5 Reasons You May Need a Story Chat

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A story chat is a one-hour phone or video chat where we can discuss your fiction project. It doesn’t matter if you’re drafting or editing, if you’re stuck on character or plot, or if you’re traditional or independently published. Story chats are meant to give you the confidence, clarity, and support to keep going.

Here are five reasons you might need a story chat:

  1. YOU HAVE A TON OF IDEAS AND DON’T KNOW WHICH ONE TO MOVE FORWARD WITH. It’s always a bit of a guessing game as to which story idea will be the most marketable. We can walk you through your ideas, the strengths and weaknesses of each, and help you realize which project has the best chance of success at this moment in both the publishing world, and where you’re at in your writing career.
  2. YOU’RE JUST ABOUT TO START WRITING YOUR NEXT PROJECT. We can help you make sure your story idea, character motivations, and main plot points are all working toward your best advantage. This will save you time, effort, and energy as you move through your draft. It also will give you a stronger finished product.
  3. YOU’VE STARTED A NOVEL YOU’RE EXCITED ABOUT, BUT THE PLOT AND THE CHARACTERS JUST AREN’T BEHAVING. We’ve all been there. You have an idea, you’re moving forward, but…the details aren’t falling into place, or maybe you’re struggling to find confidence in the decisions you’ve made in your manuscript.
  4. YOU HAVE A FIRST DRAFT THAT YOU KNOW IS A DISASTER. That’s okay! First drafts are notorious for being unruly and wild creatures. We can help you dissect what you have and create your best revision plan to move forward with confidence and with a mind on YOUR vision for YOUR novel.
  5. YOU’RE RE-VISITING AN OLDER PROJECT. Most writers have projects they wrote in their early writing days that need some love. We’ll work through a series of questions, intentions, and goals. Guide you in how best to take the heart of that story and turn it into something you’re excited to share with the world.

More and more of my regular authors are reaching out for a Story Chat before they start their project, or right about when they reach the quarter or a third mark. This saves them time and uncertainty as they move forward, as well as needing fewer editing rounds after they’ve finished. Being put in the position of talking one-on-one about your project, your desires for that project, and how best to move forward, is invaluable.

Allie and I started Waypoint because we saw far too many authors losing their way in their careers and in their stories. Our passion is to guide you toward telling the best version of your idea in your way.

See details and schedule your STORY CHAT here.

If you’d like this same service, but with a little more detail, we recommend a Story Mapping Call where we’ll ask you some questions or request some information before we chat, and then follow up sometime over the next month. Get more info here.

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