Where to start the story? What the story is really about? Length – too long, too short? What your protagonist wants? Multiple points of view? Structure? Anything having to do with marketing, pitching, querying? Holding yourself accountable? Finding time to write? Doubting whether it's any good?
PLEASE NOTE: Because the Story Genius method builds your protagonist and your story from the ground up, it does not work well for books that fall in the middle or at the end of a series. You must start completely from scratch – with your characters as well as your plot – and that tends not to work when you are limited by the book(s) you've already written. Unless you're willing to rethink the series as a whole, we recommend taking only Book 1 through the workshop.
Remember that we have no clue whatsoever. Help us see your book on the shelf. Pretend you are writing copy for the book jacket — entice a reader by explaining what the book is about, but also get at why the reader might care. For examples, check out the write-ups for books on Amazon.com, or pull a book off your shelf and read the description, found either on the back (paperback) or the inside cover flap (hardback).
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