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Speed Writing for Fiction Authors

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10 Lessons (1h 16m)
    • 1. For pitch page

    • 2. Video 1 Welcome

    • 3. Video 2 The 4 Main tips to write faster

    • 4. Video 3 Grammar and Punctuation

    • 5. Video 4 Getting ideas

    • 6. Video 5 How to Overcome Writer's Block

    • 7. Video 6 Fiction genres

    • 8. Video 7 Writing Exercises

    • 9. Video 8 Writing prompts

    • 10. Video 9 Perspective

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Overcome Writers' Block and Put Stories Together Faster

Perhaps you’ve been living under a rock, but the publishing business has changed. You can now publish books in a matter of minutes and make passive income with them.

But to put books out there will either require:

  1. A) An upfront investment to a ghost writer


  1. B) A lot of time writing them yourself.

Face it. You either lose time or money, and since time = money, you are stuck with a problem. Do you want to spend the rest of your life writing for hours and hours and only make a half-decent income? Or do you want to invest thousands of dollars in ghost writers and take the risk of making losses if your books don’t sell?

I knew there had to be a better way. I knew that there had to be methods out there to write books yourself, but FAST!!!

I did my research, and I figured it out. I wrote hundreds of books within only a couple of years, creating a six-figure business with more than 90% profit, with English being my second language.

Can you do it too?

Yes, you can!

You’ve heard the excuses:

  • I am not a real author.

  • I am not very good at English.

  • I take too long.

  • I don’t know what to write about.

  • I am out of ideas.

  • I am experiencing “writer’s block.”

  • I don’t know anything about the topic.

  • I don’t have much time.

  • I don’t know how to format.

  • I have a hard time structuring information.

  • I am a terrible speller.

  • I got bad grades in high school.


What if you could solve these problems by cutting back your writing time significantly? The knowledge you’ll gain in this course will help you with that process. Okay, I am not trying to be unrealistic here. Writing your own books will take a little time. It will take some basic English skills, but many people underestimate how easy it can be and how much potential they have. With a few simple tricks, I can boost your skills, just like that!

You may think this sounds too good to be true, but trust me, there are ways to do it. After all, books just consist of words, which consist of letters. Don't let them scare you. There is nothing to it once you find the best method that works for you!

Forget the past. This is a new you. When you get started, you will discover that you become better at it each time you do it. But first, you have to promise me something: Don’t just begin writing like a crazy chicken, without having a goal or an outline. You need to have a strategy for a high-quality book.

