Just realizing it has been almost 6 years since I published my first toolkit for writers (Write Characters Your Readers Won’t Forget). In one way, it feels like just yesterday; in another, it feels more like sixty years ago, because 2020 is a deep gravity well that has warped all perceptions of time. Six years is something to celebrate, though. Write Characters Your Readers Won’t Forget has sold 6,000 copies, and the companion piece, Write Worlds Your Readers Won’t Forget, published 3 years ago, has sold over 3,000 copies – that is a lot of fiction writers (and some game developers) empowered and inspired by these classes. So I will be proud of that.
May you all be inspired and empowered in your storytelling – even those of you who wouldn’t consider yourselves writers. We are all storytellers; storytelling is how we make sense of our lives. And we all have a lot of stories to tell this year.