make your hero choose

make your hero choose

This month I want to share on a topic I first heard Randy Ingermanson teach several years ago. It’s a simple yet powerful tool to improve our stories. Simply stated—force your hero to make a choice. Not just any choice like which burger to order or coffee shop to visit. But a choice with consequences….

How to NEVER Lose Your Manuscript Again
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How to NEVER Lose Your Manuscript Again

Nothing is more frustrating that losing your hard work to computer errors! In this episode of the Writing Momentum podcast, Chris and Gena show you how you can backup your documents AUTOMATICALLY in triplicate. If you’ve ever lost your work, we feel your pain! Listen to this episode to discover how easy it is to save EVERYTHING.

Three Books EVERY Writer MUST Read
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Three Books EVERY Writer MUST Read

There are a LOT of great books out there…but which ones resonate with you so much that you want to take what you’re “learning” on the pages and put it into your own manuscript? In this episode of the Writing Momentum podcast, Chris, Gena are joined by Rene Gutteridge to talk about their favorite fiction and non-fiction books–and what you can learn from them as an author.

Three Movies EVERY Writer MUST See
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Three Movies EVERY Writer MUST See

There are a LOT of great movies out there…but which ones resonate with you so much that you want to take what you’re “learning” on screen and put it into your own manuscript? In this episode of the Writing Momentum podcast, Chris, Gena are joined by Rene Gutteridge to talk about their favorite movies–and what you can learn from them as an author.

Writing Q&A: Finding Your Writing Community
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Writing Q&A: Finding Your Writing Community

This week on the Writing Momentum podcast, we’re playing our recent live Q&A on Finding Your Writing Community. It’s so good! Looking for a way to find writing friends or build a reading audience? We cover all that and more!

Q’s include:

How do I get back in the writing game when I’ve been away from it for a while?
How do I build an audience for my book?
What’s the best writing investment you’ve made?
How do you network when it comes to publishing?

2023 SMART Goals for Writers (Free ebook!)
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2023 SMART Goals for Writers (Free ebook!)

It’s 2023 and there’s no better way to start the year than by creating a writing goal…but not just any writing goal – a SMART writing goal! In this podcast episode, Chris and Gena talk about how to create actionable, 6-week goals as authors that you can actually meet! Plus–a free ebook to download at writingmomentum.com

5 HORRIBLE Mistakes Children’s Writers Make
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5 HORRIBLE Mistakes Children’s Writers Make

Children’s writers are so creative! But some also make some not-so-very-good-actually-horrible mistakes in their writing. In this episode of the Writing Momentum podcast, Chris and Gena talk about some of the most common mistakes children’s writers make in their books…so you can be sure to avoid them!