Muddled in the Messy Middle

EPISODE 5 in our From Start to Finish: 10 Stages of Writing a Novel Webinar Series with Book Coach Jen Braaksma 

Ever run a marathon? Yeah, me neither (and YAY for you if you have! I’m amazingly impressed!)

What I imagine it would be like, though, is how tired you might feel at the halfway point. Oh my God, I still have 13 miles to go?? 

Do you feel like that halfway through your first draft? Like even though you know you’ve written a lot and should pat yourself on the back, you just can’t? That it feels like the story is stalled? Or falling apart? That it’ll never get done and why did I start this damn project in the first place?  

Join me for the fifth stage of “From Start to Finish: 10 Stages of Writing a Novel”.

·Learn how to regain control of your story by revisiting your outline, characters and backstory.
·Learn how to regain control of your emotions by validating how you feel.
·Learn different strategies to get back on track. 

You will benefit from: 
·A discussion of my pitfalls and how I climbed out, as well as what I’ve learned from the writers I work with as a book coach.
·Focused writing exercises
·Encouragement and advice to make it through this stage
·Q&A 

This class is for
·Writers at the beginning of their novel
·Writers at any stage—did you miss something in the middle of your story? 

Jen Braaksma is a writer, book coach, and high school English teacher who has been through the writing wringer—and lived to tell the tale. Her first young adult fantasy novel will be published in 2022 (though it’s her fourth manuscript, so for all you not-yet-published writers out there, keep the faith!) She’s hard at work on a new adult fantasy novel, The Fairy Tale Fringe Festival. Be the first to hear all about it in Jen’s webinar episodes!

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Course Includes

  • 2 Lessons