The podcast for aspiring authors who want to write the next big YA or Middle Grade novel. Following methods used in Hollywood and by bestselling authors, we’ll take you through the process of writing, publishing, and marketing your book so you can start earning royalties. With a focus on overcoming your personal challenges and self-doubts, you’ll learn how to transform your life, live your dream, and train your brain to think like a bestselling author. This series is part of Blockbuster YA’s coaching programs for aspiring authors. Get free guides, tips, and pep talks onblockbusterYA.com
Fights and battles need to be written carefully so they don't come across like a list of actions. The key is to assign meaning and emotional drama to every fight, and to weave the protagonist's interpretation and inner voice into the action.
Let’s look at five guidelines to keep in mind as you write. In this lesson, we'll discuss:
Using the protagonist's inner voice to amplify tension.
Different types of goals to lace through your fight/battle scenes.
Tips for sentence structure and word choice.
Important considerations for fight scenes in YA.
Two lessons from screenwriting.
Download free writing checklists and worksheets at https://www.blockbusterYA.com/blog
A lot of book marketing strategies exist, but which ones are the most effective? Where should you focus your time, effort, and money when promoting your book? Let’s talk about the most effective channels for authors. In part two of this two-part book marketing series, we’ll cover:
Why reviews are so important and how to get them
Connecting with book bloggers
Price promotions and Bookbub
Ads, influencing, and other strategies
Download the example book marketing checklist at https://www.blockbusterYA.com/post/book-promotion