The Career Author Podcast: Episode 36 – How to Edit a Novel with The Editor’s Six Core Questions

Zach and J. go deep on craft today and talk about The Editor’s Six Core Questions. You’ll discover the basics of how to edit a novel and more:

  • How recent changes to J.’s morning routine have helped him tap into the deepest parts of his creativity and increased his motivation
  • How to train your brain to meditate
  • An easy way to decide the best Point of View (first person, third person, and so on) for  your book
  • The concepts of narrative altitude and narrative drive + how these things are impacted by different POVs
  • How to edit a novel with the Editor’s Six Core Questions
  • The difference between commercial genre and story genre + internal vs external genre
  • Obligatory scenes and why the “all is lost” moment can make or break your entire story
  • How Maslow’s Hierarchy applies to storytelling
  • How the guys use these questions in their own collaborative process
  • The overarching theme that runs through many of the stories J. and Zach write together

The Career Author Podcast is a podcast where co-authors J. Thorn and Zach Bohannon share their struggles and successes as full-time authors, advice for improving your writing craft, and honest discussions of what it takes to build a successful career as an author.

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The Editor’s Six Core Questions – https://storygrid.com/editor-roundtable-story-grid-101-the-six-core-questions/

The Career Author – http://www.thecareerauthor.com

Patreon – http://www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Night of the Writing Dead – http://www.nightofthewritingdead.com

Authors on a Train – http://www.authorsonatrain.com Sell More Book Show Summit 2019 – http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit

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