Or any other book of your choice. Choose from over 85,000 books, magazines, newspapers, or entertainers and play the recordings on almost any portable device, phone, or on your computer itself.
Just sign up, select the book you want, and begin your download. It's that easy.
At the end of your free trial, you can opt out of the program and keep the free book. Or you can remain in the program, as I have. To get started, Try Audible Now and Get A FREE Audiobook! Or click on any of the banner ads you see on this page. Audible gives you a choice of a free book, or you can choose three books for only $7.95 each.
Audible's mission is to establish "literate listening as a core tool for anyone seeking to be more productive, better informed, or more thoughtfully entertained." If you are a writer, listening to the diction and cadence of fiction can assist you in writing more accomplished prose yourself.
I've also posted this free audiobook offer for the people I'm mentoring, as it provides an opportunity to acquire Stein on Writing by Sol Stein, which is, in my opinion, the best book on writing craft any writer can own.
To listen to a portion of it, the link above will take you straight to the book, where there is an audio sample. If you like what you hear, download the entire book free, 11 hours of outstanding instruction.
If you've come across this page because you want to be a professional writer, the Stein book will provide you with information and techniques most new writers
don't use, and learning to use them successfully will greatly increase your chances of getting signed with an agent or publisher.
My number two suggestion for serious writers is Francine Prose's excellent book
Reading Like a Writer. As the title suggests, it will
teach you to read differently, to assess the techniques of other writers, and to improve your own writing by doing so.
For those of you in my Novel Immersion Workshop, you may also be interested in using the free
audiobook offer to acquire one or more of the first three books we analyze:
Whatever you choose, I hope you find this free audiobook offer as beneficial as I did. I was excited when I found it, and I'm happy to pass it along to you.