One of these days, I'm going to sit down and write that vel...Everyone thinks about doing it, yet most people who do start a vel end up stalling after a few chapters. Where do these would-be velists go wrong? Are the characters dull and cliched? Did the story arc collapse? Did they succumb to a dreaded bout of writer's block ? Or maybe it was all just taking too long? These problems used to stop writers in their tracks, but thing will get in your way after reading Write Your Novel in a Month. Author and instructor Jeff Gerke has created the perfect tool to show you how to prepare yourself to write your first draft in as little as 30 days. With Jeff's help, you will learn how to organize your ideas, create dynamic stories, develop believable characters, and flesh out the idea narrative for your vel--and t just for the rapid-fire first draft. Jeff walks you through the entire process, from initial idea to the important revision stage, and even explains what to do with your vel once you've finished. Whether you are participating in National Novel Writing Month or you're simply hoping to complete a draft over winter break or your vacation, this book covers the entire scope of writing a vel and lays out exactly what you need to kw to get it done fast and right.
Jeff Gerke (www.marcherlordpress.com and www.wherethemapends.com) is an author of fiction and nonfiction including such books as the Operation: Firebrand novels. He has worked as an editor for numerous publications and is the founder of Marcher Lord Press, an indie publishing company dedicated to producing the finest in Christian science-fiction, fantasy, and other genres. He is also the author of Plot Versus Character, also from Writer's Digest Books. He lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado.