The latest offering from StoryBundle has plenty of tips and tools for aspiring authors

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Self-publishing opened the floodgates for many aspiring authors to get their words in front of eyeballs quickly and easily, bypassing the traditional publishing house gatekeepers. I’ve picked up some entertaining reads from self-published authors, but I’ll happily concede that sometimes you need to pick through a lot of hay to find that special needle.

That’s where the latest offering from StoryBundle comes in. Not for me, the reader, but for you – the (prospective) indie author. The Write Stuff Bundle has a whole bunch of tips and tools (more specifically discounts for tools) to help new authors get started, or for authors looking to improve their writing techniques.

To my layman’s eye it looks like a fairly comprehensive, if basic, set of tools covering the journey from organising yourself and your writing process, to planning your story and punching up your writing, and finally creating your ebook and publishing it.

As normal the first tier on the bundle will set you back $5, and it includes the following:

  • The Crime of Our Lives by Lawrence Block
  • Goals & Dreams: Freelancer’s Survival Guide by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
  • Writing Active Setting by Mary Buckham
  • Meeting the Writer’s Deadline by Tonya D. Price, MBA

Should you choose to pony up a further $10 for the $15 tier you’ll receive the following five titles in addition to those above, plus a video lecture on plot formulation and some discounts on authoring and ebook creation software tools:

  • Secrets Every Author Should Know by Maggie Lynch
  • Business For Breakfast – Vol. 4 – The Intermediate Professional Storyteller by Leah Cutter
  • The Successful Author Mindset by Joanna Penn
  • Writing a Novel in Seven Days by Dean Wesley Smith
  • Ebook Bundling by Chuck Heintzelman
  • WMG Publishing Presents: Master Plot Formula Lecture by Dean Wesley Smith (a $50 value!)
  • 50% off Jutoh!, an easy to use ebook creation suite [Normally $39 for the basic edition]
  • 80% off Writer’s Cafe!, a powerful set of writer’s tools to accelerate your novel or screenplay process [Normally $40]
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So if you’ve been playing with the idea of writing a novel but haven’t gotten your posterior in gear, this bundle could be the motivation you need because spending the money means you’re committing to it. Yes, you could probably get similar advice and tools for free if you spend some time browsing the net… but why haven’t you done that then? Stop procrastinating, damn it!

Last Updated: April 21, 2017

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  • Original Heretic

    I hate books like these. Passionately. If my hate were in liquid form, it would drip from every orifice I have. Yes, E-V-E-R-Y.
    Their “tips” and “guides” for writing are no more than common sense, things you can pick up just by reading books.
    I’ve met so many people who say they want to write a book, but when asked how much they read, you get a blank stare in response.

    • Lu

      Haha I’ve been wanting to write at least 3. Story, worlds and characters are planned out in my head pretty much perfectly. But every time I attempt to write it out it looks like your orifice liquid and I give up.

      • Original Heretic

        Practice. Before hitting a novel, write a few short stories.
        Writing well is a skill that, like any other, requires talent, inspiration and huge quantities of perspiration.
        And don’t just plan in your head. Get a A4 book, jot those plans down. If you have space, put it up on a wall in a chart.

        • Lu

          Got some stationary to buy then. Been trying to find stuff to do that doesn’t involve a computer and writing could easily fill that need. Thanks for the advice.

          • Original Heretic

            Always jot your ideas down. Something that might seem amazing in your head, when put on paper might not seem so.
            And feel to express and share your ideas with your close friends, especially if they have goods amounts of brain matter (I’m VERY lucky in this area!).

          • Lu

            True. I’ve just been rather lazy in that regard. I need to get more literate friends though XD

          • Original Heretic

            I’ve got a couple of friends who are all prolific readers. Which means that when I pass them something I’ve written:
            a) their opinions are not just based on the one or two books they had to read at school. They’re devoured hundreds.
            b) they’re good friends, so they won’t bullshit me and say “yeah, it’s good”. I get honesty from them. THAT’S the most important thing. I tell everyone who reads my stuff that I want opinion, not approval.

          • Lu

            Yeah an honest opinion is worth its weight in gold. You’ve given me a ton to think about this weekend.

          • Original Heretic

            Heh, glad I could be of some help. If you ever want to talk about this some more, you know where to find me.

          • Lu

            Shot man thanks.

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      Yeah me too actually. Think the only people self-help/guides authors/speakers help are themselves. Which is why I got a touch snarky at the end. 😀

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