I am very excited to recommend two new writing books!
The first one is a book that you can read a little bit every day. If you've heard of (or done) NaNoWriMo this book is the guidebook for how to make writing a novel in a month actually happen. It's not just "You can do it!" it's "Here's how to do it!"
Write-A-Thon: Write Your Book In 26 Days (And Live To Tell About It) by Rachelle Melander
Find the focus, energy, and drive you need to start--and finish--your book
According to a recent survey, 81 percent of Americans want to write a book. But finding free time to write can be difficult for Americans. According to Gallup's annual lifestyle poll, 60% of working Americans say that do not have time to do what they want to do.
So many would-be authors start writing only to stall out due to writer's block, mental fatigue, and other challenges. Write-A-Thon helps you overcome those stumbling blocks and complete your book once and for all. And you don't have to type away for years on end. Here's a plan that will help you write your book--in twenty-six days!
Write-A-Thon gives you the tools, advice, and inspiration you need to succeed before, during, and after your writing race. Solid instruction, positive psychology, and inspiration from marathon runners will give you the momentum to take each step from here to the finish line.
*Start out well prepared: Learn how to train your attitude, your writing, and your life -- and plan your novel or nonfiction book.
*Maintain your pace: Get advice and inspiration to stay motivated and keep writing.
*Bask in your accomplishment: Find the best ways to recover and move forward once the marathon is over and you have a completed manuscript in hand.
Writing a book in twenty-six days may seem impossible--especially if you don't write full time--but in Write-A-Thon, Rochelle Melander will teach you the life skills, performance techniques, and writing tools you need to finish your manuscript in less than a month--guaranteed!
This next book is from a writer I've been following on YouTube for awhile. So when I found out she was creating a "how-to" book on plotting, I knew I had to get my hands on it. If you want to learn to plot, this resource is a wonderful overview with details any writer can benefit from. Here's what it's about:
The Plot Whisperer: Secrets of Storytelling Any Writer Can Master by Martha Alderson
When it comes to writing bestsellers, it's all about the plot. Trouble is, plot is where most writers fall down--but you don't have to be one of them. With this book, you'll learn how to create stories that build suspense, reveal character, and engage readers--one scene at a time.
Celebrated writing teacher and author Martha Alderson has devised a plotting system that's as innovative as it is easy to implement. With her foolproof blueprint, you'll learn to devise a successful storyline for any genre. She shows how to:
Use the power of the Universal Story
Create plot lines and subplots that work together
Effectively use a scene tracker for maximum impact
Insert energetic markers at the right points in your story
Show character transformation at the book's climax
This is the ultimate guide for you to write page-turners that sell!