NEW RELEASES FOR WRITERS AND FANTASY FANS: “Writing for You” and Legends of Windemere on July 31, 2013!

Screen Shot 2013-06-02 at 1.37.23 PMI am stoked, you guys: “Writing for You: A Novelist’s Guide to the Craft of Fiction” is FINALLY out in the world. It was months in the making and comes per your request.

If you enjoy the blog here, or just want some material to get you thinking about, questioning, and improving your writing process, this book is a must read.

The kindle version is on sale for early birds: this week only, it’s available for $2.99. Regular list price is $4.99, so make sure you take advantage of the deal and let others know about it.

Paperback will be available on for $7.99 very, very soon. If you prefer a book to hold in hand and don’t want to wait, you can order directly from the publisher here. Enter discount code 848EH54C for $1 off the list price.

Some important facts about the book:

  • There is material for new and experienced authors alike.
  • It’s NOT just for fantasy writers, though I happen to write fantasy.
  • It focuses just as much on overcoming doubts, fears, and your inner editor as it does on writing mechanics.
  • It draws examples from the classics and the standards, including “Gone with the Wind,” “Harry Potter,” “Pride and Prejudice,” “Don Quixote,” “The Lord of the Rings,” and Charles Dickens.
  • It doesn’t say “how” to write; rather, it describes the way I write, and that style’s benefits and drawbacks, as well as the benefits and drawbacks of other processes.
  • Whether you love or loathe outlines, prefer a simple style or aspire to be the second coming of William Faulkner, this book has something to say to you.

Please check it out! Your suggestions influenced the content to no small degree: it exists because of and for you guys! I’d love to hear your thoughts and opinions about all the new material: stuff you can’t find on the blog.


Cover art by Jason Pederson,

Cover art by Jason Pederson,

Today is a day of excellent releases!!!! Tomorrow, I’ll be back to my regularly scheduled blogging program, talking about creative writing, marketing fiction, and blogging, but for now, I’m taking part in a blog blitz for the Legends of Windemere series by Charles Yallowitz.


The action-packed, humor-filled, dramatic sequel to ‘Legends of Windemere: Beginning of a Hero’.

Battling through a demonic assassin and an army of monsters, Luke Callindor has survived his time at Hamilton Military Academy.  Now, Luke and his friends must leave the safety of the academy to escort Duke Solomon’s heir down the L’dandrin River and into the safety of the city of Gods’ Voice.  Joining them for this journey is Nyx, a powerful caster apprentice of Rainbow Tower.  With her talent for combat magic and her short temper, Nyx will prove to be a challenge for Luke and all of their enemies.

Who will survive the harrowing trip down the L’dandrin River?  And, who will be the one to break Luke’s trust?

You can learn about this book, book 2 in Charles’s series, at

Legends of Windemere: Beginning of a Hero:

Since “Prodigy of Rainbow Tower” is book two in the series, you might be interested in book one, “Beginning of a Hero” as well (if you haven’t read it yet. It’s only .99 cents on kindle at

38 responses to “NEW RELEASES FOR WRITERS AND FANTASY FANS: “Writing for You” and Legends of Windemere on July 31, 2013!

  1. Good luck to you. Hopefully we both have amazing debuts.

  2. Congrats Victoria! Just bought my copy of Writing for You. Looking forward to reading it. So exciting!

    • thanks, Vicky! I hope you enjoy the read. 🙂 I had quite a life experience throwing this one together. My first nonfiction release (if you don’t count an academic article that came out in a journal last year. I think that’s different, though.)

  3. Congratulations! I got the gift copy today. Thanks so much, I can’t wait to dive right in!

    • Yea!!! 🙂 Hope you find it fun and engaging. I had a blast putting it together…. until it got to the point where I was wanting to pull my hair out. Why is writing always like that???

  4. Congrats Victoria! I wish you continued success!!

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  6. This is great news, Victoria! I’m going to order both versions so I’ll never be without a copy 🙂

  7. Reblogged this on 1WriteWay and commented:
    Will the fun never stop? This is a booklover’s dream–more new books! Victoria Grefer’s new book, Writing for You: A Novelist’s Guide to the Craft of Fiction, is available NOW at Amazon. If you’re serious about improving your writing, then go buy this book!

  8. Hey, I just discovered that I hadn’t borrowed anything yet this month on the Kindle Lending Library, so I was able to download Writing for You today! I still have a free borrow next month! So I’ll be reading your book today.

    Little story about this: I started up my Kindle Fire and clicked on Shop. I ran a search on your name, and it showed me your four books. But it only showed me the paperback version of Writing for You! I had the web page for the Kindle edition of the book open on my PC, having followed the link you provided, so I knew the Kindle edition was available. Why wasn’t it showing up on my Kindle? I had to do another search, but this time I typed in the ASIN for your book, B00E8LSP2W. This took me to the page for the Kindle edition of the book, where I was then able to borrow it. (You have to be on the Kindle to borrow, it won’t let you borrow the book from the regular web page you can get to from your PC.)

    While I was able to borrow the book, it wasn’t exactly easy. It wouldn’t have been easy to buy it either from the Kindle. I could have bought the paperback edition from the Kindle, but not the ebook edition. When I was on the page for the paperback edition, it only showed that one format as being available. So you might want to look into whether the two editions of the book are “synced up” in the system, so that the system recognizes them as being the same book in two different formats. Or maybe it just needs time? I just wanted to let you know my experience with this.

    Here’s hoping you reach #1 in the Writing Skills category!

    • Thanks for all this information, Michael! All that confusion might be because the book only just released and it takes some time for all the sites to settle in, so to speak. Amazon says give them a week before reporting bugs…. just because things take a while to upload and adjust even after the book is technically “available.”

      Ugh…. I kind of wish they would just hold the publication until everything is set! But I’m glad you found the book and i hope you enjoy the read!

  9. Reblogged this on Melissa Janda – the Buzz on Writing and commented:
    Check out the new releases from Victoria and Charles! Get your copy today!

  10. Got it. Tweeted it. Good luck. Hope sales go well. You have worked hard, now you can . . . umm, start your next book.

    • haha, YEP! 🙂 Thanks so much for your support, Janice! I appreciate it more than I can say. It feels surreal getting back to fiction, I’ve been working on this project for so long!

  11. Yay! I have your book and Charles’s! Happy Release Day to you both!

  12. Does anyone know if i can read the kindle version on my nook?

  13. ok thank you for your prompt reply. I may get the paper back version 🙂

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