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. 🙂

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