Neil Herndon

is creating a writing class to help construct great fiction
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Just looking for a few helpful hints? Some writers just need a small push, a little bit of inspiration, or small gems of knowledge. This is for you.  
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Looking for a little more? These tips and essential tricks will help you craft a more well-rounded story. You'll have access to the quick tips as well, building up a repertoire of helpful hints. No matter the genre, they'll give you a leg up on the writing process.
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Facts, tips, and tidbits not enough for you? Time to get serious. Once a week, I'll create an entry intended to walk you through a particular aspect of writing. It could be character development, believable dialogue, story arc, or one of dozens of other topics related to perfecting the craft of fiction. You'll also get access to the lower tiers as well. 




So, as you may have guessed, my name is Neil Herndon. I am a best-selling author with novels in several genres. I have a Masters Degree in creative writing. I'm a contributor at, my work has been seen at, and I've been the subject of an article at Publishers Weekly. Before entering high school, I won the Illinois Young Authors short-story competition four times.

I have extensive workshop experience, helping other authors find imperfections and plot holes in their work, as well as seeking to remedy issues in my own. This, combined with my advanced degree, my publishing history, as well as a healthy addiction to movies, TV, and video games, has given me the tools to identify and accentuate traits that make a good story great.  

This Patreon is about helping you write. Have you always wanted to write a novel? Do you have a project in the works and need some help? Let me lend a hand.

As publishing reaches wider markets across new technology, it's easier than ever for an author to get their work out to the masses. Along the way, everyone, including myself, could use some assistance. A good ear to bounce ideas off of, working out a story issue, or for some, build from the ground up. Whether your project is already going, you haven't started, or simply don't know how to begin, my tips will give you an edge. At the higher levels, you get all the benefits of an advanced degree without the hassle of going to school. 

There's a lot more to writing a full-length novel than most people realize. Point-of-view, genre, character, story arc, conflict, resolution, sequels, outlines, dialogue, the ending, detail, setting, description, style, and probably ten more vital components, each of which requires understanding and proficiency in order to use them properly.

Think of this as a masters class for writing. The more you pay, the more in-depth your class will be. Don't need that much help? That's fine. Ready to dive into the deep end of the pool? Sign up. Questions will be answered. Journeys will be taken. How far we go is limited only by your imagination. 

You don't have to get a fancy degree to be a great writer, but that doesn't mean you can't get a little help along the way.
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Once I reach $500 per month, I'll start a podcast series where I discuss projects in the works with 1 patron every month. During this podcast, I'll ask questions about the project, answer questions, and offer suggestions. 
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