Brain Like Twain: Improve Your Writing Skills in 30 Days Using Mark Twain's Secret Methods


One Part Writing Book. Two Gallons of Humor.

"Brain Like Twain" offers a crash course on how to "improve your writing skills" by channeling the "secret methods" used by Mark Twain ($10, 102 pages).

The Sacramento Bee writes: "Sound writing advice and...relevant Twain quotes,
such as, 'When in doubt, tell the truth'."


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One Part Writing Book. Two Gallons of Humor.

"Brain Like Twain" offers a crash course on how to "improve your writing skills" by channeling the "secret methods" used by Mark Twain ($10, 102 pages).

The Sacramento Bee writes: "Sound writing advice and...relevant Twain quotes,
such as, 'When in doubt, tell the truth'."


There's a one-page lesson for each day of the month - and 10 Bonus Tips for chronic overachievers. (Or read the entire book in one afternoon, and immerse yourself in Twain Twivia.)

By unlocking the Brain of Twain, you'll discover how to:
• Paint pictures with your words.
• Incite fury with your verbs.
• Create characters that make readers feel like they're actually in the story.

At the end of each chapter, a "Brain Like Twain" assignment allows writers, students, and teachers (who must tame those little rascals) to apply the lessons they learned from Twain. Even common writing advice takes on new meaning in the context of Twain's insight and humor.


Entertaining read. Awesome classroom supplement. Plus, over 50 of Twain's greatest quotes.

"I loved the humor and simplicity of the lessons. Other books on writing are very complicated and require so much time investment that my brain tends to melt."
Mary Jo Stresky
Editor, The Write MoJo Literary Services

"Brain Like Twain's structure makes for an easy read, and is fantastic fun for lovers of all things Twain."
Todd Klick
Author, Something Startling Happens:

"Readers will enjoy anecdotes about Twain's personal life and work habits, as well as Lloyd's own sense of humor speckled throughout the narratives."
Andrea Mattingly
Writer - Purdue University

Order BRAIN LIKE TWAIN today and improve your writing skills with the help of history's greatest writing instructor...the Brain of Twain.

If you're not happy, take advantage of Amazon's refund policy and simply return your BRAIN.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781493718504
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/8/2013
  • Pages: 102
  • Sales rank: 645,916
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.21 (d)

Meet the Author

David Andrew Lloyd is an award-winning author, who studied Mark Twain at Purdue University, and applied those lessons to his own writing career. His stories, essays, and letters have appeared in National Lampoon, American Legion, Poker Digest, USA Today and Advertising Age to name a few. Plus, he has sold and optioned scripts to Fox/Searchlight, Franchise Pictures and several other production entities.

In a crusade against the senseless abuse of the adverb, Lloyd wrote Brain Like Twain to help other writers reach their full potential by unlocking the secrets of one of America's greatest literary minds...the Brain of Twain.

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