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I'm always looking for ways to make my work more distinctive in a crowded marketplace. Being asked to compare and contrast my work with my role models was a useful exercise in identifying how they've shaped my writing. I came away with a better understanding of what I'm striving for with my own stories as well as the roots of that inspiration. It forced me to do the WORK.

I'm not given to introspection in my own work, but by asking a series of small but important questions, the DYSS workbook led me down a path to greater understanding of areas where I excel and areas where I need to pay more attention. These exercises not only helped me consider how I shape my stories, but they sparked creativity as I considered the brand I present to my readers. Identifying common themes, tropes, and characters crystallized the direction my writer's voice has started to move.

I fully expected a workbook from Sue to be built on positivity and encouragement, and I was not disappointed. Even if you're someone who dreads breaking down your own writing style (guilty!), Sue's upbeat, step-by-step approach will walk you through the process and help you discover insights you didn't know you had. I could feel her rooting for me to make a breakthrough in every line.

Asking what I didn't want my readers to experience was an interesting reversal in thinking and helped me approach the experience I want them to have so I can avoid disappointing them (and myself). Also, by combining a handful of words to describe my characters, themes, tropes, etc., I have a better understand of the writer I'm becoming.

This workbook is suited for writers at all stages of craft and career development. Newbies will start thinking about the work they want to present to the world, and experienced authors can track how their work has evolved and matured. I enjoyed seeing my answers all laid out for clarity, and the exercises even prompted a breakthrough on a plot snarl in a work-in-progress I've been stuck on.

I thought the Define Your Storytelling workbook was great. I love that it sets realistic expectations about what it can and cannot do. And the tone is so lovey. 🙂

An absolute must-have for any author looking to hone their craft

I wanted to take my writing to the next level, and the Define Your Storytelling Style primer workbook helped me by diving deep into the rationale of my story craft and identifying ways to hone my craft. The workbook brought about an awareness of my writing style and how to focus on drawing in my type of reader. It inspired a desire to go forth and write some awesome stories! The guide delivered on its promises by giving concrete examples and step-by-step instructions on how to dive into your writing style. The examples and the detailed exercises made me think about the messages I write in my stories and how best to portray those messages through characters.

I would recommend this guide for any author looking to take their writing to the next level. Absolutely worth the price tag! The examples and instructions were key in helping me identify ways to take my writing to the next level. It can help you, too! Great guide! An absolute must-have for any author looking to hone their craft!

The "Secret to 1-click fans" was insightful

Three Fixable Reasons didn't meet my expectations exactly, but exceeded them. It's not a long drawn out guide on how to change everything in your life to achieve your goal the "right way", but an in-depth guide on achieving your goals with a little boost in identifying problems and suggestions to fix it. I realized I need to start at the very foundations of my story and writer brand. The guide helped me ask myself some very thought provoking questions that helped me identify various aspects of my writing that I may not have thought about before. Honestly I hadn't thought too much about making solid fans as much as just getting people to check out my book (if/when published), so the "Secret to 1-click fans" was insightful. I tend to overthink myself in circles on things, one of those being characters, and that section helped me realize that perhaps one of the biggest things you can do is make your characters relatable and that alone will help keep readers coming back for more.

Any of my aspiring writer friends could benefit from this book. I don't think it's just a guide to marketing your published book, but a guide for various aspects to keep in mind from the very beginning of the writing process. I found the guide to be very positive, written in a friendly and encouraging way as opposed to purely instructional. It made me want to jump right back into my editing and helped me realize a few more places off the top of my head I can improve, such as a few characteristics that would help my hero & heroine be a little more authentic and relatable.

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Buffy Kennedy
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Ideas you probably never considered

I hope to get more sales and boost my rank on Amazon and other online retailers at some point. My books once sold well and I have been trying to discover why the sales fell off a few years ago. Three Fixable Reasons helped me realize that while I knew I had two targeted audiences with my different series of books, I probably never targeted the audiences correctly when launching the releases. It's too soon to tell. I read it today. The guide made me realize that my way isn't the only way and not necessarily the best way to publish. To make sure I get to know my characters and my audience better.

It's a good short read with ideas you probably never considered. The benefits? Possibly more sales and a tighter story. It made me realize that I need to target my audiences independently instead of grouping all of my readers together in a neat little box. Some of my books have 20-30 something heroines. Others have middle-aged heroines. Not everyone is going to want to read every one of the books. If I target the age groups better, the sales and reviews might reflect that.

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The "Secret to 1-click fans" was insightful

Three Fixable Reasons didn't meet my expectations exactly, but exceeded them. It's not a long drawn out guide on how to change everything in your life to achieve your goal the "right way", but an in-depth guide on achieving your goals with a little boost in identifying problems and suggestions to fix it. I realized I need to start at the very foundations of my story and writer brand. The guide helped me ask myself some very thought provoking questions that helped me identify various aspects of my writing that I may not have thought about before. Honestly I hadn't thought too much about making solid fans as much as just getting people to check out my book (if/when published), so the "Secret to 1-click fans" was insightful. I tend to overthink myself in circles on things, one of those being characters, and that section helped me realize that perhaps one of the biggest things you can do is make your characters relatable and that alone will help keep readers coming back for more.

Any of my aspiring writer friends could benefit from this book. I don't think it's just a guide to marketing your published book, but a guide for various aspects to keep in mind from the very beginning of the writing process. I found the guide to be very positive, written in a friendly and encouraging way as opposed to purely instructional. It made me want to jump right back into my editing and helped me realize a few more places off the top of my head I can improve, such as a few characteristics that would help my hero & heroine be a little more authentic and relatable.

Buffy Kennedy , Aspiring Writer
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An absolute must-have for any author looking to hone their craft

I wanted to take my writing to the next level, and the Define Your Storytelling Style primer workbook helped me by diving deep into the rationale of my story craft and identifying ways to hone my craft. The workbook brought about an awareness of my writing style and how to focus on drawing in my type of reader. It inspired a desire to go forth and write some awesome stories! The guide delivered on its promises by giving concrete examples and step-by-step instructions on how to dive into your writing style. The examples and the detailed exercises made me think about the messages I write in my stories and how best to portray those messages through characters.

I would recommend this guide for any author looking to take their writing to the next level. Absolutely worth the price tag! The examples and instructions were key in helping me identify ways to take my writing to the next level. It can help you, too! Great guide! An absolute must-have for any author looking to hone their craft!

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