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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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    • 4.6, 505 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

4.6 out of 5
505 Ratings

505 Ratings

~Jen 🦋 ,

Loved every minute!

I binged the whole thing in one day! I was entertained by the humor, educated on the ways of getting published and all the steps from the idea in your mind to holding the physical book in your hands. Very well done and thorough. Also creative with all of the side trips to interview bookstore owners and what they do to help you keep your books selling. I especially enjoyed the printing and bindery portion as I’ve been working in small print shops and watched paper being made etc documentaries and newspapers are printed similarly. I’m more graphic designer (not artist or college training, I helped get through the first moving from physical art to digital, but I digress), it was actually really exciting to hear that portion as I could see exactly what you were describing.
If anything about writing a book interests you then you will enjoy this one!

LousyNotes ,

Creative title

Well I’ll give you one star for a creative title. Frustrating for me, but creative and smart. Frustrating for me because when I tell Siri I to launch podcast it starts playing this .... which I don’t want.

Good luck. Maybe one day I’ll listen

Hjcamp21 ,

Amazing Listen

John,

The journey you took me on through Launch gave me the sparkly electric feeling. I just finished the podcast today and bought the book. I just can’t wait to meet Arlo Finch. Thank you for sharing the process you went through writing your first book.

I absolutely love the piano tune during your last monologue (also played throughout the podcast). Not sure why but it strikes me somewhere special. It wildly reminds me of my father I lost 12 years ago!

Again thanks for the journey!
Heath

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