We’ve partnered with Jessica Brody, author of Save the Cat! Writes a Novel
Pop into any writing group where people are asking for advice on how to write a novel, and Save the Cat! Writes a Novel will invariably come up as one of the top recommendations. This how-to manual is considered one of the best books on writing thanks to author Jessica Brody’s step-by-step approach to crafting a well-paced and well-plotted story. Today, we are pleased to announce we’ve teamed up with Jessica to bring you her Writing Master Academy—an online program full of resources, tips, and courses to help you on your novel plotting journey. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or just learning how to start writing, this comprehensive resource offers everything you’ll need to get you from idea to publication. If you’ve ever wondered how to start writing a novel, this is the place to begin.As a Dabble subscriber, you’re eligible for an exclusive offer to receive 50% off your first three months of a Writing Mastery Academy subscription ($18 savings) OR $30 off a yearly subscription. The Writing Mastery Academy offers courses to help you:
- Craft engaging plots with analysis and examples of 15 key plot points
- Finish first drafts faster with tips on how to write that first draft in no-time
- Learn how to revise your own work with the complete novel revision course
- Stay focused and productive with tips and hacks to make the most of your time
- Uncover a high-concept idea that sells with creativity and brainstorming courses
- Write unforgettable characters that will grab your reader and make them fall in love
- Help conquer pesky writer’s block and breakthrough negative mindsets
- Navigate the steps to securing an agent or publisher on the way to publication
- And so much more!
Your membership to the Writing Mastery Academy includes unlimited, on-demand access to every course, live ‘members only’ Q&As, access to their online community, customizable learning paths, and a 30-day money-back guarantee! Plus there’s plenty of surprise and bonus content to guide you on your way to your author dreams. To learn more about Writing Mastery Academy, visit their site here. Sign up today and receive 50% off your first three months of a Writing Mastery Academy subscription ($18 savings) OR $30 off a yearly subscription.
Do you have a story in you? Of course you do! For a lot of us, the hardest part of writing a novel is just getting started. Research shows us that having a support system ups our chances of success. While most of the writing life is a solitary experience, there is much to be gained from knowing that you have friends that are on the journey along with you. We at Dabble love to write and want to demonstrate, in real time and in front of the world, what it looks like to go from idea to plan to first draft. That’s why we’re kicking off the “Write A Novel With Dabble In 60 Days” challenge. If you find yourself in need of camaraderie, we’d love for you to join us as we work toward completing the challenge. We’d love to hear encouragement from you, and we’d love to send some of that encouragement back to you! With a band of friends and the ultimate writing tool at our fingertips, there’s nothing we can’t do together—and we’re going to prove it. We’ll be planning weekly check-ins to share with each other, and those of you that embark on this journey with us. You’ll have a front-row seat for our successes and frustrations. You’ll see and hear how we are finding solutions to story problems that are hiding along the way and hold each other lovingly accountable throughout the process. We believe so much in the power of Dabble to help writers see their dreams realized on the page, we’re going to put our keyboards into action. We hope you’ll join us!
Essentially, a beta reader is an (hopefully) objective third party who will read your novel or story and provide (hopefully) constructive feedback. A beta reader is not an editor, and often they’re not writers either, though there’s a good chance a lot of your beta readers are going to be authors as well.
If you’re a regular writer of romance or are looking to dive into this popular genre, you might be on the lookout for some stellar plot ideas. Spend any time reading and exploring the genre and you’ll know that romance is just one word for dozens of different subgenres all with their own tone and style.