“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!”
Slater, author of the Ben Pecos mystery series and former writing instructor,
University of Phoenix
Develop a novel in just one weekend!
Have you always dreamed of writing a book?
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
· 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 to write a novel, only to get stalled
partway through? 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, you can write your book using our unique writing course
workshop. Almost 20,000 new novels for adults will be published this year. Yours could be one of them!
What if I
could show you how:
· You can
create a complete novel plan . . . in one weekend. · You can
finish writing your novel . . . in as
little as 30 days.
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 writing 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.
an easier way to plot and write a book. . .
Let me tell you a little story. I’m Connie Shelton and I
write mysteries (check them out on my personal website or on amazon.com). 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 writing that book
you are so eager to work on.
Let me share my proven techniques with you. Let me help you write the book of your dreams.
My Novel In A Weekend™ proven quick-start writing course 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
· The perfect setting for your story to take place
· A dynamic opening scene that will hook your readers
from page 1
It’s A Different Type of
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 your book—within the first
· 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.
· And, NO more writer’s
You’ll also learn:
· How to avoid the 7 biggest mistakes most new writers make when submitting their work to editors and agents · What makes a story, versus a situation
· Why it’s crucial that readers care about your
- the biggest mistake writers make and the simple technique for fixing it
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 - there are definite do's and don'ts
· 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!
Here’s what others are
“What I like best about this course is that you get the real
thing—audio CDs of the workshop presentation, a manual with worksheets that you
can write on, a journal for all your notes. I really dislike e-books where you
have to either read all the material from a computer screen or use your own
paper and ink to print it out. This course can be done from your most
comfortable chair or a lounger at the beach, and the tote bag is sturdy and
large enough to hold my computer and all my research notes.” –Mike S.,
“My favorite thing about Novel In A Weekend is the
conciseness of the instruction, the logical presentation, and the way the
participant begins their own writing immediately. Reading through the material
made me feel excited to get on with my own project!” –R.T., Birmingham, AL
Your Novel in a
Weekend™ writing course materials will
My 65-page course manual, complete with worksheets to
use in developing your plot line, characters, settings, and chapters. Plus, a
goal-setting calendar to track your progress.
Two audio CDs of the presentation in my live workshops.
If you don’t want to read your way through the course, I’ll talk you through
Four exciting bonus reports —more about them in a
Several other little goodies to help you get started
and stay on task (read on!) ·
A FREE critique of your first 20 pages and synopsis
(regularly priced at $100)
Workshops often cost at least $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
By the end of the second day you’ll have a strong start on writing 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!
Remember, you get the 65 page course manual and worksheets,
2 audio CDs, a journal and pen, and the bonus reports that will immeasurably help your marketing
efforts, and so much more (including that free critique of your finished book)!
With my home study writing
workshop, 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 writing 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 writing dreams long enough. Order Novel in a Weekend™
The regular price for
this amazing course is $450
But by ordering
online now, you pay only $159 (a very limited-time introductory price)
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
Remember . .
. You can’t lose!
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.
and your writing
course materials will be on the way to you!
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
“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
· “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—only 30-40 days in most cases!
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: 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 special writer’s reports are
normally offered at $15 each, a total value of $60, but they are yours free
with your Novel In A Weekend™ writing course.
Take advantage of this terrific money-saving offer, our
money-back guarantee, and the free reports which are yours to keep, no matter
At $450, this course is a tremendous value, and you can get
it right now for less than half price— the introductory price of $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!
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 journal notebook, 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.
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
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