26 episodes

The Steps to Story podcast with your host Nicole Meier, delivering weekly episodes (in short and accessible recordings!) that provide fiction writers with essential steps and strategies, so they can get clear on their big story idea, complete their manuscripts, and follow their novel writing dreams.If you’re an emerging author seeking guidance, this podcast is for you!

Steps to Story Nicole Meier

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    • 5.0 • 29 Ratings

The Steps to Story podcast with your host Nicole Meier, delivering weekly episodes (in short and accessible recordings!) that provide fiction writers with essential steps and strategies, so they can get clear on their big story idea, complete their manuscripts, and follow their novel writing dreams.If you’re an emerging author seeking guidance, this podcast is for you!

    25. How to Know if Your Story Premise Will Fill a Whole Book

    25. How to Know if Your Story Premise Will Fill a Whole Book

    Today I’m tackling a question that every novelist faces at some point: "How do I know if my story premise will fill a whole book?" If you’re excited about your idea but hesitant to dive into writing, this episode is for you. I’m going to break it down into 3 simple steps to help you confidently take action with your novel.Tune in to learn more.Website | Instagram | Free Novel Writing Guide | Small Group Program WAITLIST🚀

    • 8 min
    24. Sidestep These 4 Novel-Writing Pitfalls for Success

    24. Sidestep These 4 Novel-Writing Pitfalls for Success

    Today I'm diving into four crucial mistakes to avoid when writing your novel. While there is no wrong way to write your book, because your writing process should be your own, I can tell you that there are certain mistakes to be avoided in your process.Today I'm covering topics such as:Not having a roadmapRushing the processWriting as if someone is looking over your shoulderComparing your journey to othersTune in to learn how to avoid and overcome these writing mistakes in order to draft a str...

    • 10 min
    23. Summer Boost: 3 Ways to Stay in the Writing Flow Right Now

    23. Summer Boost: 3 Ways to Stay in the Writing Flow Right Now

    Small but consistent efforts will keep you connected to your work this summer. Tune into today's short but sweet episode to learn three quick ways to keep your writing flow moving in the right direction this summer. Website | Instagram | Free Novel Writing Guide | Small Group Program WAITLIST🚀

    • 7 min
    22. From Manuscript to Market: Trends I'm Seeing in my Book Coaching

    22. From Manuscript to Market: Trends I'm Seeing in my Book Coaching

    I have the privilege of getting to know fiction writers and their stories because of the work that I do. And lately, I've been noticing some trends. Today's episode is all about the list of trends that are unique to my corner of the world.Tune in to the episode to learn:1) The types of "smart stories" coming across my desk2) Risks and payoffs of genre-blending and going indie3) The authentic and unapologetic ways writers are showing up4) Misadventures of story structureand more!Website | Inst...

    • 12 min
    21. Beta Readers vs. Developmental Editors: What Writers Need to Know

    21. Beta Readers vs. Developmental Editors: What Writers Need to Know

    In today's episode, we're going to dive into a hot topic in the novel writing process: Beta readers versus developmental editors. If you're a novelist looking to take your work to the next level, stay tuned, because we're about to uncover why beta readers and developmental editors are your secret weapon.Website | Instagram | Free Novel Writing Guide | Small Group Program WAITLIST🚀

    • 12 min
    20. Your Burning Questions Answered!

    20. Your Burning Questions Answered!

    I sent out a CTA to my followers asking their burning questions about their writing and publishing journeys. I got a great response and am happy to say that the questions sent back to me have a nice range of topics. This episode of Steps to Story is all about answering those questions!Inside this episode, I'm covering topics such as:The best method for outlining your novelHow to know when you're done writingWhether or not to include an epilogueHow to start your next novel manuscriptThe i...

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

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29 Ratings

29 Ratings

Tlmg21 ,

New Writer + New Listener

I am in the beginning stages of my first draft for my first novel, and I know I’m going to need lots of help to get me across the finish line. I was excited to discover this podcast and can’t wait to hear more!

Jdb3254 ,

For every writer at any stage

I love Nicole’s podcast! So fun to listen to her chat with Jennie about book coaching as well as with fellow authors about their pub journeys. I find the topic of publishing endlessly interesting and learn so much when others share their experiences.

Mandalion91 ,

Nicole has the best advice!

Nicole is an expert in her craft and this podcast is immensely helpful and inspirational to both established and aspiring authors!

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