Book in a Month: The Fool-Proof System for Writing a Novel in 30 Days [NOOK Book]

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What Can You Accomplish in 30 Days?

If you make time to write and put away all of your excuses, could you stay on track and finish your novel in only a month? With a structured plan and a focused goal, yes, you can!

Using a combination of flexible weekly schedules, focused instruction, and detailed worksheets, author Victoria Schmidt leads you through a proven 30-day ...

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Book in a Month: The Fool-Proof System for Writing a Novel in 30 Days

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Overview

What Can You Accomplish in 30 Days?

If you make time to write and put away all of your excuses, could you stay on track and finish your novel in only a month? With a structured plan and a focused goal, yes, you can!

Using a combination of flexible weekly schedules, focused instruction, and detailed worksheets, author Victoria Schmidt leads you through a proven 30-day novel-writing system without the intimidation factor. Book in a Month shows you how to:

  • Set realistic goals and monitor your progress
  • Manage your time so that your writing life has room to flourish
  • Select a story topic that will continue to inspire you throughout the writing process
  • Quickly outline your entire story so that you have a clear idea of how your plot and characters are going to develop before you start writing
  • Draft each act of your story by focusing on specific turning points
  • Keep track of the areas you want to revise without losing your momentum in the middle of your story
  • Relax and have fun&#150you are, after all, doing something you love
So what are you waiting for? If you've been putting off your book project, let Book in a Month be your guide and find out just how much you can accomplish.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781599634319
  • Publisher: F+W Media
  • Publication date: 1/14/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 266,976
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author


Victoria Schmidt (www.charactersjourney.com and www.charactersjourney.blogspot.com) is the author of Story Structure Architect and 45 Master Characters. She is a graduate from the prestigious film program at UCLA, holds a master's degree in writing from Loyola Marymount University and is currently finishing her Ph.D. in traditional psychology. She is a member of the Golden Key National Honor Society, Women in Film LA, The National Writer's Union, and Romance Writers of America.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2008

    A must read for writers struggling to finish a book.

    The author condenses so many widely taught lessons into a few chapters of digestable information. Things I've studied for years seems to gel when I read this book. There is also a great online group that acts as a support group. I'm so glad I bought my copy. A keeper for sure.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 9, 2010

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    A great giude for writing you own book or getting you unblocked

    I had been trying to write a book for more than six years and with the help of Book in a Month I was finally able to get my thoughts down on paper and in an order that made a lot more sense. I work full time so I do not always have the time needed to write everyday, but with Book in a Month I was able to make steady progress toward my goal. The activities that are suggested for each of the thirty days are really helpful for when you get stuck or if you think a scene may need a little bit more to make it work. The charater sketches made me think about aspects of the characters I had never thought about before and found to be very useful in furthering the plot. This book is perfect for the first time writer or if you have written hundreds of books. This step by step guide will get you through your book faster than you ever thought possible. I will never write another book without Book in a Month by my side.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 7, 2010

    Worked wonders for me.

    This book helped me organized my rather hazy way of interlocking my thoughts. It cleared up my questions and organized me to move forward and broke my writer's block. Bravo!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 28, 2009

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    Write your book

    Even though writing a book in a month isn't realistic for me, I found the layout used to structure a book from beginning to end helpful. I made copies of the pages and expanded them out to 8 1/2 x 11 size since the size of the book is somewhat smaller than I care for. I recommend this book for anyone who wants to outline their story from beginning to end. Too often stories abound within oneself with no beginning, middle, or end. Ms. Scmidt's book was perfect for pushing me to formulate a story line from beginning to end.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2014

    Shameless...

    Against my better judgment I purchased this in the hope it would offer new writing tips but instead found myself reading endless self motivation guides with virtually no tips on actually writing. At one point the author even suggests you purchase a separate copy of this book for every manuscript you intend to write in order to utilize the various spreadsheets and diagrams.... utterly shameless.

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