Join DMP’s 30 Day Character Development Challenge

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meepComing September 1st, I will be hosting a 30 Day Character Development Challenge. The challenge will be hosted right here. I will be encouraging you to work on every area of your characters development. Personality, Past, Friends, Family and much much more! The good thing about this challenge is all you need is thirty minutes to an hour a day that will allow you to work on one particular area and then you will move on to the next area. Once you have finished each day’s assignment, talk about it somewhere on social media using the hashtag #DevelopingmyCharacterin30Days.

You will also have access to DMP’s Facebook Networking Group as well as our Ultimate Character Development Workbook.

Character development is so important in storytelling. This challenge is perfect for someone who is creating a book series.

Are you gonna sign up for the challenge? Click here for more information and join me and a ton of others as we take the challenge to develop our characters in 30 days.

Your Literary Mentor

-Dominique

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The ABC’s of Becoming a Writer Part One

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I’ve created the ABC’s of breaking into the literary field. I figured this would be a great way to kick off a new week. I have split the ABC’s into two days. So you can view half of the alphabet today and then the other half on Wednesday.

Enjoy!

Advice

You can never receive too much advice. Get it as much as you can from any source you can get it from. You do not have to follow in the footsteps of someone else nor do you have to do exactly what someone else has done. Keep in mind they have been there, done that. Take what you can and put your own twist on it.

Brainstorm

Continue to brainstorm and come up with new ideas. Take the time to do this as often as possible. Whatever your comfortable writing zone is, when that time comes, embrace it and collect your thoughts. Use your notebook to write down your ideas so that you don’t forget them. Brainstorming is a great way to produce a new writing project

Consistency

One thing readers do not like is a writer who is all over the place. Be consistent in what you do. Whether it’s releasing books, producing a newsletter or updating your status on Facebook, continue to do what you do and keep it going.

Drive

Being an author is hard work. It’s one of the hardest self-employed jobs today. By our own drive and motivation, we control how much money we make. You must have drive and a go getter attitude to make it as an author. Be ready to get in the driver’s seat and put the gear into drive when wearing the author hat.

Expect nothing less

There’s nothing wrong with having high expectations as an author. As long as the expectations are realistic you are on the right path. Expect nothing less than what you expect for yourself and your career as an author. Others need to know that you mean business!

Forgiveness

Humor me. You gotta forgive those that don’t believe in you now because later, they’ll regret it! Onward!

Genre

Don’t be confined to one genre. As an author it’s okay to dabble into other genres. Although you may not be an experienced author right now, after you’ve been comfortable in your genre of choice, try dabbling into other genres. Also remember, that your audience may not take the change so it is risky.

Help

As with advice, get it as much as you can from wherever you can. Having someone on your side through this journey is always helpful, preferably someone who has published a book or two before you.

Initiate

This simply means to initiate any type of connection with others. Introduce yourself to people and get to know them. Start networking. Email people and tell them about you. Join groups and be the first to say “Hey, get to know me”

Jot down everything

Write down everything that comes to mind. Keep notes. These will come in handy during those late nights when you have the writing juices flowing.

Keep Writing

You will come to a point where the writing will get dull. You’ll seem to not have any more juice in you and you have no motivation. Keep Writing. Keep pushing. It will get better. Learn to self-motivate!

Learn to hear the word NO

In this business, you will have to fall many times before you have that one success. Accept hearing the word no but don’t settle for it.

Good stuff right? Wednesday I will be back with the remaining letters of the ABC’s of Becoming a Writer. Share this article! Every writer needs this little boost of motivation!

Need help with your bio or synopsis? DMP writes and edits these two important areas of book publishing. Contact us today about getting the help you need! 

Your Literary Mentor

-Dominique

 

Upcoming Workshop: Characters and Outline Development: The Pre Write Workshop

Hello Readers!

Check out the workshop that is coming next week!

Course Syllabus

Are you struggling with your plot and characters? Get the assistance you need in this three day workshop to create well developed characters and create a compelling and organized story.

In this workshop, attendees will have two assignments they will receive that will help them create their characters and their plots. They will have several lessons that will assist in some of the hurdles authors face when trying to write a story. Tips and advice will be given throughout the workshop to assist. Daily participation in our Facebook group is required.

Sign up today for this workshop! 

Course starts on July 25th and ends on July 27th!

Help me Create a Page Turning Novel Workshop

Hello Readers!!!

DMP has a workshop coming on March 6th. The Help me Create a Page Turning Novel workshop will be coming back.Writers will be taken through a four week course that will walk them through the steps to write a novel. I will help you create compelling characters, and help you work through a storyline that will keep your readers interested until the end. When writers are organized with their story, it helps them avoid writer’s block. At the end of the course, writers will be ready to write their next best seller. The workshop helps the writer get their ideas from their head on to paper so that they can prepare for the organization of their story.

Invest in brand! Sign for this workshop today!!!

 

New Workshop: Help me Create a Page Turning Novel

Hello Readers!!!

DMP is bringing a poplar workshop back in March. Check out the details. Enrollment is now open!

In the Help me Create a Page Turning Novel course, writers will be taken through a four week course that will walk them through the steps to write a novel. At the end of the course, writers will be ready to write their next best seller. The workshop helps the writer get their ideas from their head on to paper so that they can prepare for the organization of their story.

The course starts on March 6th, 2017 ending on March 27th, 2017.

Writers will also join a Facebook group to interact with the other writers, networking and discussing various topics. Get the help you need in starting and finishing your novel!

View the topics for this course and how you can sign up!

NEW WORKSHOP: Preparing for a New Release!

Join in a seven day workshop that will help you prepare for your upcoming book. Whether you are releasing your first novel or your third, it’s a good idea to be prepared for the release. In this workshop, we will discuss various areas in the pre production of your book. You will have homework each day so make sure you don’t fall behind!

Writers/authors will join a group on Facebook to be able to network with their fellow writers. Participation is required.

This seven day workshop is $25 for the entire week. It will give writers the ability to network and put their own plan into action for releasing their book.

Topics of discussion: Budgeting, Organization, Booking Events, Media and more!

Sign up today! 

-DMP

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