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We had a fantastic Blab last night about how to interpret the numbers coming at us regarding books sales, Amazon, and self-publishing. Why do they matter? Well, it's your industry. Whether you are self-published, small press... more

We're moving into The Breakout Novelist recap in this episode, and it's just as powerful. The focus in the second book is all about *how* to get through the publishing process. Lots of great nuggets, as well as some deep diving... more

Bring on the awesomeness of the Breakout Novel! We're still at it, and it's a regular inspiration of brilliance! We get into the bits and pieces that go on behind an incredible story. Genre, literary—it doesn't matter. They all use... more

Hey guys! I am so sorry for the absence! This show explains what's up and what's to come. All good stuff, and lots more here on the podcast. Want more writing tips, laughs, and encouragement? Here ya go! Periscope Katch.me... more

I had an interesting exchange on Twitter while asking folks what they need in their writing community (speaking of, I'd love to hear your response too!). One of the answers was, "I need more 5-star reviews." When I suggested he rethink the... more

We're about halfway through, and there's so much more to cover. Why talk this much about one book? Because these are the basic concepts you can apply to any story and improve your craft--promise! There are so many concepts and... more

The awesome keeps going... There are so many concepts and brilliant soundbites in Don Maass's Writing the Breakout Novel as well as the workbook. So here's the abbreviated version of the last few weeks podcasts. You'll see these for the next... more

Wait...MOAR?! Why yes, fellow writer, LOTS more! There are so many concepts and brilliant soundbites in Don Maass's Writing the Breakout Novel as well as the workbook. So here's the abbreviated version of the last few weeks podcasts.... more

I'll sound like a broken record often during this project, but this is, without question, the most impactful reading and discussion I've done so far. You don't want to miss out on Writing the Breakout Novel by Donald Maass. We're also... more

Writing the Breakout Novel by Donald Maass has been, without question, the most influential book on writing I've ever read and enacted in my own work. Years ago, this gem arrived on my bookshelf right in time: I'd given up trying to... more

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