Best course on writing fiction books (write a novel OUTLINE)

Best course on writing fiction books (write a novel OUTLINE)

Over the past few years, my writing templates and resources have gotten a few million views on YouTube, but I wanted to make higher quality materials that were more accessible. So I took some of my best resources and put them together in a Udemy Course on writing fiction. Write a novel in 3 months  The 3 secrets to book marketing, and a...

Free novel outlining template for Scrivener

Love Scrivener but hate plotting your book? I’ve turned my advanced 24-chapter novel writing cheatsheet into a free, downloadable Scrivener template you can use for your own writing projects. This video will walk you through it. Get the Scrivener novel outlining template (download and unzip the .zip folder – then open the Scivener...

Are advanced reader copies (ARCs) for book reviews illegal (against Amazon’s terms?)

Are advanced reader copies (ARCs) for book reviews illegal (against Amazon’s terms?)

If you’ve been following me for awhile, you may know I’m unfortunately cavalier and careless in any regards – I like to think of myself as a pirate or a rebel, and that sometimes gets me in trouble. This year I’ve been working with a new team of writers to put out more content around The 3 secrets to book marketing...

Can you make art without passion? (An open letter to struggling authors)

A lot of authors – almost all I talked to – are very cautious about the money. Several writers have told me they don’t want to make money with their writing, even after publishing several novels. They don’t want to make a living with their writing, because then it would be a job; if they were getting The 3...

25 best books on writing for authors that want to master their craft

When I decided I wanted to be a writer, I got my hands on everything I could about plotting, prose, story and character development and the art of creative writing. Here’s what I learned: the majority of books from famous writers are self-reflecting memoirs with a handful of good life lessons. Inspirational, but not useful. Although...

Book Writing Basics

I just sent out an email with a broken link; click here or on the images below to watch the first video to my book writing video and the first week’s lesson of my writing summer camp. Thanks! Derek The 3 secrets to book marketing, and a haunted castle tour. Totally free. Get it here. The 3 secrets to book marketing, and a haunted castle...

Free fiction masterclass (novel writing basics)

Free fiction masterclass (novel writing basics)

I planned to spend my summer indoors quietly catching up on my backlist of YA fantasy and scifi novels and maybe doing a bit of book editing. But I’ve also been wishing I had a way to help out more and share my expertise. I practically grew up at summer camps, spending 3 months a The 3 secrets to book marketing, and a haunted castle...