I’m in the process of updating all my slideshows on writing the novel and got the first four done: Idea, Conflict, Plot and Point of View. More are in the pipeline. These are free, downloadable slideshows. Since they’re standing on their own without me giving my worldly wisdom after three decades of writing, I added some more material to explain things that were just bullet point before.

Let me know if they make sense or have any suggestions. Remember, they’re just a template. I’m a big believer that we have to learn craft before we become artists. I’m still working at that after more than thirty years making my living as a writer. Below is the first one, Idea, but I’m updating all of them on my free slideshow page HERE. There are also free slideshows on survival, history, trivia and more.