How Can I Help You?
I'm Randy Ingermanson, award-winning author of 6 novels. I've been teaching fiction for about 10 years, and I love it! I publish The Advanced Fiction Writing E-zine, the world's largest electronic magazine on how to write fiction, with over 30,000 readers. I also blog on The Advanced Fiction Writing Blog.
I believe there are three general areas I can help you with to make your fiction writing more successful:
- Organizing Your Writing
- Creating Your Story
- Marketing Your Work
But if you want to be successful you need to put out some serious, substantial effort. You need to invest in yourself. You only have three resources to invest:
- Invest your time to improve your writing
- Invest your energy to do whatever it takes to get published
- Invest your money in proven learning tools to help you use your time and energy effectively
I always love hearing from my former students who've gotten published. Hearing from one of them that they've sold their first novel (or second, or third) always makes my day. Seeing them get nominated for awards makes my day. Seeing their books in bookstores makes my day.
Let me make one thing perfectly clear: Not all my students get published. The ones who do have plenty of talent and they work hard, often for years and years. That's normal in the publishing industry. Publishing is a hard business, and there just aren't any guarantees. All I can do for anyone is to help them channel their talent and effort in the right directions.
I believe that nothing happens unless you take action.
On this page, there are a number of ways you can take action. These aren't the only ways, of course, but they're the main ways I can help you. Take a look and see if any of them are what you need RIGHT NOW.
Organizing Your Writing
Snowflake Pro Software
Randy is known around the world as “the Snowflake Guy” for his Snowflake method of designing a novel. Now he’s created software to make the Snowflake method fast, easy, and fun. And he’s got a $pecial deal going on right now for Snowflake Pro, his hottest-selling product.Find out more here »
“Clean Up Your Act!” Teleseminar Series
If you want to be a professional writer, you need to start acting like a pro — the sooner the better. I interviewed strategic planning expert Allison Bottke in a series of five teleseminars. Allison helped me with the strategic planning for my own writing business, and she can help you with yours. We had the entire series professionally recorded so you can now listen to each one just as if you were on the phone with us live!Find out more here »
Creating Your Story
Writing Fiction for Dummies
Oxygen: Writer’s Journey Edition
Can you really learn anything about fiction writing from a novel? Yes … when it’s MY novel. When it’s loaded with four bonus appendices packed with 21,000 words of instruction especially for aspiring authors. Want to discover my #1 secret of fiction writing? Want to see how much FUN learning can be?Find out more here »
The Fifth Man: Writer’s Journey Edition
This is the sequel to Oxygen, and it's got three new bonus appendices packed with 16,000 words of instruction especially for aspiring authors. Want to discover my #2 secret of fiction writing? Want to learn my coauthor's secret sauce for capturing an editor's brain?Find out more here »
Fiction 101 Lecture Series
I teach fiction all around the country at writing conferences. If you can’t come listen to me live, get the next best thing — get me inside your computer or iPod! Fiction 101 is a lecture series of six and a half hours of my talks on fiction for beginning novelists. Fiction 101 is software that runs in any web browser. It includes both my lecture notes and my audio files in MP3 format.Find out more here »
Fiction 201 Lecture Series
Fiction 201 picks up where Fiction 101 ends. Fiction 201 is a lecture series of ten and a half hours of my talks on fiction for beginning novelists. Fiction 201 is software that runs in any web browser. It includes both my lecture notes and my audio files in MP3 format.Find out more here »
Writing in the Shadows
My friend and former coauthor John Olson is an excellent lecturer with some very creative approaches to writing fiction “in the shadows.” It’s writing that allows readers to “read between the lines.” John’s created a 2 hour 40 minute lecture on his ideas.Writing in the Shadows is software that runs in any web browser. It displays John’s lecture notes and plays his audio files in MP3 format.Find out more here »
Marketing Your Work
“Super Performing Articles” Special Report
Once you get published, you still need to know how to market your work effectively. One technique I use is creating and promoting “SuperArticles” — online articles that generate large amounts of mindshare, fame, and cash for me. There’s a right way and a wrong way to do this.Find out more here »
“Promoting Your Writing by Public Speaking” Teleseminar Series
One of the best ways to promote your writing is by public speaking. You get paid to speak, PLUS you have the opportunity to promote your excellent books! Such a deal! I interviewed a professional speaker, Mary Byers, and picked her brain for all her secrets.Find out more here »
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