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How to write your novel in 10 days or less [Kindle Edition]

Amy Bates
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Book Description

Has your dream always been to write a great novel? Are you intimidated by the thought of the long, complicated process of novel writing, though? Do the perils of procrastination or revision send you running in the opposite direction? Don’t give up just yet! Your art deserves time and dedication. In this eBook, you’ll find the guide you always needed, and learn how to write your novel in 10 days or less. By the time you’ve typed the final word on the final page you’ll hardly believe it happened so fast!

Procrastination Is the Enemy

How many times have you sat in front of your computer screen determined to finally punch out that great novel of yours, only to be sidetracked for a few minutes? Or even worse, a few hours? Procrastination is the great, classic enemy of writers, and can be incredibly discouraging for the aspiring author. With this eBook, you’ll learn tips necessary on how to manage and maximize your time efficiently. You’ll be able to schedule time in your otherwise busy day, in order to focus your attention and commit yourself more effectively to your work!

Bringing Your Characters to Life

Everyone knows a story is only as good as its characters. It can be difficult, though, to imagine an entire cast of well-rounded, well-developed characters. What kinds of traits should they have? What are their backstories? Why are they so important to this particular book? You’ll learn basic approaches to creating characters, with a guide to outlining that will bring to life even the smallest details about your character. You’ll learn the classic clichés and blunders that other writers often fall prey too, and instead truly be able to bring your characters to life!

Timing Is Everything

Ten days is an intimidating goal for many people. Our lives are busy as is, with our jobs, with our spouses, with caring for our children. By the time we get the chance to sit down for a bit and write, we’re often too tired to do it. With this eBook, you’ll learn motivating strategies that will help you to keep your fingers moving across that keyboard, even in moments of exhaustion or uncertainty. You’ll learn how to defeat roadblocks like writer’s block or how to focus your mind when outside distractions are grasping for your attention. Remember: it’s not about the time you put in, it’s about what you do with the time you have!

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*Perfect for aspiring authors, writers seeking inspiration and motivation, writers who are under a deadline, and writers who want to finish their novel once and for all.*

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  • File Size: 106 KB
  • Print Length: 23 pages
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  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009G29HF2
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4.0 out of 5 stars Helpful, if brief November 16, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
The title capture pretty much everything. First, writing: sitting down and doing it. Not sharpening the pencils, not letting your "research" turn into web-surfing, really sitting and writing for a full work-day each of those ten. A few tips help, like the importance of getting a swath of text in place before polishing each word and sentence. Big things first, the grand flow, then the details and wordsmithing.

Second, the ten days: Ten whole eight-hour workdays, doing nothing else. Send the kids to granny's, switch the cell phone off, and tell your friends you'll be hiking in the Andes. They don't have to be ten days in a row - five solid weekends will work, or whatever you can blast loose from your schedule. As a help, Bates gives a few pointers for using each of those days, like outlining early on. Really, though, the point is to write - as opposed to not writing.

Third, the novel. Well, sort of. It's really about a first draft, which lacks a lot of being a finished product. You'll probably spend a lot more than ten more days reworking, fixing continuity, researching details, editing, buffing, and polishing. But, if you don't have something to rework, you don't have anything. This book is about getting something in front of you. It's a lot easier to improve a flawed draft than to improve a blank sheet and a blank mind.

Although Bates emphasizes writing in this brief booklet, she oddly omits reading. Unless you're already a master of the writing craft, having additional eyes on your work and a receptive attitude about criticism is probably a writer's second most important skill - and probably more terrifying than the writing itself. But, sooner or later, a writer has to have a reader. Better you get friendly critique early on than rejections and bad reviews later.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Helpful Guidance, Well-Written, To the Point! November 11, 2012
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Nothing makes me happier than to find a book that is well-written and delivers on the title promise. The author breaks down the process in a way that is easy to follow, encouraging and motivational. If you have that novel or novella in you that needs to come out, this is a great read! I lean more toward non-fiction, having never written a novel, so I wanted to see what tips she could give me as I try this for the first time. I found the information useful for both types of writing. The book is brief at only 23 pp, but it is to the point and no filler was used and that is appreciated!
Thanks for reading my review. I hope it has been helpful.
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