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1. For pitch page: way. 2. Video 1 Welcome: welcome in his video boards of How to Write Fast and So I Will teach you. In this course, separate techniques will show you a little bit of habits to overcome or no words. You can use synonyms things to avoid plagiarism and just rewrite or are right. Information or fiction fast have come up with ideas where to find the topics or stories to write about. And it's definitely so someone thinks may be seen pretty off. Yes, and you're like, OK, I could have come up with that s oh so videos maybe not as useful as others. But I can guarantee you that there are tips and here there are secrets in here that I have discovered myself. Nobody else is teaching those. And so you made a He made a great decision by buying this course. So congratulations for buying it. I hope everything will be useful to you. And I hope that you can apply this knowledge in the future to get more books or better books done faster and then not waste your time on endless like writing and thinking, you know, so you don't have to waste your whole life writing books or all your money. I'm sourcing books when you can actually get them done fast. Like I said in the past two years, I have a more than 300 books, and I was able to do that because of these tips and techniques, and just because it became fast, faster and better at it. It is a matter of practice, but you could definitely apply these things, and you'll be better at it and you will be so much more ahead of everyone else. So thanks for buying, and I'll see you the next video. 3. Video 2 The 4 Main tips to write faster: in this video, I will discuss four tips, little habits that a lot of authors or writers have, and they need to overcome them. You know that the concept was 10 28 15 30 years ago. Oh, yeah. If you if you're gonna write a book, everything has to be perfect. And, you know, people are gonna like none of this a little spelling mistake. And at last it has to be really long book 3 400 pages. All these things are not true anymore. OK, so you could write a book without being perfectionist. So first thing is, don't be a perfectionist. What? What I mean by that? Because it has to be good quality, because good quality. I mean, you know, if it's gonna be full of grammar mistakes, full spelling mistakes, a lot of people are gonna notice. Gonna get bad reviews and you're not gonna get a lot more sales. Yes, it's true. That matters, Moorhouse Books presented than what's inside the book. A Sfar sales go, but yeah, you want deliver quality products, you put your time into it and do want to give your customer something for their money. So you wanted to be quality, but you don't want to be a perfectionist. So where do you draw the line? You have to think about that, I think. Like OK, so if I make a stone steak or punctuation mistake or grammar mistake, every having a paragraph or every other parallel or every page, that may not be a big deal. Just think about nobody cares, especially when it comes down. Teoh nonfiction books information. People want the information. They don't care if you have a spelling mistake here there because they just want a solution to their problem. They want to read about something that they're interested in. And so if you have a spelling steak, you know there might be some people is gonna bother them. But that's that's not the majority minority. Maybe 1% of people will think like all. There's a spelling states that's really bothering me, you know, Like I said, if it's full of mistakes, then of course it's gonna bother a lot of people. But if it's just once once per page or once every few pages, nobody will care. So stop being a perfectionist. It's not about a little mistake. Hair there like even with fiction books nowadays, like I don't even like I read over it when? When I'm done writing my book. But then it's done. You know it's done. Don't Don't go over all the time. Oh, yeah? How you know, Maybe maybe this is one little thing you call my hair Should the different word there And don't do that, Don't do that. Your time is worth a lot more. And even though your book should be high quality, you can produce high quality books without being a perfectionist. And I've done it. I've read a book in sometimes six or seven hours, sometimes less than five hours before I mean for But, uh, I've written books in a very short time period, and they're great and they're selling great. And a lot of people love him because information or story in them is what they're looking for. And some some of those books I didn't even read over them like I didn't even edit them because I knew I didn't make that many mistakes, So I wasn't a perfectionist. Okay, so the 2nd 1 is do not think it's too much. I have a tendency to do that too sometimes because I'm finger. But don't think too much about every sentence. If you think about like, oh, should I say in this way or that way or, you know, every time I think I think a lot of people do this. A lot of offers do this because they're afraid of being judged. When when customers read the book, they think like, oh, they're gonna think that I said this and they think, Oh, they don't they won't like it if it's safe that way or they won't like that I said, This means change Anything have this constant voice in their heads of people criticizing them. Turn off the voice and don't think about every sentence. Just let your fox flow and keep writing, okay? And it doesn't matter if you make if you're not phrasing something perfectly. Like I said, it kind of goes along with the first. If you overthink everything, then it's It's just not gonna, you know, never gonna get it done. You need to just get it done then, And if you think you made a lot of mistakes, I did read over it edited. But don't don't do that in the beginning stages The first time that you're typing and writing everything, you shouldn't just bother every little thing. OK, do you do that when you're editing? So another one is learn. Hoesen tied faster, very fast typing. And so I followed, of course, and the course is not included in this course. But it's a it's a fast typing course. So you put 10 fingers on like the A S D f with the left hand and then J decayed l a double thought such comma being on the right hand. And so if you learn of this type faster, 10 fingers, it's gonna be really valuable. So that that is something. If you haven't learned that, take a small course. Look up YouTube videos online. Look on and do it and start practicing minute because I still seeing people do this. And it doesn't go as fast, guys. It just doesn't you go like this, you know, time is fast. You have to type 10 fingers. Okay, so I have to just go pool and just I sometimes type faster than I think. So just take a typing fast typing speed typing course or something, or look it up on online, and that's another tip on. The fourth tip is to don't gets distracted. What I mean by that. Sometimes I have the Internet, Some windows open, some tabs and I watched like Facebook messages. You do you know a kindle or create space Money came in alive can stuff. You have your phone next to the laptop. Uh, there's what he's did not get distracted like seclude yourself in a room in the inn area. We're outside where you don't get started by other people by sounds, but it doesn't mean you can listen to music. Sometimes it's best to just put on headphones and listen to music while you're while you're writing. Unless you're like seeing long or something. But don't get distracted by everything, cause they're really, really most one of the most important things to typing fast and well, right infested. Getting as much done as possible is to stay folks, so don't distracted or stay focused is the same thing. OK, so that is really one of most four things, and I catch myself getting distracted all the time. Live in a digital age where there's all these things trying to catch our attention just try to stay focused. Said, Okay, I'm gonna do this book right now. We're gonna focus on anything else. Somebody calls. Somebody comes into the room. Just eliminate all those distractions, OK? Because you got a goal. You want to write? Fact, you want to get this book done so you could put it out there and start making money. So So that's that's the last and actually most important thing. It might be obvious you like. Of course, you stay focused. But really, that's what you're gonna get reminding yourself of that. So that's a little piece of mind set, so don't get distracted. Lord, have time with 10 fingers. Okay? Not like this. Don't overthink every sentence or every word. And don't be a perfectionist. It can make a few mistakes. It's OK. It's about the information. When it's not fiction or story when it's fiction, that's what people care about. That's what sells and nobody is gonna care about. So there's a video. Four major tips you need to get started writing fast. Thanks 4. Video 3 Grammar and Punctuation: so English grammar and pronunciation well, especially the pronunciation, doesn't always make sense. So here is on email I received from a friend and it says Dearest creature in creation. You can already see that dearest that e a. Is that a sound and creature as e and in creation it's e A. So it just doesn't make any sense. See, study English pronunciation I will teach you and members Sounds like corpse, corpse, horse and then worse the same. Oh, the same spelling except for the ages exchange for W and suddenly it makes it I don't know why worse isn't spelled