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Episode 1.1: What Are Storyworld Shorts?

My introduction to Storyworld Shorts, how it works, and how to follow. Click here to view Episode 1.1.

Episode 1.2: Writing Rules

Where I talk about writing rules. Click here to view Episode 1.2.

Episode 1.3: My Story (Jill's Journey to Publication)

I tell the story of my first writer's conference, my first major rejection, and what that rejection taught me. Click here to watch Episode 1.3.

Episode 1.4: The Writing Process

There is no ONE WAY to write a novel. Click here to watch episode 1.4.

Episode 1.5: Make Them Care

This is the most important MUST DO of writing a novel. Click here to watch episode 1.5.

Episode 1.6: How to Tell a Story

The basics of how to tell a story. Click here to watch episode 1.6.

Episode 1.7: The 3 Stages of Writing Fiction

I share the three stages to writing any kind of fiction novel. Click here to watch episode 1.7.

Episode 1.8: Stage One: Brainstorming

Click here to watch an overview of the first stage of writing a fiction novel.


Episode 1.9: How to Come Up With Story Ideas

Click here to watch episode 1.9, in which I discuss several ways to come up with ideas for a story.

Episode 1.10: Ideas Change, Grow, and Combine

In which I share the many ways my ideas for the story By Darkness Hid evolved before I started writing. Click here to watch episode 1.10.


Episode 1.11: High Concept Ideas

I talk about what a high concept is, how one could help you, and how to come up with one. Click here to watch.

Episode 1.12: Loglines

In this video, I discuss loglines, what they are and what they're not. Click here to watch episode 1.11.


Episode 1.13: Pitching Your Novel

I talk about pitching a novel, what works and what doesn't. Click here to watch.

Episode 1.14: Genres, Subgenres, and Genre Mashing

I talk give a brief overview of genres, subgenres, and genre mashing. Click here to watch.

Episode 1.15: How to Pick a Genre

I talk about how to pick a genre to write. Click here to watch.

Episode 1.16: Define Your Reader

In which I talk about how to decide who you are writing for. Click here to watch.

Episode 1.17: Q & A - I Ran Out of Ideas

I answer a question I get all the time: What do I do when I don't know what to write next? Click here to watch my answer.

Episode 1.18: Ten Tips to Becoming a Better Writer

Click here to hear my ten tips to becoming a better writer.

Episode 1.19: Retellings: Why do it? And what stories can you tell?

I talk about why retellings are so popular, how to go about writing one for yourself, and the legality of which stories are in the public domain. Click here to watch.

Episode 1.20: How I Cut 33K From My Novel

I share my story of how I cut 33,000 words from the third and final novel in my epic fantasy trilogy. Click here to watch.