The Lies of the Publishing Business

From your first contact with a publisher or agent, to the derisory royalties that are always late, the industry is designed to tell you one thing: you are not good enough. That is a lie.

This book explains why your story must be told.

Complete Guide to Editing

We only edit a word when it’s ready to be edited. Learn the difference between Proofreading and Line-Edit and why a Structural Edit will save you a fortune.

Stop being a slave to editing and master the publishing process.

Guide to Beta Reading

Once upon a time editors used to read your first draft.

Now writers have been conned into thinking that their work shouldn’t be read until it has had a final edit.

Stop wasting time and money! Get a detailed report on your work from our elite Beta Readers when you still have time to do something with it.

Character Index Spreadsheet

FREE – Excel spread sheet to help you create the most believable characters and keep track of them over 100,000 words. No easy task without planning!

Has great prompts to help you create characters and give them a distinct voice. Free Libertad Tips.

Character Mind Map

We use Visio to create easy Mind Maps. You can download this simple template or just copy the idea.

Helps to brainstorm character traits. Particularly good for people who don’t like working with lists.

Chapter Arc Spreadsheet

The most important Libertad free top writing tool you can’t afford to miss.

This Chapter Arc Spreadsheet will help you turn your initial concept into a coherent chapter structure that keeps people reading.

Chapter Mind Map

We use Visio to create easy Mind Maps. You can download this simple template or just copy the idea.

Helps to brainstorm chapters and their arcs. Particularly good for people who don’t like working with lists.

Beta Reader Questionnaire

Beta Readers are hard to find and it is rare for a beta reader, if you do find one, to actually finish your book if they are unpaid.

Those well meaning friends that do finish your work will rarely give you any feedback that you could actually use.

Libertad have a secret system to get the most out of this, the most important resource, beta readers.