Help Me Write Another Book!

It’s time I gave you a glimpse into my plans for an upcoming book. As I worked on Finding the Core of Your Story, I consulted on loglines for many people’s stories. Those experiences started to make me think that you might want to see how some of those sessions went. After all, it’s great to read a set of logline rules, and examples are helpful, but what if you could read a start-to-finish logline critique session?

What if you could read a bunch of them in one book?

That’s precisely what I have in mind. I’m planning a book that will be a series of logline case studies, if you will. You’ll get to see where the real-life logline began, what steps were taken to improve it, and what it looked like when it was done.

But I need your help to get this started. I need stories to consult on!

Here’s the deal: You contact me with the form below and tell me about your story. If I pick your story, I’ll get in touch with you and we’ll talk. I’ll endeavor to take you from whatever you’ve got now to a decent logline and perhaps a pitch plan. It will be similar to the recent series of breakdowns I did, but better because you’ll actually be able to talk back to me about your story.

Practically any story will do. I don’t care what medium you’re working in. Novel, short story, stage, film, poetry, or anything else you can throw at me. Bring it! Status doesn’t matter, either. Brainstorming, first draft, completed, published, or anything in between. I want to include a wide range of stories in this book to maximize its usefulness.

What do you get out of this? A few things:

  • A logline consultation for free!
  • Your story’s appearance in the book and/or on the Fix My Story blog. (Not your story story. The case study and logline. You keep your story to publish as you see fit and make money for you. 🙂 )
  • A free e-book copy of the final book, plus a discount coupon for a printed copy.
  • Maybe other stuff if I think of something cool while writing the book.

(And no, even though those four points start with letters that spell “A YAM,” you’re not getting one of those.)

So what do you say? Want to be in one of my books? Use this handy little form. (Submissions now closed.)

Brief hiatus in March

I’m taking planning to take the month of March off from blogging while I’m shooting the upcoming second season of my Month of the Novel web series. If you want to keep up with what I’m doing on this very cool project, check out the official production blog, where my team and I are planning to post updates throughout the shoot.

I’ll be back in April, so don’t go anywhere!

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