with a U, but it doesn't make sense. I will keep you susy busy. I don't know why Busy isn't just spelled with the I ZZ Why? But it makes your head with heat Grow dizzy tear in your eye Your dress will tear so the same word is pronounced differently depending on the context and the meaning. Social io Here my parents just compare my heart beard and hurt same e a sound Three different pronunciations doesn't make any sense dies and diet Lord and word sword w silent For some reason, I even did that wrong until I was 22 years old. I don't even know out. Suard is not only say it retained Britain like the letter. How it's written now surely will not plague you with such a word. That flak And I think it's a goo Anyway, just letting you know that it doesn't make any sense. I'm not going to eat this whole email, but can you wrap your mind about sometimes Spelling is really hard because you don't know what is pronounced us Sounds good, for example, could be an E. And I know you are in a almost or why like, uh, sound um so yeah, Luckily, we have word and correct spelling a lot of times of correct grammar a lot of time, so it doesn't always correct everything. So you really just have Teoh be mindful of what you write, So I have some common spelling mistakes here. One of them is plural vs Singular in the verb, an important part of my life have been the people who stood being by me. Now why do people make this mistakes? Because I think half belongs to people. It dozens because an important part of my life is the subject, so that is belongs to the verb. So it should be an important part of my life has been to people Ah, he gave his mother and extravagant gift after the argument. In spite of everything guys in spite off everything is not a sentence. Every sentence needs a verb. This this this little construction here doesn't have a verb, so it needs to be in spite of everything. He gave his mother an extravagant gift after the argument. In case you haven't noticed, my real name doesn't appear in article. See, that's confusing. So the common here is really important. Commas and periods matter a lot. I had a guy you know, a friend of mine and he wrote He wrote like this. He literally wrote like this. I don't know what I must say, but but if you want to sit goals, you have Teoh get moving. I also think that the best thing in the secret in the world is to set good goals. Many people, people do it and I hope this was useful. When I write something, I adult Look at the punctuation. This is how he wrote. This is one sentence and I was like, Man, nobody's gonna be able to read your book. And he stopped the writing. He started outsourcing everything You have to use periods and commas and everything else, so I don't know what I say. But I want you circles your way that this like nobody could meet that you have to use periods and commas and use them at the right moments. Don't be a real prospection ist about it like it's OK if you occasionally miss a comma or something. Or I worked at a translation office and people would have 20 minute discussions about whether the comma should be placed in a different part of the sentence or not. So it's not all that black and white, but just know that if you're not, um, separating your sentences and your gloom altogether, or if if you place him at the wrong place like here, uh, like if you put it here, then it doesn't make any sense because it says in case you haven't noticed my real name and then doesn't appear well, what doesn't appear in the article? See? So it's really important. I don't believe it's Finally Friday. I don't so This is a common mistake that people say its versus it's with apostrophe apostrophe means it is. And since you can replace this what it is, it should have an apostrophe. It's is when it is a possessive pronoun, which means that it belongs to something. So it's hair was standing up. So So if you say there waas a dog, it's hair was standing up and then it's a possessive program. So what is incorrect is okay, so breathe and breath her breathe has any breath has no we which again it doesn't make any sense. Why would they e change the definition? She ation of the E A. I don't know. English doesn't make any sense with as a pronunciation concerns. But anyway, eso their vs there forces their their bikes. They're not there. So see, in the same sense as you can use all three. The first means they are their bikes. They are they are not there. Then there's there with e r E, which is the location. So here or there and then there for is their blacks is a possessive pronoun, and a lot of people messed that one up. Um, so your first George. Same thing. Your is a possessive pronoun. So, like your dog, your black, your house and your with an apostrophe and e is ur um So you could say your your best self . You are your best self. The dogs both sources the dog's bone zone that dogs bones here. If there's if the apostrophe is there before the s, it means it's one dog. If the apostrophe is there behind the S, it means it's plural. So you take this word the dogs plural and the imagine apostrophe. But if it's this, it's just one dog. You add a apostrophe and s effect Vergis effect have, though this will not affect meat. And it has little effect. So the 1st 1 is a verb. 2nd 1 is in. Um, I still mess sometimes too much. See, there were two. A double oiga means should have been less so. It should have been more than it should be or eso it's too much. And I want that object to move to here too. It's just whatever verb but I want it to means I want it also so lose vs loose. Okay, So who versus that? A lot of people messed that up. So if you're referring to a person, don't use that. The person that tried to kill me, you know? No, it's the person who tried to kill me and a lot of people still messing up because they use it in common day language. Then versus then A lot of people messed that up. So then is a time indication indicator. So then I went to the store. Or what will you do then? That is a good one with the E. But if you say it better than you, it is a so it's a comparison, so better than it or more than or bores then, or something like that. Compliments. I'll give someone a compliment and compliments, which is to complete pretty much farther further. I still have problems with that. So people overuse farther further, interchangeable eso at a great distance. Most countries are actually subtle differences in meaning. Father is used more to refer to physical distances and further is used more to refer to figurative or non physical distances. So Paris is farther away than Madrid. A marketing team falls further away from its Leeds goals because it's not a physical distance, so yeah, keep that in mind. Um, and, uh, keep watching the rest of these videos. We're gonna go into some other stuff that isn't related to punctuation and grammar and all that. I just wanted to put a short video about it out there because it does matter a little bit. Uh, if your books full of spelling mistakes or punctuation mystics, it's gonna be hard to read, and people won't like it. It won't sells. Good. So, uh, so you keep that in mind. Ah, and f just use something that look at the words that are underlined and then decide if it's reveals a mistake, or or if it's just something that you could neglects. Easy. This is actually something you can neglect. Like I said, you can also use, uh um but also use grammar really dot com. I think it is. So graham early. See, I use that. And then, uh uh, if you don't like the way work, does it, uh, and then, uh, yeah, she in the next video, make sure you don't make too many sticks. 5. Video 4 Getting ideas: So some people have asked me, Where do you get ideas for four topics to write about or for, You know, either fiction or nonfiction? You want to find out topics the people are looking for and that our ranking for keywords so you can actually make some sales an Amazon store. And these are just some suggestions, um, where you can find good keywords or good, um, topics to write about. So one of them is Facebook groups. Another one is Google Plus Community Communities. Let's separate those for a little bit. So when you go to a Facebook group or Google plus community, you can actually find what people are posting. A lot of people, they just kind of spam their stuff there and then look at my book. It's free and review of my book. And so, if you, uh if you type in a word in Facebook or in a Google plus and you say Kindle reviews or Kindle review group or group book reviews, book free books, free book something free books and kindle KDP books, something like that, you'll get a lot of groups, and I usually I don't go to those groups and post my books there because a lot of people go there. They're not to look for books, but to actually just poster book. So I don't think it's very effective. Teoh promote my book in those groups or communities. But what I dio is I go to those groups to find ideas, to see what other people are promoting. And then I can get on a look up the keyword of them's on after that and see if it's profitable. Another one you can do is if you have virtual assistants and, ah, the sensual report. They sometimes tell you the books that you know. Sometimes they tell you which which books is the partners link or something? And you could look at that, too. So but one of the best ways of some hair. Here's three more. Two more ideas. So another thing I bought was bestseller ranking pro. Ah, and it has all these categories, and it's a really handy program. Is $300. I really recommend