Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: Fast Fiction by Denise Jaden

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Fast Fiction: A Guide to Outlining and Writing a First Draft Novel in Thirty Days
by Denise Jaden
Published by New World Library
Expected Publication Date: February 11, 2014
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 Writers flock to National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) each November because it provides a procrastination-busting deadline. But only a fraction of the participants meet their goal. Denise Jaden was part of that fraction, writing first drafts of two subsequently published novels in that tight time frame. In Fast Fiction, she shows other writers how to do what she did, step-by-step, writer-to-writer. To insure success, her program begins a month before the month of drafting. This prep period is when plot, theme, characters, setting, etc. are thought through. Then Jaden provides day-by-day coaching for the 30-day drafting period. After reader / writers race to the finish, they are not left high and dry. Jaden’s "After the Draft" revision tips allow readers to determine if a draft is not just workable but compelling, so that they don’t waste months or years in development. Her camaraderie and skill allow Jaden to both instruct and inspire.

Why I'm Waiting 

 Not every reader is a writer, but I know that there are many of us who have a story in us that we want to tell. Some of us need a little help and this book offers step-by-step, day-to-day coaching to get that story out. It sounds exactly like what I need.


  1. This seems perfect for me too! I love to read but i'm not the best storyteller myself. This is such a unique pick :) Hope you can check our our blog
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  2. Sounds like something I might need to pick up as well! I love reading but I've never really been interested in writing. Sometimes I wish I could just sit down and write something though. I feel like there's a story in me that I dont know how to get out. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing :)

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  4. Thanks so much for highlighting this, and I'm glad to hear of the interest!


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