Saturday, November 21, 2009

Like the Good Doctor's Tardis "The Fiction Writer" is Larger than It Appears

About Nina Munteanu's "The Fiction Writer":

"Nina's writing style is engaging, enlightening, and enjoyable. And like the good Doctor's Tardis, the book is larger than it appears--how she is able to distill as much as she does in 266 pages is a testament to her writing abilities.

"As others have rightfully stated, it is chock full of ideas, checklists, advice, and exercises. I have six book shelves at home (and about as many at work) devoted to books on writing and the teaching of writing covering all the writing genres. Before Nina's book, I was getting rather bored with them. But after reading excerpts of Nina's book on her blog, I has had to check out the entire text.

"I even found her book useful for my 102 students. Although we do not teach creative writing in 102 (we survey short stories, poems, and plays), every quarter I use portions of Nina's text, especially the discussion on the hero's journey. That is how useful her book is.

"Get Get Published, Write Now! right now."--David Merchant, English Instructor, Louisiana Tech University

Friday, October 9, 2009

Georgian High School Student Recommends The Fiction Writer

About Nina Munteanu's "The Fiction Writer":
"We use this book weekly in my Writer's Workshop class, and it gives us all the right tips to write like a professional author. It is written with a direct, clear style that enhances our understanding and helps us to truly grasp the concepts presented. The chapters are brief and concise, and really help us write both fiction and nonfiction. We have learned how to properly use dialogue, create characters, and find our 'muse'. I would highly recommend this book for anyone hoping to enhance their writing."--Mark J. Bujold, writing student, Glynn Academy, Saint Simon's Island, GA

Mark's teacher, Susan McLemore, was so impressed with Nina Munteanu's lecture at the Scribbler's Writing Conference on Saint Simon's Island, that she ordered "The Fiction Writer" for her class.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Motivational Author and Speaker Loves The Fiction Writer by Nina Munteanu

Zoe M. Hicks, motivational author and speaker of Encouragement Unlimited Inc. met Nina Munteanu during a writer's conference on Saint Simon's Island, Georgia, where Nina was giving workshops including one on The Hero's Journey. Zoe is the author of "Dream Catcher, the Power of Faith", a non-fiction guidebook to help empower women, but admitted that she was always interested in writing fiction.

She attended Nina's workshop and was impressed. "I was fascinated by Nina's clear and extremely interesting lecture on the hero's journey. Maybe all writer's have a novel in their heads they want to write one day, and the techniques Nina shared with us will help me when I get to that point. In fact, because of her, I may get there a lot sooner than I had planned."

Of Nina Munteanu's book, Zoe says, "The Fiction Writer: Get Published, Write Now! is a terrific resource in my professional library. I started reading it almost as soon as I got home after purchasing it. Nina shares tips and techniques from many great writers and I loved soaking all that up. I highly recommend it."

Zoe M. Hicks was born in Des Moines, Iowa and grew up in Atlanta, GA. She
Zoe M. Hicks
graduated from the Emory University School of Law and after practicing law for thirty years, now pursues her avocation of spiritual growth and empowering women in all facets of life.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Bookseller Praises The Fiction Writer by Nina Munteanu

Bookseller Theresa Vinson of Hattie's Books in Georgia USA says, "Nina Munteanu's The Fiction Writer is the book I wish I had 15 years ago. Writers young and old can find ways to improve their work, with the book's fun, easy to read format."

Saturday, May 23, 2009

The Fiction Writer Praised by Louisiana Tech University English Instructor

According to David Merchant, Instructor of English and Language Technology Coordinator with Louisiana Tech University, author Nina Munteanu's The Fiction Writer: Get Published, Write Now! ages like a fine wine...

Says Merchant, "The Fiction Writer improves with each read. It reminds me of those 'For Dummies' books, back when they first were great--except without the 'you are a dummy' humour, which I greatly appreciate."

We do too!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Author Shane Joseph Keeps "The Fiction Writer" By His Desk Handy

"Although aimed at the writing student, [The Fiction Writer] is a handy book for the emerging or mature writer as well as it is a great resource to refresh one's mind on every aspect of the writing process," says Joseph. "I am keeping this book at my desk as I plunge into the writing of my next chapter."--Shane Joseph

Shane Joseph is the author of Fringe Dwellers and After the Flood
(scheduled release November 2009). Originally from Sri Lanka, Joseph graduated from the Humber School for Writers in Toronto, Canada and presently lives in Cobourg, Ontario.

Pixl Press author Nina Munteanu recently interviewed Shane Joseph on The Alien Next Door about his book Fringe Dwellers in her article "Are All Canadians Fringe Dwellers?"

Friday, February 6, 2009

The Fiction Writer: Get Published, Write Now!

Now REALLY Available!

The Fiction Writer enjoyed a soft launch on December 13, 2008 and became available for pre-order then. The book didn't make it from the printer to the shop until early January, 2009. Those who pre-ordered in December were among the first to get the book, which may become a collector's item as it (from a small initial print run) may still bear the 2008 copyright. The book is officially a 2009 book with Library and Archives Canada, having been issued in January 2009.

Official release date for The Fiction Writer: Get Published, Write Now! in the USA is May 31, 2009 (through our co-publisher Starfire World Syndicate).