Author: Susan May Warren

How to Write a Brilliant Novel

How to Write a Brilliant Novel

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What does it take to write a brilliant novel? Best-selling, award-winning novelist Susan May Warren knows how--and you're about to find out. She's coached hundreds of writers into publication, onto best-seller lists, and onto the awards platforms. (And she lives what she teaches. Susan is the bestselling author of over 50 novels, has won the Rita, the Christy, and the Carol awards multiple times.) Now, for the first time, she's revealing her step-by-step storycrafting secrets that will show you how to discover, create, and publish the brilliant novel inside you. More info →
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Advanced Brilliant Writing

Advanced Brilliant Writing

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From best-selling, RITA, Christy and Carol award-winning novelist Susan May Warren comes the advanced writing techniques that help you build a powerful story! An amazing novel has two elements – deep characterization of a sympathetic hero, and a compelling, wide, breathtaking plot. But how do you create deep characters and wide plots and then apply them to your story? It’s time to learn Advanced (Brilliant!) Writing. The follow-up to How to Write a Brilliant Novel, Advanced Brilliant Writing utilizes RITA and Christy award-winning, best-selling novelist Susan May Warren’s easy to apply explanations, exercises and intuitive methods to teach you advanced fiction writing techniques that will turn any novel from boring to . . . brilliant. More info →
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How to Write a Brilliant Romance

How to Write a Brilliant Romance

Kiss and Tell, the essential step by step worktext on how to write a Romance. How do I structure my novel? How do I create loveable heroes and heroines? How should my hero and heroine meet? How do I create believable conflict? How do I make two characters fall in love? How do I write a sizzling kiss? How do I keep the tension high in the middle of my story? How do I put romance on every page? What is the breakup and why do I need it? Most of all.. How do I create a romance that touches the heart of my reader? Find the answers to all these questions as well as the secrets to creating award-winning romances in this essential workbook by award-winning, best-selling romance novelist Susan May Warren. With ten ingredients and step by step instructions you’ll learn how to plot and wordsmith a powerful, layered romance that will make your readers fall in love. More info →
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My Brilliant Book Buddy

My Brilliant Book Buddy

It doesn’t fetch coffee or make cookies. It just helps make your writing dreams come true. The writing journey can be long and lonely. It’s easy to get lost in the weeds of your story, not sure where you are headed . . .or why. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a guide along the way? Someone to point you in the right direction, and keep you motivated? Meet your buddy. A manuscript companion to the foundational writer’s workbook How to Write a Brilliant Novel, and advanced writer’s guide, Advanced Brilliant Writing, My Brilliant Book Buddy puts feet to all the steps needed to create a powerful book, guiding you through character creation, plotting the inner and outer journey, creating essential scenes, and wordpainting. With step-by-step instruction, it helps you craft the perfect black moment, and pushes you on all the way to the climatic ending. “The Book Buddy is my new best friend! It takes all of the helpful tools, charts and tips from Inside Out and Deep and Wide and puts them in one place. It's like having Susan May Warren in the room helping you craft your story! I can't recommend it highly enough!" Melissa Tagg multi-published romance author You’ll never write a book alone again. More info →
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The Story Equation: How to Plot and Write a Brilliant Story with One Powerful Question

The Story Equation: How to Plot and Write a Brilliant Story with One Powerful Question

Discover The Story Equation! One question can unlock your entire story! Are you struggling to build a riveting plot? Layered characters? How about fortify that saggy middle? Create that powerful ending? You can build an entire book by asking one powerful question, and then plugging it into an “equation” that makes your plot and characters come to life. You’ll learn how to build the external and internal journey of your characters, create a theme, build story and scene tension, create the character change journey and even pitch and market your story. All with one amazing question. More info →
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Conversations With a Writing Coach: 40 lessons on how to write a novel

Conversations With a Writing Coach: 40 lessons on how to write a novel

Start with an idea…and leave with a novel!

Writing books are helpful, but they can be overwhelming and challenging to understand. Sometimes all writers need is someone to sit down beside them, believe in them, and patiently walk through the novel creation process, step-by-step. Best-selling, Christy and RITA award-winning author Susan May Warren, founder of My Book Therapy, the craft and coaching community for novelists, has been coaching and training writers for over a decade, helping them realize their dream of becoming a published author Now, sit down with her and learn how to go from idea to publishable novel in 40 empowering, essential conversations. More info →
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Connections

Connections

So how much time do I really have to spend on social networking?" It's the question that plagues every armchair marketer. What is Social Media? How much time do I need to spend on Facebook and Twitter? Do I need Pintrest. What about my blog - who is going to follow it? Social Networking can be overwhelming - yet, it is essential for a successful novelist. Thankfully, with the right techniques, it can be streamlined and maximized to produce exactly the results you need to sell your novel. Written by prolific author, blogger, editor and My Book Therapy Social Media coach Edie Melson, you'll learn everything you need to maximize your social networking to create powerful connections. More info →
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Idea Sparking: How to Brainstorm Conflict in Your Novel

Idea Sparking: How to Brainstorm Conflict in Your Novel

I was up all night reading your book. How did you come up with that amazing twist? Plotting a riveting and compelling story that stands out from the thousands of novels on the bookshelf takes creativity and strategic thinking. An author must learn to think outside the box, and yet create conflict reasonable and personal to their characters. Whether you love to plot out every infinite detail in your story before writing, or prefer to discover your story on the journey, Idea Sparking: How to Brainstorm Conflict in Your Novel is the tool you need to create the right conflict to build a powerful story. Packed with examples and exercises to get you thinking, Idea Sparking gives you a menu of innovative tools, techniques, and solutions for devising plot twists. More info →
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