First Draft in 30 Days

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F+W Media, Mar 5, 2005 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 216 pages
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Write Your Novel in 30 Days

Say goodbye to writing and rewriting with no results. Starting—and finishing—your novel has never been easier!

First Draft in 30 Days provides you with a sure-fire system to reduce time-intensive rewrites and avoid writing detours. Award-winning author Karen S. Wiesner's 30-day method shows you how to create an outline so detailed and complete that it actually doubles as your first draft. Flexible and customizable, this revolutionary system can be modified to fit any writer's approach and style. Plus, comprehensive and interactive worksheets make the process seem less like work and more like a game. This invaluable resource also includes:

  • Itemized and flexible schedules to keep you focused each and every day
  • Dozens of detailed worksheets to guide you through the outlining process
  • Completed sample worksheets inspired by best-selling novels
  • Tips for outlining projects already in development
  • Brainstorming techniques to keep you motivated
  • Goal sheets for getting—and keeping—your career on track
Many aspiring and experienced novelists toss out hundreds of pages (and waste valuable time) before they have a workable first draft of a novel. You don't have to fall into this category anymore. With First Draft in 30 Days, you'll have all the tools you need to write your masterpiece!

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An editor once told me that if you're going to take advice on writing, take it either from name-bestselling writers or gatekeepers such as acquiring editors or agents--not necessarily anyone who ... Read full review

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I'm very much a type B personality, and this book has helped me SO MUCH in organizing what I'm doing and getting my book ready to go without having to do six or seven drafts of a full manuscript. This book is a lifesaver. Read full review


First Draft in 30 Days
Brainstorming Before You Outline
Days 16 Your Preliminary Outline

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About the author (2005)

Karen Wiesner is a novelist and member of Romance Writers of America. She is a frequent guest at writers conferences and the author of Electronic Publishing.

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