- The Beginning Professional Writer
- The Beginning Professional Publisher
- The Beginning Professional Storyteller
- The Intermediate Professional Storyteller
- Business Planning for Professional Publishers
- The Healthy Professional Writer
- The Three Act Structure for Professional Writers
- How to Launch a Magazine for Professional Publishers
- Pulp Speed for Professional Writers
- Growing as a Professional Artist
- Beginning Marketing for the Professional Publisher
- Covers for the Professional Publisher
- NaNoWriMo For the Rest of Us
- Series and Continuity for Professional Writers
- World-Building Space Opera
- Story Structure
- In Media Res
- Improving Your Craft for the Professional Writer
In Media Res. Latin for 'into the middle of things.'
Not every story has to start with a long, slow brain-dump of world-building to establish setting. Many modern readers will put the book down and walk away when you do that.
Instead, consider starting right in the middle of the action, working forwards as you slowly explain how things got here. Perhaps beginning so simply as somebody knocking on the door.
Drop your characters into the middle of things and run with it. Your stories will move faster and your readers will be drawn in, never to escape again.
We'll also talk about Character Backstories, World/Culture Backstories, Technology Backstories, and the Perils of Prequelitis.
This is a 201-level book, taking you from writing merely good novels to that place where you are turning a quarter of a million or more words into one long, engaging story that your fans just can’t put down.
Be sure to read the entire Business For Breakfast books and see how it can help you improve your writing craft and up your publishing game.