In order to produce a compelling book, you must establish a solid structure and take readers on an emotional journey. This post is based on the methodology I use when coaching and collaborating with authors of memoir, but it applies to fiction too.
I often tell excited prospective clients, particularly those who aspire to be traditionally published, that my superpower is being a buzz kill. This usually gets a laugh, but I'm only half joking.
This post with publishing statistics and advice from literary agents is not a sunshine and rainbows kind of post. It is, however, the kind of post that every aspiring author needs to read before investing time, energy, and money in a book project.