I know this one took me forever to get to with edits. Technically, it was ready in December, but I was busy with working on “Online Proposal” for the Bride by Design, the contemporary sweet romance anthology I’m doing with Catherine Lynn. Then I was getting back into a writing routine and going back to working on several books at a time.
Once I got that ball rolling, I went to work on the series of posts I did on this blog for helping new writers with the storytelling craft. I wanted to put the posts into a book to make it easy to get the information in one place.
This book is short. It’s about 10,000 words long.
If you want, you can download the entire book for free over at Smashwords. I am going to have it distributed to Barnes & Noble, Kobo, iBooks, Oyster, Scribd, Flipkart, and other places Smashwords distributes to. I decided not to put it on Amazon because it’s iffy if I could get it to go free over there.
I am in the process of making this a paperback book.
Right now it’s only on Smashwords. I don’t know how long it’ll take to get on the other channels.
Topics include the following:
- Starting With An Idea
- Picking Your Genre
- The Proper Use of Backstory
- Point of View
- Characters are the Heart of the Story
- Your Setting (aka World): The Character is Always Key
- When You Get Stuck
- If the Scene Doesn’t Add to the Plot, Throw It Out
- If You Never Finish a Story
- There Is No Perfect Time To Write, So Write Today
- Polishing Up Your Book