What You Get:
Get 80% of the way to a best-selling novel by acing the first 20% of your project.
The 80/20 Fiction System is a proven and repeatable 30-day method to research, plot, and write a best-selling novel for a hungry reader market.
Crafted from Joshua Lisec and Adam Lane Smith’s combined 16 years’ experience writing a combined 80 books, this program leverages the 80/20 Principle so you invest time on only activities that produce a commercially viable book — and none on activities that don’t.
Because 80% of your best writing comes from 20% of your time working on a novel.
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Dear Aspiring Novelist,
So you want to write a novel.
You want to write it fast.
And you want it to be good.
Hey, who doesn’t?
Storytelling is all the rage. And it doesn’t get any more authentic for a storyteller than to land their name on that exclusive list of published authors.
Only . . . most writers never make it to the shelf. For every book available on Amazon, there’s a hundred sitting on dusty hard drives and tucked away in dresser drawers.
Everyone wants to write a book.
Not everyone will finish that book.
But you’re in the top 1%, baby. You want to go the distance. You absolutely can. It just requires a system that works.
What’s your system? What method will you use to write a great novel?
Sure, you could wing it. That’s been done before. All the true artists write from the heart, right?
But . . . how many true artists pay their bills on time?
Do true artists have kids to support? Or student loans coming due? Do artists make enough to pay off their house? Do they run a home business with multiple revenue streams based on their work?
The truth is that our system is not for artists. They can head next door to the Free Hugs Department, where a dedicated team of emotional support beta readers will tell them their incomplete manuscript is so special, really just a treat, thanks for letting me read it. They can head home with a big smile and a wallet full of cobwebs.
So if you’re serious about making money writing fiction . . .
If you want to not only write but publish a best-seller that launches a franchise and earns you a living . . .
You need a system.
A dedicated methodology with step-by-step instructions to kick you into overdrive and force you through the process even when you don’t feel like writing.
That’s exactly what we’ve created here for you. Our foolproof system for churning out words that count, getting the book done, and making cash from the finished product.
It all starts at the beginning.
But not all beginnings are created equal.
Let us show you the best way to begin.
Why The 80/20 Fiction System?
Legit Reason #1: So you can just get the dang thing done RIGHT.
We built this 30-day course for novelists from all walks of life to write great fiction quick.
The 80/20 Fiction System is a step-by-step system perfect for both beginners and seasoned pros.
Are you an already-published novelist tired of launching books to oversaturated audiences with no return on your precious time investment?
Great. The 80/20 Fiction System works for you.
Are you an absolute beginner who’s always dreamed of writing a novel but don’t know where to start?
Cool beans. The course works for you as well.
Two professional authors will walk you through their personal method for finding and pleasing a ready-to-buy audience who has cash waiting for your stories.
Why The 80/20 Fiction System?
Legit Reason #2: So you never face Novelist’s Block again.
Writer’s block is a symptom of focusing on the wrong aspect of your story world.
The 80/20 Fiction System sets you up to crush writer’s block for life by teaching you to design a story that practically writes itself.
Most authors pass the first act and then get stuck in the middle of their story. What happens next? Who does what?
This is common, but it doesn’t have to be.
Use The 80/20 Fiction System to set up your story from day one so you never get stuck again.
As we said before, the majority of writers never publish their book. They lose steam after the first act, get distracted by a shiny new idea, or become totally stuck with no clue how to progress the story.
Many of the authors who do manage to publish, shouldn’t. Their books just plain suck. The only thing that pushed them through to the painful end was their passion for writing. But they never learned how to do it correctly. They sell five copies, get bad reviews, and stop writing forever.
The 80/20 Fiction System crushes writer’s block in advance, keeps you focused on your most profitable idea, and provides the running head start you need to blast through your book at record speed.
Because the bulk of the heavy lifting in every book is really in the first 20% of your process. If you get halfway through and start addressing issues, of course you’re going to get stuck. You’ve put the cart before the horse.
By mastering the first 20% of your process, you get 80% of the work done in advance. That means the last 80% of the writing process takes just 20% of the effort.
And by following this system, you can be certain your audience is starving for your book. You won’t sell just five copies and fizzle out. Readers will eat up what you’re offering and beg for more.
Why The 80/20 Fiction System?
Legit Reason #3: Because you shouldn’t have to pound out 5,000 words a day.
What you need is a system for finding what your audience wants and delivering them consistently high-quality stories they’ll love.
It’s the novelist’s version of a monthly recurring revenue product.
Take the guesswork out of your writing business and learn to create novels that can pay your bills.
How’d you like to plow through the hardest parts of writing a book in the first 30 days and finish so strong that writing the rest of your book is not only easy but enjoyable?
This system addresses all the worst pitfalls authors experience and stabs a stake through the heart of the most common dangers writers face.
If you’re ready to stop dreaming about writing a book and get it done, this system will get you there.
Why The 80/20 Fiction System?
Legit Reason #4: Because writing a novel people buy is EASY — when you understand market research.
If no one has ever shown you how to market research a novel, you might feel lost and frustrated.
The way most people do it, writing fiction that sells is hard.
You have to come up with a commercially viable idea. Then you have to conduct the reader research. Then you have to plot, write, and finish the whole blasted thing.
