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Get Rid of Your Boring Novel and Write Something That Exceeds Your Own Imagination

If you suffer from a lack of inspiration… if you cannot seem to get through the first draft of your story… if you are daily frustrated by your writing and your book isn’t measuring up to the way you imagined it to be… if you want your story to be more imaginative, inspirational, and wholesome… then this message is just for you. Here’s why…

In a series of YouTube videos, I take you through a step by step process on how to write a good novel from beginning to end, and this process works! Not only do I get you past all the levels and layers of writer’s block and how to find your story from inspiration, but I also show you what a truly good novel entails and how to give your story a redeeming theme that will last a lifetime in the hearts of your readers.

And you need to realize, there is a cost to not writing stories with proper imagination…

If You Continue Struggling Through Your Novel With No Sense of Direction, It Just Gets Worse

What most beginner writers do when facing Writer’s Block or a lack of inspiration and imagination is write a page here or there – or even shelve the project for a while. But for most people, none of that works.

  • They drag their first draft out until they finally quit.
  • Their book sounds disjointed because they only write now and then.
  • In the end, their story doesn’t match up with how they envisioned it and so they are dissatisfied with it.

And what happens if you just do nothing? If you just keep doing what you’ve been doing? Your novel will never be completed, endlessly lying in tatters. Worse, you may never know or realize how you could have taken your story idea and made it worth while.

How I Teach Writing

I’ve got an answer that works. Here’s the story: After years of writing, I began to realize that the reason why a lot of literature being written today is not long-lasting is because people don’t know how to write a story. They don’t know what good storytelling actually is and what it isn’t. What’s more, those who do know what good storytelling is often can’t seem to plow through the first draft of their story. I, myself, experienced a lot of difficulties getting through the first draft of my second novel, and it lay in tatters for nearly a year before I went back and refined it for publication.

All this led me to a conclusion: People need to be trained in what good storytelling is and how to achieve it. In five constructed modules of YouTube videos, I lead you from conceptualizing your story through your own inspiration to a finished manuscript that is ready for publication. You’re in the driver’s seat! I’m just sitting in the passenger seat navigating you to your own destination. What if you could see your dreams brought down on paper for free without spending a penny, much less hundreds or thousands of dollars most book consultants/editors request?

Good stories have stood the test of time

Here’s what good storytelling has done for me… It is through storytelling that we perceive much of the world around us – stories that are real as well as stories that aren’t real but that could be real. Understanding what good storytelling is and how to write and think it has helped me immensely in my daily life. Garbage in equals garbage out. In other words, if we put garbage into our minds, then garbage will be the result. It is easy for people to understand this when talking about food. If all a person eats is hamburgers and French fries, then their health will quickly deteriorate. Yet, the same applies with storytelling. If we immerse ourselves in bad stories, then the results will be an unhealthy life. Yet, good stories do the exact opposite! By learning good storytelling, my inspiration for stories has increased, my imagination is no longer something foreboding but is rather something that can easily be shared with others through storytelling, and I have a deeper understanding and appreciation for the wholesomeness that creates healthy society. And it’s not just me. FACT: Those who read wholesome stories are more content in their lives and are more creative in their thinking.

Finally, It’s Your Turn

If you watch my free videos, you’ll get the key to…

  • Understanding what good storytelling is.
  • Writing a story from beginning to end that exceeds your expectations.
  • Making writing an enjoyable, inspired, and fun task.
  • Understanding how you gain imagination and inspiration for stories from things around you.

Together, we will…

  • Explore your imagined and inspired images.
  • Create your outline.
  • Find the keys to good storytelling.
  • Make the perfect beginning for your story.
  • Write your first draft.
  • Revise your story.

That’s right – this is a service that ordinarily would cost hundreds or thousands of dollars to invest in. I’m giving it to you for absolutely free.

All you have to do is watch my YouTube videos. The main five modules are free on my channel! However, I’ve created a pre-module I give for free if you sign up to my email list. You don’t have to sign up to watch the main five modules! I advise watching the pre-module because it gives invaluable information on everything you will need to do before beginning your outline and first draft, which is quite a lot! By signing up to my email list, you will receive the free Pre-Module, a writing checklist, and a free eBook besides. Once you’ve watched the course videos (for free) your first draft should be completed, and you should have a great path to revising your story for publication! The last module deals with how to revise and smooth that draft out into a finished manuscript, and from there, the road consists of merely applying everything you have learned.

Here’s how to gain access to all my videos. Sign up to my email list using the form on my website You will receive a free module of video training plus a checklist and free eBook. The checklist gives you the strategy for writing methodology, and it’s an invaluable asset!

The rest of the modules can all be found on my YouTube channel. Click here for a link to the whole playlist!

Once you’ve watched the video training, send me an email with any questions. Describe your idea for a story in a couple paragraphs. Make the email as long or short as you want it to be. All I really want to know is what your story is generally about, a few things the main characters might do, and some idea of your story setting. I would love to hear your ideas and send any free tips I can back to you!

100% Free!

This is a completely free resource. You can take it or leave it. If you want a little help with your story, please go ahead and invest some of your time and try watching my videos for two weeks to see if they help and work for you. If they do, you’ll be delighted – and I think that’s exactly what’s about to happen. If for some reason you’re not delighted with my videos, there is no loss for you.

It’s Decision Time

You have a choice to make: Do what you’ve been doing (or worse, do nothing at all). You know where that will lead. An unfinished book. Negative reviews. And dissatisfaction with your own manuscript. Is that really where you want to go? Take a new action, and get a new result. Watch my Writing Imagination Academy free videos. Finally get the story you have imagined in your head to a completed manuscript that will exceed your own expectations.

Which option do you really want for yourself? Here’s what to do now… Sign up to my email list from the form at the top of this page. Watch my free video pre-module training, and then watch the other videos on YouTube! Send me an email with your story idea and any comments you might have. I’ll try to give you all the tips I can!

Just try watching my videos and see if they help! This is a free resource.

Hope to hear back from you in email!

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The proprietor Joshua Reynolds (me) is currently finishing the revision of his third novel. It is a book that will take place in the Edwardian time (19-aughts) in the English countryside. He’s also continuing to blog, podcast, and YouTube!

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