In this episode of the Thriving Authors Podcast, I’m talking with nonfiction book coach and editor Danielle Anderson about how to map out a transformative reader journey—all the way from the timeline to major scenes, to themes and reader desires.

She explains:

  • The five essential elements crucial to structuring your book, especially if it’s a memoir.
  • What desires to tap into that will attract readers who resonate with the journey.
  • Ways you can play with timeline and examples of the different shapes it can take.
  • How to know what scenes really need to be amplified and where to use backstory.

This episode will help you weave a captivating story that will have a lasting impact on the hearts and minds of your readers.

And I encourage you to flex that writing muscle and enter the writing contest that I’m hosting! It’s inspired by my novel Before and After You and Me that comes out May 7th. The prompt is to write about a time that split your life into "before" and "after." This could have been a huge, life-altering event, or it could have been something small that changed your internal landscape. It could be beautiful or painful, joyful or devastating, or any combination of emotion. It could have been something you noticed at the time, or only recognized looking back, years later.

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About Danielle:

Danielle Anderson is a trained nonfiction book coach and editor, bringing over thirteen years of writing and publishing experience to help passionate writers amplify their story, voice, and message. She is the founder of Ink Worthy Books, an editorial and publication services company where they believe everyone has a story worth telling, and every story has the power to change the world. Connect with Danielle on IG at inkworthybooks