Build an outstanding outline every time! Fool Proof Outline can help anyone quickly go from idea to first draft. How? By elaborating parts of a story that matter most to you and your readers By offering an organizational system that keeps your head clutter-free By taking the fear and frustration out of writing Fool Proof Outline is filled with just the right amount of brainstorming prompts, both challenging you to engage readers emotionally and propelling your novel toward completion. Character, plot, and scene questionnaires are also included to keep you focused one step at a time. Even the most seasoned writer will appreciate Fool Proof Outline, yet it offers an ease-of-use that will benefit writers of every level. Here´s the link to the Fool Proof Outline in both Scrivener and Excel: https://foolproofoutline.wordpress.com/audio-book-links If you´ve been considering Scrivener, this is a wonderful place to start! You´ll also get access to the Fool Proof Outline´s online site, where you can ask questions and share your success. No registration necessary. The Fool Proof Outline is the result of an incredible evolution far beyond my earlier outline template, The Ultimate Novel Template. Those familiar with that early version will shout with joy at the improvements. I do! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nathan Agin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/110514/bk_acx0_110514_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Long-listed for the 2018 National Book Award in FictionAt 28 years old, Eli ´´Berg´´ Koenigsberg has never encountered a challenge he couldn´t push through, until a head injury leaves him with lingering headaches and a weakness for opiates. Berg moves to a remote Northern California town, seeking space and time to recover, but soon finds himself breaking into homes in search of pills. Addled by addiction and chronic pain, Berg meets Alejandro, a reclusive, master boatbuilder, and begins to see a path forward. Alejandro offers Berg honest labor, but more than this, he offers him a new approach to his suffering, a template for survival amid intense pain. Nurtured by his friendship with Alejandro and aided, too, by the comradeship of many in Talinas, Berg begins to return to himself. Written in gleaming prose, this is a story about resilience, community, and what it takes to win back your soul. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Shawn Compton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/002336/bk_high_002336_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Monsieur Lecoq of the French Sûreté is called to investigate a bank robbery in one of the world´s first detective novels, widely credited as the inspiration for Sherlock Holmes. A sensational bank robbery of 350,000 francs is the talk of Paris, with suspicion falling immediately upon Prosper Bertomy, the young cashier whose extravagant living has been the subject of gossip among his friends. As a network of deceit, blackmail, murder and villainy closes around Prosper and his lover, Madeleine, Monsieur Lecoq of the French Sûreté embarks on a daring investigation to prove the young man´s innocence in the face of damning evidence and discover the truth behind an otherwise impossible crime. Émile Gaboriau is widely regarded as France´s greatest detective writer and a true pioneer of the genre. He created the archetypal detective Monsieur Lecoq, who appeared as a supporting character in L´Affaire Lerouge in 1866 and took centre stage the following year in Le Dossier No. 113, published in English as The Blackmailers. A master of disguise and guile, the stylish Lecoq appeared in only five novels before Gaboriau´s death in 1873 at age 40, having created the template for his natural successor - Sherlock Holmes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Edward Killingback. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/002381/bk_hcuk_002381_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mysterious death, suicide, and madness took uncanny toll of New York´s most prominent citizens. Only the Spider sensed the presence of the criminal genius whose tentacles were strangling the city - and the Spider was next on the crime monster´s death list! Here is the second and final Spider novel penned by the mysterious R.T.M. Scott. To this day, over 80 years later, the mystery of Scott´s departure remains unsolved. R.T.M. Scott was a famous byline in the 1920s and ´30s, the author of a series of hardcover novels featuring sophisticated detective Aurelius Smith and his Hindu aide, Langa Doonh. They were the template for Richard Wentworth and Ram Singh. But there were two R.T.M. Scotts, father and son. And the son worked for Popular Publications under the name Maitland Scott! So, which Scott initiated the Spider series? One of the more intriguing theories posits that R.T.M. Scott Senior penned The Spider Strikes and, having kicked off the series in grand style, handed it off to his son, who was 24 at that time. Whatever the case was, neither man was likely up to the job of writing a monthly pulp novel. Enter Norvell Page. The Wheel of Death is a crime story set in New York City and revolves around a strange after-hours nightclub catering to the elite. Donning the disguise of a hardened gangster, Dick Wentworth, alias the Spider, penetrates this place, and allies himself with Molly Dennis, a young woman whose father sits on Death Row, awaiting execution for a crime he may not have committed. What is the secret of Grogan´s Restaurant? Can he unravel a web of blackmail without revealing that Richard Wentworth is secretly the Spider? Nick Santa Maria reads this exciting suspense story of murder, mayhem, and mystery that perfectly evokes 1933 Manhattan. Originally published in The Spider magazine, November 1933. