The #CockyGate Author Scandal

In this week’s video, Chris addresses a recent event in the author world, nicknamed “CockyGate”. Recently an author named Faleena Hopkins was granted a trademark to the word “cocky”, which resulted in quite a scandal. Chris explains what exactly happened, the results of Faleena’s actions, and what lessons other authors can take away from the events. Check out the video below for more details and Chris’ thoughts.

Novel Marketing Podcast 134: How to Relaunch a Book With Chris Fox

This week Chris was interviewed on the Novel Marketing Podcast about how to relaunch old novels.

In this episode, we’re going to talk about how to re-launch your old novels. Yes! There is still life, and money, potentially a LOT of money in that story you wrote long ago. Joining us is bestselling author Chris Fox, author of Relaunch Your Novel: Breathe Life Into Your Backlist.

Episode Outline:

  • Why should someone consider re-launching their book?
    1. It can be brand new in Amazon’s eyes.

  • You talk in your book, Relaunch Your Novel: Breathe Life Into Your Backlist about the different levels of re-launch, can you give us an overview of that?
    1. Should I relaunch?
    2. How much time and resources do I have?

  • Back cover copy
    1. You have four words to hook them …
    2. Test through advertising

Listen to the podcast at the Novel Marketing Podcast website.

Plot Gardening: Write Faster, Writer Smarter

Plot Gardening

Learn to Plot without sacrificing Creativity

What separates great novels from mediocre ones? Story. Authors that master this vital skill keep their readers up at night, and suffer the deluge of ‘when is the next book coming out’ emails.

Whether you are a first time novelist, or a seasoned author, Plot Gardening will teach you the fundamentals of storytelling, delivered in a practical way. Through exercises at the end of each chapter you will build your own outline, and you’ll do it without sacrificing the creativity that is so vital to telling great stories.

In this book you’ll learn:

  • The basics of story structure, and how they are used.
  • How and why worldbuilding is important, and how to do your own worldbuilding.
  • The components of great characters, and how you can bring yours to life.
  • How to create a living outline that will change and adapt as your characters come to life.

Get Plot Gardening on Amazon today!

You Don’t Go from A to C

In this week’s video, Chris talks about the importance of setting realistic milestones. Many authors try to skip ahead to their end goal without taking the time to complete the necessary intermediate steps, and they often end up failing or getting discouraged as a result. Check out the video below to hear Chris’s thoughts on setting goals and a few tips for how to go about achieving them:

Spellship Released on Audiobook!

The third book in the Magitech Chronicles, Spellship, has been released on Audible!

SpellshipThe Last Dragonflight holds the key to survival.

Voria, Aran, and Nara survived their trip into the Umbral Depths. They retrieved the Talon and are now searching for the First Spellship, the key to victory in their war against the Krox. Their search leads them to Virkonna, the home of the Last Dragonflight, a world where dragons still rule. The world where Aran was born.

Aran’s past finally catches up with him, and he is forced to answer for killing Khalahk. The Wyrms demand he undergo a March of Honor, a brutal trek that few survive. Nara must not only accept Aran’s fate but use it as a distraction to locate the First Spellship. Voria must forge an alliance with the ancient and arrogant Wyrms of the Last Dragonflight before the Krox do it first.

If even one of them fail, Krox will rise and the sector is doomed. Even success will carry a heavy price….

Listen now on Audible!

What The Last Jedi Can Teach Us About Character Development

In this week’s video, Chris takes a look at character development by examining the recent Star Wars movie, The Last Jedi. He compares the character development of Luke in the original Star Wars movies with the character development of Rey through The Last Jedi. Chris explains why he thinks Rey’s character development is not as strong as Luke’s and how that has affected his overall view of the movie. For more, check out the video!