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Are You a Romance Writer…or dream about being one?

Are You a Romance Writer…or dream about being one?

Have you thought about being a romance author?

I never thought I’d be one because mystery was always my favorite genre.

But guess, what and excuse the pun? I fell in love with writing romance novels and yes, they’ve been very good to me.

Most of you know I coach, mentor and tutors authors with the majority of them being romance writers so that’s why I was excited to see Infostack’s new bundle that all about writing a romance…first one I’ve seen of its kind. Not only did I want to promote it, I wanted to be a contributor.

What’s in the bundle?

Everything a new or even established romance writer needs to get ahead of the competition.

You can have lifetime access to-

Story Enhancing eCourse

Captivating Must read ebooks

Career Shaping Masterclsses

Interactive Workbook

Plus, discounts on such things as developmental editing which is essential when you’re first starting out.

And of course my own How to Write Your First Romance Novel workshop, that alone is worth $75 and you not only get it and get access to it forever but you get all the other goodies to for the bargain price of $49.

I know sometimes these extras aren’t in your budget but sometimes you need to spend a little and you end up with a great return on investment.

I always think the best thing is for you to check out all what’s included and all the details so here’s the link for you to decide for yourself if this is something you want to invest in and full disclosure this is my affiliate link and if you do decide this is just what you need I’ll get a commission-https://susiep2022–infostack.thrivecart.com/romance2

50 Common Writing Problems-12 Days of Christmas

50 Common Writing Problems-12 Days of Christmas

Over at my writing blog, www.thiswriterslife.com, I’m offering the 12 Days of Christmas,

For twelve days, I’ll be featuring a different workshop or workbook and offer a different discount.

Today it’s my 50 Common Writing Problems and how to fix them Workshop. It’s usually $29.95 and today there’s a 25% discount, use code writinglife and here’s the link-

https://flynnmedia.thrivecart.com/50-common-writing-problems-workshop/

All my workshops are self-paced, they never expire, and you can study when you want.

Author Super Bundle-Last Day at Lower Price

Author Super Bundle-Last Day at Lower Price

It’s Cyber Monday.

Did you pick up any great buys over the weekend?

I hope one of them was the Author Super Bundle.

However, if you missed it, take a look and give it some serious thought because tomorrow, while it will still be available, it’s going to cost you more.

Getting published is sometimes the easiest part of the writing journey.

Yep, you read that right, no error on my part.

Most of my students struggle with promoting and marketing themselves and their books.

As a former publicist, I know how tough it is to get word of your book out to your audience.

That’s one of the things I like best about this bundle. Unlike others that just focus on the writing aspect, this one has resources for the hard part….the marketing.

Things like Reader Bliss and getting book reviews. These two alone are worth the cost of the bundle.

If you don’t have the budget to hire a publicist, for $149 you can have a whole bunch of resources that can make going it alone that much easier.

At least take a look, and if you buy it and then realize, no, this isn’t right for you, you have a money back guarantee.

Here’s the link and as always, in full disclosure, it’s my affiliate one and I get compensated if you make a purchase.

https://authorsuperbundle.com/special/?orid=868391

Have you thought about writing a romance novel?

Have you thought about writing a romance novel?

Romance novels…

They are one of the best-selling genres, readers usually buy more than one book at a time…being a romance author is almost like being part of recession proof business.

They’re fun to write, but the downside is it’s a competitive genre and you have to include certain elements in order to write a great one that readers will love…and editors will want to buy.

I’ve just revamped my Writing Your First Romance Novel Workshop.

It’s a 12 lesson, self-paced class that you can read and do assignments any time you want. It’ never expires so you can use it for your current novel or future ones too.

Here’s a link to all the details and how you can get your own copy of Writing Your First Romance.

https://flynnmedia.thrivecart.com/writing-your-romance-novel-workshop/

Have you ever thought about writing a continuing series?

Have you ever thought about writing a continuing series?

Harry Potter, Twilight, Cedar Cover, Bosch, A is for Alibi…

What do all these have in common?

They’re series books. Recurring characters, themes, settings, etc.

They fun to write, readers love them which can mean a continual stream of income for an author.

If you know my work, you know I love creating series. I’ve lost count how many I have and I’ve recently updated both the Writing Continuing Series workshop and workbook.

They are also newly uploaded to my platform on Thrivecart for easy ordering, checkout, and delivery to you.

The workshop is self-paced, so you can read the lessons whenever you want, practice the assignments whenever you want. Use it for your current project or future ones.

https://flynnmedia.thrivecart.com/writing-the-continuing-series-workshop/

The workbook is a perfect supplement to the workshop but some of you might like to use it without taking the workshop so that’s why I decided to sell them separately. However, if you click the link for the workshop, you’ll get a special offer with a discount for the workbook if you buy it along with the workshop.

https://flynnmedia.thrivecart.com/writing-the-continuing-series-workbook/

Plotting Your First Romance Novel Workbook

Plotting Your First Romance Novel Workbook

Are you an aspiring romance author?

Maybe you’ve started to write one but got lost halfway through.

Perhaps you just had one rejected.

I’ve recently updated my Plotting Your First Romance Novel workbook and I’ve uploaded at to my new go to checkout system using Thrivecart.

Here is the link with more details about the workbook and how you can order it.

https://flynnmedia.thrivecart.com/writing-a-romance-novel-workbook/

My review (it might surprise you)….

My review (it might surprise you)….