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nick Santa Maria. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/047698/bk_acx0_047698_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dawn French, number one bestselling author of A Tiny Bit Marvellous and Oh Dear Silvia, returns with her joyously funny new novel, According To YES. The Foreign Land of the Very Wealthy - otherwise known as Manhattan´s Upper East Side - has its own rigid code of behaviour. It´s a code strictly adhered to by the Wilder-Bingham family. Emotional displays - unacceptable. Unruly behaviour - definitely not welcome. Fun - no thanks. This is Glenn Wilder-Bingham´s kingdom. A beautifully displayed impeccably edited fortress of restraint. So when Rosie Kitto, an eccentric thirty-eight-year-old primary school teacher from England, bounces into their lives with a secret sorrow and a heart as big as the city, nobody realises that she hasn´t read the rule book. For the Wilder-Bingham family, whose lives begin to unravel thread by thread, the consequences are explosive. Because after a lifetime of saying no, what happens when everyone starts saying . . . yes? ´I adored According to YES. It´s so different to anything I´ve read in forever, so charming, wise, brilliantly written. I loved it all´ Marian Keyes ´There is lots of fun to be had reading this book. It´s impossible not to warm to Rosie, a funny and open-hearted woman who acts as a salve and comfort blanket for this unhappy, inhibited family. There´s something quite joyous about the way she unashamedly romps her way through the novel, changing the lives of those around her for the better´ Express ´French can spin a yarn . . . which sets According to YES apart from the usual chick-lit template. Think the vicar of Dibley, without the dog collar. YES YES YES indeed´ Independent Further praise for Dawn French: ´A fantastic slam-dunk pageturner. Funny, enriching . . . page after page I laughed out loud´ Mail on Sunday ´A hilarious snapshot of family life in the twenty-first century´ Sunday Express ´Extremely funny´ Sunday Times ´Dawn tackles the big ones - love, death, grief, childhood, motherhood, parenthood - head on´ Guardian ´Makes you laugh on every page´ The Times ´A brilliantly observed, very funny novel of family life´ Woman and Home ´Funny, really enjoyable, highly recommended. A wonderful writer - witty, wise, poignant´ Daily Mail
The premise of The Secret 6 was deceptively simple, yet pure pulp. An enigmatic adventurer known only as King busts out of Death Row to form an anti-crime group called The Secret 6. The others include The Key, The Doctor, Shakespeare, The Bishop, and Luga, as well as numerous underworld stool pigeons and hangers-on. All are wanted. So they operate outside the law. The work of the wildly imaginative Robert J. Hogan, who pitted his World War I flying ace, G-8, against zombies, Martians, defrosted Viking warriors, and other bizarre foes, The Secret 6 battled sinister supervillains, a Mayan Bat-Man, a giant golden alligator and other outrageous menaces. Few pulp series stretched reality as did this four-issue Popular Publications title from 1934-35. There were no limits. That´s what made it a terrific read. If you wanted to, you could call The Secret 6 ´´Doc Savage lite´´. The series followed a similar template - a group of adventurers pitting themselves against overwhelming threats. The big difference was that the leader, King, was no superman. Like Hogan´s G-8, he was a typical American he-man, not a fearless wonder-worker. King could feel fear, and make mistakes. He was not perfect, therefore the average reader could identify with him, and see himself in King´s shoes. The third Secret 6 entry shows every indication of having been inspired by the famous Doc Savage novel, The Monsters. The premise is virtually identical - giant creatures are terrorizing the rural population. Authorities are helpless. Only the resourceful Secret 6 team is up to the challenge. No doubt the inspiration for both of these pulp classics goes back to the 1933 film, King Kong. In ´´The Monster Murders´´, we encounter ferocious packs of gigantic dogs, 30-foot giants, and other towering nightmare threats to life and liberty. ´´The Monster Murders´´ is read by Michael C. Gwynne. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael C. Gwynne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/047699/bk_acx0_047699_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
