A Guide to Outlining and Writing a First Draft Novel in Thirty Days
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  • Author: Denise Jaden
  • Product Code: 82546
  • ISBN: 978-1-60868-254-6
  • Pages: 216
  • 1 Paperback
  • Size: 5.25 x 8.00


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 her two published young adult novels during NaNoWriMo. In Fast Fiction, she shows other writers how to do what she did, step-by-step, writer to writer. Her process starts with a prep period for thinking through plot, theme, characters, and setting. Then Jaden provides day-by-day coaching for the thirty-day drafting period. Finally, her revision tips help writers turn merely workable drafts into compelling and publishable novels.

A portion of publisher proceeds will be donated to National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)


“This book is a must-have for writers of all levels.”
Eileen Cook, author of The Almost Truth

“Practical and down-to-earth, Denise Jaden’s Fast Fiction makes a one-month draft seem doable, even for beginners, any month of the year.”
Jennifer Echols, author of Endless Summer and Playing Dirty

“I know I’ll be using Fast Fiction over and over again. Highly recommended!”
Janet Gurtler, author of RITA Award finalist I’m Not Her

Fast Fiction is full of strategies and insights that will inspire and motivate writers of every experience level.”
Mindi Scott, author of Freefall

“If you’re out to get your novel done, period, Jaden’s Fast Fiction will be the kick in the butt that gets you there, from story plan to ‘The End’. . . and beyond.”
Judith Graves, author of the Skinned series

Fast Fiction is a great addition to any writer’s toolbox — I’ve got it in mine!”
Catherine Knutsson, author of Shadows Cast by Stars