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First draft in 30 days

a novel writer"s system for building a complete and cohesive manuscript

by Karen Wiesner

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  • 35 Currently reading

Published by Writer"s Digest Books in Cincinnati, Ohio .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Fiction -- Authorship.,
  • Manuscript preparation (Authorship)

  • Edition Notes

    Includes index.

    Other titlesFirst draft in thirty days
    StatementKaren Wiesner.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN3365 .W56 2005
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3311176M
    ISBN 101582972966
    LC Control Number2004062032
    OCLC/WorldCa56755735

    Get this from a library! First draft in 30 days: a novel writer's system for building a complete and cohesive manuscript. [Karen Wiesner] -- "First Draft in 30 Days provides you with a sure-fire system to reduce time-intensive rewrites and avoid writing detours. Award-winning author Karen S. Wiesner's day method shows you how to create. The first time [I took the class] was life-altering, and if I ever have another new novel to work on, I'll sign up again. It's a great class, one of the best writing experiences of my life. Ann Barnett. I was very happy with the 'A novel First Draft in 70 Days' As with many things, what you put in is what you get out.

    Award-winning author Karen S. Wiesner is your host for this tutorial. Many of you know Karen as the author of First Draft in 30 Days, From First Draft to Finished Novel {A Writer’s Guide to Cohesive Story Building}, and Writing the Fiction Series: The Complete Guide for Novels and Novellas, all available from Writer’s Digest Books. First Draft in 30 Days provides you with a sure-fire system to reduce time-intensive rewrites and avoid writing detours. Award-winning author Karen S. Wiesner's day method shows you how to create an outline so detailed and complete that it actually doubles as your first draft. Flexible and customizable, this revolutionary system can be /5(4).

    Wiesner's system is superlatively explained in her book, First Draft in 30 Days - A Novel Writer's System for Building a Complete and Cohesive Manuscript. This book illustrates how, in a mere 30 days, you can create a comprehensive and detailed outline of your novel.   “First draft” should be thought of as a canopy off writing, holding however many drafts it takes to get you to the place where you feel you have grasped the story and put it on the page. You have to know how it ends. You have to know what it means. The “first draft” of my first published novel was 1, pages long.


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First Draft in 30 Days provides you with a sure-fire system to reduce time-intensive rewrites and avoid writing detours. Award-winning author Karen S. Wiesner's day method shows you how to create an outline so detailed and complete that it actually doubles as your first draft.

Flexible and customizable, this revolutionary system can be /5(70). In reading this book, it's obvious that Karen Wiesner knows her craft. I've only just started using First Draft in 30 Days. I did the "Brainstorming" stage today. I've been working on my novel series for years ever since the idea first came to me in /5.

I met First Draft in 30 Days when it came riding into my 40,words-too-short first draft on a white charger and delivered the tools to add subplots. I am forever grateful. First Draft in 30 Days is the book I love to hate.

Weisner takes a completely anal/analytical approach to laying out a novel which is diametrically opposed to my personality/5. First Draft in 30 Days by Karen Wiesner. by Karen S.

Wiesner. In FIRST DRAFT IN 30 DAYS, I've used a wide variety of examples to demonstrate each step in the process for examples are from novels or novellas, and span the range of almost all fiction genres you can imagine. First Draft in 30 Days provides you with a sure-fire system to reduce time-intensive rewrites and avoid writing detours.

Award-winning author Karen S. Wiesner’s day method shows you how to create an outline so detailed and complete that it actually doubles as your first draft. This article is by Jessica Strawser, editor of Writer's more great writing advice, follow her on Twitter @JessicaStrawser. Book-in-a-month challenges take all forms, fueled by all stripes of writers with all manner of motivations—make the most of that time alone in a borrowed cabin, hunker down for the winter, stop procrastinating, have something ready to pitch at that conference Author: Jessica Strawser.

• This is an edited extract of First Draft in 30 Days (Writer's Digest Books) by Karen Wiesner. Wiesner has had 90 books published in the past. FIRST DRAFT IN 30 DAYS is a misnomer. Wiesner's book is not designed to help writers quickly finish a first draft. Following her method step-by-step will only produce a healthy outline.

Wiesner insists that a finished outline is as good as a rough draft, but they are not the same thing. At all. Moreover, Wiesner doesn't seem to. How to write the first draft of a novel in 30 days Writing a novel can be daunting.

But introducing structure to the process can help you maintain momentum over the course of a month without. HOW TO USE THIS BOOK First Draft in 30 Days is broken down into ten chapters, followed by four appendices. In chapter one, we’ll discuss the various schedules that make up the day method and its six crucial Size: 69KB.

What a great book if you want to write a novel - in 30 days for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) or just to get that first draft done and on the table to dissect. Gerke is an enjoyable companion as he details the specific steps to take to write the beast - and also the specific steps to realistically get to publication/5.

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Buy First Draft in 30 Days: A Novel Writer's System for Building a Complete and Cohesive Manuscript by Wiesner, Karen S. (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(43). 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 novel—and not just for the rapid-fire 5/5(1). To write the first draft of a picture book text, just write a story.

That’s is. Just like you would normally write any story. Keep in mind that you want it to be short and you’ll leae visual details to the illustrator, but, otherwise, write the story. Don’t Worry About These 3 Things; Vocabulary. I've already completed the first draft of my next book, and I needed to share this method with you too.

Of course, there are a lot more steps to take after that first draft, but getting started is. First Draft Book Club has 1, members. A monthly book club meeting at Changing Hands Phoenix, home of First Draft Book Bar. Your host: Arizona Republic. I’ve spent the last 30 days focusing mainly on this book.

I was really proud to have achie words in one week. Now that I’ve finished my first draft, I’m pleased to say that I’ve writtenwords in 30 days.

*happy dance*. First Draft in 30 Days is an excellent way for anyone such as myself to apply some structure to their writing. The hardest thing for me when writing is to organize myself, and so far thanks to this book, I've been able to accomplish a lot more with my manuscript.

My only complaint is that a few of the author's instructions are a little vague /5(40). First Draft in 30 Days: A Novel Writer's System for Building a Complete and Cohesive Manuscript Tweet In the introduction of First Draft in 30 Days, author Karen Wiesner states, "My day method for outlining a novel eliminates many of the problems that plague fiction writers.

Exactly how to structure your days, for 30 days, to have a full-length first draft finished by the end of the month How to find your authentic voice and let it shine through (as Julia Cameron says, making writing “more like eavesdropping and less like inventing a nuclear bomb”).Learn how you can get a first draft of your book completed in 30 days using the wonderful National Novel Writing Month as a vehicle to make it happen.

As a writer, I had a lot of book ideas (that I typed and scribbled everywhere--for years) but no book to show for I was introduced to NaNoWriMo, I figured it out and have since published three of my books.5/5(1). Act I: Beginning — About the first 50 pages of a novel (days 1–7 of drafting) Act II: Middle — The middle pages of a novel (days 8–23 of drafting) Act III: Ending — The last 50 pages (days 24–30 of drafting) NaNoWriMo's Young Writers' Program Workbook suggests it might help to think of the plot of your story like a roller 5/5(2).