Write Your Novel In A Year

Write Your Novel In A Year


In 2016, Anthony Ehlers created a series called Write Your Novel In A Year. Over 52 weeks, he shared his process and guided writers through the beginning, middle, and endings of their books.

Write Your Novel In A Year

You can use this to plan and write your own novel in a year. (You can also join our Writers Write course in Johannesburg or sign up for our online course.)

In today’s post, we list the series from Week 1 to Week 52:

Week 1: Start Strong, Start Simple

Week 2: Finding Your Red, Yellow, And Blue

Week 3: Getting To Grips With Genre And Tone

Week 4: Getting to Grips With Research

Week 5: What Will Happen Next?

Week 6: Overcoming Your Fear of the Middle

Week 7: The Moment of Truth

Week 8: Untying The Knots

Week 9: The Building Blocks Of Your Novel

Week 10: Your Next Move

Week 11: State Of Mind

Week 12: Time And Place

Week 13: Decluttering Your Plot

Week 14: Final Fixes

Week 15: Draft Away

Week 16: What Makes A Scene Work?

Week 17: Expect The Unexpected

Week 18: Shading A Scene

Week 19: Turning The Screw

Week 20: Getting To The Heart Of The Story

Week 21: All About Character

Week 22: Making Your Scenes Work for You

Week 23: Reality Bites

Week 24: How Important Is Style In A Story?

Week 25: Your Mid-Year Analysis

Week 26: 3 Tough Questions You May Be Facing

Week 27: Theme As the Engine Of Plot

Week 28: Breaking Up Chapters & Scenes

Week 29: 3 Things To Remember About Dialogue

Week 30: The 30 Minute Challenge

Week 31: The Voice And The Vision

Week 32: Your 6 Indispensable Plot Pivots

Week 33: Beginnings, Backstory, And Other Bugbears

Week 34: Spring Cleaning

Week 35: 3 Must-Have Scenes That Reveal Character

Week 36: 3 Must-Have Scenes That Reveal Plot

Week 37: Rules Of The Game

Week 38: 3 Criteria For A Perfect Scene

Week 39: 3 Big Questions That Demand An Honest Answer

Week 40: 3 Rules You Can Break To Start Your Story

Week 41: 7 Questions You Need To Ask Of Your First Draft

Week 42: 12 Easy Ways To Find A Title For Your Novel

Week 43: 3 Ways To Finish Your Draft Before The End Of The Year

Week 44: White Hot Writer – 7 Tricks To Write Faster

Week 45: How To Find A Top Literary Agent

Week 46: 3 Lessons On Theme, Character, And Plot

Week 47: 3 Secrets to Successfully Submitting Your Manuscript

Week 48: 5 Elements You Need In Chapter One To Hook Your Reader

Week 49: Why Writing ‘The End’ Is Not Goodbye (Yet)

Week 50: Building Your Brand As An Author

Week 51: Finding Your Identity And Power As A Novelist

Week 52: Keep The Momentum Going

Happy Writing!

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Top Tip: If you want to write a book, join our Writers Write course in Johannesburg or sign up for our online course.

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