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Making Your First 3 Chapters Irresistible


You only get one chance to make a first impression. Your first chapters are crucial in grabbing your reader's attention and setting the tone for the rest of your story.

If your first 3 chapters fail to captivate your reader, they might put down your book and move on to something else.

So how do we keep their attention?

Give me one hour, and I’ll teach you how to make it happen with whatever genre of fiction you want to write. 

Join The Free Masterclass

Can you relate to any of these?

  • You want to write a book, but you feel unmotivated or held back.

  • You feel overwhelmed by the whole process of writing and publishing.

  • You’re creatively stuck and don’t know how to overcome writers block.

If you are interested in writing a fiction novel click the link below to join my signature self-paced, digital course, Fiction Writing Academy.

In this 10 week course you will learn how to craft a compelling, page turning fiction novel that will hit bestseller lists and make you money.

Learn more!

Unleash Your Story's Full Potential With Our Expert Manuscript Assessment Services

Are you a fiction writer seeking to refine your manuscript and take it to the next level?

At Serenade Publishing we provide comprehensive manuscript assessments tailored specifically to fiction works.

Our experienced team of literary professionals will delve deep into your story, providing invaluable feedback on crucial elements including plot development, characterisation, pacing, and voice.

We aim to identify the strengths of your manuscript and areas that could benefit from further development.

With our service, you'll gain fresh perspectives and insights that will help you transform your draft into a polished, compelling, and market-ready manuscript.

Let us help you turn your good story into a great one!


Tools to level up your game!



Let me show you how to gain clarity on your novel idea and transform it into a well-structured masterpiece.

Here are some of the resources I use and recommend for authors who want to succeed. 


Dragon Dictation – Learning how to dictate can skyrocket your productivity and Dragon is the best dictation software out there.

ScribeCount – ScribeCount helps indie authors and publishers to track their Royalties and Profits across platforms and marketplaces. ScribeCount is an author services company that provides sales reporting, ad tracking, social media management, marketing and analytics tools, and news aggregation, all in one real-time easy to read platform. No need to visit multiple websites every day to gather the data you need to make informed business decisions.

ProWritingAid – A grammar checker, style editor, and writing mentor in one package. ProWritingAid is the only platform that offers world-class grammar and style checking combined with more in-depth reports to help you strengthen your writing.

Mailerlite – Create advanced email marketing campaigns with features like automation, landing pages and surveys. Get free access to premium features with a 14-day trial!

WordPress – Need an author website? Look no further than WordPress. Reliable and easy to use. Set up a website in minutes with no experience required.

Author Cats – Like my website theme? Author Cats is a fully integrated online website and marketing suite designed especially for authors.

The Creative Penn online courses – Joanna Penn from has created several online courses. They include: How to Write Non-Fiction, Content Marketing for Fiction, Productivity for Authors, and Creative Freedom: How to Make a Living with your Writing.

Adam Croft’s Writing Killer Blurbs and Hooks – Adam Croft is the author of the Indie Author Mindset as well as being one of the most successful independently published authors in the world, and one of the biggest selling authors of the past few years. In this course, Writing Killer Blurbs and Hooks, you will learn how to craft killer hooks, which words and language to use to sell more books, how to make a bad blurb brilliant and why 99% of authors are doing blurbs wrong.

Mark Dawson’s Ads for Authors course – Advertising for Authors is the premier social media advertising course specifically crafted for writers. This advanced course brings you hours of tuition as you learn everything you need to know to create and serve powerful ads on the main social media networks to find new readers and sell your books. If you already have the basics, but want to turbo charge your writing career and results, then this is the course for you. (Suitable for intermediate to advanced levels, fiction and non-fiction.)

Mark Dawson’s Self Publishing 101 – Self Publishing 101 is an extensive course with everything you need to know from the moment you type THE END on your manuscript. It’s a straightforward easy-to-follow guide that will take all the guesswork out of how to publish your book and to get your indie author career off to the best possible start. (Suitable for beginner to intermediate levels, fiction and non-fiction.)

Vellum – A book creation tool for Mac that allows you to professionally format both ebooks and paperbacks for publication.

KDP Rocket – This amazing tool takes the hard work out of keyword research for Amazon ads, as well as giving great insights into Amazon categories and competitors.

Draft2Digital – If you’re considering going “wide” I recommend Draft2Digital as an easy way to get your ebook into multiple retailers. Draft2Digital also has a great formatting tool available.

IngramSpark – Print-on-demand publishing for self-publishers: the perfect combination of quality, quantity, and variety. With world wide distribution including book stores and libraries.

Alliance of Independent Authors – Join the global, non-profit association for self-publishing authors. Advice, advocacy, campaigns, community, discounts, education, forum, and services watchdog.

Google Books – Enjoy millions of the latest Android apps, games, music, movies, TV, books, magazines & more. Anytime, anywhere, across your devices.


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