101 Slightly Unpredictable Tips For Novelists and Screenwriters

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Announcing a helpful new ebook for writers from bestselling author, well-traveled writing teacher and the guy behind Storyfix.com, Larry Brooks:

“101 Slightly Unpredictable Tips
for Novelists and Screenwriters”


Writing is hard.

Storytelling is harder.

Finding a little help is the hardest of all.

If you’ve ever written a novel or a screenplay, you already know how complicated it can get.

And if you haven’t, don’t be fooled. Professionals make it look easy.

It isn’t. Not even remotely.

Tiger Woods makes his game look easy, too. But you wouldn’t just head out to the course with a bag of rented golf clubs and the intention of turning pro. No, you’d school yourself first – sometimes for years – before you’d even consider trying for a tour card.

And even then, your odds are practically zero.

And yet, that’s precisely what some writers do.

They get an idea and they just start writing,
with the sincerest of intentions to turn pro.

Tiger Woods isn’t going to give you 101 tips to play better golf.

John Grisham isn’t going to help you write, either.

But I will.

And while I’m not exactly the Tiger Woods or John Grisham of my profession, as a published bestselling author and writing teacher I do have the experience and the chops to put my name on the cover of this book.

Because I know a couple of things about storytelling. About what works and what doesn’t.

I’ve written both of them down. Along with 99 other killer ideas to kick-start your writing and help you turn pro.

Better put… to help you get published.

And they can all be in your hands in less than three minutes from now.

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“101 Slightly Unpredictable Tips for Novelists and Screenwriters”

Otherwise, keep reading to learn more about why you should.

Meet the Author

Dear fellow writer –

I hate these sales letters. I really do. All that bold red type and hype. I’ve written dozens of these things for clients, and I usually feel like I have to take a shower when I’m done.

Then again, there are accepted rules and formats that have proven to be effective. Just like there are with writing novels and screenplays.

So here I am, bold red type and all. If I’ve learned one thing as a writer, it’s this: never try to reinvent what works. Just do it in your own voice.

But, rules or no rules, I do promise you that the words — “But wait, there’s more!” — will not appear anywhere else within this text.

There isn’t more. There’s just my new ebook, “101 Slightly Unpredictable Tips for Novelists and Screenwriters,” and I’ll shoot completely straight with you about it. Because…

It just might give you something that changes your writing life.

Because writers need something that actually delivers a plan.

Lots of folks will tell you about writing novels and screenplays. But few will talk to you about the big picture of what to write, and even fewer about how to write it, complete with checklists, architecture modeling and criteria for excellence.

As a writing teacher, that’s precisely what I do.

Some of the stuff in “101 Tips” is common knowledge, and when it is I’ve tried to impart a new spin that makes it useful instead of cliche.

Many of the tips are entirely new thinking. Ideas that can send you off in a fresh, highly energized creative direction.

These 101 Tips really can change your writing life.

Or not. Some writers just need a little nudge now and then.

It may be that you simply find something here that helps get you to the next blank page without blowing a vein.

Here are a few things this little book – which isn’t so little, actually… it’s over 32,000 words and 142 pages long – will show you:

  • Where and how to find fresh and original ideas…
  • How to stimulate your senses for an optimal writing environment…
  • The real yet too-often confused definition of story
  • How to create your U.S.P. as a writer…
  • The five things you should know about your story before you start…
  • How to make your work stand out in a slush pile crowd…
  • The most common fatal errors most new writers make…
  • What agents and publishers are really looking for…
  • The key to efficient and more effective story development…
  • Why bestsellers are bestsellers…
  • How to study and chart other stories…
  • Who sells their work, who doesn’t, and why…
  • The key to creating characters that editors love…
  • How to make your hero heroic…
  • What writers block really means, and how to get over it…
  • The most important thing about scene writing you’ll ever learn…
  • A roadmap to effective story architecture, and why this is essential…
  • The questions writers must ask and answer at all times…
  • The two magic pills of effective storytelling…
  • The Top Ten most important writing tips ever…

… and a long list of other ideas, tips, techniques, warnings, war stories, advice, and writing wisdom.

I wish someone had told me all this stuff back in the day.

One other thing you should know. This isn’t just a list of 101 ideas. It’s actually 101 little essays, in some cases more like 101 mini-training modules.

Tired of reading and want to get to it?
I don’t blame you.


