How do you use a Book Buddy?
A great book takes hours of thought in every season of the manuscript–from the discovery phase, right through to the proposal and pitch.
Important, treasured thoughts. Thoughts that wake you up in the middle of the night, thoughts that dog you on your run, and thoughts that bubble out while you’re cooking dinner.
Thoughts you can’t lose.
More than that, with every step of the journey, you will discover new things about your characters that are essential to build into your story. But, if you were to stop writing every time you had such marvelous thoughts, you’d never get the book done!
What you need is . . . a manuscript companion.
Or . . . how about Book Buddy?
You know . . . a beautiful notebook to take with you on your journey that collects your thoughts and puts them into one accessible place. It’s the notebook where you build your characters, add in all those story and plot elements that make a book a bestseller, and then keep beside you as you write – or do the dishes, or keep by your bedside–to capture those amazing, fleeting, but oh-so-essential thoughts.
Think of the Book Buddy as that friend you talk to (instead of yourself) as you’re pondering out your story.
The friend that listens. And remembers.
And joins you in the journey.
Before you start writing, sit down with your Buddy and work through your story. He’ll ask you the right questions, and help you keep your framework straight and solid. Then, keep him around to remind you how to start your chapters and continue to the end. Finally, return to his questions to help you build a solid synopsis, premise, and query letter.
Oh! And don’t forget to buy your Buddy some chocolate occasionally. He likes that.