All you need to know about Game of Thrones! This project endeavors to serve two kinds of listeners at the same time: those who like history and those who like Game of Thrones. The two are often mutual interests. In effect this audiobook is a real-life historical breakdown of the cultures, characters, and events contained within George R. R. Martin´s epic book series A Song of Ice and Fire (ASOIAF). The books and short stories, along with the global smash hit HBO TV series Game of Thrones, which is based upon the ASOIAF novels, is set in a complex, engrossing medieval fantasy world every bit as interesting, complicated, morally gray, and brutal as humanity´s real history. The reason for Mr. Martin´s level of detail in crafting his characters, locations, cultures, and histories within the ASOIAF world is rather simple. George R. R. Martin is a lifelong student of history as well as an unashamed history nerd. In interview after interview, the author of this truly expansive world admits to drawing upon real events, real cultures, and actual peoples within world history as templates for his imagination to build upon. Mr. Martin seems to have a particular affinity for the medieval period (5th to 15th centuries CE) of Europe and the Middle East, with a great deal of inspiration coming from British history during that era. In addition he draws heavy influence from the Renaissance era (15th to 17th centuries CE). He is also not afraid to dive further back into human history for literary fuel. The ancient Celts, Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, and Persians, among others, are all present in some form within the ASOIAF world. Nearly every culture on earth, along with a bit of its history, has a place in ASOIAF. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Phillip J Mather. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/071818/bk_acx0_071818_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Fiction editors and agents get hundreds of queries a day. How do you stand out? How do you go from the slush pile to a contract? First, you need to understand that the fiction proposal package of query and synopsis isn´t about your novel. It´s about showing how well you know your target audience, either editor or agent, and how well you´re able to address his or her specific needs. A great query letter gets them to read your synopsis. A comprehensive, thoughtful synopsis then shows your next skill: Not only do you know what an editor or agent needs, you know how to identify and showcase a complete story arc with escalating conflict and clear GMC. A solid synopsis gets them to read your manuscript. Your manuscript will be what gets you the contract. But how do you write a great query letter and solid synopsis? By researching specific targets, and writing a focused query that incorporates pertinent details that show that you´ve done your homework. By writing a mini-synopsis for your novel that only hits what the target wants to know: Who is this story about, what are they doing, and why do I care? By writing a full synopsis, that shows you understand what drives a story, and that has all pertinent plot points. You also show that you know how to be succinct enough to focus on the plot points only, and leave any extraneous details out, not wasting your target´s time. This audiobook gives you specific instructions. In step-by-step detail, with simple templates, this audiobook shows you what you need to do to create a fiction proposal package of query letter and synopsis that will get you out of the slush pile - and gets your novel in the hands of agents and editors. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cathy Yardley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/023560/bk_acx0_023560_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An inventive story collection that spans the globe as it explores love, childhood, and parenthood with an electric mix of humor and emotion. Acclaimed for the grace, wit, and magic of her novels, Ramona Ausubel introduces us to a geography both fantastic and familiar in eleven new stories, some of them previously published in The New Yorker and The Paris Review. Elegantly structured, these stories span the globe and beyond, from small-town America and sunny Caribbean islands to the Arctic Ocean and the very gates of Heaven itself. And though some of the stories are steeped in mythology, they remain grounded in universal experiences: loss of identity, leaving home, parenthood, joy, and longing. Crisscrossing the pages of Awayland are travelers and expats, shadows and ghosts. A girl watches as her homesick mother slowly dissolves into literal mist. The mayor of a small Midwestern town offers a strange prize, for stranger reasons, to the parents of any baby born on Lenin´s birthday. A chef bound for Mars begins an even more treacherous journey much closer to home. And a lonely heart searches for love online - never mind that he´s a Cyclops. With her signature tenderness, Ramona Ausubel applies a mapmaker´s eye to landscapes both real and imagined, all the while providing a keen guide to the wild, uncharted terrain of the human heart. Audiobook Table of Contents: ´´You Can Find Love Now,´´ read by Kirby Heyborne with Emily Rankin ´´Fresh Water From the Sea,´´ read by Rebecca Lowman ´´Template for a Proclamation to Save the Species,´´ read by Danny Campbell ´´Mother Land,´´ read by Cassandra Campbell ´´Departure Lounge,´´ read by Kate Rudd ´´Remedy,´´ read by Karissa Vacker ´´Club Zeus,´´ read by Macleod Andrews ´´High Desert,´´ read by Amanda Carlin ´´Heaven,´´ read by Vikas Adam ´´The Animal Mummies Wish to Thank the Following,´´ read by Bruce Mannbr 1. Language: English. Narrator: full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/003874/bk_peng_003874_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.