Novelists, make March a writing month!

Learn more about TimIt’s a fact: the more feedback you get while you’re writing your novel, the better your novel will be.

And now you have the chance to do it!

During the 10K Novel-Building Challenge at ChapterBuzz, which starts March 1st, you’ll write 10,000 words and be able to get feedback from readers, who will tell you what parts they like, what might be unclear, and most importantly, how to make it even better.

In short, you won’t be sitting there wondering if readers will like your book…you’ll already know they do!

So what’s the best way to give and receive feedback?

Award-winning author Liberty Henwick

Author Liberty Henwick

Here is some advice, from author Liberty Henwick, who won an award in the first-ever Challenge:

How to receive feedback:

  1. Have a thick skin and be willing to listen to the suggestions your readers make with an open mind, so that they feel at liberty to be completely honest. You don’t want them to hide the painful truths!
  2. Don’t take criticism personally, it’s not you but your writing that is being critiqued. It’s not unlikely that your work will need improvement—it will hardly ever be perfect the first time.
  3. You don’t have to take all advice on board. Sometimes you can stand by what you write if you feel strongly that there’s a good enough reason for it.

How to give feedback:

  1. Highlight any confusing passages and language that doesn’t make sense.
  2. Point out sections that are boring.
  3. Write down questions you have about the story so far that you’d like to see answered before the ending.

Feedback is very important, especially in the early stages of writing a novel. As a Challenge participant, you’ll be able to discuss your work all month with readers and fellow writers.

Join the rest of us as we write our novels in March! Enter the Challenge

There are a lot of things you can do in March, but this one can jump-start your writing career

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Curl up with your favorite hot beverage this coming month and write your heart out.

by Timothy Pike

You’ve been hearing about it, now make sure you’re officially registered for it: The 10K Novel-Building Challenge starts March 1st at ChapterBuzz!

Your mission: write 10,000 words…and that’s just the first week.

During the month, you’ll also meet other writers, connect with readers, get feedback on your work, and fine-tune your novel until it’s just the way you want it.

What you’ll end up with is a solid foundation for an outstanding novel that you know readers are already enjoying.

After just one month, you’ll have taken a major step toward becoming a published author.

You can start from a blank page or bring along your outline, character sketches, even words already written. As long as you write 10,000 new words during the Challenge, you’ll be eligible to win an award.

That’s right, we’re giving out three awards, and you could win one for your work-in-progress! Will March 2020 go down in history as the month you became an award-winning writer?

Let’s find out! I’m excited to see your novel take shape next month. Are you?

Starts soon, so hurry! Enter the Challenge now

Conquer your fear of writing a novel!

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Even though it’s your dream to write a novel, you feel a fair amount of trepidation when you start to think about actually doing it.

Doubts creep in:

“Is anyone going to like it?”

“Can I get anyone to read it?”

“I’ve tried before, but I didn’t get very far.”

I challenge you to find a writer who has not had thoughts like these at some point. Go ahead, I’ll wait!

It’s true: doubt, fear, and even anxiety are very common—especially when it comes to huge, career-launching projects like writing a novel—and can wreak havoc on your confidence, even prevent you from trying in the first place.

But it doesn’t have to be that way.

In fact, writing a novel can be a fun, motivating learning experience where you meet helpful, friendly people—both readers and writers—and discover promising new books in a wide range of genres.

It all happens in the 10K Novel-Building Challenge. It starts March 1st, and I’d love for you and a friend to join us!

Why work in total solitude, wondering how readers will respond to your writing…when you can spend an entire month actually getting to know your readers?

This is your chance to get feedback all month long, both from readers and fellow writers, which will help you to know what’s working in your story—and what could be improved. The end result? A winning novel.

So register now for the Challenge! Spend March writing your novel with confidence, and jump start your career as a professional author.

The month of March could be as helpful to you as it was for Cynthia:

Author Cynthia A. Jensen

“I was so nervous just looking at the blank document. Then the first line came to me, and I was off! As I wrote, I could see scenes in my head as I typed them up. I was really doing it! I was writing!

I didn’t think I could do it, but I worked hard and did it.”

Cynthia A. Jensen, author & columnist

During the first week of March, you’ll crank out 10,000 words—about 1,500 a day. Then, spend the rest of the month revising what you have, getting feedback, reading other writers’ stories, and writing even more chapters of your own.

Get ready for the experience of a lifetime by entering the Challenge now. Starts soon!

Registration is now open! Write 10,000 words & get feedback on your novel

Learn more about TimThink you can write 10,000 words in one week?

The 10K Novel-Building Challenge, which starts March 1st, is your chance to give it a shot.

Your chance to buckle down, take action, and make your writing goals a reality.

If you really want to get going on your novel—or need to dust off that half-finished manuscript in your desk drawer—now is the perfect time.

Registration is now officially open!

As a Challenge participant, you can start building your Fan base right away and getting feedback from your readers. This helps you write an outstanding novel that promises to be a hit!

Every Challenge brings more and more writers who are determined to make their dreams come true, and I’m excited to see you in the newest group of breakout stars on ChapterBuzz.

This is sure to be our biggest Challenge yet, and I want you to be a part of it!

Timothy Pike, founder of ChapterBuzz

Ready…set…write 10,000 words!

Learn more about TimWriters, registration is officially open!

Join us for the 10K Novel-Building Challenge, starting March 1st!

If you’ve ever dreamed of writing a novel, now’s your chance.

In the first week of March, you’ll write 10,000 words—and that’s just the beginning.

During the rest of the month, you’ll be able to meet other writers, discover great novels before they’re even published, and get feedback to help make your own novel even better. All while you’re building a solid foundation for your book.

And in the end, you may even win an award for your writing.

Join us today so you don’t miss out!

Ready to get going on your novel? There’s no time to waste!

Learn more about TimThink you can write 10,000 words in a week?

Ready to get a huge jump start on that novel you’ve always wanted to write?

Then you’ll be all in for the 10K Novel-Building Challenge, starting March 1st.

Prepare to crank out 10,000 words in the first week of the month.

After that, you’ll have the opportunity to read other writers’ stories and offer feedback, while they do the same for you. As the month goes on, you’ll revise your chapters and add new ones for us to read.

What you’ll end up with is a strong foundation for an excellent novel.

Think you can do it? Welcome aboard!

The Challenge has 5 parts:

1. First week: Write 10,000 words
It’s go time! Wake up early, curl up with your laptop, and lay down 1,500 words a day for the first 7 days. Bam! 10,000 words.

2. Second week: Critique Week
Now let’s kick back & read what everyone else has written. During Week 2, you’ll be able to read the works-in-progress of your fellow writers, “Buzz” their chapters, and give feedback on their work. And they’ll do the same for you!

3. Third week: Revise!
Revise your existing chapters based on the feedback you’ve received, and continue to add more chapters to your novel.

4. Fourth week: …
Week 4 is a surprise, so shhhh! But don’t worry, I’ll let you in on the secret soon enough.

5. Last few days: Awards
Three deserving writers will be presented with awards for their work, and I want you to be one of them!

At the end of March, you’ll have a solid foundation to build on, which will make it much easier to write the rest of your novel.

But the end of the Challenge is only the beginning. After March, continue writing and posting new chapters on ChapterBuzz so you can build your readership to become one of our Top Authors!

You’ve dreamed of writing a novel, and now’s your chance to make a breakthrough and soar to new heights as a writer.

Becoming a published author is now within your reach! Learn how to enter