Learn to fix the biggest mistake writers make in 3 minutes #writers

I put together a fun, but also useful, three-minute writing lesson for you.

I’ve thrown in a free printable PDF lesson with built-in worksheets about how to escape the single worst problem ALL writers face, which you can get if you enjoy the video.

Make sure your sound is on.

I figured this would be fun for Friday.


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About the author: Novelist, writing teacher, on a mission to reprint my out-of-print books and indie-publish my new ones.

10 comments… add one
  • Jan Koch Jul 9, 2013 @ 5:05

    Hi Holly,

    that video is really cool, I like the tone of your voice.
    I just subscribed and can’t wait to get started. Even though I’m not a fiction writer, I’m sure that I’ll learn something to improve my blogging skills as well. It’s always good to think further and try to connect the dots between different topics.

    Best regards,

    • Holly Jul 12, 2013 @ 7:17

      Hi, Jan, and welcome.
      Very glad you enjoyed the video, and I hope you find the lesson, and the couple of emailed workshops down the line useful

  • Beth Camp Jun 23, 2013 @ 9:15

    Holly, you are a lifesaver! I’m working over Chapter 1 of my current wip for the umpteenth time. Your video and download (7 Steps . . . ) were just what I needed to ‘see’ the structure underneath my opening. Sha-zamm! She’s on a sinking ship! Her first words: “Don’t push me!” Inner dialogue: “Ah, Mac, you told me not to follow you.” And so the intro is yet a little tighter. Thank YOU!

  • Margaret Jun 16, 2013 @ 1:02

    It looks like it’s fixed now. If it’s not, drop a line in the support site linked above and Holly will fix it for you.

  • Nanette Jun 15, 2013 @ 10:25

    I also enjoyed your video. Thank you! … You do have a teacher’s heart. …

    Unfortunately I also received an error msg when trying to download “Beat-Page-One-Rejection”, in both Chrome and FireFox browsers:

    “The secure download manager ran into a problem that it couldn’t handle, and is unable to process your download request. … Please tell the site administrator the problem was due to …: The file (on the server) containing your download couldn’t be opened.”

    I didn’t want to muck up this site w/ a tech problem, but couldn’t find a site admin link!

  • Nachtfantoompje Jun 15, 2013 @ 8:37

    I liked the video (and also your voice!).
    When I tried to download I got the same error as Ruth Clark.

    But I also wanted to let you know that your site has given me a lot of tools to work with. Love it! Thank you 🙂

  • Amanda Jun 15, 2013 @ 8:23

    I also get the code 1 error.

  • Sara Jun 15, 2013 @ 3:01

    I also get the code 1 error…

  • Diana Jun 14, 2013 @ 20:11

    Hi Holly, when I clicked on the confirmation link in my email, it brought me to a page that said, “Welcome! Your Special report is here.
    . . .
    Error! You are not logged in as a member. Only logged in members can use this option!”

  • Ruth Clark Jun 14, 2013 @ 16:15

    Holly, I enjoyed the video. You have an awesome “read-aloud-voice” which my 5th grade teacher said that I had. “One more time with expression,” she used to say.

    My purpose for coming to the blog is to let you know that I watched the video, then tried to access the download. The download button returned this error:
    Error! Message: Cannot open /var/www/html/ho/howtothinksideways.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Holly-Lisle-SPECIAL-REPORT-7-Steps-To-Beating-Page-One-Rejections.pdf ! Error Code: 1

    Thanks for all you do!

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