How To Plot A Novella: 3 Tips

How To Plot A Novella: 3 Tips

Want to plot a novella? Avoid complex, multi-layered plots. How to plot a novella: keep it simple Think of a novella as a stripped-down version of a novel. If you were writing a novel you’d have time to write leisurely scenes, expand on minor characters, create a subplot or two… in a novella, you need to stick to the point. … Read more

Writing Serials: Win Readers And Sell More Books

Thinking about writing serials? They’re fun to write because you get reader feedback while you’re writing. They also help you to build an audience for your fiction quickly. Writing serials means that you build your audience with each episode If you’re writing fiction, you need to build your audience. Writing serials helps you to do that. Once upon a time, … Read more

Writing Fiction: 4 Ways To Inspire Readers And Sell

You’re writing fiction and you’re bored. You wonder whether you should trash the novel and write something else. Before you do that, consider this: to entertain readers, you must entertain yourself first. Start by daydreaming. Writing fiction: forget the words, daydream To write great stories, you need to get on familiar terms with your own emotions, the emotions of those … Read more

Plotting Made Simple: The One-Hour Plotting Strategy

Want to learn a very simple, but powerful, plotting strategy? You can. Our new program, Commercial Fiction Secrets: Plot Your Novel In 60 Minutes Or Less, turns you into a plot magician. Whether you’re plotting a new novel or are rescuing a novel that’s crashed off the rails, your plotting woes will end forever. Plotting and the pain of pantsing … Read more

Fiction Author? Avoid This Hidden Pitfall In Publishing

Last week I coached two self-publishing authors who had been publishing consistently, and then took a break. This meant that they needed to kickstart sales again with advertising… and advertising is expensive. They were in despair, fearing that they were wasting their time writing fiction. What struck me was that both authors had made rebooting their self-publishing efforts needlessly challenging. … Read more