What Can You Accomplish in 30 Days? (Free Worksheets!)

Over the past year, Kelly has been picking books from the Writer’s Digest list that she finds most helpful. Here’s her very last installment for us!

Kelly’s thoughts on Book in a Month:

I get so many proposals from people who want to do books that explore
the fear and self-doubt associated with writing and creativity. And,
while it’s true that there’s a certain amount of fear associated with
any large undertaking, I remain absolutely unconvinced that dwelling on
it or snuggling up with it is all that helpful to the creative process.

So, when people ask me what I love most about Book in a Month by Victoria Schmidt,
I tell them the truth: It’s a light-hearted yet thorough guide to novel
writing that helps you stay goal-oriented and upbeat about your writing

The book shows you how to:

  • Set realistic goals and monitor your progress
  • Select a story topic that will continue to inspire you throughout the writing process
  • Quickly outline your entire story so that you have a clear idea of
    how your plot and characters are going to develop before you start
  • Draft each act of your story by focusing on specific turning points
  • Keep track of the areas you want to revise without losing your momentum in the middle of your story
  • Relax and have fun—you are, after all, doing something you love

The heart of this book, though, is dedicated to its exclusive 30-day novel writing system. Comprehensive instruction and detailed interactive worksheets (click here to download PDFs) guide you through the whole process from that first story summary to that memorable closing line.

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About Ben Sobieck

Benjamin Sobieck is a Wattpad Star and 2016 Watty Award winner. He’s best known on Wattpad for Glass Eye: Confessions of a Fake Psychic Detective, the Watty Award–winning sequel Black Eye, and When the Black-Eyed Children Knock & Other Stories. Four of his titles have appeared on Wattpad Top 100 Hot Lists, all at the same time.

One thought on “What Can You Accomplish in 30 Days? (Free Worksheets!)

  1. Eric J. Krause

    This is the first book that ever got me through an entire novel. I’d tried in the past, but never turned out something I considered a "real" novel. I bought this book last summer, and I now have a novel that’s in my beta readers’ hands now. I didn’t follow it exactly (took me about 3 months, not 30 days to get the draft on paper), but I followed it enough so it worked for me. I’m using it again in my revised way to get started on my second novel. I’d recommend this book if you need something to get you over the hump of the novel writing process.


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