Happy New Year + Gifts For Fiction Writers

NappyEweHere-EzraBaranyHappy New Year!

And Gifts for you!

May the coming year be filled with creative time, listening to the creative flow, writing your novel, and plenty of down time to float on the dream clouds of your desires!


Over here at Barany land (the Writer’s Fun Zone blog, and all the things brewing on the stove!), and Barany School of Fiction, we have lots of goodies for novelists because we story tellers are here to inspire the world!

I want to bring “Inspire the world!” to you!

For years now, I’ve been wondering what purpose I serve as a novelist, especially as a genre novelist. I have this passion for telling stories in this form, and I’ve felt a bit selfish that I wanted to devote all this time, attention, and resources to it.

Recently I watched the wonderful Ursula Le Guin video (posted on my Facebook page), where she spoke about the job we do as novelists. She said something to the effect of “we dream of the possibilities.” (And a lot more… “…writers who remember freedom…” “…resistance and change often begins with art…”)

I realized that we novelist write about ways life could be, about how to overcome seemingly intractable problems. We write the tales of surmounting. We invite readers to experience their lives in a new way.

We inspire the world.

So Gifts!

Here are some tools I’ve created to help you get inspired and inspire the world — all free!

♦ If you want to get writing and need help discovering or re-connecting with your motivation, then take this 5-Day Writer’s Motivation Mini-Course.


♦ If you’re not sure where you are in your stages of writing, check out this quiz on “The 4 Stages of Writing A Novel.”


♦ If you’d like to explore your writer’s journey, check out this self-coaching report, “12 Stages to the Writer’s Adventure.” You can also use this guide to plan your writing process.


♦ Need support to cultivate and nurture your writing practice. Check out these jumpstart creativity tips on Writer’s Fun Zone:


♦ Need tips on editing your novel? There’s lots of articles on editing at Writer’s Fun Zone here:


♦ Ready to learn about marketing your novel. Check out the upcoming class and get practical tips and mindset resources here:


More on book marketing! You can learn about how to set up your own book review campaign here:


♦ And still more on book marketing! You can learn how to set up your own blog tour here:


♦ And still more on book marketing, which is all about connecting with your readers, this time on how to use Twitter to connect with your readers. Check out the articles that became the book, and more:


On Publishing: Lots of resources at Writer’s Fun Zone:

Start here for a report on your publishing options: 


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  • “Should Vs What The Risk Of Living A Creative Life by Barany”
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  • “Q&A with Developmental Editor Sue Brown-Moore”
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Book Your Complimentary Discovery Session with Beth Barany Today

♦ My biggest gift to you is the gift of my time and attention in a live one-on-one call. I offer a complimentary Discovery Call, an hour long, to all who would like to talk with me. There is no cost for this call. It’s purpose is to help you discover what next steps are right for you. That may be with one of our courses, products, services, or programs. Or it may not be. We explore together what you would like. It’s an eye-opening process for many people.




PS. If you found this article useful, please forward/share it to your friends, writing buddies, and people who you know want to write a novel, but gosh darn it, haven’t yet.

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PPS. If there are resources you’d like to support your novel writing career, but don’t see on my blog, products, or school, hit reply and let me know. I’m always creating new courses and products for you, so that you can inspire the world.

PPPS. I’m entering my eleventh year as a creativity coach for writers. I just did the math. Okay, wow. Fun things coming in the new year. Stay tuned!


Beth and Ezra Barany, novelists and teachersBeth and Ezra Barany are award-winning, best-selling novelists, with 20+ books (in four genres) and 7 awards to their name. They are teachers who have worked with over 200 authors to help them get their books written and published and into the hands of their readers.

Happily married for over 17 years, we’re passionate about writing, storytelling, and guiding authors to achieve their dreams.

We offer coaching, change work sessions, book marketing coaching (Beth) and cover design (Ezra), all for genre novelists. More at bethbarany.com.

To explore how Beth can support you, schedule a 1-hour complimentary Discovery Call here: http://bit.ly/AppmtWithBeth.


I support novelists and aspiring authors through classes and workshops, articles, books, group programs, and consultations with private clients.

I also help authors because I walk my talk; everything I teach is based in real experience and matured through the school of hard knocks.

I believe that the creative life works better with play and love, so with playful joy, I offer you goodies to support you in your writer’s adventure.


An award-winning novelist, certified creativity coach and Master NLP Practitioner, Beth runs Writer’s Fun Zone, a blog for and by writers, and her recently launched school for novelists, the Barany School of Fiction.

Beth writes young adult (YA) fantasy and contemporary fantasy romance. She also writes how-to books and courses for novelists, including her home study coaching guide, The Writer’s Adventure Guide: 12 Stages to Writing Your Book, a Hero’s Journey adaption with you the author as the hero in your own adventure of writing your book.

Her latest book for writers is Twitter for Authors: Social Media Book Marketing Strategies for Shy Writers.

In her downtime, Beth reads, colors, watches movies with her sweetie, travels, and has coffee with friends and family. And plays with her new kittens, gardens, and run-walks. And sleeps. She loves sleep.

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  • Deborah LeSueur says:

    Great teaching. You cover everything. Thanks from all the writers and would be writers and wishful writers.

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