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Man, Oh Man!

Writing Quality M/M Fiction

So, why this book?

Why not one of the other "How to Write..." titles? Because everything in Man, Oh Man is geared to the M/M market and the M/M writer, to you and the genre that you love, whether you're an aspiring writer or you're already published.

Lambda Award finalist Josh Lanyon takes you step-by-step through the writing process in this, his first non-fiction book: from how to find fresh ideas and strong hooks, to how to submit your carefully edited manuscript. With help from the genre's top publishers, editors, reviewers, and writers -- experts in the field of M/M and gay romantic fiction -- Josh offers insight and experience in everything from creating believable masculine characters to writing erotic and emotionally gratifying M/M sex scenes.

Indulge yourself and your dreams...

It's within your grasp to be a published author in a growing market. Let Josh show you exactly how to do it.


WHAT THEY'RE SAYING

Lanyon writes this how-to guide in a colloquial voice, which makes for very easy reading and let's you feel as if you sat down with Josh for a few hours while he walked you through the writing process step-by-step. Valuable advice is interspersed with humor, keeping you entertained pretty much regardless of what topic in the book is covered. In fact, (and I won't spoil anything here) the introduction to Chapter 12: A Man Of Few Words ~ about dialogue ~ had me in complete stitches. The use of humor, wit, and the occasional tendency toward silly, is what elevates this book from useful to brilliant, in my opinion. 
Five Stars from Dakota Flint, Rainbow Reviews
I don’t want to give too much detail on the book. It’s better to read it from beginning to end. I will say that those new to the craft, as well as those who are successfully published, can all gain something from this thought provoking book. The two things that stick out for me are actual quotes on my wall. Josh says to “write what you love” and that “Writers, Write”. Thank you for writing this manual Josh. I am sure those who have dreamed of writing in this field will be as elated as I am and feel just as inspired.
5 Nymphs from Literary Nymphs
Each chapter is a little gem. This is one of the most impressive how-to books that I have read in a while. What made this book different is Josh’s easy, laid back, armchair style of imparting knowledge as a result of his years as a published author. The book provides practical examples and ideas that even a novice writer could easily grasp and implement. Authors and would-be writers of the genre should have a copy of this excellent reference source or your competition will blow you away. One bit of advice from Josh that resonated with me - write what you enjoy reading, make it fresh and write your passion.
Jessewave


Man, Oh Man!
Writing Quality M/M Fiction

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June 2013, Just Joshin'
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Man, Oh Man!
Writing M/M Fiction for Kinks & Cash
E-book
March 2008, MLR Press
No longer available.
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2008, MLR Press
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