If you risked downloading my eBook, “Story Structure to Die for”, you’re not alone. Almost a thousand writers have e-grabbed their free copy this week.
I’m gratified to hear back from people I don’t know, people who owe me nothing and yet have taken a moment to leave words of thanks:
“It’s truly a wonderful gift, and anyone who reads it should consider themselves lucky indeed.”
Writers never know!
We don’t how far our words might travel; neither do we know if those words make sense; if the ideas add up. Part of this eBook experiment has been to float this theory of structure out there to see if it sinks. Maybe I’ve been deluding myself.
“Thank you for this amazing book, ‘Story Structure to Die For’…it most certainly is. I feel like I have been given the keys to the kingdom! Thank you and thank you again!!”
“The keys to the kingdom.” Wow. I want to thank that commenter for putting it so poetically. I might have said something about a key to “understanding how fiction works”. I have to be careful not to oversell this thing. But I welcome all the embellishments that come my way beause a writer never knows if his concepts are unlocking any doors.
“What an encouraging, simplified method to writing a story—a good story, an award winning one!”
Those are original exc!amation marks, I swear. I didn’t add them. A writer never knows if his love for stories is being transmitted one heart to another. So it’s a joy to see the excitement radiating back.
“I am very excited. I am lucky to have read it, and it made me think.”
A writer sits alone in his writing hut—how is he or she to know?
I was fortunate this week to have been a guest blogger on a popular writers blog called The Write Practice. I presented my super-simple overview to the readers of that popular blog and spent the day fielding comments. It proved an excellent way for me to find out how I was doing.
Readers of the blog, writers in their own right, sought advice on problems of structure with their own works-in-progress. A week later, we’re still e-chatting. Who would’ve thought?
A writer never knows.
Now I know.