The Novelleist

Elle Griffin
Writing novels—and a newsletter about publishing them successfully.
Created 26 Feb 2021
  • My newsletter strategy spreadsheet
    01 Jan 2022 • < 1 min read
    My goal is to reach 20,000 newsletter subscribers, 2,000 paying subscribers, and $100,000 in annual revenue by December 2023. To reach these goals, I created a spreadsheet that details exactly how man...
  • Obscurity, The Seventeenth Chapter
    31 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    We last read The Sixteenth Chapter, in which the couturier discovered a door in the philanthropist’s quarters, and it revealed a defect in his character. We have not spoken of the three nuns named Mar...
  • Obscurity, The Sixteenth Chapter
    24 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 0
    We last read The Fifteenth Chapter, in which we met the Comte, and discovered him in the rather unfortunate company of his wife. Séverine knelt at her prie-dieu, her black veil covering her head, her ...
  • The Totally True Story of Scott Paul, Chapter Two
    22 Dec 2021 • 3 min read • 4 0
    The Totally True Story of Scott Paul is the fictional biography of a totally true person that takes place at the intersection of Mormonism and the metaverse. To get caught up, read the prologue and ch...
  • I'm crowdfunding a novel using cryptocurrency (as an experiment)
    20 Dec 2021 • 10 min read • 16 34
    I was recently texting back and forth with a certain startup founder turned angel investor turned crypto enthusiast named Scott Paul. He’s something of a personality in Utah’s crypto scene—not only ha...
  • Obscurity, The Fifteenth Chapter
    17 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 0
    We last read The Fourteenth Chapter, in which someone was alive who was thought to be dead. There are two types of fear. The first is fear of the unknown death. This is the kind of fear that, if left ...
  • The Totally True Story of Scott Paul, Chapter One
    15 Dec 2021 • 2 min read
    There was something off about the temple—it appeared to be glowing, vibrating even. But then, the strangest thing, the angel Moroni shook from his parapet, the trumpet fell from his lips and then… was...
  • The Totally True Story of Scott Paul, Prologue
    10 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read
    One day, a man named Scott fell into the metaverse. What happened next is a matter of some dispute. Some say he was never real to begin with—that he was a manifestation of AI become personified. Other...
  • Obscurity, The Fourteenth Chapter
    10 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    We last read The Thirteenth Chapter, in which the widow had something the philanthropist wanted. In the silence left behind by the storm, the mercenary awoke to a small sound. It was a gentle creaking...
  • Here's how I can afford to be a full-time writer
    06 Dec 2021 • 12 min read • 37 33
    When my husband and I were 25 years old, we had coffee at the Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite National Park and planned our whole lives together. At the time, we were celebrating our seventh anniversary (w...
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