The Beginning Articles

6 brainstorming (ahem… plotting) techniques that even work for pantsers

In this post, you'll learn 6 brainstorming techniques that even work for pansters! This is a bonus post that follows along after the NaNoPrep series (essentially, the last four posts on the blog,...

Getting into character: the carrier of your driving force and your story’s soul

In the previous weeks, you discovered the driving force behind your story and the soul of your story. The next step is to decide who is the best person to carry and deliver your message to the world...

The Soul of Your Story: writing a book is like making a cake

​Last week we dug into the driving force behind your story. This week, we’ll discover its soul… with a cake analogy. I made my mom a triple chocolate layer cake with cookie crumbles for her b’day...

The Power of Passion: The Driving Force Behind Your Book

​Last week, you learned how to choose your next idea if you have multiple ideas vying for your attention, and now the fun really begins! We're going to dig into your idea and make sure it is...