4 comments for “The NORTAV Method for Writers Now Available!

  1. July 11, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    Hey Mr Abbiati. I bought your book (ebook version) today from the UK Amazon site and but wasn’t charged for it or at least my order total came out as £0. I just wanted to check that you got paid for your hard work. I haven’t had a chance to read it yet but it’s on the top of my to-be-read ‘pile’. I did English literature at 17 but I don’t know anything about formal analysis so I’m bound to learn something !

    • Jim
      July 12, 2012 at 12:16 am

      Hi Marion,

      It looks like the unit was recorded. Not sure about the cost issue. Will look into it. Thanks so much for the interest and the honesty!!


  2. July 16, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    I finished your book today and was blown away by how simply yet how powerful this method is. Just a technical query regarding the Kindle version – I was wondering whether you would consider including a more detailed Table of Contents.

    I’ve found myself wanting to be able to skim over the section titles to get a specific type of DCE beat, for example. Or go straight to the Four C’s of Revision. Currently I have a series of bookmarks I created as I went along but a TOC with a more detailed breakdown would save me searching through my pages of highlights.

    Second, I wondered if it would be possible to add a page at the end which lists all the contact details for the authors’ whose samples are included for analysis. Given that the web addresses are included in the text it would seem a simple matter to include a reference list so that it is easy to navigate to the information without having to search the text.

    I just wanted to say, again – this book is awesome. I’m so glad I found it. It’s up there with when I discovered Ender’s Game (Orson Scott Card) or Foreigner (CJ Cherryh). It’s going to be a huge influence to me in my personal writing process as well as an aid to me in my professional editing endeavours.

    I will be highly recommending it to anyone who will listen and even some who don’t want to!

    • Jim
      July 16, 2012 at 11:59 pm

      Marion, I’m thrilled you enjoyed the book and got a lot of out it!

      Two excellent suggestions. The TOC did initially contain refs to all the subsections, but there are a LOT of those, which made the TOC run for several pages. I will relook at this and see what I can do. Love the website list suggestion as well. If I can make this happen efficiently, I will email you a preliminary copy of the next Kindle edition.

      More soon….and thanks again for the kind words!


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