Writing Fiction: 2 Beginner Mistakes You Can Avoid

You’re writing fiction. Unfortunately however, the wonderful story and plot in your head never makes it to the page. Wince. That’s OK. When you start out writing fiction—writing anything—you know what you want to say. You need to find the words to say it. But things get lost in translation. In fiction, getting the story in your head onto the … Read more

Fiction Author? Black Friday Specials Available Now

If you’re a fiction author, you know that fiction can be challenging. This year’s Black Friday special offerings will make writing and publishing fiction easier. Here they are: Your Short Fiction Formula; and Commercial Fiction Secrets: Plot Your Novel In 60 Minutes Or Less. Are you a fiction author? Make writing and publishing (and marketing) easier 2020 has challenged everyone. … Read more

Plotting A Novel: Plotting And More For NaNoWriMo Authors

It’s almost NaNoWriMo time. I’ve received some questions about plotting a novel and whether I’d consider an offering for our plotting program. Does plotting make you nervous? Plotting can be a challenge if you dislike the process. Plotting a novel when you dislike plotting These days I love plotting, but that wasn’t always the case. I dreaded it for years; … Read more

Prelaunch: First Scene Guidance

A quick note: First Scene Guidance is in its prelaunch period.

This new guidance program is for you if:

  • You know your novel should be selling, but it’s not;
  • You’re ready to give up on a novel you started with high hopes;
  • What?! You’ll know what this is, when you feel it. You’re uneasily certain there’s something wrong with your novel but you’re not sure what it could be.

Prelaunch extends until October 30.

Check it out. And enjoy. 🙂

Write A Novel: 4 Tips To Achieve NaNoWriMo Success

Can YOU write a novel this November? It’s almost time for NaNoWriMo again. If you’re writing fiction, I hope these success tips will help you, whether or not you’re participating in NaNoWriMo. Let’s start with the most vital activity for any author… Write a novel one word and one minute at a time Here’s what I know after almost 40 … Read more