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The #3DayNovel Contest: Day 1, Hour 1

My outline is done. My Scrivener file is set up. I've refilled the ink in all my fountain pens, and readied an army of ballpoints, Sharpies and highlighters for brainstorming in the notebook I've dedicated to Prime Time notes. My husband and I have restocked the refrigerator with food. My desk is (relatively) clean. My whiteboard is ready with some inspirational quotes: My iPad is Continue Reading...

Start your 3 Day Novel off right by reading this book

Writing a novel for the 3 Day Novel Contest this weekend? You're gonna need this: My book, Confessions of a 3-Day Novelist, will be on sale for only 99¢ from September 5 - 7. Coincidentally, these are the dates of this year's 3 Day Novel Contest. Learn how to: Outline your book for success, Fight the doubt demons, and Get your book DONE in only 3 days All by reading Continue Reading...

Are you ready for Prime Time? Notes on my 2015 3 Day Novel

As my rabid fans may recall, I completed my first full-length novel manuscript back in 2011 as part of the 3 Day Novel Contest. That manuscript ultimately turned into Ninjas of the 512: A Texas-Sized Satire, my first book. I also wrote a nonfiction guide to writing a novel in 3 days called Confessions of a 3-Day Novelist: How to Write an Entire Book in Just 72 Hours, based on my experience, in Continue Reading...

The 3-Day Novel Contest: To pay or not to pay?

Each year as the end of summer approaches, I begin thinking about participating in the 3-Day Novel Contest. As longtime readers of this blog may already know, I officially participated in 2011 and wrote the first draft of what ultimately became Ninjas of the 512. Though I didn't win the contest and take home a cash prize, I did walk away with something quite valuable: the manuscript of my Continue Reading...

3-Day Novel Contest vanquished!

As I just posted on my 3-Day Novel Contest blog, Pirates Vs. Ninjas: My 3-Day Novel Contest entry, an 81-page novel entitled Rebels of the 512, is done! And now for a final recap on the #3DNC event itself. In the final hours of the contest, between 10 PM and midnight, I sat re-reading the novel I had produced in just 72 hours, making minor changes here and there, correcting typos and Continue Reading...