Wednesday, June 29, 2016

July's Seminar: 10 Steps to Building a Better Story"

Hi, this is Art.

I want to thank you for joining us in the Procrastination seminar a couple of weeks ago. We had a tremendous response  - over 300 in total - and I appreciate all your great comments. We shared some real techniques to get you through difficult times and I hope you’ll listen to that seminar whenever you feel yourself getting stuck.

But, today, let me ask you some questions:

  • Do you lose interest in your stories half-way through?
  • Do you have a collection of half-finished stories?
  • Are you tired on not getting where you need to be in your writing?

Along the way, I’ve seen so many writers – perhaps like you - became frustrated with their lack of progress; first becoming excited over a new story idea only to become exasperated as they write.

So much talent.  So much frustration.

But you know, professionals face the same problem.  I have worked with professional writers – writers who have several sales under their belt – who face the same dilemma.

So, you’re absolutely not alone.

But here’s an eye-opening quote from Terry Russio, co-writer of such movies as Shrek, Pirates of the Caribbean, Aladdin and National Treasure:

“All the great writing in the world cannot make a great story out of a weak idea.”

No truer words have ever been spoken.

I know myself that - the fact that I’m excited about a story idea doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s a strong enough premise to carry me through the writing.  In so many cases,  I had found that the reason I and many others lost interest and got lost in the middle of the story we were writing is that it’s wasn't a good enough idea in the first place.

So . . . how can we tell the difference between a great idea and just a good one?

Last year, I created the Elements of Story tele-seminar series to share the techniques and tools of professional writers. This represents my years as a writing consultant  and I want to start this series in earnest with the most important thing every writer needs to know

That is, the steps it takes to develop a great story.

I’ve identified a series of steps that a story must go through to take it from being a good idea to a great one. 

  • 10 steps that you can do today to eliminate 80% of the problems you will face in writing your story. 
  • 10 steps that can make your story 10X easier to write.

The July seminar is called "The 10 Steps to Building a Great Story", I’ll show you how to quickly find:
  • The best hero and villain for your story
  • The most compelling conflict
  • The best plot model
  • The best aspects and the most dangerous problems you will face in the writing
  • And your story’s emotional heart and soul
This audio seminar comes with its own workbook  - that you can use again and again on each new story you write - to get the absolute best out of your talent.   By just answering the questions in the workbook, you will come to know your story intimately. You’ll learn things about your idea that you never knew before. . .

You’ll be ready to hit the ground running every time you sit down to write.

The seminar and workbook – the entire study course -  is usually $79, but is now available to you - for just $37 for a limited time - if you act now.

To order, you can either:

(1)   Send $37 to PayPal (to account:


(2)   Send a check for $37 to
Art Holcomb
3404 Donder Court
Riverside, CA 92507-4033

The seminar will be sent out on July 15th - and the special price of $37 is good until then.  After that, the price will return to $79.

BONUS OFFER: If you sign up now, I will send you four (4) of my best articles on writing.  These are materials I use in my private client training, and they are yours FREE just for enrolling in the July Seminar!

Imagine, having a tool you can use on each new story to make it better, deeper, and more compelling to your reader and prospective publisher.

A professional tool that can make a real difference in your career.

It’s time to supercharge your writing.

Won’t you join us?

All the best -and keep writing!

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