Closing the Credibility Gap

When I said I hate these sales letters, it’s because I’ve been on the buying end plenty of times. The first thing I find myself wondering about is the credibility of the author, and the second is the value of the product itself.

Please allow me to go straight at both.

More about the Author…

I’ll make this short, since this is more about you than it is about me:

  • I’ve published four critically-acclaimed psychological thrillers with a major New York publisher (Penguin-Putnam, under their Onyx and Signet imprints).
  • My first novel, Darkness Bound, was a USA Today bestseller during its first three weeks of release.
  • My novel Bait and Switch received a starred review from Publishers Weekly, who also named it their Editor’s Choice for July 2004.
  • That book was later named as the lead entry in Publishers Weekly’s “Best Books of 2004 – Mass Market” list.
  • I’m an eight-time quarter finalist, semifinalist or finalist in the prestigious Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting, put on by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
  • In 2002, one of my scripts was named a finalist in that competition, placing in the top 10 out of 6044 submissions.
  • I’ve been teaching writing workshops around the country for the past 20 years.
  • My site, www.storyfix.com, has emerged as one of the richest writing resources on the internet. As I write this, the latest reader comment on a daily post was as follows:

    “This is probably the clearest, cleanest, most practical piece of advice I have ever read. It is tangible and pivotal. Thank you.”
    7-10-09 Janet xxxxx.

  • Go to Storyfix.com for more. If you like what you see, you can even subscribe right here, at the end of this letter.

Enough said. The only thing I dislike more than these sales letters is the self-promotion required to make it credible.

A Quick Word About the Pricing of the Ebook…

Don’t get me started about ebook pricing. I’ve paid 30 to 50 bucks plenty of times for ebooks, and while I’m usually happy with the content, I can’t help but compare the value of what I’ve received to that of a bound book – as in, real paper – from a bookstore.

I’ve had experts in online marketing tell me I need to price 101 Slightly Unpredictable Tips for Novelists and Screenwriters at $29.95 or higher, even up to $49.95.

Especially after they read it and seen the depth of helpful knowledge and opportunity it delivers.

We both know this book would be well under twenty bucks in a bookstore. We also both know that the real allure of ebooks is immediate gratification… a few clicks from now you can be looking at the thing right on your screen, and you can print it out if you need the feel of something in your hands.

I get all that. But at the end of the day I’m all about value. Just like you. I want to price this so that as many writers as possible can take advantage of what it has to offer.

Let’s face it, the economy sucks and
we all deserve a break. 

In fact, I’ve just slashed the price IN HALF so more people can benefit from these insighs.

So here it is:

“101 Slightly Unpredictable Tips for Novelists
and Screenwriters”
is available for only…


It’s a great value, guaranteed.

In fact, it’s probably the best ebook value on the entire internet.

Just CLICK HERE and you’ll be directed to page where you can enter your email address and credit card (or Paypal) information.


From there you’ll get a confirmation page, from which you can download the ebook with one click.

My Guarantee

That’s simple, too.

If you don’t like what you see, if you don’t feel it delivers significant value or that I’ve oversold it in any way, I’ll
refund your money. Quickly.

Look at it this way…

If someone told you they had a tip that could change your writing life forever, or even just help you with one little aspect of the process, would it be worth a buck?

Sure it would. You’d fish out a bill and hand it over in a flash.

Ten tips for ten bucks? I’m thinking that if you’re a serious writer you’d go for that, too, especially if the seller was credible.

How about 101 tips… for just under ten bucks? I mean, if 80 of them tank and 21 are something you can use, you’re still ahead of the buck-per-tip going rate.  Do the math… this stuff is practically free.

That said… I don’t think you’ll find that 80 of these tips will be anything close to stinkers. In fact, I’m betting that all 101 will help you in some way… and that more than a few will rock your writing world in a way you can’t imagine.

Waiting for the cliche bonus offer? Well, there isn’t one.

I haven’t just come out of an internet marketing symposium with a list of sales strategies, I’m just a writer who has written a book I think you’ll enjoy and get a lot out of.

I’m hoping you’re appreciating my approach and my candor, and my offer to help. Remember, if the book doesn’t work for you, I’ll send your money back.

I’m not worried, though. And neither should you be. You already know you want this, and you want it now so you can escalate your writing journey immediately.

I wish you well in that journey. Thanks for considering “101 Slightly Unpredictable Tips for Novelists and Screenwriters.”


Larry Brooks

“The Storyfixer”

www.storyfix.com – e-mail me at storyfixer@gmail.com

July 2009

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