it. I'll put a link at the bottom eso you can take a look at it and buy it if you want, because that, uh, this guy really cracks down on the way. Teoh ranked best in certain categories. You know, keywords is a whole other different story about categories. And yeah, if you if you look around the bestseller ranking pro, do you see this is the inside? So I bought this program. And so if you want, for example, you click on something and then you can find out what categories exist. And so if you know there's a category that exists, you know that some people might be looking forward or there's books in that category, and and so you can call your book addiction and recovery. Or you can call a gambling, awarding or sexual addiction or home oil home mail puffy. Then I pronounce it meditation books, their skin care, you know. And so this is just a example of how you confined, um, good topics to write about. So you just kind of look up thes these categories, and then you look up this keyword and Amazon and do your research. So another way you could do it is to just go to Amazon. No good. Just away. For now, computers being a little slow. Sorry. So, uh and and just go to the bookstore and just search for how to something something something and things will pop up. See how to raise adult how to draw for kids, how to murder your life. Okay. Not sure if I'm gonna go with that one. So how to get better? ATS just for example, or get better, are you are you can look up just with other people looking up. So, for example, if you look up healing, huh? And and and other things will look up will pop up in the search bar. You know that people are looking for that now. You don't know its know how many people are looking for that? But you do know that somebody looked for it, or at least a number of people look for it. And, uh, yet, uh, then you know, it might be a good keywords. You you'd never know you could do research from there. So, um, what you can dio is, uh, healing. So you can actually just kind of, um look what pops up. Or you could go to these different categories and say, Oh, death and grief. Maybe that's a good keyword. And do your research from that point on So, uh, you could write about death and grief. Uh, or you can look in this category and see what titles exists in this category. And of course, you have to keep what healing here. Still, So, yeah, goodbye. Healing your spouses, grieving heart. So that's how you could just find topics. Or, uh, you know, if you want to write fiction and you just type in the fantasy horror or something and you want to write a fiction book and you want to be inspired by other people's titles, of course you can use that title as, uh, that's a key word. But as you can see, there's Zoe Myers to babble on working How to Be Dead. Okay, so So, yeah, you could just actually just go through these categories and see um oh, it's done this. Let's just go to books and just see what titles pop up. You could even look at the covers and you look at what they're writing about. You can click on separate books, and I just kind of compare and and just get inspired. You know, if you if you want to write something, see, this one has wings of horror horror. Fancy novel. OK, so you know, And maybe you like to cover all of that. Then write something like that Soul Steeler loan. Okay, so that's what you can get ideas for topics to write about. Yes. So we talked about ideas that we could get through Amazon or through other means through best seller banking pro. But yeah, you can also just go on Google and see what people are afraid about. What? They worry about what they're looking for. So, for example, you could just type in on Google of phobias list, so ah, list with all the focus, and then you can see people have questions, you know, what is the fear of fear was so you know, you could actually just go to Amazon and see if these air good keywords or those air get topics to write about because some people have them, you know, they have agora phobia or sin. No phobia are You know what? Stuff like that. Oh, you could look up a list with medical conditions like allergy or arthritis or asme our blood pressure, chronic pain, you know, And you could just click on the list and then see what they have. You can go to recipes, you know, we're going to different countries so italian or Mexican or you can eat often baked or pot pie or your chicken. You know, Look up all those things. You can look those up on the Amazon and see if those air keywords or you can look up disorders like anxiety disorders, eating disorders, depression, eso the whole list. You just look up a list and and then you just go through the list and see which books could be a good topic to write about eso. That's all for nonfiction now that things people worry about the most, uh, and you look at that and I'll just give you some ideas because there will be people looking for solutions in books on Amazon when when they have those worries. So So, yeah, it's loading really slowly right now because it's doing Children in the back. But anyway, yeah, you could go through those things and just look him up another way. You can find, um, new topics to write about. It suggests make a little, uh uh, They call it a word web or something, but yeah, you just start brainstorming. And so, um, what I'm doing here is, uh, okay, So, for example, we have weight loss, whether we had funds. Okay, hold on. Okay, mate. Loss. Okay. A lot of people write about weight loss, so maybe that's not the best thing to go into, but But you might be able, Teoh, and they may just attach lines and and see what else sell falls on the weight loss and people, like, do this on paper. Or you could do the photo shop like idea and then just come up with new ideas. You could do a diet, or you could dio uh huh. Weight loss. Beginners. What could do? Weight loss? Uh, cookbook. See? And books so big. Could do, uh, training. I dio What's training rounds? Wouldn't would be related to weight loss, how to lose weight, weight loss, dietary loss with lost tips, maybe weight loss, uh, lost secrets. We lost fast. That could be something. And salad just gonna start brainstorming this way and look up with people are looking for another way. You could find another way you can find ideas is through pl our articles. So these are private label articles and I'll talk about private label, right? Content a little bit more later. And you could actually just look up these things. And ah. So, for example, here it says they have 100 thousands off totally free pl art articles. And you can already see, like, aspen nightlife, acne, air purifiers. Hey. So, yeah, you could go look online, and I'll tell me more about pl or articles later. Which stands for private label writes articles, but yeah, you could only look those up on the internet, and so I don't downloaded some of them myself. I have purchased them, and Ah, so you're here already. See, a lot of topics that you could write about. So, for example, if you go to, uh uh, let's see, uh, food and beverage. You know, you see all these articles that you you can buy for a low price, and it just gives you ideas. So, for example, um, sloppy joes have an origin. Okay, You could look that up, or you can Ah, you could write about fish to eat food allergies with addictions, gourmet, healthy breakfast foods going so, uh, same thing that finance, you know, you could go to finance a final. These articles that says Easy steps to rebuild your credits or, ah, refinancing reasons for refinancing, retirement. Uh, frugal lifestyle. It's the stockbroker's advice. So you see all these ideas. If you just get these articles, you could just flip through them and, uh, and you can use them in other ways. And I'll tell you about that later. But you could definitely just just just if it's for getting ideas, see, you could just donating. Don't buy a car from where to buy cars or or ah, factoring filing bankruptcy, things like that. You could write books about all those topics, and I just have to figure out if it's a good keyword or good topic or profitable niche and and then you know. But this is how you can get ideas. So that's that's about it. Okay, so if you're if still don't know what kind of ideas um, you want Teoh use for your books, then here's the websites called me Shank stock come and then says 111 109 profitable niche markets. So hang Cassie is 88 80 HD addiction, and this is alphabetical. You can also sort them by market or by sub nish. So, like this, um, see addictions business set up dietary supplements, New diet pill Build a surfboard, Do it yourself. Things s So there's a lot of ideas and hear of, ah, issues that people look for on the Internet, like criminology, data entry. You know, that kind of stuff, And and so whatever you want, um, you if you if you really don't know what to look for on Amazon or do you research or have a title for your book or what they write about, you can actually look up this website and get ideas. So does a great tool for nonfiction. 