Yes, this is a giveaway. I did tell you in advance that I had something in mind for this week's post! Today, I'd like to introduce a dear friend's book, Finding the Core of Your Story.
Now the very idea behind this is to be able to boil down your book idea into a single sentence. This is great for marketing and for normal conversation among friends. I cannot tell you how irritating it is when I ask people about their ideas over e-mail and they reply "I can only tell you in person, you'll only understand it that way." The impatient side of me, which pretty much consists of all of me, wants to know now or I'll loose interest. It's just the way that a lot of us work.
I've met Jordan Smith on Holyworlds, who has a thread on there just for developing these cut and dry attention getters. He did a great job shaping out mine, and every bit of expertise that he showed there is in this book as well. It's short, sweet, and funny too. And for those who need a bit of practice or are slow learners, like me, there are exercises after each chapter. It's an hour read that's really worth the time and effort that Jordon put into it, and I'm thankful to have been blessed to have found him in the Holyworlds community. To be honest, it would be even greater if he started looking into other concepts like this and devise other guides with his expertise. I've come to respect him for this and I expect more from him in the future!
You have until June 24 to do so.
And to those who are curious about my normal rantings, my first draft made it past the 30k word count (that's 30,000 words). My goal is a 80,000 word novel, about 250 pages. I'm almost half-way people!
I also have to make a note that there will be no post next week because I'm going to be gone at camp. I'll miss all you guys! Hopefully I'll be able to bring my camera, but a camp called Water Sports Camp just doesn't sound like the best place to bring one. Survey says no. Sorry guys.
I also have some pictures collecting dust that might be interesting, which I'll do a separate post about. Until then,