Why I’m Doing This – Mission Statement
Why am I doing this? (Hint: because you're going to love it). Here's everything you're going to learn along the way.02
Story Ideas – The Premise
How do you know your story idea is a good one? One of the crucial initial phases is making sure your idea can support a full premise - the core elements of your story. With this in place, you can move on to the outline and scenes list. Watch below for more, including a downloadable example and extra learning resources.03
Story Ideas – The Outline
Taking your premise - the core elements of your story - and expanding it into a full outline. This is your roadmap to craft your narrative, and will help you know exactly what to write when you sit down to work.04
Story Ideas – Help! My Story Sucks! Fixing Structural Issues
Sometimes, you'll get through an outline, put together a scenes list, and start writing - only to discover that *something* doesn't quite work. How can you pinpoint these things early and save yourself extensive re-writes later? I've invited "Story Guru" Joe Nassise - an NYT Bestseller with over 1m books in print - to help me fix a few problems I found in my first outline. You can also download the "before v after" scenes list to see how it all works in practice.05
Writing – The Scenes List: Getting Started
Getting started writing - with your outline and scenes list ready to rock, you'll know exactly what to write next.06
Writing – Hitting Word Goals + Finding a Groove
How much can you write in a day? A week? A month? Sometimes life gets in the way - and your story changes organically too. Here's how I deal with it.07
Writing – The Book is Done! What Happens Now?
So, you've written "the end"... What comes next? Here's a rundown.08
Writing – Fun with Covers! Here’s How to Get an Awesome Design
Getting the perfect design for your cover is a mixture of art and science... how do you know what will work and what's the process? Here's my rundown.