6. Video 5 How to Overcome Writer's Block: Okay, so this is a video of how to overcome writer's block and writer's block is something that every author our writer experiences. No matter what they do, everybody gets stuck. You know, the brain is empty and you don't know where to go from there, and you don't know what's rights. And so you know, the word stone flow out of you and your mind is just, you know, maybe thinking about other things. So here's one of the things that they suggest. People are experienced authors, writers, and this has been helping me as well. So some of these may work better for you than others. So I suggest that you take this information and think about what works best for you or try it out and then use that every time you experience writer's block. So first of all, you can go for a walk or leave the room, get a snack or lie down on your back and think this will cause you to step away from the computer to get a little bit of exercise and to do something else. Sometimes your mind clears up and you know fresh air. Sometimes it's better than just sitting inside. So, uh, so that that could be something. A little exercise. Sometimes ideas come to me when I'm just lying down on my back and just thinking about things. Um, so that is one thing you could do Another thing. It was really important. And I think that's probably one of the most important ones is to structure the story or the information that you're writing with bullet points. So you sometimes you try toe form complete sentences when actually only should be doing is just right bun down bullets nine points. Like Okay, here. I'm going to talk about this here. I'm going to talk about that. Or, you know, if it's a fiction story here, this is gonna happen here. That is gonna happen. The next thing that's gonna happen is this. Or if you don't know what's gonna happen, you work backwards from the end. You say OK, this character is going to do this, and at least this this and this needs to be in there. But then I need to fill out something in the middle. So that's how you structure your story. Um, so, yeah, and the more you structure by the weight unless you have to write because all you have to do then is to fill in the blanks. So here's another one. Ask yourself the questions from the list that I provide you. So, um, I'm gonna open that list for no. Okay, so here's a list of questions to ask yourself when you get stuck. So and this is about events. This is about the characters. You know? What's the goal of the characters? What motivates them? What emotions can they feel at this moment? Ah, you can talk about physical feat features. I mean, a lot of fiction is describing things near environments. Eso what's happening around the character? What's the background of the character? So you could do flashbacks. So are go back that the villains and the side characters the plot I got. I wrote down all these things for you, so you don't have to come up with them yourself. And I will provide this as a PdF as well as this documents. So you can always fall back on that when you're writing a fiction story. Of course. What, um, organizing information with nonfiction. It's really just about, uh, you know, structuring the information and see what adds up. What what belongs to which chapter. So, for example, if one chapters about dieting and the next one is about losing weight and with the same diet, you know, obviously, if you're gonna find information about losing weight, you're gonna just copy and paste in that chapter and then and then rewrite it, or are add your own Commons later. Another thing is, sometimes we just get too distracted. Eso just eliminate destruction sounds, you know, smells. I don't know. Maybe you just need to chains environment. Another thing that helps people who can't overcome writer's block us to do something creative, like painting or building something or fixing something or cleaning up or organizing things . Um, TV. I don't know you. Maybe you could write anything and watch party, Um and, uh, want your movie And some people might say it helps other authors say it doesn't help anyway , because then you're not actively thinking about things you're actually just taking in Ah, images and sounds. So I don't know. And it's up to you if you think that's a good way. Ah, doing any uh oh, yeah. Another thing is free writing for free writing is writing down things. And I would, um actually, I advise you to do this with a pen and paper instead of just I guess you could do it on a computer to, but when pen and paper, it's a little different because then you kind of step away from the digital and you close your laptop and then write down for 15 minutes or whatever comes up in your mind so it doesn't have to relate to anything. You stop your inner critic, you know this guy from Oh, that's not good. Or don't add that sentence. You know, when you hear that little voice in your head, maybe you just start free riding and it doesn't matter what comes up in your mind. You just start writing whatever you think about, and then you can free yourself. You can release yourself from that critical voice. Um, then there here's another thing to think about. Some people have more success riding in the morning, and I gotta admit, sometimes my best moments are in the evening. You know, when everybody's Ghanem from them, just by myself, like, Oh, I got this genius idea, Um, so yeah, just depends. And But sometimes I'm really tired in the evening and I can't come up with anything, and it just don't feel like it, So it just really depends. Sometimes eating helps to Maybe you're just hungry or something. You are a glass of water. Some people have said that some author said that talking to an imaginary friends and explaining their story to them Or just, you know, having a conversation with them with trigger conversations in there hence, or questions that they can write down for non fictions so they can answer those questions and give you information about them. So talking to an imaginary friend can help for fiction and nonfiction, Um, write whatever you want instead of what others want and edit it later. So just start writing things that you want to think about. It's kind of like free writing. Just think like, oh, I'm interested in this. So I'm gonna write about that, and instead, you don't really, you know, you don't you think like, oh, it's just what the market wants Or is this what my readers want to hear? What the story is gonna be? Just write down whatever and then later, you look at it and you can either just throw it away, delete it or you can edit it or say, Hey, I can get a good idea from this. Ah, this is something else. I mentioned riding at a different place. Sometimes you could sit outside. You consider, uh, in the library, you can sit, uh, I don't know, at a restaurant or something or somebody else's house or it's just there's so many spot chicken, right? And if your laptop battery is good enough, you don't even need to hook it up. So sometimes you get more inspiration from just being in a different place. You can also go to the bookstore and just start looking at books to start browsing and see what ideas there are and just kind of steal ideas from what you come across. Ah, you can cross through photo albums. Sometimes images, images trigger Maurin the mind than just words because, you know, sometimes you just looking at letters and it doesn't do anything, but images always come in at it in a better in a better way. Um, you could take suggestions from the recommended books, the bottom, So I'm gonna put some links to the bottom, ah, of books that are some of them are pretty famous. Some of them are just really great tools to help you write faster, to come up with ideas, to steal ideas from others but not copying the exact same way or to, you know, bright faster to, ah, online your story better. So I would definitely check those out. And you know, if you're interested in reading those books or listening to them on audio while doing something else, then just click on the links at the bottom and take a look at him. So here's another one. Sometimes when people get stuck, it's because they start criticizing themselves in their heads too much. They there they think like, Oh, what am I writing now? No, that's not good enough. So I can't do that so I can't do that, and then they like a little bit of self confidence. Well, of course, you should always be critical when you edit things, but not at the beginning. At first, you just need to let it flow out of fear of your brain. So, um, maybe sometimes it's bed. Better to reveal the compliments from fans or two reviewers. You know, a lot of people may have liked your books in the past and they write good things about him or they said to get things And then instead of having on this critical voice and you just need toe, repeat to yourself and just here that you can write good stories and that they do get purchased and that people do by them. And sometimes that's just actually that has helped me in the past. Sometimes I didn't know what to ride him like. That's probably not good enough. Nobody will like it. And all I did was just go over. Some reviewers, comments the positive ones and say, Yeah, I see a lot of people do like my books. A lot of people do like my stories and my nonfiction books, so you know, I really can make this successful. So let's just start writing and people will will buy it. You know, if if I make it, if I go over it and edit it So some confidences is important. Sometimes it helps toe backtrack from the end. Sometimes it helps to start in the middle, and sometimes it just helps to steal ideas from bookstores are from Amazon or any other place. We confined books, Well, her YouTube videos or something like that. So, um, those are just some things you can do to overcome writer's block. 