Here’s some resources I use regularly in 2020-2021. Some are new, some are tested. Writing Communities Litquake ResourcesAuthor’s Bridge A.P.E.: Agent, Publisher, Entrepreneur by Guy Kawasaki ClassesWrite Your Book Media Bistro
1 Edit Your Book Find Beta Readers, and Hire a Professional Editor or Proofreader 2 Decide if you want to query Agents or Indie Publish 3 Build Your Author Platform 4 Keep Improving your Marketing Hire a Team Track Metrics 5 Be Dedicated to your Business To see real results, commit yourself to your business […]
This book really helped me get organized while writing my mystery novel, Librarian Detective:
If you need feedback on your query letter, post in the AQ Connect online community. In exchange for evaluating other query letters, members will critique you. It’s a usually a valuable way to improve your query, and a resource I’ve used for each of my novels. Read more about Writerly Resource …
When I start writing a new novel, I know two things: The beginning and the end of the story. Then I build a classic three-part story structure, outlining each chapter in an elementary fashion. And it works, guiding me through to completion.
To me, this process is key. Along with creating character sketches and using TKs so as to not stop writing to research, and of course writing longhand, and typing up the day’s work to review and plan for the next writing day, these tools allowed me to finally write that first novel, How Good It Can Be, whose outline I’ve included here, in hopes that it will help others.—Michelle Z.
YA Novel Outline: How Good It Can Be 7th Draft
By Michelle Zaffino Read more about The Starting Point: An Outline …