By now, most of you know that Becca and I are pretty nerdy when it comes to writing. We’ve spent over a dozen years studying story craft and psychology, and how to blend the two to create powerful stories that will draw readers in on an emotional level. We’ve penned millions of words on writing, taught internationally, and helped creatives all over the world through our books, tools, and resources.
But one thing we’ve never done is create a complete plan for writing a book…until now.
The Storyteller’s Roadmap is a user friendly, at-your-own-pace method to get you from that first word, to done.
We guide you through the important pieces of a story, helping you brainstorm and plan a great concept and plot, compelling characters, and a world that your readers won’t want to leave. Get started with this Planning Checklist.
We stay with you as you write, helping you with strategies to stay focused, creative, and on task. And all those common writing derailments like writer’s block, self-doubt, procrastination, and getting lost in the middle of your novel? We show you how to get past these and provide a Writing Checklist so the words continue to flow.
Of course, once the first draft is written, the real work begins. Revision can be where a lot of writers lose their passion for the story because they struggle to know exactly how to bring their best writing to the page. We’ve broken down the revision process into manageable pieces, and provided a First Draft Health Assessment, so you have a path through the rounds of editing, feedback, and polishing to come.
As you follow the roadmap, we point you to tools and resources that can make the job much easier, saving you time and frustration.
We also share hard-won advice, articles, and strategies, filling any gaps in your knowledge and shortening the learning curve to writing a great novel.
Hiring a story coach can be expensive, and out of reach for many writers. The Storyteller’s Roadmap is like having Becca and me with you at every step.
(And the more you use it, the more your storytelling knowledge grows, meaning your writing will only get stronger and stronger!)
So where can you access this self-guided route to a publish-ready manuscript? At our sister site, One Stop for Writers. Wherever you are in the process, planning, writing, or revising, find the roadmap section that suits you best. And then…write!
Angela is a writing coach, international speaker, and bestselling author who loves to travel, teach, empower writers, and pay-it-forward. She also is a founder of One Stop For Writers, a portal to powerful, innovative tools to help writers elevate their storytelling.