7. Video 6 Fiction genres: I looked at this website and ah really makes a lot of sense. So the most best Ernest earning fiction genres are the following, so horror is obviously so you know there's millions to be made in horror, but not everybody. Seat Stephen King so But if you're good at writing horror, that is an opportunity. Science fiction and fantasy, of course. Science fiction and fantasy attitude. Very different markets. But there's still a lot of fans, and, ah, some of them are just like a good action story, So it just depends. Of course. Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings are hunger. Games are really good ones, but you know, there's a lot of opportunity for other authors as well. Then there's religious eso Christian books I've hurt. That's a very competitive market. But, yeah, there are people that make a lot of money, but it crime the mystery, obviously, and that's divided into sub genres. So there's there's thrillers which focus more on the action. Mr He focuses more on Ah, the puzzle. So who did it and with what weapon and where and where is all the evidence? No, it's more about the detective. Ah, and So there's there's a lot of sub genres in that as well, from, you know, focusing on the very gory part. That's just ah, the fund figuring out detective things. And then there's romance and erotica, which is obviously still the biggest market. A lot of people, it's addicting. So of course, uh, that is a very big market as well. If you don't know what you'll want to choose from the fiction books out there, I really recommend this. So it's called Kale itics, and it helps you to side in which into which direction you want to go. So, for example, if you want to go into a Gothic romance or want to go in satisfying fat, see urban fence, she, uh, what else we got? Sports romance, Self help. Alien alien warrior romance all. There's really fun stuff out there, even even Children's books. Young adult fiction has all these reports, and as you can see, they're only 27 or $37 each. This one is $49. I don't know why that was so much more expensive, but I I bought a few of these and ah, that's actually really helpful, you know, you can decide whether that's, Ah, good opportunity. And, ah, when I bought one of these reports really showed me what keywords people are looking for, What kinds of books are in that market. If it's a good opportunity, if it's saturated, how much competition there is, what the typical price point typical length of the book is, And so I really recommend getting one of these reports before you get into it. For example, I wrote a fancy books, Siri's and they were pretty long. It really good, uh, punt. Harkins was just so saturated, and it was just really hard to rank high. So the cells off those are very low. Something they do, too. So this is a shop for two separate reports. Something you can do to is to again that monthly payments, uh, which means that you'll get you get all kinds of stuff. You get monthly PDF market reports, and this guy's a big analyst. Bonus contents and training videos and ah, another stuff so you can consider that as well. I didn't do it, but you could do that. Definitely if you're more. If you want to analyze the market in more detail, so ah, politics highly recommended. I'll have linked the bottom for it. Go ahead and see if you want to consider one of those reports or if you just want, have to know everything and sign up for membership. So in all books you need to have some turns and unpredictable twists in the story. So it's something everybody wants, because if it's too predictable, nobody will want to read it. They want to be curious to keep reading. Ah, then another thing is to have deep characters with feelings, emotions, motives and weaknesses. If you don't have that, Ah, then they don't care about the character. It's like I always say, if I see two people fighting in a movie in the beginning scene, I don't care who dies, because I don't know anything about the character. So you need to develop some kind of sympathy for the main character, and then you actually care more about that person. Another thing is, you need, Ah, some humor here, and there just depends on the genre relationships, and we're not just talking about romantic relationships, but friendships, betrayal, hatreds, gossip, jealousy, anger and grief. You know, if somebody dies, there's all important those all themes in their everyday lives. And so that's what people they could get really into it with their emotion. They need an actual ending. I've seen a lot of reviews on Amazon when people complain about a story not having an actual ending, and every story needs some dialogue and some descriptions. If you put your whole story full of descriptions, nobody will will think anything's happening because you're just describing things and it could become really boring. Then again, if you only put dialogue in there, people can't really imagine what the environment looks like, what the people look like. Ah, and so they can't really place themselves in that sitting. So you need to vary between those two, and so do it consistently with before example, you have a page of conversation, and then you have a page of maybe art or half a page or two paragraphs of descriptions or something. It depends on the genre to what you need to do more. So I'm gonna go over some of these Youngers and ah, this document will be there at the bottom, too, so you could beat over it yourself If you don't want to listen to me Talk anyway. Eso fancy or science fiction? So those are two different things, of course, but they usually have a similar target group. Ah, and ah, and if I can say that so the target group is mostly men. There's also fancy on science fiction for women, of course, but mostly men. It's more common, I think. The percentage you didn't, you know, most of the time they want to see some fighting because they're meant. So they want battles, Teoh. And and then they They want all the G details, like the descriptions off races of weapons environments, the buildings, the decorations, the hierarchy, the society, what it looks like, you know, the climate, the weather to clothing, special powers and other details. I made a mistake, actually, of writing to fancy novels, and I was more so focused on the psychology and their relationships between the main characters. But I got ah, a few bad reviews that said that there wasn't enough descriptions in there, and they were big fans of ah, Lord of the Rings, where they take whole paragraphs to describe one little detail. So, yeah, they want to see a lot of descriptions, and it's Ah, it's less about the psychology, and it's more so about the wars and society and all that stuff. And so if you describe a society or ah, village where the main characters go to, you need to Ah, you need to describe everything like what the houses look like, what the people dress like home, home, the way they look, you know everything. So, um and then infancy. Typically, magic makes it complete. So gonna think of swords and axes and arrows and archers, orcs and elves, dragons, trolls and mythical creatures. Ah, you can look at Greek myths and it's all in medieval setting. So no technology, really, and spells and folklore now all that kind of stuff. So So here's one thing. If there's no magic in fancy, then it's just a medieval story, and it could have been realistic. But people want to see magic. Ah, science fiction technology makes it complete. So instead of magic, there's technology, so their spaceships and there's computers and there's all these other things. And maybe that's why a lot of ah, nerdy, geeky people are attracted to science fiction because it involves a lot of technology. So you can think of aliens or races from other worlds. You know, get your inspiration from star track or space, space things, holograms, different worlds, universes, planets, that kind of stuff. But it can be focused on that. But it can also be focused on something that just happens on that planet or something. Future inventions, they always shoot, You know that. So that may have laser weapons or something. Then mystery and 13th earlier. So, uh, thrillers all obviously have mawr action car chases. You know what name I think of an action movie that way. Usually it is kind of a mixed with the mystery, so it will have a murder and an investigation, Maybe some police or or psychological things. But mysteries usually really focus. Uh, not so much in action, but it can actually be without a lot of action. It's all about clues. You know, you have a lot of suspects. Everybody could be the murderer. They'll have their reasons that they don't like the person being that most being killed. And so pieces of the puzzle missing. They always start with a dead body and any mystery. You know, if you and whether you are doing ah, like scary ones or you doing ah, Regular wants mystery and thriller. You too. Cozy mysteries. All those things They always start with a dead body that is the beginning of the story. You have to have clues. The main, the main characters you lose, usually to detective O. R. Somebody helping solve the murder mystery. And, ah, so you have that place those clues carefully because if you just say, just say it bluntly did. And everybody's gonna like. Like we said, it has to be unpredictable, and they have to be put on the wrong track. So here's three types closes physical ones with fingerprints like objects or blood. You know they find something, and with that, they can lead back to lead it back to the the murder. There's verbal clues like people lying. People saying things you know you can have conversations are no interrogation is, and they could slip out something that could give a clue that they might be the murderer. Ah, thematic