Plot v. Character – Ep 20, The Writers’ Podcast

Are you a plot or character driven writer? How different would some of the well-known movies and books be if we changed the approach? Could The Lord of the Rings be the same without Frodo? What mistake did George Lucas make by using a plot style? And is SK a control freak who needs professional help?… Continue reading Plot v. Character – Ep 20, The Writers’ Podcast

Bestsellers: The Awful Truth – Ep 16, The Writers’ Podcast

Think bestseller lists are all about top sellers? Think again. In this episode, we unravel the mysteries behind the seven surprising factors that go into selecting a bestselling novel. We also discuss some of the methods that Indie authors have used to achieve a coveted place on these lists and how Amazon’s new approach may… Continue reading Bestsellers: The Awful Truth – Ep 16, The Writers’ Podcast

CHAPTER of EXCELLENCE AWARD CONTEST

Image of Chapter of Excellence with three award levels

Every writer knows that their first chapter can make or break their story because you never get a second chance to make a first impression. Your opening chapter hooks readers, agents, and publishers or it doesn’t. In fact, the only thing more important than how you end your story . . . is how you… Continue reading CHAPTER of EXCELLENCE AWARD CONTEST