30 Days to a Stronger Novel

30 Days to a Stronger Novel

Kobo ebook | November 14, 2014

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     Author and writing teacher Darcy Pattison provides help and inspiration to revise your novel in 30 Days.

Each day’s entry includes:

  • Inspirational quotes

  • examples that illustrates the topic

  • Walk the Talk: easy, yet practical tips to immediately improve your novel


    1. Watership Down with Armadillos: Titles

    2. Search Me: Subtitles

    3. Defeat Interruptions: Chapter Divisions

    4. Scarlett or Pansy: The Right Character Name

    5. My Wound is Geography: Stronger Settings

    6. Horse Manure: Stronger Setting Details

    7. Weaklings: Every Character Must Matter

    8. Take Your Character’s Pulse

    9. Yin-Yang: Connecting Emotional and Narrative Arcs

    10. Owls and Foreigners: Unique Character Dialogue

    11. Sneaky Shoes: Inner and Outer Character Qualities

    12. Friends or Enemies? Consistent Character Relationships

    13. Set Up the Ending: Begin at the Beginning

    14. Bang, Bang! Ouch! Scene Cuts

    15. Go Away! Take a Break

    16. Power Abs for Novels

    17. White Rocks Lead Me Home: Epiphanies

    18. The Final Showdown

    19. One Year Later: Tie up Loose Ends

    20. Great Deeds: Find Your Theme

    21. The Wide, Bright Lands: Theme Affects Setting

    22. Raccoons, Owls, and Billy Goats: Theme Affects Characters

    23. Side Trips: Choosing Subplots

    24. Of Parties, Solos, and Friendships: Knitting Subplots Together

    25. Feedback: Types of Critiquers

    26. Feedback: What You Need from Readers

    27. Stay the Course

    28. Please Yourself First

    29. The Best Job I Know to Do

    30. Live. Read. Write.

Title:30 Days to a Stronger NovelFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:November 14, 2014Publisher:Mims HouseLanguage:English

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