Ep 09: Do You Have an XYZ Statement?

About the Episode Have you heard the phrase, an XYZ statement and wondered what in the world is that? And do I as a fiction writer need one? Well, here’s the answer: absolutely! An XYZ statement is simply a positioning statement that gives clarity and helps guide your...

Mini Book Proposal Pt. 1: Overview

What if we wrote a book proposal before we wrote our novel not with the intent to convince someone else this book has value but in order to remind ourselves that it does? Let’s remove the persuasive component of a book proposal and utilize the clarity-bringing...

Ep 08: Make Sure You Have this Person on Your Team

About the Episode Your reader isn’t just someone you are writing for, they are someone you are teaming up with! Treating your reader like a teammate instead of a customer is a key way to help your novel succeed. Today, we’re diving into how your reader is part of your...

Ep 07: Set Your Story’s End Goal (It’s Not What You Think)

About the Episode Stop! Before you write your novel you need to set your story’s end goal into place. Knowing why you are writing is just as important as the writing itself and yet for Fiction Writers, we don’t take the time to articulate why we are writing a novel...

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