This book walks you through, step by step, from planning your novel to writing your novel. It even has a section (a very needed section) to read about where things will go wrong and what to do when they do.
This is more than just a book about writing, this is a book about surviving the writing process.
"Megg's "Write a Novel in 30 Days" got me excited to get writing! Chalk full of tips and tricks of how to get your month of writing off to a great start, and motivation to keep you moving through the rough patches (you know there will be some...) I can't wait to get started! Is it November yet?!”
"Megg's book is truly inspiring - I have never wanted to write a book but am inspired to share my story in some way with others around me.
The book is real, true and gets to the heart of the highs and lows of writing. Even sharing tips that can be applied not just in writing but everyday life too."
The book is broken up into 4 sections.
Each section is broken up into various chapters that walk you through the process of writing your book.
TAKE A LEAP
IT'S ALL ABOUT YOU
START TO THINK LIKE A WRITER
START A JOURNAL
TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF
THINK HAPPY THOUGHTS
WRITING APPS & RESOURCES
CHOOSE A GENRE
PLANNING IS IMPORTANT - HOW TO PREPARE
CREATE A PROCESS
FOLLOW THE PROCESS
KEEP TRACK OF YOUR WRITING
THE QUICK START METHOD
ORGANIZE YOUR BOOK
CHARACTERS ARE IMPORTANT
IMAGINE DESCRIBING EVERYTHING
YOU STILL HAVE SO MUCH TO LEARN
TAKE IN AS MUCH AS YOU CAN
FIND WHAT WORKS FOR YOU
THE MOST IMPORTANT RULE
HONOUR THE PROCESS
YOU HAVE TO BE PERSISTENT
AVOID THE OVERWHELM
CHECK IN WITH YOUR PEOPLE
DON'T CARRY YOUR FAILURES WITH YOU
WHERE YOU MIGHT GET STUCK
WHAT TO DO IF YOU FALL BEHIND
THE MOST IMPORTANT RULE, again
Olivia is a mom of two beautiful little angels. She's completely content with her life. In fact, her walk-in closet is to die for.
Somewhere along the way of getting married and having kids, between being wife, mother, sister, daughter, friend she's lost herself.
For a while now Olivia has put everyone else's needs before her own with the hopes of getting back into a career someday. But, Olivia is exhausted and run down. HOW can she possibly take time for herself? There is none. Olivia needs to rediscover her dream, but how?
She's just graduated. She wants to be a writer. She has wanted to be a writer for as long as she can remember.
But, she's scared. What if she isn't any good? What if people judge her by the stories she writes? Emma doesn't know if she should choose a traditional corporate career path or if she should swallow her fear and give writing a try.
Emma needs to decide soon because her parents keep nagging her. SHE WANTS TO TAKE CONTROL, but she's scared.
She's spent her 20’s working odd jobs even though she has a degree in English. Secretly she has always wanted to be a writer.
The thing is she couldn’t find a job at a newspaper, or in publishing, or even at that dreaded online publication. But, she had to pay the bills, so she just sort-of fell into admin work. She’s constantly bored but also always busy. She can’t get a single minute to herself to write. Actually she can, but she’s in such a slump that she spends all her free time on Facebook and watching Friends reruns.
Unless Zoey wants to remain in admin, she needs to do something. She needs to start writing. BUT HOW?
Megg studied English Lit and Editing. She wrote her first book at the age of 7. She started her first "real" business at the age of 10. She loves hot coffee. She's been in a minor plane crash. And, she's a fan of the Oxford Comma.