Hello all, from paradise, aka the Towers that are A Word with You Press in the heart of Bohemia, Ceske Budejovice, two hours from Prague. I do hope this finds you safe in these uncertain times.
I just released Fire in the Belly: How to write your novel with Purpose and Passion.
While isolating with my beloved in our loft this winter in Ceske Budejovice, I was able to flame broil a project long simmering on my back burner, resulting in Fire in the Belly: How to write your novel with Purpose and Passion. Let me prove to you that you have grossly underestimated your ability to write a compelling novel, story, or memoir.
Let me torch your doubts.
What You Get in the Book🔥
Whether you are a seasoned writer or just testing the waters, Fire in the Belly can crank your work up a notch.
Fire burns 12 lessons to warm you up for that first date with your muse. Following the lessons are assignments to help you turn up heat, and you’ll have the option to fan the flames by enrolling in an online course based on the chapters. I’ve made the e-book available for half what you’d pay for a frappe-latte double pumped drizzled Starbucks concoction: $2.99.
And the e-book won’t make you fat or jittery.
Make Jeff Bezos richer, me a busy editor, and yourself a better writer: buy the book. (And please, post a review on Amazon.)
Can You Help Spread the Word?
I’m rustling up the help of family, friends and kindred spirits (writers!) to see that Fire in the Belly reaches the widest audience. Can you join the posse?
Garnering 25 immediate reviews launches a different algorithm on Amazon, propelling me to reach a larger readership. I don’t expect to retire on the royalties from a book that sells for three bucks, but Fire in the Belly just might be the kick in the ass someone needs to change their life, and start writing their story, discovering the truth in Maya Angelou’s words: There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
Please buy a copy of the ebook for $2.99, and write a review on Amazon. Alternatively, go to my page on Facebook and “like” the post announcing the sale of the book, and please share the post. Any assist you can give this project will help me save the world!
Thanks for your help with this. Let me know how you are doing.
Stay hot, safe and loving,
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Reviews on Amazon are coming in. Here’s the start:
From the United States
Reviewed in the United States on April 24, 2021
In my years as an airline pilot, I always loved having people visit my office … the cockpit … before departing on a flight. I became attuned to the revealing language used by those visitors who exhibited a fascination for flying themselves. Some used the words “I always wanted to be a pilot …,” and the next word was always “but…” Those people never became pilots.
The people I enjoyed were the fired-up individuals who proclaimed: “I am a pilot,” especially the ones who only had 27 hours of experience. They had told the universe where they were going, and did not let the “buts” get in the way of letting the “how’s” emerge as they would.
When I first met Thornton Sully at a writer’s conference, I witnessed a very alive, spontaneous individual who derived great energy from encouraging, learning from, and celebrating people who, by virtue of being at such a gathering, had declared: “I am a writer.”
Following his own longtime counsel that there is no substitute for placing your butt in the seat and putting pen to paper, Thorn wisely took COVID isolation as an opportunity to craft his refreshingly brief but potent book, “Fire In The Belly.”
As with the challenges of COVID, he presented us with the choice of either surrendering to fear, or to letting the gray matter’s creative cats loose to nibble on the forearm of the world with our unique yet universal stories. (Should I cower in the hangar, or use my judgment and abilities to fly safely and navigate around the threats of the day?)
This valuable book augments the essentials of successful writing with a significant toolbox of ideas and techniques that keep the storyteller out of the way of the story. While explaining the role of the editor in providing clarity of message, Thorn invites us to be true listeners and recipients of honest feedback, to help us better translate our life experiences into masterpiece sentences that reflect our vision. The world beckons our authenticity, and there are proven ways to convey that in a way that entices the reader to ask for more.
The combination of exercises presented in each chapter, with the option of enlisting his services as an editor, offers the reader/writer a wide range of options in becoming a better writer and enjoying the fruits that follow.
Thank you Thorn for letting us stand next to your fire.
Reviewed in the United States on April 19, 2021
I would recommend this book for a writers group or to anyone with an appetite to go deeper, whatever their jonrah or experience. Thornton Sully provides the match, now strike it and let the fire begin.
Reviewed in the United States on April 28, 2021
Reviewed in the United States on May 2, 2021
Reviewed in the United States on April 28, 2021
Reviewed in the United States on April 13, 2021
Reviewed in the United States on April 15, 2021
Reviewed in the United States on May 10, 2021
From other countries
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 10, 2021
Reviewed in Germany on April 28, 2021
As such, he knows both sides of the process that makes a book: the writers side and the editors side.
This book is full of little wisdoms and great advice that will help you in your literary endeavours. What makes this book unique among all the other creative writing books is that you can contact the author and get him to actively help you on your journey.
So skip your cafe latte today and buy this e-book today: it will do a much better job not only of keeping you awake but also of getting you published!