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Craft books we recommend



Wired for Story by Lisa Cron

  • Imagine if you could settle your story concerns with hard science. Reliable, tested, reasoned arguments for why you should construct your arcs just so, or why your character needs to change. Wired for Story by Lisa Cron will give you exactly that. Using a combination of Neuropathology and Evolutionary Biology, Lisa Cron investigates the relationship of logic and emotion, how and why people empathize with characters in stories, and a great deal more.
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Marketing books we recommend



One Million Followers: How I Built a Massive Social Following in 30 Days by Brendan Kane

  • Making it as an author requires marketing. A LOT of marketing. If you have a publishing house behind you, you have a team dedicated to helping you make that marketing work. If you don’t, you’re going to need to be your own marketer. But either way, you’re going to need to understand your brand as an author.
  • Brandan Kane has driven the social media creation of multiple large celebrities, including the push that made Talyor Swift famous in the first place. He outlines the reasons why social media campaigns succeed and fail, the different types of social media personalities, and even strategies for testing and implementing advertising plans. This book is a must-buy for any author in the social media age.

One Million Followers

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Podcasts we recommend.

The Creative Writer’s Toolbelt Podcast

The Creative Writer’s Toolbelt Podcast is a craft and industry insight podcast featuring encouraging advice and practical tips to improve your work. With 168 episodes, you’ll be able to find at least one episode that you’ll immediately be able to apply to your craft.

The Creative Writer's Toolbelt

Listen to it on Spotify.

The Gate Crashers Podcast

Featuring literary agent Amanda Luedeke and successful self-publishing novelist, the Gate Crashers Podcast takes a serious look at the nature of the industry from both sides of the pitching desk.

You’ll need a strong constitution, but the perspectives shared here are the realities of the industry and the tips they provide are powerful. 

Gate Crashers Podcast

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