In this book you will, *Learn the scaffolding of story structure, and how to use it. *Capitalize on plotting tips that even a Pantser can get behind.*Understand the seven forms of conflict and how to apply them for the biggest payoff. ...
Author: Katie Salidas
Writing A Book Is Not Simply Putting Words On The Page. Okay, yes, it is literally putting words on the page, but a truly spectacular book is more than just a written stream of consciousness. Crafting a complete and compelling story is work. Hard work. It is late night fights with uncooperative characters, bouts of crippling impostor syndrome, and the taunting blink of the cursor on the empty page as you struggle to pry those unwilling words from the deepest recesses of your mind.Writing looks a lot easier from the other side of the book. You can armchair quarterback all your favorite novelists, but until you put that butt in the chair and bang out that first full draft, you can't truly appreciate the struggle. Stressed Out Authors, The Solution Is Here! In this book you will, *Learn the scaffolding of story structure, and how to use it. *Capitalize on plotting tips that even a Pantser can get behind.*Understand the seven forms of conflict and how to apply them for the biggest payoff. *Discover the secret sauce to creating compelling characters. *Access cheat sheets to help you revise your story with flair. *Utilize word swaps to add sizzle to your scene. *Employ simple self-editing practices that will make your copyeditor love you. With over 30 published works to her name, and years spent providing editing, coaching, and publishing help to other indie authors, Katie Salidas is a veteran of the publishing trenches. She's battled writer's block, faced the firing squad of feedback and reviews, felt the sting of an editor's red pen, and sacrificed more than a few of her favorite words for the greater good of a story. She's been in your shoes, and is here to show you, with a little tough love (you'll thank her for it later), how to get through it all and finally finish that damn book you've been dreaming of writing. Your readers are waiting. Write (and edit) that damn book, already!