The Saturday Storyteller

Novel writing tips for your unstoppable story

Every Saturday morning, you’ll get actionable tips on the structural & stylistic elements essential to writing your unstoppable novel.

Previous issues of The Saturday Storyteller

TSS #026: 6 Months of Novel Writing Tips

TSS #026: 6 Months of Novel Writing Tips

Read Time: 1 minute Greetings storyteller. Wow. Six months of The Saturday Storyteller just happened. And this week it’s Thanksgiving in the United States and I’ve been sick as a dog. But in honor of our expanding time together, I’ve provided links to the first 25...

TSS #025: How to Turn Writer’s Block into Building Blocks

TSS #025: How to Turn Writer’s Block into Building Blocks

Read Time: 2 minutes Your favorite writing coach lied to you. They said you needed to honor a strict schedule, get fresh air, or find inspiration to overcome writer’s block. But you’re still stuck… That means it’s time to avoid the clichés and test these solutions to...

TSS #024: 7 Simple Ways to Validate Story Ideas for a Novel

TSS #024: 7 Simple Ways to Validate Story Ideas for a Novel

Read Time: 3 minutesYou've had story ideas brewing in your mind for weeks, but are they worthy of the competition? How can you tell if your ideas will stand out among the millions of people writing books in 2022? How do you know your ideas can be profitable or start...

TSS #022: The One Lie You Must Stop Telling Yourself Today

TSS #022: The One Lie You Must Stop Telling Yourself Today

Read Time: 2 minutes“You shouldn’t have said the truth.” That’s what my wife said after I shared this story with her… The Truth about Yesterday Seven summers ago, I helped a family load up their moving truck. After we finished I offered handshakes, hugs and two...

TSS #019: 10 Strange Rituals that Famous Writers Use to Fuel the Muse

TSS #019: 10 Strange Rituals that Famous Writers Use to Fuel the Muse

Read Time: 2 minutesWant to be a more productive writer? Maybe all you need is a different approach to free your creative spirit? Here are 10 Strange Rituals that Famous Writers have Used to Fuel their Muse. Maybe one will work for you... 1/ Hang upside down Dan Brown...

TSS #018: Are You Guilty of Hoarding This Valuable Asset?

TSS #018: Are You Guilty of Hoarding This Valuable Asset?

Read Time: 2 minutesI married a bone collector. This revelation came to light when I opened a drawer and discovered a pile of teeth. Apparently my wife had been saving our children’s baby teeth. Teeth are not really bones but they might as well be. They look like...