Character is the Simplest Way to Make Your Book Stand Out

Free In-Depth Character Sheets

Get to the heart of your story and keep your readers coming back for more. I use these sheets for EVERY story I write.


Check out the downloads for DIY authors who prefer to work in their own space, in their own time, and in their own way.


HOW TO USE 5 CHARACTER PIVOT POINTS TO PLOT YOUR NOVEL AND MAKE EACH SCENE COUNT

Once you dig deeper into story, the plot points begin to fall together. Plot points are really just moments when your protagonist’s views or their way forward PIVOTS to something new.

You can download this resource HERE

Welcome to Waypoint Authors

A group of authors looking to elevate our fiction, all while searching out writing and publishing processes as unique as we are. We’re all about testing new things and finding paths forward that are sustainable-in our writing processes, publication paths, and our online selves.

What’s New at Waypoint…

How to Build a Long-Term Working Relationship With an Editor

If you’re an indie author, then you know it’s your responsibility to build a team to help you get your books out into the world. Because we have creative control and control over our production processes, we have the luxury of choosing our editors. Chances are, you’re probably interested in the idea of building a … Read More How to Build a Long-Term Working Relationship With an Editor

Quick Tips to Strengthen the Language of Your Fiction

Three things to note before we jump in: ONE: there is no ONE SIZE FITS ALL, or no hard and fast ALWAYS rules in strengthening the language of your fiction. TWO: if your characterization is INCREDIBLE, strong language will most likely come very naturally. THREE: you have more leeway if you’re writing in first person … Read More Quick Tips to Strengthen the Language of Your Fiction

developmental self editing

Don’t Underestimate the Power of Developmental Self-Editing

Please Note: This post contains affiliate links. You’ve completed the first full draft of your shiny new novel, and you’re chomping at the bit to send it off to your developmental editor. I mean, it’s on paper now, right? Isn’t it time to get some help with fleshing it out so you can move on … Read More Don’t Underestimate the Power of Developmental Self-Editing

Why Working With a Pro Cover Designer Matters for Your Book Marketing and Sales

Readers judge books by their covers. If you’re a self-published author, it’s crucial to hire a pro cover designer to help your book get the attention it deserves. If you’re a traditionally published author, your publisher will handle all aspects of your publishing, including hiring your cover designer. As a trad author, you may not … Read More Why Working With a Pro Cover Designer Matters for Your Book Marketing and Sales

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