My new book will release in e-book format on May 18. The regular, everyday e-book price will be $4.99, but I’ve currently got it set up for preorder at a special reduced price of only $2.99.
The reason I’ve reduced the e-book price during the preorder period is so all my fans can get a price break. That’s good for you and it’s good for me, because it moves a lot of copies during the crucial launch period. And it’s working.
As I write this post, the e-book is #1 in three categories on Amazon:
- Fiction Writing
- Writing Skills
A paper edition and an audiobook version will be released very soon. I’m not able to time their release exactly, the way I can time the release of the e-book, but I’ve set the wheels in motion and both versions are grinding their way through the machine at Amazon. I’ll try to write a brief blog post when they go live, which should be within the next few days.
Here’s an excerpt from the very beginning of the book, slightly edited for this blog post:
Want to Write a Dynamite Novel?
Do you want to write a dynamite novel?
I bet you do.
And I bet you can.
I’m here to teach you how.
Why do I think I can do that?
Because I’ve been teaching people how to write fiction for a long time.
Tens of thousands of writers around the world are using my Snowflake Method right now to write their novels.
What Is the Snowflake Method?
The Snowflake Method is just a series of ten steps you can use to design your novel so you can get the first draft down on paper. People e-mail me all the time to say these steps work like magic to unlock their creativity.
Please note: the Snowflake Method doesn’t make you more creative.
Because you already are creative.
The Snowflake Method just tells you what task to be creative on next.
You don’t have to use all ten steps of the Snowflake Method.
You can use any steps you like.
You can ignore any steps you don’t like.
The ninth step in the Snowflake Method is to design each scene before you write it.
The Importance of Writing Dynamite Scenes
Why do scenes matter? Because the key to writing a dynamite novel is to write a dynamite scene.
When I first started writing fiction, my scenes just weren’t working. Then I discovered Dwight Swain’s classic book, Techniques of the Selling Writer. That book had a couple of chapters that changed my life. They taught me how to write a powerful scene.
If you can write one powerful scene, you can write a hundred. And that’s a novel.
I’ve been teaching at writing conferences for many years, and I’ve critiqued manuscripts for hundreds of writers.
The #1 weakness I’ve found in beginning and intermediate writers is that they don’t write strong scenes.
The absolute fastest way for most writers to take a quantum leap forward is to learn how to design strong scenes.
In this book, I’ll teach you how. This is a short book, focused on just that one topic. You can blitz through it quickly and master scene design. You can.
As I said, I first learned how to design scenes from Dwight Swain’s book, Techniques of the Selling Writer. I’ve now spent decades mulling his methods, rethinking everything, trying to simplify, and adding new ideas. This book is one result of those decades of work.
My one goal in writing this book is to teach you how to become an expert in designing powerful, amazing scenes that will move your readers’ emotions.
Once you master scenes, you’ll be one giant step closer to writing powerful, amazing novels that will move readers’ emotions.
Let’s do this, shall we?
Turn the page to get started.