clues like, you know, if if the butler's a butler might be innocent, but it might also be a person who does it or you know you can try and describe a very shady character or or pervert or something that can already give him a sense of being the evil in some way. So being suspected, more clues gonna have two different meanings. So eso you know, you never you never know what it means. Like a large footprint doesn't mean that he has large street book also have big shoes, or it couldn't point to several people s. Oh, so you don't really know what a clue means. And they can also be Miss Red. So maybe the detective in the middle of the story jumps to the wrong conclusion. And maybe as a reader, you think, Oh, so that person is the murderer And then actually the main character made a mistake. So that's away toe mislead people. And that's really good, because that that's what readers want. So I I looked over a survey online, have what people want in bromance and, of course, Romans. You notice there's a guy and a girl and they fall in love. I could get married and all that. It's always the same really simple story, but, um, people don't want to see the same thing every time. So to stand out you have to be a little bit different. So this is what people said. They want deeper feelings because remember that most readers are women. They do express their feelings a lot more than guys. In a general sense, of course, there are exceptions, but women want Teoh have a lot of conversation of feelings, and, you know, they're they're not as direct and and you know that that's that's basically our goes anyway . Eso a lot of romance. Readers want deep feelings. They want girly friendships. Remember, a friendship between a girl and the girl is usually different than between two guys. I mean, I remember seeing guys sometimes don't even ask about their personal lives that just kind of do things together, like like work or like sports or video games or something. But girls talk about everything, so they want to be a bit more intimate with that. They want a strong underlying plot, not just a moment. So just don't don't focus the whole book on just what's going on between those two characters and need to be something else there. Maybe maybe a disaster. Or maybe your family crisis or something else. They want different heights, races and weight classes so they don't want the same stereotype every time. Makes sense, because different kinds of women breathe these books different races, different rate classes that Dale read romance novels. Um they also want older characters. So because the Target group is not just younger readers, but a lot of women over 35 years old or 45 years old, read thes romance novels, so they want to empathize with the main character. So if and face and elsewhere said in that website, yeah, it's not like older people can fall in love anymore. So maybe write a romance novel with no ah, little bit of a middle aged woman or something like that. Ah, they want a better, slower build up with getting to know each other first, which is typical for, you know, a lot of women. They do want to get to know the guy, and they don't just want to jump into bed with the guy. And so they even set that they don't want the initial seen to be having sex and then not knowing anything about each other, they said, usually with women are looking for is they don't wanna do want some trust first, and they pick buildup slower. They want some safety then, and a lot of people said Interracial interactions and relationships, less graphic sex Unless maybe it's an erotica novel, but I'm not gonna go into that. They're tired of billionaires for some people that might work still. But there's a lot of romance readers that don't want it anymore. It's too cliche they want Don't want exaggerated descriptive writing because they want conversation just after you just have to see a romance novel as mostly just a lot of talking, less swearing, less region in the first person they just want. So not I did this or dissenters I said this or but he or she will go over that a bit later . In another video, they do like Alfa Mills, so they like confident guys because typically, a lot of women are looking for confidence men, not the ones that no, maybe the heart pushovers or they don't have a goal in life. So that's really what they're looking for. They don't mind, plus size women. A lot of readers, maybe some do, but most women set that they're okay with that. They want realism, not things that really can't happen in life. So maybe that's also why did want less billionaires? Because most people aren't billionaires just not gonna happen. They want multiple points of view. Ah, and they like funny dialogue and more meaningful conversations. So I really just think about romance. Novels know the target group is women. They want conversation. They don't want as many descriptions. They won't slow buildup. That won't deep feelings that want a real relationship with people getting to know each other. And that's what they're looking for now about horror so hard you create an atmosphere. So it has to be just what more things scare. You just looked it up. Maybe just a 10 things that ah, 10 biggest phobias, like spiders or darkness Or, um, you know, ah, being being stuck in a room and not being able to breathe or get out or something. There's also also a lot of times something paranormal lurking beneath the shadows could be a ghost or a monster or just a evil killer. Then it's realistic on the best thing about horrors that you get the feeling that things are not okay and that there's always something happening. There's always something out there to get you. They don't always have a happy ending, which you also see a movie. Some things to just the main character dies or bad the bad ghost winds or something. Death is everywhere, so whether whether they the person sees it or not, it's all about death because death is scary, how people don't want to die a psychological twist from an abused childhood, an experiment gone wrong and sadistic person of murdered someone could be in there. So things from the past that are haunting the president. That is something that can dio ghost goes usually have something to tell, so they want to give a message or they just want revenge. Like in the grudge. A secret is often buried beneath the soil in the past, so along the way you can find clues and find out about that. And unpredictability is the key to fear. If you don't know when a psychopath may explode in anger, and when a ghost will dash forward and grab your throat, detention stay. So what's getting scariest? Two people us if they don't know what's coming. That's why people worry about money or about health or something, because they don't know what's coming. If everybody would see the future, they wouldn't be scared as scared anymore. You know, of course, that could be scared of pain, But it's all about unpredictability. People that I know that are unpredictable. I always get that kind of tension that, yeah, I don't really want to be around them too much, so that that is what really makes something scary. And then Stephen King said, There's three types of terror that gross out like, you know, just a lot of blood splattering. And and then there's the horror, like unnatural, expired er's or bears or dead walking, you know, zombies or something to grab your arm. And then there's the last one, which is terror. When you come home and you notice that everything has been taken away and, ah, the lights go out and you feel something behind you, you hear it, you know the unknown. There's nothing there, so it's It's either the gross or the unnatural and or it's or it's You know there's nothing there, and it's just dark and but it all is based on unpredictability. You don't know when when something's gonna happen and it could happen to you. So that's what creates fear Now. Children's books. Let's go over that for a little bit. Just some pointers for Children's books. You have to know your age Grobe Group and planned wards accordingly. So if if your age group is from 6 to 8, you can't use a lot of difficult words because they can't even read him. Or they might not understand them, their vocabularies, living it so older they are, the more complicated you could make the words you have to sense everything. No sex, no, no explicit violence, not even handing to is it. You can have fighting in it, but don't describe it too much like if there's blood, don't go over that in the whole paragraph to say there's some blood. Um, you can have fun. Children want something humorous. Stay. You want something unexpected? You can use a lot of imagination, things that aren't Bill. Obviously simple characters because, you know, psychology, sarcasm. Children just don't always get it. Always have happy ending. They don't like horrors as much. Of course, Jones horrors are there, too. but you have to have a happy ending. Um, make it clear who is the villain? Who's the hero? It needs to be simple to them. Uh, no swearing, Of course. Children should be the main characters. And you should take into account. If you're writing to girls or boys. If you're writing Teoh boys and girls in a chilled story, then have a boy and a girl be the main character, and then both target groups can sympathize with them. If you know, of course, if you're just riding two girls, make it a princess story or something. If you just writing two boys, put a put more action into it, uh, and make it a boy. You can also add illustrations. Definitely do that. How many will depend on the H? You know, if if they're a bit older, they're OK with not having any administrations or with just a few. But if they're younger, they just want a lot of pictures. And don't forget the kids go to school. They don't have jobs. And so if the main characters go to school and you just want to describe the classroom and the classmates and you know the great they're in and all that kind of stuff. So, uh, anyway, that was it. You can take a look at the pdf document or a go over this video again, if you want to. Ah, use these pointers for writing your story and that's the end of next video. 