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Recommended for authors willing to up their game

I downloaded the Three Reasons guide because I wanted to take my career to the next level. The guide helped me by pointing out some places I could tighten my writing and expand on my characters. It opened my eyes to character development in a whole new way. It delivered on its promises by pointing out in clear, explicit examples how to expand on character development. The questions around character development were helpful as a guide to analyzing character goals, motivations, and conflict. I would recommend this guide to any author struggling with their stories who are willing to do the work to up their game.

This workbook is like having a personal coach

I was interested in this workbook because, as a genre-hopper, I was hoping to solidify what my style was and how to make my series resonate with readers. By working through each exercise, my values and content theme were clarified. I looked at my series in a different way, from the reader's point of view, and what I wanted their takeaway to be. The storytelling style hit me as a crucial part of what I needed to work on. I had been looking at other authors to see how I was similar to them but this encouraged me to look at what empowered me to write my characters the way I do.

What the guide made me realize is that my voice as an author was key to where I fit in the romance genre and how I could best deliver on my promise to the reader to produce a powerful story. It was extremely well organized, with thoughtful questions and exercises for each section. Rather than reading through the entire thing, I took the time to work on my answers and dig deep into how I could refine my writing.

Analyzing my personal values and how that applied to my storytelling was a key learning point. It encompassed the how and why of the evolution of my characters and the outcomes I wanted to achieve. The story beats proved to be another valuable exercise to look at the flow and arc of my series and ensure I was staying on target with where I wanted the story to go.

I would recommend this guide to a first-time author as a must-read because it will save so much time later when you are formulating your outline. I also highly suggest any author who is writing a series should fill out the worksheets and refer back to them often as you move through the series to make sure they are synced. In the beginning I thought the workbook was a bit pricey, but after reading through the guide and doing the exercises, I felt it was a bargain because it was like having a personal coach leading me through the process.

I really liked the positivity and can-do attitude. Everything seems possible and since it was broken into small steps, the outcome was achievable. I am not distinctly a romance writer. Although this talked about tropes and HEA, I think it could target all contemporary fiction. I'm a huge planner so this was the perfect workbook for me. It will be valuable as I move to my next series since it will be entirely new but I want it to be connected to my voice/brand as an author.

My expectations were high. I was not disappointed.

Sue is a savvy editor who knows the industry. I know she is a perfectionist, so my expectations were high. I was not disappointed.

Three Fixable Reasons confirmed for me that focusing on advertising and promotion, which I hate, and following trends aren't necessarily the answers. That the most important element of attracting readers and holding onto them is the writing and storytelling. Music to my ears because it's the part of the job that's most important to me.

The guide helped me realize that I have a lot of heavy lifting to do at the onset of my story, even before I start writing. I need to know my characters inside and out and I need to plot more. I need to go much deeper than I have been.

I especially liked the section about getting lost in the crowd. I write in a very crowded market and it's easy to get overlooked. Sue's guide reminded me that holding on to my style is extremely important because it may be what sets me apart.

I recommend this guide for anyone who is unhappy with their sales or just anxious to hook new readers, or hold the ones they already have. Three Fixable Reasons reinforced just how important the story is to readers and how hard you have to work to make each book come alive, to make it resonate with readers and keep them coming back for more.

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A lot of good information packed into such a short guide!

Three Fixable Reasons is a valuable guide for newly published writers. I wish I'd read this when I first started. Having said that, I can definitely see the benefit it would have for a writer at any stage in their career, whether learning something new or reviewing something learned and forgotten.

As I was going through the questions on page 14, I had an AHA! moment in the story I'm working on. I realized I wasn't delving far enough into my main character's past. Once I did that, I was able to see why she was behaving the way she was and everything made sense.

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My expectations were high. I was not disappointed.

Sue is a savvy editor who knows the industry. I know she is a perfectionist, so my expectations were high. I was not disappointed.

Three Fixable Reasons confirmed for me that focusing on advertising and promotion, which I hate, and following trends aren't necessarily the answers. That the most important element of attracting readers and holding onto them is the writing and storytelling. Music to my ears because it's the part of the job that's most important to me.

The guide helped me realize that I have a lot of heavy lifting to do at the onset of my story, even before I start writing. I need to know my characters inside and out and I need to plot more. I need to go much deeper than I have been.

I especially liked the section about getting lost in the crowd. I write in a very crowded market and it's easy to get overlooked. Sue's guide reminded me that holding on to my style is extremely important because it may be what sets me apart.

I recommend this guide for anyone who is unhappy with their sales or just anxious to hook new readers, or hold the ones they already have. Three Fixable Reasons reinforced just how important the story is to readers and how hard you have to work to make each book come alive, to make it resonate with readers and keep them coming back for more.

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Recommended for authors willing to up their game

I downloaded the Three Reasons guide because I wanted to take my career to the next level. The guide helped me by pointing out some places I could tighten my writing and expand on my characters. It opened my eyes to character development in a whole new way. It delivered on its promises by pointing out in clear, explicit examples how to expand on character development. The questions around character development were helpful as a guide to analyzing character goals, motivations, and conflict. I would recommend this guide to any author struggling with their stories who are willing to do the work to up their game.

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