Take a tip from the military-when it comes to pulling off a successful mission i.e. writing your novel, break down your battle plan into manageable strategies. Acclaimed author and former West Point English instructor Todd Stone shows you just how to do it in 101 lessons that are detailed, practical, and very well thought out.
In spite of references to military life, this is not a "guy's" guide to writing-rather this instruction is for writers of all genres-from romance to thrillers-who want to cut through the fluff, master the essentials, and put their new-found knowledge to use writing the best manuscript possible.
Stone's instruction is presented in a visually appealing format and organized in a commonsense outline-type format that's easy-to-follow. Each section begins with an overall "Battle Plan" that addresses topics such as mental preparation, invention of story ideas, development of characters and events, writing, revising and rewriting your first draft, and editing and proofreading. Each Plan is then broken down into one- or two-page "drills" that tie together and build upon one another.
Isn't it time you quit wasting your time writing without a plan? Writing your novel doesn't have to be a battle when you have Novelist's Boot Camp on your side!
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