Write-A-Thon: Write Your Book in 26 Days (And Live to Tell About It)

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Writer's Digest Books, Sep 20, 2011 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 240 pages
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Write-A-Thon is the first book to present an easy-to-use guide to writing a fiction or nonfiction book in a twenty-six day “marathon.” The life skills, performance techniques, and writing tools presented in Write-A-Thon are based on scientifically validated research from positive psychology, inspiration from the world of marathon running, the author’s work as a writing coach, and the author’s personal experience of writing books fast. The content is divided into 3 sections: • training • write-a-thon • recovery Each section includes an introduction and a series of short essays with practical tips, tools, and encouragement to help readers incorporate the techniques into their own life. Write-A-Thon concludes with an annotated bibliography that provides additional writing help for readers on topics such as editing, grammar, and the publication process.
 

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User Review  - annertan - LibraryThing

Not much here in terms of tips that you can't find elsewhere. I thought it would help me with plotting so that I could get a book written in a short amount of time. But this is not a plotting book, more of a personal encouragement book saying that you can do it, but does not tell you how. Read full review

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User Review  - NiinaC - LibraryThing

I have never come across book that lets you know how to get a novel out and not dance around it and your writing issues - that as effective as this! I've got a Project Journal now, and a Story Bible ... Read full review

Contents

Why Write A Book?
1
Introduction
4
Training
7
The WriteAThon
129
Recovery
201
Index
226
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Rochelle Melander is an author and professional coach. She has written nine commercially published books for the spiritual market, more than 100 articles and publishes two popular e-zines: Right Now! Notes and Write Now! Weekly Writing Tips. Melander has also written educational materials and many articles for a variety of publications including Citigal Magazine, The Lutheran, Highlights for Children, Youthtalk, Women’s Touch, Decision, and Light and Life.

Melander began her professional career as an ordained minister in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. Since 2000, she has been the editor of the popular devotional periodical The Word in Season. In 2007, she branded herself as The Right Now!/Write Now! Coach. In 2006, Melander founded Dream Keepers Creative Writing Workshop, a writing group for at-risk tween and teens in the inner city of Milwaukee. Their work has been lauded by Mayor Tom Barrett of Milwaukee and featured on Wisconsin Public Radio.

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