Writing – The 6 Month Novel Challenge

I’ve got a challenge for you.

This year, I’m working with a group of High School students and over the next 5 months, they are each going to write a novel.  I’ll be joining them, and I’d like to challenge you to join in as well.

Doesn’t matter if you’ve never written more than a short story, of if you have novels published, join in, write alongside us and see that you can write and start to polish a novel in 6 months.

Here’s the basic schedule…

2 months to plan and outline

2 months to write (6 pages a day for 60 days = 360 pages, a perfect length for publication)

2 months to do the first 2 rewrites

Does this sound hard?  Yup!  But if you can squeeze in 1-2 hours a day, you can plot, write and begin to polish a novel in that time.

And…you won’t be alone…

Along the way, I’ll be talking about loglines, characters, plot, outlining, theme, style, dialogue, subplots, the myth of writer’s block…and everything else you need to write a kick-ass novel.

So, no matter what your favorite genre or idea, come and join us.  Send me a note, let me know what you are going to write, let me know what questions you have or problems you’ve run into in the past.

Talk to you soon!


Welcome to the new site…Guess what’s coming…

Hello and welcome to my newly updated site.  I’ll be posting occasionally on writing topics and giving updates on the new novels and projects I’m working on, but the main purpose of the site is a place where you can come to get free stuff!

Specifically, I’ll be giving away two novels this year.  The first will be Schism, an Urban Thriller with a paranormal twinge about a man who hears voices and the police officer tasked with tracking him down.  The two men become friends as they try to save the city that is burning around them, but what the bad guys don’t know is that the voices are real.

I’ll be releasing Schism as a weekly podcast with accompanying pdf files that match the chapters in the audio, so you can listen, read or both every week.

After Schism is done, I’ll be releasing Voodootown, a Young Adult novel about the little cloth sidekicks that hide under our beds during the day and come out to right the wrongs we suffer at night.

So, please stay tuned and tell your friends.  A couple of great books are coming your way at a price you can’t beat!