How to Write a Book in 30 Days

I’m recycling an old post today, not because I’m lazy, but because it seems very relevant in this NaNoWriMo month.

I’m reading many posts on Twitter and WordPress from people who are struggling to pull their stories together, either they have hit a complete block or their characters have done something unexpected and thrown a spanner into their concept.

For regular reads of my blog, you’ll know that I am a plotter. I love to meticulously plan every twist and turn before I ever put pen to paper. This reblogged post outlines the method that I follow, some might feel it’s exessive but it’s working well for me. We are on day 12 of NaNo and so far I’ve opened my laptop every day and known exactly what I’m going to be writing. I appreciate that it’s not for everyone but if any of it helps, you’re welcome.

Sometimes Stellar Storyteller

OK, that title may be a little misleading, it should actually read ‘How to write a really in-depth outline in 30 days’ but that didn’t seem quite as exciting.

I have found a resource that I’m currently completely obsessed with.

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About Nicola Auckland

Busy wife to one & mum to two. I've caught the creative writing bug, now need to practice, get awesome and write something worth reading. Simples.
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2 Responses to How to Write a Book in 30 Days

  1. Rachel Nichols says:

    Hi Nicole,
    Love your blog. As far as outlining goes, I like Randy Ingerman’s “snowflake method.” For retirees and other people with spare time on their hands, you could probably get a great outline in 15 days using that method. You can find it in free PDF format online and download it to use at your leisure. Great plan!


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