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A Rare 5-Star Review

Cyn Mobley's BAM: Book a Month only contains 43 pages of actual text. At the price she's asking, is she a rip-off artist?

No. She's actually a genius.

Pulling no punches and not adding any padding, Mobley lays out a workable system that if you can type on a computer keyboard and create a story, it is truly feasible to write a book in one 31-day period.

However, if you are simply terrible at grammar or if, like me, you can be out-typed by chimpanzees suffering from ADHD, there is still some work to do that is not covered in Mobley's short, but very powerful book.

(Note: As a published author, I have the writing part down. Typing? I just picked up Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing. Guess what I start working on tomorrow? ;-)

The bottom line is that for the writer looking to move into a more serious level of writing as income, BAM: Book a Month is worth the investment, the time, and the rereading.


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Jan. 7th, 2011 12:42 am (UTC)
So, is this book available through stores, or only online?
Jan. 7th, 2011 04:59 am (UTC)
Fun!! lol I loved the typing lessons back in elementary school, especially when we got to play games. My favorite was one where there were alien spaceships that dropped words down, and you had to type them as fast as you could because they'd blow things up if they hit the city. Word Munchers is another fun typing game that you might be able to find online :D
Cyn Mobley
Jan. 7th, 2011 12:00 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the kind words about BAM: Structure. Early on in my writing career, I was doing three books a year for Berkley and one or two for other publishers. Structure is the distillation of what I learned during those years and it's still how I approach telling any story.

No precious inner children. No, "Oh, my characters just TELL me what will happen." None of that.

Writing professionally, getting published and staying published, is hard work. It's not always fun. But I've found that using the Structure process frontloads the hard work and lets me enjoy the actual draft more.

Glad you found Structure useful. I've got a couple more BAM books out -- BAM: First Pages is another one I really enjoyed putting together.

Cyn Mobley
Jan. 8th, 2011 04:45 am (UTC)
Re: Thanks!
BAM: First Pages sounds right up my alley. I just found it on Amazon.Com and will be ordering it soon.

Thanks for the heads up. :-)

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