Fast Fiction

Fast Fiction

A Guide to Outlining and Writing A First-draft Novel in Thirty Days

Book - 2014
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""Helps would-be novelists overcome procrastination by providing a step-by-step and day-by-day guide to writing a complete first draft in 30 days. Author 'fast-drafted' her debut novel during National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and runs another yearly online challenge herself. Includes advice for preparation--shaping the structure, plot, characters, theme, setting, scenes, and symbolism before drafting--as well as revision."--Provided by publisher"-- Provided by publisher
"Writers flock to National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) each November because it provides a procrastination-busting deadline. But only a fraction of the participants meet their goal. Denise Jaden was part of that fraction, writing first drafts of two subsequently published novels in that tight time frame. In Fast Fiction, she shows other writers how to do what she did, step-by-step, writer-to-writer. To insure success, her program begins a month before the month of drafting. This prep period is when plot, theme, characters, setting, etc. are thought through. Then Jaden provides day-by-day coaching for the 30-day drafting period. After reader / writers "race to the finish," they are not left high and dry. Jaden's "After the Draft" revision tips allow readers to determine if a draft is not just workable but compelling, so that they don't waste months or years in development. Her camaraderie and skill allow Jaden to both instruct and inspire"-- Provided by publisher
Publisher: Novato, California : New World Library, 2014
ISBN: 9781608682546
1608682544
Characteristics: xvii, 193 pages ; 21 cm

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