Have you always dreamed of writing a novel?
Do you . . .
• Have a great idea but never had the time to pursue it?
• Have a yearning to write but are not sure where to begin?
• See yourself as a published author but believe that writing a book is something that takes months or years to accomplish?
Maybe you have started a novel, only to get stalled partway through?
Almost 20,000 new novels for adults will be published this year. Yours could be one of them!
I know it’s possible because I do it myself. My most recent book took four weeks to write, one more week to edit, and was on bookstore shelves six months after I turned it in to my editor. This is exactly why I call my course “The Proven Quick-Start Way to Write Your Book.”
I’m not talking about participating in one of those fun-to-do exercises, in which a bunch of people decide to write their novels in 72 hours and submit them for judging in a contest. Even staying up all night, loaded with caffeine (if you can do it) you’re only going to produce a manuscript of 100 pages or so. At an average of 250 words per page, that’s a 25,000 word manuscript. Outside of the children’s markets, that’s not considered a book. It’s a novella at best.
I am talking about writing a marketable, 300 to 400 page manuscript, targeted to one of the genres that editors, agents, booksellers and readers want. Am I saying that you can write a full book in two days? Of course not. But with my quick-start techniques, you’ll leap over many of the hurdles that keep writers from getting started or find us stymied partway through a story. Just think—In a few short weeks you can have your novel in the hands of an agent or editor.
“I love the idea of a plan that can get people started, keep them going and guarantee a finish! Novel in a Weekend is long overdue in the world of workshops and conferences!”
— Susan Slater, author of the Ben Pecos mystery series and former writing instructor, University of Phoenix
Let me tell you a little story. I’m Connie Shelton and I write mysteries. My first novel, which I started in 1985, ran 500 pages long and took me two years to write. I worked on it weekends and vacations and whenever I was “in the mood.” The opening chapters won third place in a writing contest, but the book never sold because, frankly, I had worked it to death. With my second book, I vowed to write whether I was in the mood or not, and I completed it in a year (a divorce, moving out of state, and numerous other excuses still intervened). I fine-tuned the skills of carving out time to write, plotting quickly, writing ‘near finished quality’ on the first draft, and sticking to a writing schedule as I wrote my next five or six books.
We writers have busy schedules. I do, and I’m sure you do too. It’s probably one of the reasons you haven’t finished that book you are so eager to write.
My Novel In A Weekend™ proven quick-start program starts with the basics. Even if you start the course without a book idea, you’ll quickly learn how to get ideas for stories that are either character driven or plot driven. In fifteen minutes you’ll have a concise “pitch” that will capture an editor’s interest. Once you have your idea formulated, in two days you’ll have a complete story plan, including:
• Well-rounded characters that come alive on the page
• A working outline, including chapter-by-chapter or scene-by-scene developments
• The perfect setting for your story to take place
• A dynamic opening scene that will hook your readers from page 1
My Novel in a Weekend™ course is not like other writing courses because—
You don’t spend 3-4 days reading a how-to book first—you actually write as you go
You don’t spend months taking classes before finishing a story (often not even the book you wanted to write).
We start writing—on your book—within the first hour!
It’s guaranteed. If you don’t like the course, for any reason, you can return it for a full refund any time within 60 days.
You’ll also learn:
What makes a story, versus a situation
• Why it’s crucial that readers care about your characters
• How to keep readers turning the pages
• Why setting cannot be ignored—how to write authentically about a place you’ve never been
• How to spark up your writing style and avoid blandness
• How to write “near finished” quality on the first draft
• How to define your book so an editor will want it
• How to contact editors and agents
• Why using the wrong format in typing your manuscript will result in automatic rejection (and how to do it right)
• How to fit writing time into your busy day
• Why we never utter the phrase “writer’s block”
Think of the new confidence you’ll gain when your book is finished. I can tell you from personal experience that it’s quite a rush, having your friends and family read your first book. Even more so is that amazing feeling when a complete stranger walks up to you and says, “I read your newest book, and I loved it!”
Being a published author has opened so many wonderful doors for me. I’ve had the chance to meet and socialize with some of the biggest names from the best-seller lists. Among the hundreds of authors I’ve met are Mary Higgins Clark, Sue Grafton and Tony Hillerman. I count Harlan Coben as one of my friends now, and I had the tremendous fortune to sit next to Janet Evanovich at a table where we signed books together. My dream life really has come true!
I’ve worked with Connie Shelton for about fourteen years now, on both fiction and non-fiction projects. I’d like to share a little background that I know about her writing achievements and her philosophy.
Connie is the author of ten books in the Charlie Parker mystery series, a non-fiction guide to publishing, and several award-winning essays and short stories, and was a contributor to Chicken Soup for the Writer’s Soul. She was senior editor for Intrigue Press for five years. She is a member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters In Crime, and The National League of American PEN Women.
Connie teaches fiction and nonfiction writing courses, and many of her students have gone on to be published and have established careers in writing.
She developed her Novel in a Weekend™ program as the first-ever writing course designed to get you well on the way to writing your book in just two short days. Often, the hardest part about writing a book is getting started. Connie knows this; she’s written and contributed to more than a dozen books. She knows that many writers have an idea for a novel but aren’t quite sure where to start. Many times, they aren’t sure where to go with it once they have started.
