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Inspiration for NaNoWriMo!

Getting ready to write a book in November? These audiobooks will help kickstart you.

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Pep Talks for Writers

52 Insights and Actions to Boost Your Creative Mojo

By Grant Faulkner
Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
Length: 5 hours 38 minutes

Every writer knows that as rewarding as the creative process is, it can often be a bumpy road. Have hope and keep at it! Designed to kick-start creativity, this handbook from the executive director of National Novel Writing Month gathers a wide range of insights and advice for writers at any stage of their career. From tips about how to finally... Read more »

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Brave the Page

By National Novel Writing Month
Narrated by: Ron Butler, Marissa Meyer, Jennifer Niven, Jason Reynolds, Daniel Jose Older, Danielle Paige, Celia Perez & Scott Westerfield
Length: 4 hours 46 minutes

The official NaNoWriMo handbook that inspires young people to tackle audacious goals and complete their creative projects.

Partly a how-to guide on the nitty-gritty of writing, partly a collection of inspiration to set (and meet) ambitious goals, Brave the Page is the go-to resource for middle-grade writers. Narrated in a fun, refreshingly... Read more »

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NaNoWriMo 101

A Quick Guide on How to Write a Novel in 30 Days During National Novel Writing Month

By HowExpert & Nicole Thomas
Narrated by: Rebecca Futty
Length: 49 minutes

Have you always dreamed of writing a novel? NaNoWriMo offers your chance. It is a 30-day challenge in which you write a complete novel during National Novel Writing Month.

This book will help you learn what NaNoWriMo has to offer, and how to make the most of the challenge. You will learn about required preparation, strategies, resources, and... Read more »

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Year of Yes

How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person

By Shonda Rhimes
Narrated by: Shonda Rhimes
Length: 7 hours 4 minutes

2017 Audie Award Finalist for Audiobook of the Year

The instant New York Times bestseller from the creator of Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal and executive producer of How to Get Away With Murder shares how saying YES changed her life. “As fun to read as Rhimes’s TV series are to watch” (Los Angeles Times).

She’s the creator and producer of some of the... Read more »

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Letters to a Young Writer

Some Practical and Philosophical Advice

By Colum McCann
Narrated by: Colum McCann
Length: 2 hours 38 minutes

Letters to a Young Writer

“Believe it or not, this audiobook is the first book by Colum McCann I have listened to, or read. McCann is an excellent narrator, and this book is the perfect one to listen to, rather than read. McCann's writing and philosophical advice is candid, supportive, and honest. Some of his best advice includes keeping your are in the chair, attacking the white page. doing relentless research your research, and reading widely and deeply. This book is truly a book for all writers, not just young writers or those new to the craft. Colum McCann is not only passionate on giving advice about writing, but he is adamant about the importance of writing in an uncertain time. Highly recommended.”

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How to Write an Autobiographical Novel


By Alexander Chee
Narrated by: Daniel K. Isaac
Length: 8 hours 28 minutes

An essay collection exploring his education as a man, writer, and activist-and how we form our identities in life and in art.

As a novelist, Alexander Chee has been described as "masterful" by Roxane Gay, "incendiary" by the New York Times, and "brilliant" by the Washington Post. With How to Write an Autobiographical Novel, his first collection... Read more »

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Bird by Bird

Some Instructions on Writing and Life

By Anne Lamott
Narrated by: Susan Bennett
Length: 6 hours 17 minutes

An essential volume for generations of writers young and old, Bird by Bird is a modern classic. This twenty-fifth anniversary edition will continue to spark creative minds for years to come.

For a quarter century, more than a million readers—scribes and scribblers of all ages and abilities—have been inspired by Anne Lamott’s hilarious,... Read more »

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The Artist's Way - Abridged

A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity
Artist's Way

By Julia Cameron
Narrated by: Julia Cameron
Length: 3 hours 6 minutes

"Without The Artist's Way, there would have been no Eat, Pray, Love.” —Elizabeth Gilbert

The Artist’s Way is the seminal book on the subject of creativity. An international bestseller, millions of readers have found it to be an invaluable guide to living the artist’s life. Still as vital todayor perhaps even more sothan it was when it was first... Read more »

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Save the Cat! Writes a Novel

The Last Book On Novel Writing You'll Ever Need

By Jessica Brody
Narrated by: Jessica Brody
Length: 10 hours 49 minutes

The first novel-writing guide from the best-selling Save the Cat! story-structure series, which reveals the 15 essential plot points needed to make any novel a success.

Novelist Jessica Brody presents a comprehensive story-structure guide for novelists that applies the famed Save the Cat! screenwriting methodology to the world of novel writing.... Read more »

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Improv for Writers

10 Secrets to Help Novelists and Screenwriters Bypass Writer's Block and Generate Infinite Ideas

By Jorjeana Marie
Narrated by: Jorjeana Marie
Length: 5 hours 54 minutes

Improv instructor and writer Jorjeana Marie presents the first book to harness the creative power of improvisation exercises to help both aspiring and seasoned authors defeat writer's block and generate new ideas. 

Suffering from writer's block and inner critics? Having trouble generating ideas for plots, settings, and characters? Introducing the... Read more »

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On Writing

A Memoir Of The Craft

By Stephen King
Narrated by: Stephen King, Joe Hill & Owen King
Length: 8 hours

Twentieth Anniversary Edition with Contributions from Joe Hill and Owen King


Immensely helpful and illuminating to any aspiring writer, this special edition of Stephen King’s critically lauded, million-copy bestseller shares the experiences, habits, and convictions that have shaped him... Read more »

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