Updated: Sep 28
I have a new fiction-writing handbook coming out next weekend (August 17th)!
**Update as of 2020: The book was published and is now available on Amazon in both e-book and paperback!**
There’ s a paperback version in the works as well, which should also release around the 17th.
Here’s what it covers:
SLAP HIM WITH A FISH IS A CRASH COURSE IN THE CRAFT OF FICTION FOR BEGINNING TO INTERMEDIATE FICTION WRITERS.
Written by an indie author and writing instructor and made to address often-asked questions from the author’s students and fellow writers, this handbook covers an assortment of writing topics. Told in a conversational, easily digested format, this book provides an in-depth look at the craft of fiction with a practical-yet-encouraging perspective.
Topics covered include:
What Makes a Story “Work”
Creating Emotional Impact
The Writing Process
Genres and Genre Expectations
The True Meaning of Show, Don’t Tell
Backstory and the Iceberg Theory
Significant Detail versus Excess Detail
Writing for an Audience
How Characters, Setting, Plot, and Theme Interconnect
Hooking Your Reader
Crafting Realistic Conflict & Building Story Tension
Thematic Threads and Emotional Resonance
Using Description in Your Story
Using Exposition in Your Story
Point of View (POV)
Narrative Style & Authorial Voice
Crafting Strong Dialogue
Making Every Word Count
Plotting & Planning
Basic Story Structure
Drafting: Tips for getting started
The Magic of “Flow”
Surviving the Suck
How To Finish That First Draft!
Tips for Self-Editing
Choosing a Title and Writing a Blurb/Description
GRAB THIS HANDY RESOURCE NOW AND LEVEL UP YOUR SKILLS IN THE CRAFT OF FICTION.
Just wanted to let you all know in case anyone might find it helpful!