Thursday, 27 June Book of the Month - June I've read some fantastic books since starting this blog and I'd like to give some of them a bit more recognition. So I've decided to add a new feature to the blog and give a special mention to one outstanding book each month. Feel free to add your thoughts of the chosen book in the comments below or even recommend an outstanding book of your own.
Share via Email Illustraion: Jess Wilson The outline you'll complete using the day method will become a snapshot of your novel.
After finishing a full outline, you should feel you've got the makings of an entire book your story should feel complete, solid, exciting and satisfying and you should be desperate to start writing the book itself.
This first draft outline is the equivalent to the first draft of a manuscript. Because you've revised it so thoroughly, it will read with all the completeness and excitement of a finished novel.
Using this outline to write the first draft of your book which, in almost all cases, will be the final draft, needing only minor editing and polishing should be so easy you might even feel a little guilty about it.
All the hard work will already have been done creating the outline. Throughout this guide we'll work on the assumption that the first draft of your book isn't a fully completed draft in the traditional sense, but is instead a comprehensive outline — your first, whole glimpse of the book and a snapshot of what it will be once finished.
The outline you create over the next 30 days will become the foundation upon which your entire novel will come to rest. This method is a way to lay out the full course of the story as it flows from beginning to end.
Your commitment to the day method Despite its flexibility, the day method requires a great deal of commitment from you as a writer. The first thing you need to become a productive writer is self-discipline.
This method will give you that in spades — if you're willing to dedicate yourself to it. Not everyone will be able to complete a first draft outline in exactly 30 days on their first try, but that doesn't mean you'll never be able to do it.
This method, like all methods, requires a sufficient amount of practice. The more you use it, the more time and effort you'll eventually shave off your outlining schedule. In the future, you may even notice it takes you considerably less time to write the first full draft of your book.
Does it mean you've failed if it takes you 90 days instead of 30? If you need more or less time to perform certain steps in the process, you can adjust your schedule easily. But this method will probably make you work harder than you've ever worked before.
Some will enjoy the challenge; others will use the method while setting their own deadlines for each step. And others still won't be willing to allow their muse to be harnessed in this way.
Find what works for you over the long term, not simply for the moment. Understanding the day method schedule Keep in mind that each of the six stages identified in this method has its own day-to-day schedule.
These individual schedules are discussed at length at the start of each corresponding chapter. Don't worry if you need to allow yourself an extra day or two for some tasks.
As you become more familiar with the method, you'll find it easier to stay on schedule. The first steps to creating a comprehensive outline are very rough — each building on the previous one.Can you write a book in a month?
If you are far from writing area, you, probably, have not the slightest idea whether it is possible to do this or not. In very deed, writing a book is a creative task.
Writing a Book in a Month. Sean McCabe | June 30, UPDATE: When this journal started, I set out to write three books in a month. My goal for this month is to write roughly 8, words a day for 30 days. This would give me , words or 80, words per book. Write lots, read lots, edit, edit, edit, listen to feedback, and write lots more.
NaNo is a great way to practice but being a writer is an all year round job. Maya's book is /5. If you’re planning to write a novel in one month, here are my favorite tips: Writing a Novel in a Month: Is It Possible and Should You Try? – NY Book Editors.
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