Make More Time for What Matters Most

I’m Mary Buckham, USA Today bestselling author of A Writer’s Guide to Active Setting, Writing Active Hooks and co-author of Break Into Fiction®

Looking to wake up your writing and get inspired? I’m doing a 90-minute writing webinar every month. A new topic each month, with a new opportunity to grow your understanding of writing craft or the business of writing. 

Download my free book, Writing Active Setting Book 1: Characterization and Sensory Detail and discover how to start powering up YOUR writing immediately (no matter what you’re writing)

Writing Takes Commitment

I help high achieving writers—just like you—learn the writing craft secrets, find the confidence and the mental boost you need to win at writing and succeed at life. This starts with developing mastery in key areas, from plot structure and character development to driving your writing career. 

“I am inspired AND re-energized. As much as I’ve wanted to write fiction, and as much as I’ve studied the writing of fiction, it never made much sense to me until now. You have so much information to share, and you are a master at sharing it. Thanks so much for putting this together for us. It has been a big blessing for me right at this time of my life.
​~ Mary M

All You Need Is a Mentor

I would like to be your virtual mentor, helping you navigate the challenges of writing and the writing life.
You don’t have to continue to feel frustrated or overwhelmed. You don’t need to choose between success as a writer, and success in life. You can reach your potential in both!​

You asked…now it’s HERE!

Writing Active Hooks the Complete How-to Guide

Everything from the first two Writing Active Hooks ebooks, plus all-new examples, both before and after, from students and newbie writers along with examples from award-winning authors.

Now discover all ten universal hooks in one complete volume. The Complete How-to Guide covers the full set of universal hooks, plus an analysis of the key locations for hooks across genres.

Learn to hook readers from the first page and keep them hooked and turning pages throughout your story.

Ready to Learn About Writing Setting?

Discover the difference between Ordinary Setting that bogs down your story, and Active Setting that empowers your story.
Learn how to spin boring descriptions into engaging prose.

All About Plotting

The updated edition of BREAK INTO FICTION: 11 STEPS TO BUILDING A POWERFUL STORY is now available.

Whether you’re a plotter or a pantser (write by the seat of your pants), Break Into Fiction® is the book that will help you find the weak spots (sagging middles, unlikeable characters, slow pacing and more) in your fiction stories. Editing is key to any story, but it starts with the author. Writing fast means nothing if the final story isn’t sound. But the sooner you grasp the power points for a story, the faster you’ll be able to build a strong backlist. Now you have a way to improve your writing one easy step at a time.​

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