Novelists, Welcome to your writer’s adventure

The Fool, Zero, tarot, by Rider-Waite deck

What are you beginning? 

Can you embrace the new and unknown in your writer’s adventure?

Novelist, Are you ready to start something new? How is your writing going?

In the last 9 months I’ve been transitioning from a coach who helped all writers to a coach who helps only fiction writers.

To that end, I launched a new author group coaching program for novelists last fall that ended yesterday. I’m launching my new program for novelists at the start of May. More on that below.

I want to pause for a moment and share about the archetype of the Fool, the Zero in the Rider-Waite-Smith tarot deck. I really like how the fool as depicted in this image has extreme confidence as he steps off the cliff, the faithful dog at his heels.

Many people interpret this card as a scary place to be, and try to move away from “not knowing” as soon as possible. I know I have. But I know as a creative person that this first stage of “not knowing” is so fruitful.

You’re opening to what’s new, even if you don’t know what this is yet.

I’m actually at this stage. I’ve just finished a novella that I’m editing and will be published in May. I’m now prepping for my next novella and asking myself questions: who are my main characters? Where will the story be set? What will the main conflict be?

What questions are you asking about your story? How can you open to what you don’t know yet and have that be okay?

On that note of openings, I’d like to invite you to join us on our special call coming in about 2 weeks!

Hope you can join us!

Special Teleseminar Call

Get Your Novel Done This Year: How to Plan Out Your Book Without Plotting

Does the thought of planning your novel freak you out?

Do you freeze whenever you hear the word PLOT?

And yet, it can be hard to work on your book when you don’t know where it’s going.

But guess what, there is a way to actually maintain your intuitive approach to writing and write to THE END. I guarantee it!

In this 90-minute teleseminar call, Beth and Ezra Barany, writing teachers and bestselling authors, will help you:

  • Determine your timeline for getting your first draft done
  • Validate your innate story telling understanding of your genre
  • Uncover how to use your characters to build your story to THE END
  • Discover other story structures that are more organic to how you think

When: Monday, April 14, 2014, 1pm Pacific
(Not in this time zone? Check this Time Zone Converter for your local time.)

How: Call in. Check your inbox for all the call-in details. We’ll also be taking questions on Beth Barany’s Facebook Fan Page here.

Who: For dedicated novelists who:

  • Have started writing at least one manuscript
  • Write genre fiction (romance, mystery, thriller, suspense, adventure, fantasy, science fiction, or a combo of these)
  • Want a successful career as a genre fiction novelist

Also, in this call, you’ll learn about how to work further with us.

What people are saying about working with Beth and Ezra:

“Working with Barany Consulting, a husband-and-wife team, has been a most gratifying experience for my writing endeavors…
I would not hesitate a moment to recommend Barany Consulting to any aspiring author looking for intellectual and emotional support.”
– Rita J. Kuhn Ph.D.

“… I went from struggling writer to becoming an ePub’d writer with Beth’s help. With her invaluable help, I wrote a 1950s Los Angeles Noir Boxing/love story, and it was published! …Thank you Beth, for helping me to believe in myself, my talent, and my goals.” – Carol Malone, Author,

“Beth has a way of evoking motivation and inspiration out of me, by just being, listening and encouraging in a subtle way which is perfect for me… She is one of my allies.” – Karen Lodrick, San Francisco, CA,

When you sign up for this free call, you’ll also get a special goodie: an audio recording of tips on how to get to know your characters better!

About us: Beth and Ezra Barany are award-winning, best-selling novelists, who have worked with over 100 authors to help them get their books written and published.Happily married for over 15 years, we’re passionate about writing, story telling, and guiding authors to achieve their dreams.


See you there!



PS. As I mentioned above, we’re starting our next group coaching program for genre novelists, May 1st.

FYI: If you know this program is right for you, the Early Bird sign up deadline is April 18th.

Stop going at it alone! Get the step-by-step help you need to write, publish, or market your genre novel with experienced and bestselling novelists who are also professional teachers, coaches, and mentors.

More info here:

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