8. Video 7 Writing Exercises: I will now show you to websites that can help you come up with ideas. And so this one's called writers stashed n dot pento mind pony thought ceo dot UK So it's a ah, it's an English website, but doesn't matter. It's just two websites. I'll put looks at links at the bottom so you don't have to write all that down. So anyway Ah, so, yeah, you could just click on a plot idea exercise or or blank page eliminator. Things like that Plot twist generator. So, for example, if I click here ah, it says a little old lady has 24 hours to go looking for a mythical beast. The circumstances are split wide open by an attack, and then maybe you want to click on plot twist generator. And then it says here the era win discovers blood stains, or the nurse announces they are lottery winners or the villain kidnaps to heroin or the tax inspector storms out, Uh, or else Kika topped in. Uh, okay, let's see. So we have a character name generator could do that, but of course, you could just look up boys names or girls names as well and Here's first line generator. The weekend when the ferry sank, I became Duchess. Parts touches his partner. My friend Joe threw a party for the sheriff. Sterling. Massive girls thought that tingles the unwary. So as you can see, if you can't get up, come up with stuff. Then you could go to one of these websites and look up some ideas or you could just go random subjects. This one's called writing exercises, not CEO dot UK Ah, and you could just generator subjects right about your day so far. Or describe your bedroom. You are right about a neighbor, an experience that changed your way. Thinking are moving home on ornament. And then, of course, there's ah, create a setting time of the day. Midnight's There's Light Cloud inside and sky, and for the weather. Location is in the forest, and the atmosphere is but barren field to the space. Of course, you can change any of these gloomy, charming where else in suburbs of city on the train in the park forest. Because a quick plots generated stored plot and main characters. A woman in the late forties who is very manipulative, the story begins on yachts family get togethers arranged is it? It's a story about stubbornness. Your characters discover some unpleasant truths. And so, yeah, basically, you can use these to websites, um, to come up with ideas if you're stuck. 9. Video 8 Writing prompts: Okay, So here's another way to gather ideas for fiction books, and that is through writing prompts. So you could Google it and you could look up different stuff. There's some things on Pinterest or some websites, and blog's about that. There's also books about it, and they're really cheap, you know, especially the Kindle version. Just to 99. I'm going to show you some of these books. So a year of creating, um, writing problems, which is no foreign and 69 pages. And ah, so if you look inside, it just writes down all these short ah, writing problems. So I'll put links at the bottom of this video to some of these books. But yeah, you could look up some things yourself. Two years, thousands awesome writing prompts. So really like just random ideas that they have for stories. Like, for example, describe the perfect home. Make that home come alive. Put yourself in your minds in that place. How large is is where is it located? You're granted one superpower. What is the superpower and what do you do with it? Or you got a scar? What do you do with that? Um, you're being held for ransom. Uh, you know, all kinds of stuff like this on in animate object comes to life. You awaken in your bed, drenched in salty seawater. So what would be the store behind that? And so all these writing prompts There's all these books about that you might be able to look up some free ones. Two years specific, one. So under 50 fantasy writing problems. Ah, and so there's there's all kinds of stuff like that. This one is 5000. I don't know if it's really about the number. Is more so about the quality, of course, but as you can imagine, there's a lot of writers that come up with millions of ideas. And so they just I decided to put them in the Kindle book and say, OK, air, you can steal my ideas. I'm just just not gonna put it into a whole story. But if you if you like the ideas they have, you know you could actually create a really fun or really exciting story with it. They just didn't take the time Teoh to elaborate or two, to put it into detail or two. To write a whole book about it, but it doesn't mean they're bad ideas. So it's actually a lot of these problems air, like, maybe these prompts gonna help you. Ah, come up with an idea that isn't exactly related to the problems. But, uh, could trigger other thoughts and memories, and you and you could will come up with another idea. So check out the links at the bottom check up, you know, writing problems just on Google. And that's what you can do to come up with ideas for, um fiction. 10. Video 9 Perspective: So one more video about fiction, and then we'll go to nonfiction. So when you're writing a story, let's say you put all the bullet points there by, by the way this is This is a tip that an author said said was one of the best things he he's ever given to write faster. He says, the more you outline it, the less you have Teoh come up with and the low unless you have writer's block. So if you outline it ah, as much as you can, then you would only have to do is fill in the blanks. So basically Okay, let's say you outline story and you start writing and so you have to decide from the beginning and what perspective you want to write the story because there are certain several options, and so the 1st 1 is the present time, and it's not used as much as the past. But it's it could definitely create Ah, more action effect, something that you're really in this story Onda and feels mawr like like you're actually there. Then there is the past tense and that that's just, you know, uh, that's a post people use, especially when it's a history or a story that already happened or something and and then that you can take those two tenses And you can also change the perspective of the person s o their stories that says he she or it is doing this and that and that's very common. But there is also very common Teoh have somebody tell it themselves so in in the first person, So like a like a journal or diary. So I did this and this happened to me and stuff. So just follow along and these in this document and see how it changes the way you you feel how you ah, how you you kind of get into the story more or less and how it becomes more Ah, action Or Or it becomes more of Ah yeah if it becomes more alive or if it becomes more boring. And if you really feel more as if you're into that, that person as as ah, and into the feelings and thoughts of that person, or if that just distracts from what's happening and you don't really want that because it's becoming too much about the main character themselves. So, uh, that basically, so this is what it is. Ah, a few sentences from A from a book I wrote. So says the inner voice with agonizing questions, confuses her. So this is the present tense, breathing more heavily she Tibet demands answers and she pants, trying to breathe and more oxygen. Survival instincts are taking over, and she feels the adrenaline flow through our senses. She catches herself in her fright, telling herself she has time to overview the matter. Now listen to the same story when it's told in the past tense. It makes a lot of difference how how it sounds. The inner voice, with agonizing questions, confused her breathing more heavily. She demanded answers and panted, trying to breathe in more oxygen. Survival instincts were taking over, and she felt the A dinner and flow through her senses. She caught herself in her fright, telling herself she had timeto overview the matter. So it's more of a narrative here. You're more like really into it. It's as if it's really happening in front of you. Sometimes people wanna accomplish that effect. Other times stay does. And here's the first person in the past tense the inner voice with agonizing questions confused me. Breathing more heavily, I demanded answers and panted, trying to breathe in more oxygen. Survival instincts were taking over, and I felt the adrenalin flow through my senses. I caught myself in my fright, telling myself I had time to overview the matter. So here you get more into the feeling of what that person is going through. What, do you like that or not? Whether that applies to your story or not, that depends on what kind of book you writing, what target audience you have that sets etcetera. So you could say this is becoming a bit more self centered, but you can also empathize more, but the main character. So these are just some options now. Ah, first person, third person present tense past tense. So always before you start writing, consider what goes along best with your story.