Whether you’ve failed to finish a first draft or forge a writing routine, build a career as an author or find confidence in your skills and stories, there are so few parts of the writing process that come easy. But don’t let that knowledge defeat you! You don’t have to be dissatisfied with your writing life anymore. The creative fulfillment you crave is within your realm of control.Read More
Writers, who's ready to craft fully-realized fictional worlds?
I'm absolutely thrilled to announce the arrival of our newest Well-Storied workbook today. The process of crafting an entire fictional world can be more than a little overwhelming. From geography and civilizations to cultures, religions, magic systems, and beyond, dipping your feet into world-building can be difficult enough. Developing a fully-realized fictional world?
Well, a little guidance may be in order...
That's why I've created World-Building Warrior, a digital workbook designed to walk you through the process of building your next fictional world step-by-step. With 167 pages of focused activities and guided questions, this is one resource you don't want to miss!Read More
Crafting characters that feel as real as the people around us is tough.
As humans, we lead messy lives. With mixed emotions and mistakes made, very seldom can we describe ourselves or our experiences as simple. And bringing that complexity to the page in the form of well-developed characters? Well, that’s an equally messy process. Or is it?
Today, writers, I'm excited to announce the arrival of our newest free e-course, Developing Complex Characters!Read More
Our new ten-day free email course will walk you through the process of mapping powerful plot arcs you can be proud to present to the world in just 10 to 15 minutes each day.Read More
Are you ready to discover the foundations of strong storytelling?
Behind every well-written story is structure: story structure. The most popular of which is, perhaps, the 3-Act Story Structure, which seamlessly intertwines both plot and character arcs to help writers craft linear stories with purpose and power. We've discussed the 3-Act Story Structure at some length here on the blog, but today I'm excited to make an announcement...
I've teamed up with the folks at Reedsy to create a free ten-lesson email course on the 3-Act Story Structure that will help you nail down the foundations of strong structure one tip-packed lesson at a time!Read More
Are you ready to take the overwhelm out of outlining your novel?
Transforming a new story idea or a shapeless first draft into a spectacular full-length book is more than a little difficult. There are endless elements at play: plot arcs, character arcs, stakes, themes, pacing... It's no wonder many writers struggle to give life to the stories in their heads.
Fortunately, giving shape to your story doesn't have to be as difficult as it may seem. You can craft a strong blueprint for your novel with ease by making good use of a little tool called story structure.Read More
Hello there, writers, and happy Friday!
Today, I'm so excited to announce the launch of our newest Well-Storied workbook. Crafting Incredible Characters is 105-page digital workbook designed specifically to help you develop well-rounded characters that leap off the page.
As I've often said, characters are the backbone of any good story. It's their desires that drive the plot forward, their motivations that pull on readers' emotions, their flaws and weaknesses that keep tensions running high, and their complexities that breathe life onto the pages of your story.
But the process of crafting characters that fulfill all of those functions with grace and ease is certainly easier said than done.Read More