BUILDING STORY

Welcome to BUILDING STORY: FUNDAMENTALS OF FICTION, a teaching series I posted here every Saturday for 12 weeks beginning in January 2022.

  1. WHY DO YOU WRITE?
  2. YOU ARE THE SECRET PLOT TWIST
  3. WHO WANTS TO BE READ FOREVER?
  4. HURTING HEROES, HAPPY READERS
  5. OUTLINE 101: OF PANTSERS & PLOTTERS
  6. ADVANCED OUTLINES: LAYERING FOR DEPTH
  7. NEVER SHUN THE SHUNN
  8. WHO & WHAT: GENRE & READER
  9. OF JACKET COPY & ELEVATOR PITCHES
  10. BROKEN FIRST LINES MAKE GOOD HOOKS
  11. STICK YOUR ENDING, STICK YOUR READERS
  12. MARKETING YOUR WORDS

This concludes the end of my 12 week series on BUILDING STORY. All these posts are available in a polished format in the ebook available for $2.99 to celebrate the release. That price will be good until until April 2 when it will go to $4.99. You can find BUILDING STORY here.

The ebook contains bonus material including:

*THE PRESS RELEASE
*TAMING IMPOSTER SYNDROME
*UBER PRODUCTIVITY
*BINAURAL BEATS FOR UNBEATABLE FOCUS
*WRAPPING UP: MY TOP 5 TIPS FOR BUILDING STORY

*Bonus Content


A multi-award winning and best selling author shares how to create successful fiction from the blank page to The End. Starting with fundamentals such as the motivations to write (clarifying this early in a career fast tracks success) to building an intricate plot outline that works without headaches. Based on the material from her free Saturday series for writers, this is all that material plus special bonus chapters including how to handle a writing marathon without breaking a sweat and still getting your off-desk tasks completed.


Read what some amazing nice people have already said about this book:

“Angela Yuriko Smith tells it like it is, giving realistic and applicable advice that both provides the burgeoning author with detailed direction and pushes veteran scribes to transcend their writing goals.”

—Rebecca Rowland, author of The Horrors Hiding in Plain Sight

Elaine Pascale

“Publishable writing requires more than finding the right words. It is an orchestra of effort, an ensemble of finely tuned parts. With warmth and wisdom, award winning poet, author, and publisher Angela Yuriko Smith, demystifies the process and helps writers at all levels of experience. Building Story offers insight that crosses genres and styles and Angela Yuriko Smith’s advice is to be trusted and treasured.”

—Elaine Pascale, author of The Blood Lights

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