How do I write a book? How do I create compelling characters that readers will love? How do I build a believable world for my story? What does it even mean to write a story that works? Do you have any writing tips? These are just some of the big questions that developmental editor and book coach, Savannah Gilbo, digs into on the Fiction Writing Made Easy Podcast. Each week, Savannah shares actionable tools, tips, and strategies that will help you write, edit, and publish your book. So, whether you're brand new to writing, or a seasoned author looking to improve your craft, this podcast is for you!
10 Reasons Why Novels Get Rejected
In this episode, I'll share the ten common reasons why manuscripts get rejected by agents and editors.
The 6 Scenes Every Action Novel Needs
In today's episode, we're going to talk about the key scenes that every action story needs to have in order to work and to satisfy fans of the genre. Here's a preview of what's included:[01:25] Action stories are about life and death, and good versus...
How to Write a Well-Structured Scene
In today's episode, I'm going to walk you through how to write a well-structured scene. I'll also show you how this structure shows up in a scene from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Here's a preview of what's included:[02:50] A scene is a unit...
The #1 Reason Why So Many Novels Go Unfinished
In this episode, we're talking about why so many novels go unfinished and what you can do to make sure you finish every project you start.
Romance Genre Conventions
In today's episode, I'm going to walk you through the conventions of the romance genre. I'm also going to show you how these conventions show up in the movie Twilight. Here's a preview of what's included:[01:30] What makes the romance genre unique? In...
5 Questions to Ask Before Writing a First Draft
In this episode, I'll walk you through five questions to ask yourself before you start writing a first draft. Whether you're a plotter or a pantser, these questions will help you flesh out the foundational elements of your story.