Bonus: Ask Savannah (Listener Q&A)
In today's extra special bonus episode, I'm going to answer some questions from you guys! Here's a quick overview of what we talk about in this episode:
[01:30] Joe Larkin asks, “Do you have a general rule of thumb for how long a scene should be?”
[02:45] Margo Geary asks, “Your job sounds really awesome! How do you become an editor or book coach?”
[04:45] Julia Pentrose asks, “I get why info-dumping isn't a good idea, but how do you get your character's backstory or worldbuilding details in your story without info-dumping? Isn't that stuff important to show the reader?”
[08:15] Karen Stroud asks, “I've heard that head-hopping is bad, but can you explain what head-hopping is and why exactly is it bad?”
[12:00] James K. asks, “I read your blog post on creating an Ideal Reader Profile for your story and I have a question. What happens if you end up with an unplanned subplot or if your story takes a dif turn than what you were planning and you realize now that your ideal reader doesn't align with the direction your story has taken?”
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Links Mentioned in this Episode:
- Story Grid Editor Certification Course
- Author Accelerator Book Coach Certification Course
- How to Handle Character Backstory in Your Novel (blog post)
- My Notes to Novel Program (online course for writers)
- Join the Fiction Writing Made Easy Facebook Community
- If you don't have Facebook, you can submit your question here.
P.S. Did you know that I have a Facebook group just for fiction writers? In this private group, we talk about all things writing, editing, and publishing fiction. It's free to join and you can request access here. Hope to see you there!