An author, attorney, and adjunct professor of law, L.M. Lilly founded Writing As A Second Career to share information with people juggling writing novels with working at other jobs or careers.
Lilly also is the author of When Darkness Falls, a standalone gothic horror novel set in Chicago's South Loop. The title story of her short-story collection The Tower Formerly Known as Sears and Two Other Tales of Urban Horror was made into the short film Willis Tower.
She also hosts the podcast Buffy and the Art of Story.
In addition to fiction, Lilly writes non-fiction and offers courses to help you with your fiction writing. These include:
- How To Plot Your Novel: From Idea To First Draft (course)
- The One-Year Novelist: A Week-By-Week Guide To Writing Your Novel In One Year
- Creating Compelling Characters From The Inside Out
- Super Simple Story Structure: A Quick Guide To Plotting & Writing Your Novel
- Happiness, Anxiety, and Writing: Using Your Creativity To Live A Calmer, Happier Life
- Buffy and the Art of Story Season One: Writing Better Fiction by Watching Buffy
Curious about The One-Year Novelist plan? Download your Free Template to see the exercises contained in the book, track your word count, and more.
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