Nail Your Story: Add Tension, Build Emotion, and Keep Your Readers Addicted by Monica Leonelle (Audible) Book Review

Review by: dancingonrain.

I’m impressed.  This book is not only detailed and insightful, but the examples it uses are from books or other works that most people have either read or have at least heard of.  For example, Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, Game of Thrones, etc.  Because this book used examples from fairly recent or popular works, it made the examples and the points Leonelle tried to bring across clearer.

My favorite part of this book was that she also offers a link to a free pdf workbook she created to go along with this book.  I listened to the book first and then went back to go through the forty-six page work-intensive workbook, but I could have done both at the same time.  This great audiobook was definitely worth a credit, or, if you don’t have an audible account, it will definitely be worth your money.

What I appreciated the most was Leonelle didn’t just focus on one aspect of writing, she focused on it all—getting to know your characters more, their motivations, their flaws, the plot and structure of your story better, and it even helped improve your world building.  And it’s just a little over five hours long and yet I received the most help from this book than others I’ve read in the past.  I’m a more visual and kinesthetic learner so this book catered to my learning style better with the free workbook download.

This is probably the best writing audiobook I’ve read/listened to so far.  I’m sure there are other great ones out there, but I would highly recommend this one.