Let me guess - you have a notebook… no. Notebooks full of ideas. You know how your story ends. You have some threads of how it starts. You kinda know what characters you want. Maybe already even know the beloved character you plan to kill off (I mean, Game of Thrones is obvs the new storytelling standard).
You have google docs full of random notes about what your world looks like… or maybe could look like. You know what kind of action you want. After all, Sarah J. Maas can’t be the only one who can pull it off… Can she?
You've already told people you're writing a novel, so it's too late to run now.
You know the plot, the journey, the underlying message, the new world you’re trying to build. At least, it's all in your head anyway. You have Pinterest boards named after characters and they’re chock full of pictures representing what you’re about to create.
There’s just one tiny, itsy bitsy teeny weeny yellow polka dot bikini, problem.
You don’t know CRAP about story structure. You have no clue how to string up a decent outline to save your life. Every time you write a word, you know it sucks, so naturally you delete it and start over again. You don’t know a lick of how to research for your story.
And wait, what about creating your magic system because every book you hate had a magic system that sucked? And what about your character's arc? And even their development? And setting up the world? And what about tropes? And and and…
DEEP BREATHS SIS. I get it.
You’re full of a whole lotta steam... and a whole lotta clueless. Well, clueless in how to plot, write, and complete a full length novel that won’t suck. Let's just be real.
I know you’ve got the story in your brain, and, personally, I won’t stop until you have it all out on paper (or Scrivener, because, bless God for technology, am I right?) and together, we will get you to that ultimate storytelling finish line.
Because, HUZZAH, you deserve to wield the title of Author, too. And you will.