Thriller Adult & YA Author Wendy Heard | Outline Your Novel Until the Dark Night of the Soul

Shelved Books Podcast

May 25 2023 • 1 hr 9 mins

Hey Shelvies! In this week’s episode, we welcome Wendy Heard, author of thrillers like Hunting Annabelle, We’ll Never Tell, and You Can Trust Me. Wendy wrote her first completed book at the tender age of nineteen with a “very deep” literary novel. After a round of brutal rejections, she stopped writing for ten years, only picking up her author’s pen again with a story that nagged at her, the book of her heart. When that book was rejected also, she decided to read craft books and improve her plotting skills. That’s when she got her agent. Wendy details her plotting system where she plans her story only to the Dark Night of the Soul, and then writes the perfect ending. And oh, do we love Wendy’s book endings!!! Come have some fun with us as you listen to our entertaining stories and then share your own! We’re looking forward to hearing about your shelved book! #writingtipsandtricks #amedit #amediting #amwriting #writer #motivation #writingtips #writingtipsandtricks #serialkiller #HuntingAnnabelle #ya #thriller #thrillerfiction Podcast Links Twitter: @shelvedbookspod Instagram: @shelvedbookspod Anchor: https://anchor.fm/shelved-books-podcast Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/22vU5nd4mLsmLw0BjBWQDa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shelvedbookspod TikTok: @shelvedbookspod Podcast Email: shelvedbookspodcast@gmail.com Angie's Links Twitter: https://twitter.com/AngieSandro FB Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Angie-Sandro/253044268078356 Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Angie-Sandro/e/B00HUXNWHI/ YT: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuBNkUMD0W7SAPYJzz40y-A Christie's Links Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChristieBerman FB page: https://www.facebook.com/ChristieBermanAuthor Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Christie.Berman Kate's Links Twitter: https://twitter.com/WriteWithKate Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kateevangelistawrites/ FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/WriteWithKate/ YT: https://www.youtube.com/c/KateEvangelista/ Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Kate-Evangelista/e/B007Z723R4/ DJ Caz: https://www.cjedmunds.com/ Photographs used in the creation of the thumbnail can be purchased from their creators on Deposit Photos: https://depositphotos.com Affiliate Disclaimer: This description may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase from any of these links, the hosts of the Shelved Books Podcast or our guests may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. You can always choose to use different links. Thank you for supporting this channel so we can keep making amazing podcasts for you to enjoy. #author #authortube #authorvlog #authorpodcast #writing #writer #writerslifewednesdays #writingtips #writingadvice #writingplaylist #writingabook #novel #amwritingpodcast #amwriting #amediting #ameditor #amedit #publishers #publishing #publishonamazon #querying #queryingagents #queryingliteraryagents #writingqueryletter #sprinting #writingsprint #writingskills #writingstyle #writingsoftware #writingstory #nanowrimo #nanowrimo2023 #nanowrimoprep #nanowrimopreptobers #nanowrimosprint #nanowrimowritingsprints #writingtips #writinghacks #selfpublishing #selfpublish #selfpublishingtitans