An amazing number of novels die after forty or fifty pages because the writer suddenly becomes “blocked.” Shelton shares the secrets of avoiding writer’s block and of seeing your book through to the finish, often in record time. She disputes the idea that writing is a slow, arduous process, filled with angst. With the right techniques, a full-length novel can be developed in a weekend and completed within 1-2 months—really!
I wish you all the best in your writing endeavors,
Columbine Publishing Group
Your Novel in a Weekend™ course materials will include:
Workshops often cost around $1,000 when you include your airfare and hotel costs to attend in the destination city, and you share the time with many other students. Online classes run, typically, in the $350 to $600 range and most of them take months to complete. My experience is that many potentially great writers put off taking these routes because of either the time involved or the cost.
A Writer’s Dream . . .
Imagine . . . you find a quiet weekend—send the spouse and kids on a camping trip, take the phone off the hook, let the dishes pile up. Or go on a retreat yourself, tucking away in a quiet hotel, a chair on the beach or a cabin somewhere with just yourself, your CD player and notepad or laptop computer. By the end of the second day you’ll have a strong start on your novel. Plus, you’ll have a solid plan in hand for finishing that novel in 30-40 days. Many writers get a finished draft done in even less time!
Don’t put your dreams on hold any longer—click here to immediately order my Novel in a Weekend ™ course.
Remember, you get the 65 page course manual and worksheets, 2 audio CDs, and the bonus reports that will immeasurably help your marketing efforts, and so much more!.
With my home study course, you choose the time that’s convenient for you. You can play the CDs over and over, so you don’t miss any crucial point—and, my time is 100% yours. No other students interrupting with questions that don’t pertain directly to your work!
Don’t delay. Order now and you can be working on your novel in just a few days. Ultimately, it’s up to you. You’d spend as much as $1,000 to get this information in a workshop , or spend months in classes. You’ve postponed your dreams long enough. Order Novel in a Weekend™ now!
The regular price for this amazing course is $450
But by ordering online now, you pay only $159.
I’ll even throw in the shipping FREE to any US address if you order today (orders can be shipped outside the US as well. Other destinations will be billed at actual postage cost).
If this course isn’t to your liking, for any reason, I’m offering a full money-back guarantee. Return the course packet, unmarked and in new condition with your receipt, within 60 days, and you can keep the bonus reports (a $60 value) as my gift to you. I feel sure that you are going to find this course so helpful that you’ll want to keep it—use the materials again and again, as you write your second and third books and more.
Order now and your course materials will be on the way to you!
“I think your Novel In A Weekend course is great. I really love the idea that a critique is included—I wish I’d had this when I started writing FREEDOM BOUND!”
—Rosalie Turner, author of Freedom Bound, The Anna Kingsley Story.
PS: Before I forget . . . I promised to tell you more about those free bonus reports. In them, I’ve compiled some of the most important information a writer can use. These supplemental materials will go hand in hand with your course work, providing additional insights.
“How to Submit Your Manuscript to an Editor or Agent” This one gives all the do’s and don’ts that you’ll need to know when trying to sell your work. Avoid the pitfalls that can get your work rejected.
“Finding Time to Write so that You Finish Your Book Quickly” Your Novel In A Weekend™ program gets you off to a great start. Now you’ll have a plan for finishing your book in record time.
plus . . .
“Editing and Revising: How to Approach it and When to Stop” Lots of writers agonize over revising and editing their first draft. It’s so much simpler when you approach it with a plan. Most importantly, you want to know when to stop revising, to avoid butchering your story.
“Location, Location, Location: Dozens of Ways to Scout Out a Place Whether You Go There or Not” Are we limited to the old adage of “write what you know” when it comes to choosing locations for our books? Nope! Who says you have to be a world traveler to write about exotic locales? Here are many, many tips for finding the perfect setting for your book, and using it authentically.
These reports are normally offered at $15 each, a total value of $60, but they are yours free with your Novel In A Weekend™ course.
Take advantage of this terrific money-saving offer, our money-back guarantee, and the free reports which are yours to keep, no matter what.
At $450, this course is a tremendous value, and you can get it right now for less than half price— $159 is a bargain for the amount of information you will receive, coupled with the advantages you’ll discover in being able to reach your goal of writing your book so quickly and easily! This special introductory price will not last long, so grab it while you can.
Did I happen to mention? . . . All of your course materials will arrive in a neat kit—I’ve gotten a designer to come up with an exclusive tote to carry all your materials, and I’m filling it with (in addition to the course manual, CDs and reports), a goal-tracking calendar, a notepad, pen, and a little timer. You’ll find out why that’s important when you begin working the course! You can literally pick up your kit and take it to the beach, and you’re set to go! And once you’ve finished your first draft, remember that you’ll get a critique of your first 20 pages and synopsis—a certificate that comes with your Novel In A Weekend™ course entitles you to receive this valuable feedback (normally a $100 value) absolutely FREE!
I have a feeling you are ready— My exciting two-day course will get you on your path to writing the book of your dreams. The proven quick-start techniques you learn here work for any style of fiction or creative non-fiction. So, whether your dream is to write romance, mystery, science fiction, memoir, women’s fiction, action-adventure or something else, Novel In A Weekend™ will work for you. The sooner you start the sooner you have a chance of joining those writers whose books will be published this year!
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