Book Of The Day – Writing Your Way

by Greg on July 31, 2012

Today’s Book of the Day is a How-To/Writing book with a perfect rating. Writing Your Way: The Great American Novel Track by award-winning author Julie Smith has an outstanding 5.0 star rating and is $4.99!

“When I was reading this book I felt more empowered to write than I have ever felt before. Julie Smith just makes it sound easy, fun and doable. That was the kind of writing support that I thought that you could only get by attending a $2500 weekend writers conference. I am so glad that I found this book.” Sandy – Amazon Reviewer

Writing Your Way: The Great American Novel Track
by Julie Smith
Rating: 5.0 Stars
Category: How-to/Writing
Price: $4.99


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WRITING YOUR WAY is all about finding your own best writing method, not a writing teacher’s idea of what’s right for you. It’s for the pre-published novelist who’s way past finding her inner writer and just wants some nuts-and-bolts advice that’ll help her through the plot knots and POV power struggles. Highlights include:

The definitive answer to the most popular question posed by pre-published authors: How do I find an agent?

How to make that all-important first chapter sparkle. (The only one anybody reads if it doesn’t sparkle.)

Plotting without tears.

Laughs and giggles. The subject matter’s serious, but the touch is light.

JULIE SMITH is the author of two dozen novels and short story collections, and the winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Novel. Here’s what the big guns say about her work:

SUE GRAFTON (on The Axeman’s Jazz): “Well-researched, engaging, and with psychological insights, this novel is the perfect follow- up to Skip Langdon’s debut.”

VAL MCDERMID: “Julie Smith writes like jazz should sound—cool, complex, and penetrating right to the heart.”

BOOKLIST: “Smith has perfect pitch.”

SHARYN MCCRUMB: “A stunning tale…

Here’s what the reviewers have to say:

I absolutely love Writing Your Way. It’s all I can do to restrain myself from using and abusing LOTS AND LOTS OF EXCLAMATION POINTS in my exuberance (so I will just settle for three)!!! I highly recommend adding this book to your writing arsenal. Thanks Julie.


Reading “Writing Your Way” is like spending time with a funny, bright, encouraging, and helpful friend – an oh-by-the-way successfully published writer/friend – who is willing to share all her trade secrets with you. Author Julie Smith is as generous with her advice as she is pragmatic. She lets us know the impossible (writing and publishing a book) is in fact possible, and offers up multiple means to that end. “Writing Your Way” is a great addition to the rich lexicon of books offered by writers, about writing.


Yes, I love to write! But there’s nothing so frustrating as getting stuck in a story and hitting roadblocks. Thanks Julie! This is really inspirational! I love what goes on inside another author’s head when they’re in the deep of the process. It’s cool to relate the experiences of what an author thinks about to my own: where the ideas come from, how to bring the characters to life, how they relate the scenes to their own world. Highly recommended. Get this book.


The thing that I most love about Writing Your Way by Julie Smith is that she treats the budding author with respect and kindness. She does not writes this book from a professorial place somewhere high up on a respected and much published author pedestal. The book is written in such a way that it feels as though Julie Smith is in your kitchen, sipping coffee with you and encouraging you to get started on your book. Writing Your Way is the book that you need if you are feeling as though finishing a book is an insurmountable task.

Get Writing Your Way here: Writing Your Way: The Great American Novel Track

About The Author

Author of the Skip Langdon and Talba Wallis mystery series; Edgar-winner; New Orleans resident.

Also founder of, an electronic publishing start-up, and author of the YA paranormal adventure, CURSEBUSTERS!

Latest adventure:
I’ve reworked my writing class as an ebook called Writing Your Way, with special emphasis on first chapters and marketing. You can see The Prose Nazi video below for an idea of my approach–i.e. flexible; designed to find YOUR best writing method, not force mine on you. We also have outtakes for your amusement. The third video, which I’ll call GTFA, is a trailer for a fun parody book booksBnimble couldn’t resist doing one rainy afternoon. Check out my websites,, (where I also blog) and

Thank you for considering today’s Book Of The Day – Julie Smith and ENT appreciate it.

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