"Alan Watt's The 90-Day Novel
is a treasure trove of insight, not only for beginners or aspiring writers but for grizzled old-timers like myself who can profit, always, from revisiting the fundamentals and first principles of the writer's calling. Two thumbs up!"Steven Pressfield (bestselling author of The War of Art and Do The Work)
"I went $64,000 in debt for my MFA in fiction writing. After reading The 90-Day Novel
I wonder why. This book will provide you with the tools missing from most writing programs."Frank B. Wilderson III (Winner, 2008 American Book Award)
''For years I have been fascinated by the industry legend of how Alan Watt wrote his masterful novel Diamond Dogs in 90 days. Now, at last, he shares his secrets. The 90-Day Novel
is smart, insightful, thorough and wise. It's also one of the best books on novel-writing I have ever seen. I feel confident that anyone who takes this program seriously will have a solid manuscript to show for the effort.'' David Liss (Edgar Award winner for his bestselling novel A Conspiracy of Paper)
''The idea of bringing a first draft of a novel to fruition seemed too daunting and overwhelming to even consider until I applied the principles in The 90-day Novel
. Al Watt's methodology is deep and precise, and helps unearth unconscious themes and characters in you that let the story almost tell itself.''Rebecca De Mornay(actress/writer)"Every writer of fiction or nonfiction should read this book."
Ally Bishop (Hippocampus Magazine)
From the Inside Flap
"The 90-Day Novel
is the real deal. Watt gets down to it by brilliantly articulating the fusion of the muse to the rigor of story structure. If you've been struggling with your story, or really want to get dangerous on the page, read this book. Follow it and you will have a first draft in 90 days."
- Eric Miles Williamson (PEN Finalist for his novel East Bay Grease, and author of Welcome to Oakland)
"The 90-Day Novel provides the inspiration, focus and structure that every novelist needs to finally put down on paper what has been alive in him, perhaps for years, struggling to get out.
- Allison Burnett (author of Christopher, The House Beautiful and Death By Sunshine)
"Al is a skilled and adventuresome navigator, helping me explore what lies uniquely within my subconscious. Al sends out the perfect signals to help you get to the end of your novel."
- Donna Powers (screenwriter of The Italian Job)
"The 90-Day Novel is the most fun and exhilarating feeling I have ever experienced, like falling in love. Really, I never had this feeling before, not at Harvard, not getting my book published, I don't even know how to put it into words. Al Watt is the best teacher I have ever had. He creates a space that is so nurturing, I want to get it wrong, because now I know I'll be able to get it right. Thank you so much Al, for sharing what you know and your experience with me."
- Maureen O'Crean (I Am Diva: Every Woman's Guide to Outrageous Living)
"I met Al Watt midway through a furious deadline for my first book. It had been commissioned by Random House, but frankly, I was terrified I was going to fail, from lack of experience, knowledge of novel structure, and those other private demons that prevent us from finishing (or sometimes starting) making art. Thank God for Al. I feared it would be a gung-ho course where I would be bullied into adopting certain rules. It was quite the opposite; a place where I could go and learn to trust my deepest subconscious to come up with the goods. I delivered the book on time, it is selling well, CAA has picked it up. None of this would have happened with such speed and ease without Al. Take the course!"
- Lucinda Clare (bestselling author of An English Psychic in Hollywood)