Posts Tagged ‘ Confessions of a 3-Day Novelist ’

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="10802,15578,15184"] Confessions of a 3-Day Novelist Want to finish writing your books faster? Learn the tricks that bestselling authors use to succeed! In 2011 author Laura Roberts wrote an entire book in just 72 hours, as part of the 3-Day Novel Contest. Upon completing the challenge successfully, she knew she’d found a great 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...

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...