So much guesswork, so few guarantees.
This 30-day course holds your hand and walks you through that entire process so even beginners can find their ideal target audience.
How would your book sales change if you knew exactly how to find your paying audience and feed them a steady supply of their favorite content?
Let us show you how.
Ready to take the writing masterclass of a lifetime and change your professional life forever?
Then meet your instructors.
Why Joshua Lisec & Adam Lane Smith?
With 60+ books under his belt, Joshua Lisec knows writing like no one else. He’s Ohio’s only certified ghostwriter and comes recommended by politicians and celebrities. His books have ascended bestseller lists and won literary awards around the world. His runaway hit writing system The Best Way To Say It vaulted him into Gumroad’s Top Creator ranks. When someone wants to write a book that earns them at least a million dollars, they hire Joshua.
Adam Lane Smith is a two-time #1 Amazon bestselling novelist and a licensed psychotherapist. When it comes to audiences, Adam knows how people think. He’s written 20 books and coached over 500 aspiring novelists through his program Write Like a Beast, and his treatment method from his book Slaying Your Fear is used by professionals across the US.
You’ve read a lot of writing advice. Now place yourself in the hands of experts who feed their families with the strength of their writing skill.
Joshua alone has earned over millions of dollars from his writing. And last year Adam retired from corporate healthcare to write from home. Don’t you wish you could do the same?
If you wrote 80 books, how much would you learn? How good would your 80th book be?
We’ve accrued that experience for you. Take advantage of our experience and learn the secrets we discovered along the way.
You don’t have to write 80 books to write like a pro. You just need teachers who have. This is your chance.
It wasn’t enough for us to write one book over ten years. Each of us needed to break through the usual artist crap that comes with learning the author profession.
Because we had families to feed, bills to pay, and the burning drive to become respected professionals.
We independently created the concepts that make up this course. Then we met, and the publishing world rocked on its very foundations.
Well, we’d like to think so. In reality, we put our systems together and realized, hey, they’re a perfect fit!
In this system, you benefit from the experience of two dedicated professionals who’ve written a collective 80 books. Where we fought for years to invent the perfect methods for busting writing problems, you get that distilled knowledge in just 30 days.
And not 30 idle days . . .
The most productive 30 days of your writing life!
We both sit above 4.5-star review averages on all our books. That includes Joshua’s secret books he’s bound by non-disclosure never to reveal!
This team also holds award nominations and wins under our belt, even ones we can’t talk about.
We’ve both published separate writing systems, coached other authors, and have experience teaching this craft to both noobs and seasoned pros.
Trust us when we say we know this industry. And we’re ready to help you master the craft.
What Should You Expect?
You’re familiar with the 80/20 principle — that 80% of your results come from 20% of your work.
Our system shows you how to leverage that 20% of your work to create a masterpiece that can turn customer heads, earn you the sales numbers you’ve been looking for, and make you the envy of your writing circles.
Each day for 30 days you watch one video and follow what we tell you to do. Every day has one assigned task to help you research, outline, and write your novel. Just one step at a time.
Follow all 30 days and you end up with the first 25% of your novel written, with a full roadmap for finishing it.
The preparation should cut through all forms of writer’s block and help you drive toward total completion and publication faster than ever before.
Worried You Can’t Keep Up?
No problem. We’ve designed this 1-mont course to work with any schedule.
It’s 30 days at a reasonable writing pace anyone can follow.
And you can access the masterclass as fast or as slow as you want, so you’re free to go at your own pace.
You can even stretch those activities out over several months instead of 30 days in case your life suddenly gets too busy.
This is a writing system designed by working parents for working parents. Joshua and Adam built writing careers by following this method even while running other jobs and businesses.
You can do it, too. It’s so easy once you understand our 80/20 system. Let us show you how.
Will I Really Write a 75,000-Word Novel in 30 Days?
No. Adam and Joshua both can because they’ve mastered this system, but this system is not about pumping out a book in 30 days.
By the end of this program you should have Act I of your manuscript done.
In plainspeak, you’ll be finished with approximately the first 25%.
You’ll write the last 75% of your book after you’ve finished this program.
So I’m Only Writing the First 25% of My Novel?
No, that’s not all you’re doing.
That’s one sliver of what you’ll accomplish in this program.
Because not all beginnings are created equal.
You’re going to jumpstart your writing process like you’ve never imagined.
When these 30 days are done, writing that last 75% should feel like a complete breeze.
So I’ll Have Act 1 Done and Be So Organized That I Can Finish the Book When the 30 Days Are Over?
No, you won’t just write the rest of this book on your own.
You’ll write your next ten books on your own. You’ll be unstoppable.
Other authors will demand to know your secrets, like they’ve hounded the two of us.
That’s why we shared this system in the first place; because other authors wouldn’t leave us alone!
How Can Starting a Book Take a Whole Month?
Learning the process over 30 days allows you time to work your day job, take care of your family, and go at a relaxed pace that won’t burn you out.
As we said before, Adam and Joshua can each knock out an entire book in much less than 30 days.
Adam even outlined and wrote a whole book in just 2 weeks using this setup!
But you’re going to master the beginning system that sets you up for an easy and confident ride through the rest of your process.