Are you releasing your book while you’re in the process of writing your first draft? If so, you could be killing your creativity and stunting your book’s progression from idea to full story. Self-published authors have a lot to consider, from book concept to publication. That means it’s a little too easy for us to […]
The Write Path with Waypoint
There are three main ingredients when it comes to building your fiction career: Mindset, Business, and Craft. All three of these must work together, inform each other, and drive your strategies. If you only focus on one or two (you’d be amazed at how many authors only pay attention to one), you’ll never reach your […]
Over the last decade and a half, I have merged my love of writing, endless fascination with human psychology, and my experience working in design, marketing, and advertising into this little thing I call Platform Genres. What is a platform genre? I have been working in advertising, branding, design, and publishing for over a decade. […]
We wanted to show our readers what a typical Waypoint Newsletter looks like. This was our most recent, which we wanted to stretch far and wide: Thinking about your story is important. Working things out in your head like plot, setting, pacing, characterization IS writing. So don’t beat yourself up or feel stressed out if […]
Navigate your publishing career with confidence and resilience by having a clear idea of your goals, ambitions, and visions. When you know what you’re working toward, all your choices and decisions become more clear. The Pathfinder guide makes it simple, straightforward, and most importantly…fun.
Productivity is at the forefront of everyone’s mind this month. How can we crush 2020 and dream big and get more—health, money, happiness, and so on? What do we need to DO to get where we want to go? I’m here with a different question for you today. Who do you need to BE to […]
I love STORY GENIUS by Lisa Cron. I recommend it for everyone who is a writer or wants to be a writer. But I especially recommend Story Genius for those authors who want to be traditionally published, receive requests for full manuscripts from agents and/or publishers, but keep getting pass letters. This book will help you […]
Welcome back to a segment called Thanks, Tips, where I break down vague publishing advice and make it more transparent or actionable for you. This installment looks at the phrase Know Your Genre and helps you to understand what it means and how to do it. Phase One The simplest iteration of this is you […]
Navigate your publishing career with confidence and resilience by having a clear idea of your goals, ambitions, and visions. Stop copying the bestsellers, and start blazing your own trail to success. The Pathfinder guide makes it simple, straightforward, and most importantly…fun.
When it comes to writing, like most other things, you can’t build a writing habit by starting at the outcome. This is the time of the year when exuberance mixes with social pressure, and people lay a crazy expectation on themselves that is both unrealistic and unsustainable. I’m going to write two thousand words a […]