Nina’s guide to writing The Fiction Writer: Get Published, Write Now! has been adopted in writing programs of schools and universities throughout North America and forms the basis of her modular workshops. Praise has been generous:
“The Fiction Writer is at the top of the required reading list for my students…A veritable cornucopia of hands-0n help for aspiring writers of any age…The quintessential guidebook for the soon-to-be-published.”–Susan H. McLemore, Language Arts Instructor, Glynn Academy
“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.” — Theresa Vinson, Book Seller
“I’m very impressed… Nina shares the hard-won knowledge she’s accumulated…I’m thoroughly enjoying the book!” — Robert J. Sawyer, Hugo and Nebula award-winning author of Rollback
“It has become my writing bible.” — Carina Burns, author of The Syrian Jewelry Box
“If you are serious about your writing, The Fiction Writer: Get Published, Write Now! is as important a tool as your laptop or your pen. Do yourself a favor, and just buy it. Better still, buy the book and get yourself to one of Nina’s workshops.Whether you are learning from her in person, or from her book, Nina’s teaching style is straight-up, fact-filled, enriching, joyful and thorough. This energetic and generous author is passionate about her craft; her enthusiasm is infectious. I do not know how she does it, but her style of communication imparts confidence to the reader/student. She assumes that you are already a dedicated writer and tells you how to hone your craft. Better still, she tells you how to get published.
Because she has walked the road of the published author, her advice is based on experience. She is honest, she is human and she wants you to succeed.” — Cathi Urbonas, writer, Halifax, NS
“Although aimed at the writing student, this 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…I am keeping this book at my desk as I plunge into the writing of my next chapter.”—Shane Joseph, author of After the Flood.“Beautifully informative!” — Brady Frost, blogger
“This is an inspiration for me. It’s so motivating to read…and get hyped for the work ahead.” — Greg Lindenbach, 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
“High energy writer and teacher of writing Nina Munteanu is an upbeat coach for new and published writers seeking to refresh their art. She relates tales from her own experiences to personalize her frank and helpful advice on getting published. I particularly liked how she focuses on writing good stuff, though. Her light-hearted “alien’s perspective” complete with cartoon character combines with her sense of humor and cheerful tone to make the book a positive experience. Short sections. Snappy chat.” — Lynda Williams, author of Okal Rel Series.
“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 just had to check out the entire text. ‘Get Get Published, Write Now! right now.’ ” — David Merchant, English Instructor, Louisiana Tech University
“This book is infused with Nina’s energy and brings lots of wisdom, ideas, tricks and tips in a fun and informative way. Good for both published and unpublished writers, I highly recommend this book for any writer wishing to get published or push their stuff to the next level.” — Marie Bilodeau, professional storyteller and acclaimed author of Destiny’s Blood, Ottawa, ON
“I write in the non fiction genre, but when I heard Nina speak at a conference, I bought her book. I learned so much! I think every writer wants to write a novel someday, and with Nina’s help, I will do it a lot sooner. There are many “tricks of the trade” from many world famous writers that Nina has included. This book is a great resource for my library. It has already helped me tremendously.” — Zoe M. Hicks, author of The Women’s Estate Planning Guide and Dream Catcher, the Power of Faith, GA
“The title “The Fiction Writer, Get Published, Write Now! Says it all in my opinion.
Concise and to the point. Ms. Munteanu provides for the amateur writer and student a practical pathway to get through the journey of writing from beginning to end. Often a daunting overwhelming task for most, she lightens up the whole process of following the guidebook with great sense of wit and humor as any good teacher will do. Motivational, encouraging,inspiring and educational. I wish this had been available years ago. This is a tool-kit for any would be writer and a must have for every home!” — Vanessa Rottner, author of The Diva Files, Toronto, ON
“This is a handy book for the emerging or mature writer … it is a great resource to refresh one’s mind on every aspect of the writing process … I am keeping this book at my desk as I plunge into the writing of my next chapter.” — Shane Joseph, author of After the Flood.
“A useful practical guide full of tips and links that any writer focusing on craft should remember. Even if it isn’t saying anything particularly new, what it does say is worth repeating, and is rarely said in such succinct form. It is also nice that it has some emphasis on speculative fiction, something many writing guides ignore completely. I would recommend it.” — frumiousb, Top 100 Amazon Reviewer.