(Note: the discounted price on the Kindle edition of Deadly Faux has passed; the Kindle version novel remains on sale at Amazon (and other venues) for $7.99. The ebook that DECONSTRUCTS it, as described in this post, is still FREE, and available at the link shown below. You don’t have to read the novel to benefit from the deconstruction, that’s your call. Thanks!)
Here’s something you’ve never seen before:
A well reviewed novel… written by a bestselling novelist who is also the author of bestselling “how to write novels” books… offered at a 75% DISCOUNT (Kindle version)… that includes a FREE 114-page “how it was done and what you can learn from it” ebook.
Which like the novel is also, according to readers, pretty entertaining.
The novel is question is mine – “Deadly Faux,” published last year by Turner Publishing. Check out the reviews on Amazon (that’s the link I just provided), and look to the right on this page to find the cover image, and read the adjacent blurb provided by James Frey, the hard-to-impress author of the iconic writing book, “How To Write a Damn Good Novel.”
The price of the Kindle edition of “Deadly Faux” has been temporarily reduced as part of this promotion — to $1.99 (it’s practically free).
Because we believe that once you read it, you’ll tell others and you’ll want more. (“Deadly Faux” is the second novel in a series, the first book being “Bait & Switch,“which was on the Publishers Weekly list of “Best Books of 2004,” (also their Editor’s Choice in the month of release) and which has been newly re-released by Turner.
Yes, we’re trying to hook you with the discount, but sincerely believe that once you’ve had a taste of “Deadly Faux” and its quite cinematic hero, Wolf Schmitt, that you’ll come back for more.
Here’s an idea: if you’re in a critique group, or even a reading group, consider grabbing this deal for your folks, because the deconstruction ebook makes a great discussion guide on the good stuff of writing a novel.
And speaking of more….
When an author assures you “my book is really good… trust me on this“… well, I think the reviews and that blurb say it better and more powerfully than I can. So please reference those.
But, as they say in those cheesy infomercials – “But wait, there’s more!” Which in this case is true.
If you’re reading this, you’re a writer, too.
One who is looking for more information, more cutting-edge thinking, more case studies and examples, on how to write better stories. And there’s always the curiosity (sometimes cynical) to see if “this guy walks the talk.”
So with that in mind, I’ve written an in-depth deconstruction of “Deadly Faux” that not only provides an entertaining behind-the-curtain look at the harrowing road this novel traveled to publication last October, it also tears it apart, quartile by quartile, milestone by milestone, to provide a transparent model (both process and product) of how the novel is constructed according to those principles, and why.
And thus, you will come away with an even higher, clearer understanding of the tools, criteria, targets and benchmarks involved in creating an effective story.
The reviews on that have been amazing, too.
There are no strings here. You can have the deconstruction ebook, “The Inner Life of Deadly Faux,” at no cost. In fact, you can have it right now, right here, as a PDF (which you can download to your Kindle, if you know how; otherwise you can read it on your screen or print it out) — click on this link and it’s yours — PDF DF Inner Life.
Of course, a deconstruction/analysis/case study is most valuable when you read the novel itself, before or after doesn’t matter. And at $1.99 we’ve made it easy. Deadly Faux is available in trade paperback, as well (at the regular price), so you do have a choice in that regard.
Good books need good readers to start a buzz and shoot for a viral breakout. I’m hoping you’ll relate to that, and give “Deadly Faux” a shot, and perhaps post a review… both as a reader and as a writer who will benefit from the “learning” that this accompanying ebook will provide.
Thanks for considering. At $1.99 it’s a no-lose situation — or, better put, a win-win proposition — and I appreciate your support.
In a workshop state of mind?
Consider the Writers Digest Novel Writing Conference, held in Los Angeles on August 15 – 17, at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. A massive slate of A-list novelists and teachers, something for everybody, and in a big way.
I’ll be teaching three workshops… two at the “main” conference… and a 3-hour “intensive boot camp” session on Friday morning. The boot camp is a $99 add-on to he conference fee, a bargain by any standard.
For the main conference website, click HERE.
For the Boot Camp/Intensive page, click HERE.
Hope to see you there!