Posts Tagged ‘ Confessions of a 3-Day Novelist ’

Return of the ninja!

First, there was Ninjas of the 512. Then, there was Confessions of a 3-Day Novelist. Now, six years later, it's happening again... The ninja is back! A new YA saga is coming this Labor Day weekend (September 2-4, 2017). Are you ready? Sign up for my new mailing list to get updates on brand new characters and the gang's secret hideout! #mc_embed_signup{background:#fff; Continue Reading...

Top 3 Reasons to Participate in the 3 Day Novel Contest

Are you ready for the 3 Day Novel Contest? Wait, you meant you haven't heard of this annual write-a-thon, happening every Labo(u)r Day weekend since 1977?! Where have you been hiding, honey? It's only the world's most notorious writing contest! I've only written an entire book about it... [caption id="attachment_10802" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Pssst! Click to buy for just 99¢ Continue Reading...

Writing Guides

[gallery type="rectangular" size="medium" link="none" ids="17547,10802,15578,15184"] 2018 Word Tracker Want to write more this year? Here's a useful tool that will help you accomplish your goals: a writing tracker! How does it work? The tracker is a digital download (PDF), which you can print out month-by-month or all at once for a full year's worth of tracking. Choose a goal for Continue Reading...

Politics and plans: 365K Club, week 9

It's that time of the week again: time for another 365K Club word count check-in! Numbers, please... February 27, Day 58: 235 words February 28, Day 59: 390 words February 29, Day 60: 1,298 words March 1, Day 61: 814 words March 2, Day 62: 767 words March 3, Day 63: 141 words March 4, Day 64: 530 words That’s a grand total of 4,175 words for the week, and 2,252 for the Continue Reading...

Outlining doesn’t have to blow dead bears: From brainstorm to novel

As Chuck Wendig has recently written on his blog, outlining doesn't have to be an exercise in high school-esque futility. Indeed, it's a fundamental step towards getting your novel down on paper. And even a reformed pantser like me has embraced the joys – or at least the relative painlessness – of outlining. (I've written about my methodology here in case you're curious.) So what the hell Continue Reading...