Well, we were only into the first day of October before the surprises started coming. And while I’m not going to comment any further on those (in part because who knows what else will have happened in the few short days until this blog goes live), I do have a bit of good news to share with you.

It’s no surprise that StoryBundles offer great value. But the latest StoryBundle that WMG is participating in contains even more value that a typical StoryBundle.

NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) might still be weeks away, but with the time dilation that is 2020, there’s no better time to get a jump start on it. Curated by Kevin J. Anderson, the 2020 NaNoWriMo Writing Tools Bundle offers 17 books covering a range of writing techniques, as well as advice on business, markets, and career management. WMG has two offerings in this mammoth bundle that we felt were particularly relevant for 2020: How to Turn Setbacks into Opportunity: A Freelancer’s Guide Short Book by Kristine Kathryn Rusch and an online workshop from WMG’s Pop-Up Series, “#19: How Can Your Business Survive the Downturn,” taught by Dean Wesley Smith. The workshop alone has a value of $150!

Here’s the synopsis for How to Turn Setbacks into Opportunity:

Setbacks happen to everyone. Surviving them is hard. Surviving failure is even harder. But every successful person survives at least three failures before finding that success. So how do you turn failure to success?

The answers lie in this book-length excerpt from the massive Freelancer’s Survival Guide by international bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, who will show you how to turn those inevitable setbacks into opportunity.

And here’s the description for the Pop-Up workshop:

Scary times we live in at the moment for anyone in business, and all writers are in business even though they may want to ignore that fact.

This Pop-Up talks about Black Swan events and different things you need to do and be aware of to get your business healthy and to the new reality on the other side.

And as you can imagine with this topic, there is a really fun short story assignment with this one as well.

These and 15 more books could be yours for just $20. To see everything this StoryBundle has to offer, click here.

In these out-of-control times, one thing we can try to control is our writing careers.  

Allyson Longueira is publisher of WMG Publishing. She is an award-winning writer, editor and designer, working mother, and brain tumor survivor.

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