Book in a Month



What Can You Accomplish in 30 Days? If you were determined to make the time, if you could put away all of your excuses just for a month, could you write a book? With a structured plan and a focused goal, yes, you can!


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What Others Say About the Book:

“The author condenses so many widely taught lessons into a few chapters of digestable information. Things I’ve studied for years seems to gel when I read this book. There is also a great online group that acts as a support group. I’m so glad I bought my copy. A keeper for sure.”

“I had been trying to write a book for more than six years and with the help of Book in a Month I was finally able to get my thoughts down on paper and in an order that made a lot more sense. I work full time so I do not always have the time needed to write everyday, but with Book in a Month I was able to make steady progress toward my goal.” TR

“Too often stories abound within oneself with no beginning, middle, or end. Ms. Schmidt’s book was perfect for pushing me to formulate a story line from beginning to end.” Dragon Tales[/one_third_last]



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About the book:

Using a combination of flexible weekly schedules, focused instruction, and detailed worksheets, author Victoria Schmidt leads you through a proven 30-day novel-writing system without the intimidation factor. Book in a Month shows you how to:

Set realistic goals and monitor your progress; manage your time so that your writing life has room to flourish; select a story topic that will continue to inspire you throughout the writing process; quickly outline your entire story so that you have a clear idea of how your plot and characters are going to develop before you start writing; draft each act of your story by focusing on specific turning points; keep track of the areas you want to revise without losing your momentum in the middle your story; and relax and have fun-you are, after all, doing something you love! So what are you waiting for? If you’ve been putting off your book project, Book in a Month is a fun and useful way to gain momentum once again. All you have to do is start writing!

Table of Contents

How to Use This Book
Goals and Time Management: Supporting Your Motivation
Fighting Off Your Inner Critic
BIAM Online Support
No More Stalling!

The Five Secrets of BIAM
Secret #1: Work “As If”
Secret #2: Leave Out Subplots
Secret #3: Be Realistic
Secret #4: Examine Your Self-Esteem
Secret #5: Trust Yourself

Time Management
Tip #1: Make Writing the First Thing
Tip #2: Adhere to the Pareto Principle
Tip #3: Keep Track of Your Writing Time
Tip #4: Don?t Ask for Time
Tip #5: Make Appointments With Yourself
Tip #6: Buy Your Time (Literally or Figuratively)
Tip #7: Get Out the Axe
Tip #8: Just Say No

10 Steps to Overcoming Resistance
Reaping the Rewards of Success
What’s Your Sign?

Setting and Keeping Goals
Knowing Your Passion
Developing Your Story Idea
Writing the Book You Were Meant to Write
Building Your BIAM Goals
Sharing Your 30-Day Goal
Signing Your Book Contract

The Book in Month System
Week 1: Act I
Weeks 2 and 3: Act II
Week 4: Act III
BIAM 30-Day Calendar

Week 1: The Outline and Act I
Week 2: Act II, Part 1
Week 3: Act II, Part 2
Week 4: Act III

Worksheet Index