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

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

by Victoria Lynn Schmidt

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ISBN-13: 9781599639888
Publisher: F+W Media
Publication date: 09/04/2015
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 150,036
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Victoria Lynn Schmidt is the author of 45 Master Characters, Story Structure Architect, and The Writer's Guide to Characterization. She has MFA in writing from Loyola Marymount University and a doctorate in psychology.

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Book in a Month: The Fool-Proof System for Writing a Novel in 30 Days 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
TalonRose More than 1 year ago
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.
Kitty_L More than 1 year ago
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!
DragonTales More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
yumna.ali08 on LibraryThing 21 days ago
I got this book as a tool to help me prep for my first NaNoWriMo, and I am pleased to say that it helped A LOT. Though I was not able to reach my word count goal of 50K, I was able to come up with a story and plot it out; Act by act, Scene by scene. It got me organized and scheduled. It idealized my daily and weekly writing goals and made them tangible in little bullet points. I will definitely use it next November because it's the perfect guide for anyone wanting to write a novel.The only reason I down-sized the rating is because the tips to overcome writer's block are not very helpful. It was frustrating to stare at the words I wrote and know that I'm losing interest in my characters or if the scene I'm writing is boring, even to me, and yet necessary to write or the story will lose its logic.It's generally good for people who like to be organized and can actually stick to their schedule.
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