If you can read this, then you already know about story structure. Do not fall into the trap of conflating the ability to articulate story theory with the ability to craft a compelling fiction.

History is riddled with examples of brilliant theorists and philosophers who were completely inept when it came to craft. Just as there are numerous craftsmen who could not articulate their skills in a manor for others to emulate.

Follow your own path, and ignore the dictates of authority. What do they know, but what has served themselves? They know not what you need to serve yourself. Your journey is a solitary walk, though you will meet many friends along the way.

Listen with an open mind, eager to learn, but always ready to disregard that which does not aid you on your path.

You are the only person capable of carving your story into the fabric of history!


This came about as a journal to myself. This is a series of tough love lessons that helped me on my own journey as an author.

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Struggling to make your writing dream a reality?
Can’t find the fire inside to finish that book?
Worried no one will want to read your book?

It’s time you Slay Your Dragon!
This is not another craft book. Or yet another, writer, writing about writing.
Slay Your Dragon: a Motivational Guide for Writers is a series of daily meditations from Nicholi A.K. Baldron.
This book was produced using his own personal journal of tough love feedback to himself.
Follow along and see what he told himself to become an international bestseller in Fantasy and Mystery.

WARNING: This book is not intended for those with a sensitive disposition, there are several other excellent books that are less blunt. Instead, I have published this for fellow authors like myself, who need to be called out for their possible hubris and sometimes thick-headed nature.

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