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I’m please to announce that my next writing resource is available for purchase!
Write stories with worlds that create lifelong fans and fandoms!
Irresistible World Building for Unforgettable Stories contains key methods and tips on how to weave your world building into every aspect of your story, from theme to plot to character arcs.
-Use writing prompts and exercises to jumpstart your creativity
-Get ideas on how to refresh world building genre tropes while still hitting reader sweet spots
-Learn to embrace your inner geek and passions to connect your world building with readers
Vivid world building is great. Vivid world building that sells? Even better! [...]
Repetition. It’s one of the hardest parts of marketing.
The fact of the matter is, the best way to get people’s attention is to tell them about your book, event, special deal, etc more than once.
In fact, it takes anywhere from 3-10 mentions through different channels to get someone’s attention and nudge them to consider your stuff. Yup, 3-10. Especially with social media algorithms making it harder for people to see things in the first place, and the increased information overload of the present day making it harder to remember things. [...]
I’m going to throw down the word right away: Perseverance.
That’s it. Nothing fancy. But within those twelve letters is a key difference between failure and success in writing.
Perseverance isn’t a popular word, because it often means dealing with rejection, difficulties, days when you just don’t feel like it, and other setbacks that happen in the course of making a writing career.
One of the ways I learn about various ways that things work (and don’t work) for people is reading success stories. And while many clickbait articles like to put forth that a certain person is just a rockstar superhero of amazing prowess, what it often comes down to is perseverance. [...]