5 Point Story Mapping: Set Your Story up for Success

Ready to set your story up to succeed? 

The Waypoint Method of mapping your story aims to get deep under the skin of your idea so you understand more than just what happens to your characters. Our 5 POINT STORY MAPPING workbook helps you understand your own motivations as well as your characters’, so you can use your time and creative energy in the best possible ways.

In this 21-page workbook, we’ll walk you through our five steps: 

Trailhead: Getting Your Story Bearings

Point One: Idea Meadows

Point Two: Slope of Character Growth

Point Three: Story Roots Lookout

Point Four: Plot Point Pass

Point Five: Story Goal Summit

When you finish, you’ll have a solid path forward that stays true to your vision of your fiction project.

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Three Author Foundations: For Authors Focusing on a Long-lasting Career

Feeling lost in your author career? Just getting started as a writer? Building a solid foundation will simplify your career, build momentum faster, and help you find readers who truly love you.

We’ll walk you through three steps to set you on a solid, sustainable track and keep you there:

  1. RESET EXPECTATIONS: Sort out toxic beliefs and replace them with beliefs and expectations that nurture you and your goals as an author.
  2. GET ALIGNED WITH YOUR CORE VALUES: Alignment with your values is the only way to create a sustainable career that truly resonates with you and YOUR readers.
  3. PREPARE FOR THE HARD PARTS: Every career has downswings, but if you have backups in place, they become a manageable part of your long-term goals. 

Whether you’re starting your writing journey as an indie or traditional author, you’ve finished one book, or your backlist is filled with titles, THREE AUTHOR FOUNDATIONS will help you get unstuck. If you’re overwhelmed by the process, struggling with criticism or rejection, or just feeling burned out, this guide will help you get back on the right path to a thriving author career.

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Pitch It to Write It: Know you have a solid, marketable idea before writing the first word.

You can create marketable story ideas that resonate with your readers, again and again. PITCH IT TO WRITE IT is a workbook that guides authors of all stages and levels of experience through a proven process to create their next big idea.

You’ll start by exploring themes and the core of your story. Next, you’ll explore all the ideas bouncing around in your brain to help you focus on what story you want to work on next. Finally, you’ll take one or two of your brilliant ideas and create pitches for those. This process will help you know that you have a viable, marketable novel idea before you sit down to write. 

PITCH IT TO WRITE IT is designed to help you build the cornerstone of a long-lasting publishing career: a novel that stays with your readers.

Created by Jolene Perry, a published author with over ten years of experience in both traditional and independent publishing, PITCH IT TO WRITE IT is an effective method for narrowing down your next novel idea before you sit down to write.

You can download your workbook HERE.

Master Self Editor: Save yourself both time and money with essential tools to help you see your own writing objectively.

Want to get the most out of your edits and get your book noticed? The best way to make your book as strong as it can be is by learning how to edit your own words before your manuscript ever leaves your hands. 

No one knows your story the way you do, and no one can edit in a way that helps you stay as true to that idea as you can. This workbook will teach you how to look at your manuscript objectively, taking it through your own round of edits before querying agents or handing it over to your editor. Self-editing saves you time and money and helps you get the most out of your editing process, whatever publishing path you take. 

MASTER SELF-EDITOR was created by Jolene Perry, a published author and professional editor. After more than a decade of working with editors from five different publishing houses, reading for agents, and running her own editing company, Jolene has assembled the tools every author needs before handing their manuscript over to a professional.

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