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Three out of five people dream of writing a book. Maybe you're one of them. But what does it take to go from dream to launch? Screenwriter John August (Go, Big Fish, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory) sought to find out as he tackled something he’d only ever dreamed of: writing a novel. From Wondery, A Network Of Storytellers, this is a show about putting something out into the world. How will it turn out? You’ll know when we do.

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    • 4.9, 27 Ratings

Three out of five people dream of writing a book. Maybe you're one of them. But what does it take to go from dream to launch? Screenwriter John August (Go, Big Fish, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory) sought to find out as he tackled something he’d only ever dreamed of: writing a novel. From Wondery, A Network Of Storytellers, this is a show about putting something out into the world. How will it turn out? You’ll know when we do.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

pabloamigo ,

Great stuff as usual from John

Big fan of Scriptnotes, John’s other podcast with Craig Mazin, so interested to hear about his book adventures.

John is always inspiring and positive (whilst being a down-to-earth realist). If you have a passing interest in any form of writing, I’d recommend checking this podcast out (and Scriptnotes too).

Being privy to conversations you wouldn’t usually have access to (e.g. with his film agent) really lends an extra level of insight to the whole process.

Hope the book is a success and you continue to impart your knowledge and experiences to aspiring creatives.

Tomas Black ,

An interesting insight into publishing

A great insight into writing and publishing a novel by John August. I'm working on my first novel so found this very rewarding to listen to. The first episode in the series is a little too contrived for my liking, but then I'm used to the more spontaneous format of Scriptnotes. That said, the second and third episodes sold me on the format. I did find it strange that for a professional screenwriter, John found his first novel so daunting. There are commercials in these episodes, but John weaves them in so skillfully that you'd hardley notice.

Veccles ,

Listen to Launch

I installed iTunes and reset my password just to subscribe to this podcast, leave this rating and write this review. I've listened to all of Scriptnotes and now I have listened to all of Launch, and will continue to listen to future episodes as they are released. Although a different style of podcast than Scriptnotes this is just as excellent. Honestly, if you have any interest at all in writing, filmmaking or just generally being creative, then listen to BOTH of these podcasts. Well worth the time invested. You'll thank me when you're over 335 episodes deep and desperate for more.

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