In this episode, I'm doing my own little countdown of some of the best and most listened to clips from the Fiction Writing Made Easy podcast episodes in 2021. Here's a preview of what you'll hear in the episode:
[00:00] Tip #10: The more clear you are about your goals, the better chance of success you’ll have when it comes to accomplishing them.
[00:00] Tip #9: Knowing your story’s ideal reader can help you write, edit, publish, and market your book.
[00:00] Tip #8: Your point of view character needs to have a goal in each and every scene in your novel.
[00:00] Tip #7: Your point of view character needs to face a tough choice in every single scene.
[00:00] Tip #6: The theme of your story doesn’t have to be original!
[00:00] Tip #5: Focusing on writing solid scenes (vs. chapters) will allow you to finish your draft in the most efficient way (and become a better writer).
[00:00] Tip #4: If you’re stuck between multiple story ideas, ask yourself which one will help you become a better writer and start there.
[00:00] Tip #3: You need to understand your character’s backstory to give them meaningful conflict to face in the story present.
[00:00] Tip #2: Understanding the ins and outs of your genre is the fastest way to write a story that works.
[00:00] Tip #1: Focus on crafting a compelling story before you focus on writing beautiful words and sentences.
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