I’ve been watching this grow and ripen for a long time. I went out to the garden this morning and I could see that it was ready.

The Novel Matrix in Tomatoes

A lot of people think that green books are too early, but when you start to see that golden hue around the title area, that’s when it’s perfect. If you wait for the whole front cover to turn golden it’s gonna be mushy.

This morning, I picked it and sent The Novel Matrix to market. I think some of them made it to Amazon here: https://amzn.to/4byFuhD

The seed was planted about fifteen years ago.

That’s when I got my start in publishing. Since then, I’ve been helping new authors write and publish their best work.

Sometime around 2012 I was invited to teach a class on novel writing at the Columbus Idea Foundry. It was a six-month course, and I think it cost $100. I taught a woefully underdeveloped version of what is now The Novel Matrix.

Since that time I’ve worked with hundreds of authors, and with each one, I’ve continued to refine and develop the concept.

What makes The Novel Matrix unique is that it’s not a repackaging of dusty academic ideas about story structure, it’s based on observation of successful stories. While some of the ideas are similar to what you may see in other story structure books, a lot of it is brand new—and even the old stuff is purposed in a way that makes it more accessible than any other book I’ve seen.

There are books about plot, books about character development, books about writing conflict—but The Novel Matrix relates all of the ideas together. It creates a framework in which all of those elements support one another.

So many early readers told me that they finally get it. A novel project that seemed insurmountable before is now accomplishable. That’s the win for me. I don’t win when people buy the book, I win when people finally birth the stories that God has placed on their hearts.

I can’t wait for you to read it and tell me what you think. It takes a long time to grow a book, and it’s even harder to pick them at just the right time.

Get your copy of The Novel Matrix on Amazon today: https://amzn.to/4byFuhD

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