If you’ve been or are a student of mine, then you know I always give it to you straight.

Today is no different.

If you’ve thought about buying Writer’s Craft 4.0, then you’re going to want to read every word of this email…

I’m going to tell you EXACTLY what I think about this bundle of products, and I promise not to hold anything back.

First off, a little background: let’s talk about what Writer’s Craft 4.0 is and what it does for you…

Writer’s Craft 4.0 is a collection of premium products, curated to help creators with their content – from beginning creators just getting started, to experts who want system improvement so they can scale their businesses.

One of the stack’s top contributors really impressed me:

Michael La Ronn is the award-winning, bestselling author of over 80 science fiction & fantasy novels and self-help books for writers. 

He runs the popular YouTube channel, Author Level Up, where he publishes weekly advice videos for writers. Author Level Up has over 40,000 subscribers and nearly 2 million lifetime views. It was also voted one of Writer’s Digest Best Websites for Authors in 2022.

Michael has been featured on popular podcasts such as The Creative Penn and The Self-Publishing Formula, and he has been a guest speaker at 20Books Vegas, Inkers Con, and Writer’s Digest conferences, to name a few.

Michael’s book, The Self-Publishing Advice Compendium, packs over 500 practical and concise lessons, that will help you with writing, publishing, and marketing your book.

Micheal’s book stood out to me because of his credentials, but I’ve been through the lineup of partners in this Super Stack, and all of them were impressive.

BUT…

With so many products in this Super Stack, you might realize they aren’t all for you.

And that’s okay!

The point of this bundle is to give you an “all you can eat buffet” of creative writing tools, training, and resources…

You get to decide where you want to start.

To help you out, here are my suggestions:

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Struggling with characters? Start here…

Fixing Your Character and Point of View Problems by Janice Hardy. Solve your character-related issues so that readers fall in love!

Create Compelling Characters by Devlin Blake. Learn how to develop characters readers can’t get enough of. This course shows you how to get to the heart of your character FAST, so you can go back to writing the fun part of your book.

The Essential Fantasy Writing Course by Richie Billing. Create lifelike fantasy characters that feel alive. This one is a MUST if you’re writing fantasy! Otherwise you can safely give it a pass.

A Bitesize Lesson on Crafting Complex Characters by Maame Blue. Write characters that come off the page with these writing exercises, top tips and a book excerpt that demonstrates the lessons.

And yes, a little shameless self-promotion here, a product by yours truly-

Time-starved? You’ll want to focus on these for fast results

Nailed It, Writing a Novel in 30 Days Planner and Workbook by Susan Palmquist. Anytime you want to write a story fast (eg. NaNoWriMo), this should be your go-to workbook.

WriteAway! By Sherry Ward. Go from writer’s block to writer’s flow and complete your manuscript with this game-changing planning system.

Finish Your Novel Faster – How to Gamify Your Writing Life by Greta Boris & Megan Haskell. Build a writing habit, get in the flow, and gamify the process so that your book gets written even if you struggle to find time and stay focused.

The Verdict

As you can see, you don’t need all 36 products in Writer’s Craft 4.0.

There’s an almost overwhelming amount of products in this bundle.

Fortunately, all you need to do is pick one or two to start with — and you can save the rest for later!

Without hesitation, I’d recommend Writer’s Craft 4.0 to any of my students. I only wish something like this had been around when I was a struggling writer.

And for just $49?

It’s a no-brainer.

Follow this link-full disclosure, it’s my affiliate one and I will be compensated if you make a purchase-

https://susiep2022–infostack.thrivecart.com/wc4/

Want to Self Publish or Taking the NaNoWriMo Challenge?

Want to Self Publish or Taking the NaNoWriMo Challenge?

Are you thinking about self publishing your book but not sure where to start or even if it’s for you?

Or are you taking this year’s NaNoWriMo challenge and want to get in tip top writing shape before November 1st rolls around?

I’m teaching a workshop on each topic and they both start on October 1st.

Here are the links if you’d like more info or want to register-

http://www.oirwa.com/forum/campus/

http://www.marylandromancewriters.com/getting-ready-for-nanowrimo/

Been Rejected and It Hurts So Bad?

Been Rejected and It Hurts So Bad?

JUN TWITTER MEME Susan Palmquist

The dreaded rejection letter. The writer’s equivalent of a dear john letter.

They’re a necessary evil that goes hand in hand with being an author who’s continually writing and submitting their work.

I’ve had my share of them and once I even received two in one day. Ouch! Another time I received someone else’s rejection.

Then you get published and you think they’ll stop, but they don’t. Even when you’ve got a couple of published books under your belt, you get rejected again.

The thing I hated most about opening up an envelope and seeing dear author, this story isn’t right for us, blah, blah, blah, was not knowing what was wrong with it. Was it the plot, the characters, and was I repeating the same mistakes with each story I wrote?

When I was asked to come up with some new workshop ideas I thought back to these times. I remembered my frustration and how I wanted to know what I could do to make my story better so that rejection letters didn’t come sailing through the letterbox again.

I came up with an idea for a boot camp style workshop with a limited number of students so I can give each of them more of my time and we’ll work one on one rather than in a group setting. The My Story’s Been Rejected Now What? was born. It launches next month and the kind people at Outreach Chapter made this flyer for me to share with everyone.

If you’ve had a story recently rejected and what some help to rework it and figure out what’s wrong, this is the workshop for you.

Hope to see you in class.

Feel free to pass this along to other writers and groups!