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The Fiction Writer: Get Published, Write Now!, May 8, 2009

“…Like the good Doctor’s Tardis, The Fiction Writer is larger than it appears…Get Get Published, Write Now! right now.”—David Merchant, Freshman Composition Instructor

“Those of us who teach creative writing are constantly searching for that perfect resource that will not only instruct, but also inspire our students . . . one that will map out the pitfalls while simultaneously jump-starting the writing process. Nina Munteanu’s book is it!…with advice drawn from an impressive and eclectic array of resources in the writing and publishing arenas. Add to that Nina’s own insights …and the result is the quintessential guidebook for the soon-to-be-published.”—Susan McLemore, writing instructor

“As important a tool as your laptop or your pen.” —Cathi Urbonas, Halifax writer 

“Has become my writing bible.”—Carina Burns, author of The Syrian Jewelry Box

I highly recommend this book for any writer wishing to get published.” — Marie Bilodeau, acclaimed author of Destiny’s Blood

“I’m thoroughly enjoying the book, and even learning a thing or two!”—Robert J. Sawyer, Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author of Wake.


 The Fiction Writer
Get Published, Write Now!

by Nina Munteanu
Starfire World Syndicate
ISBN 978-0982378304
Published May 8, 2009
Trade Paperback 266p
Digital ebook


Journal Writer-FRONT-coverThe Journal Writer: Finding Your Voice, March 25, 2013
A comprehensive guidebook for expressive writing…This guidebook for expressive writers in writing journals, diaries, memoirs and more will help writers start, and keep going. Journalers can choose the best medium, style and platform for their expressive writing. Written by acclaimed novelist and teacher Nina Munteanu, the guide provides instruction on issues of safety, using the computer, and electronic devices, social media and the Internet.

“Straight up, fact filled, enriching, joyful and thorough…Nina is honest, she is human and she wants you to succeed.”Cathi Urbonas, Halifax writer

“High energy writer and teacher of writing Nina Munteanu is an upbeat coach for new and published writers seeking to refresh their art”—Lynda Williams, author of the Okal Rel Series 

Ms. Munteanu provides for the amateur writer and student a practical pathway to get through the journey of writing from beginning to end.”—Vanessa Rottner, author of The Diva Files


The Journal Writer
Finding Your Voice
by Nina Munteanu
Pixl Press
ISBN 978-0981163604
Published March 25, 2013
Trade Paperback 172p
Digital ebook


The Ecology of Story: World as Character, June 11, 2019
Learn how to write for the Anthropocene: from habitats and trophic levels to metaphor and archetype…Learn the fundamentals of ecology, insights of world-building, and how to master layering-in of metaphoric connections between setting and character. “Ecology of Story: World as Character” is the 3rd guidebook in Nina Munteanu’s acclaimed “how to write” series for novice to professional writers.

“For writers creating the essence of place. Ecology of story is for experienced writers, or those who understand the basic elements of storytelling. The beginning is a portrait of ecosystems, and allows the reader to realize that the world a writer creates is an ecosystem of its own, whether it is science fiction, fantasy, or mainstream. I found that I used the book with the focus on place to recreate a world I knew as a child, and that place, itself, is a character in each story told.”—Cathleen E. Vecchiato, Vancouver author


The Ecology of Story
World as Character
by Nina Munteanu
Pixl Press
ISBN 978-0981163659
Published June 11, 2019
Trade Paperback 200p
Digital ebook