Free fiction writing template to help you outline your novel (Word, Scrivener, G-Docs, Plottr)

Free fiction writing template to help you outline your novel (Word, Scrivener, G-Docs, Plottr)

A few years ago I made the Plot Dot (now free on Amazon!) – my simple 8 step outline for writing novels, with the major dramatic twists most stories need to hit. I always wanted a more in-depth plotting outline and cheatsheet, but there’s so many conflicting story structures out there… last year however, I The 3 secrets to...

Why writing a book is like baking a cake

Why writing a book is like baking a cake

  Let’s say you make cake, but you don’t want to conform to a type of cake. You create an epic masterpiece, but it’s not quite chocolate, or carrot, or red velvet… it’s a mashup of everything, with layers and structure and everything is new and different. It’s ART. But now that it’s done, how The 3 secrets to book marketing, and a...

Can you really write a GOOD book in a month?

Can you really write a GOOD book in a month?

Almost always, if an author isn’t selling, it’s because their page isn’t converting. You need 3 things to succeed, a great blurb, cover, and enough reviews to offset skepticism. I can help you fix those things; I can also help craft your pitch or hook – which is critical for your amazon page. I can The 3 secrets to book marketing, and a...

Art has Value, Real Artists Don’t Starve, and other Shocking Truths

Art has Value, Real Artists Don’t Starve, and other Shocking Truths

I heard someone say recently, “there are too many marketers and not enough artists.” As someone deep inside the publishing industry, however, I find the opposite to be true. Recently I went to a writing conference – there were over 500 writers. All of them wanted to be artists: they made the work and now The 3 secrets to...