I'm passing along an interesting email I received from James Scott Bell today:
The ides of April approach, hope springs eternal, and as long as we
who write continue to put words on paper or screen, there will be
opportunities to please readers with our stories....
Which brings me to the subject of this update. I am pumped about two
opportunities for my writer friends to take their novels up the
escalator to the mezzanine level of powerful fiction.
FIRST, I'm pleased to announce a new computer program, up in "the
cloud," that makes me your personal writing coach. It's called
Knockout Novel, and is a dream I've had for years...and has come to
fruition via Hiveword.com and designer Mike Fleming.
Knockout Novel is an online program based on my #1 best-selling
writing book, Plot & Structure, as well as material I've developed
over a decade of teaching live workshops. I've turned this content
into an interactive program that will walk you through the crucial
steps to creating a potential bestseller. Whether you only have an
idea, or are well on your way to a finished novel, this system will
supercharge your material and brainstorm with you. And you can keep
coming back to it with each new book.
Knockout Novel works whether you are a “plotter”
(outline-oriented) or a “pantser” (like to write without much
planning) or anything in between!
Knockout Novel is only $49 and you can try it out for 30 days risk
free. You can use it for every novel you write, and integrate it with
the excellent Hiveword novel organizer. Here is the link:
SECOND, I am going to be teaching a live, 3-day intensive fiction
workshop in Silicon Valley, California. It's June 28-30. Bring a
project with you, and I guarantee it will not be the same when you
leave. It'll be deeper, stronger, more exciting. We will be doing a
lot of interactivity, along with me giving you the best tools and
techniques I know. As #1 New York Times bestselling author Kami
Garcia recently wrote, "James Scott Bell elevates the subtleties of
plot, structure, and conflict to an art form. An hour at one of his
workshops is game-changing."
And there's a DISCOUNT for readers of my updates (that's you!): Save
$50 when you register and use this code: JSBELL50
I hope to see some of you there. I love what we do, spin stories.
Let's keep 'em coming.