October 2019: the month for YOU to shine as a writer

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Writers, by now you’ve probably heard about the 10K Novel-Building Challenge, which starts October 1st at ChapterBuzz (that’s right, just days from now!)

The “10K” is your big chance—your chance to spend the month of October writing your novel, fine-tuning your chapters with the help of other writers, building your readership, and possibly even winning an award for your writing.

And with so many writers jumping on board, this Challenge promises to be our biggest yet!

Are you in?

Here’s what your October will look like:

1. First week: Write 10,000 words
The pressure’s on! Pour yourself a steaming mug, snuggle up in your writing nook, and lay down 1,500 words every day for the first 7 days.

2. Second week: Critique Week
You’ve worked hard, so let’s slow things down. Now, kick back and read the stories of other Challenge participants. This week, you’ll read their novels-in-progress, “Buzz” their chapters, and give feedback on their work. Meanwhile, they’ll be doing 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. Now it’s really taking shape!

4. Fourth week: …
Week 4 is…well, it’s a surprise. Enter the Challenge now to get in on the secret!

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

The 10K Challenge is a powerful way to ignite your writing life and start zooming down the path toward a published novel.

Get in now! Hurry, the Challenge starts October 1st.

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A powerful start to your full-time “noveling” career

Learn more about TimDream of being a full-time author of novels?

It can happen—and sooner than you think.

Who among us doesn’t aspire to quit their day job to write books full time from home—or literally anywhere else—watching the royalties pour in as their massive readership devours every novel they release on Amazon?

Today, I invite you to get started on that path!

Here’s the best way: Join us for the 10K Novel-Building Challenge, starting October 1st. That’s in less than two weeks, by the way!

First, you’ll write 10,000 words in a week, then you’ll spend the rest of October connecting with readers (and other writers) who can help you fine-tune and polish your manuscript.

Supercharge your writing life and jump start your new career!

The Challenge starts October 1st, so get in now!

Critique Week: it’s like “spa day” for your novel

Learn more about TimOver the many years I’ve spent coaching writers—pushing them to buckle down, achieve greater heights, and get their books out into the world—I’ve probably heard just about every concern you can think of.

Concerns like…

  • “As a first-time novelist, will people take my writing seriously?”
  • “How do I know when my novel is ‘good enough’ that I can stop revising and think about publishing?”
  • “If I do all the work, is anyone going to buy my book?”

Of course, I did my best to calm these fears, but I totally get why anyone would be intimidated by writing a book. It’s a life-changing achievement!

What’s more, even though Amazon has given us a great platform for book sales, it’s both a blessing and a curse: with a stack of books so tall, how on earth do you stand out in the crowd?

That’s where Critique Week comes in. It’s part of the 10K Novel-Building Challenge, starting October 1st at ChapterBuzz and running until the end of the month.

You’ll spend October writing at least 10,000 words, getting feedback from readers, and building a strong foundation for your novel.

Why is Critique Week so powerful?

  • I’ve made it super easy to stand out in the crowd and get noticed by readers and other writers in the Challenge. It’s as simple as participating!
  • Your readers can keep you going in the right direction and help you fine-tune your “story arc.”
  • Your readers will be happy to tell you everything they love about your story. But they’re also happy to help by pointing out things that don’t make sense, parts that drag a little, or just typos, so that your book will be ready for prime time once you finish writing it.

Critique Week, in other words, is like a massage and facial for your book.

Here’s what your October will look like:

1. First week: Write 10,000 words
The pressure’s on! Pour yourself a steaming mug, snuggle up in your writing nook, and lay down 1,500 words every day for the first 7 days.

2. Second week: Critique Week
You’ve worked hard, so let’s slow things down. Now, kick back and read the stories of other Challenge participants. This week, you’ll read their novels-in-progress, “Buzz” their chapters, and give feedback on their work. Meanwhile, they’ll be doing 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. Now it’s really taking shape!

4. Fourth week: …
Week 4 is…well, it’s a surprise. Enter the Challenge now to get in on the secret!

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

Writing a book is life-changing, and here’s your chance to get started on the journey…and treat your novel to spa day!

Want to write a novel? Get your first chapter out there…and get your first reader!

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So you’ve got a great idea for a novel…

But what’s the fun in writing it if no one’s ever going to read it?

That’s where the community of writers and readers at ChapterBuzz comes in. This October, dive right in by entering our 10K Novel-Building Challenge and give your book a huuuuuge jumpstart.

How does it work? The first step is to just do it: just start writing your first chapter and post it for us to read.

Then, the readers and writers in our community will have the chance to read what you wrote and will be able to offer some feedback to keep you going in the right direction. Even if you’re not exactly sure where you want the story to go, your readers can help you flesh it out.

You can even try different ideas to see how people react—it’s your work-in-progress, so make as many changes as you want, as often as you want. Getting input from your readers, after all, is the heart & soul of writing the perfect novel.

Indeed, one of our most popular authors has this to say:

Dacia M Arnold

“It was refreshing to receive so much feedback on my work-in-progress that I can’t stop now. This Challenge was a huge boost for my writing and my ego.”

—Dacia M Arnold, past Challenge winner and author of The Brightest Firefly

So join up! As a member of ChapterBuzz, you’ll have the chance to connect with all sorts of people who can offer different points of view, suggestions, and expertise.

The 10K Novel-Building Challenge is exactly that: your chance to build a novel many times better than if you did it alone. Starts October 1st, so hurry! Enter the Challenge now

Be the author you’ve always wanted to be (by dedicating the month of October!)

Learn more about TimThis October, step boldly into the next chapter of your writing career.

Show the world you’re a writer who doesn’t mess around when it comes to achieving your goals, and be the author you’ve always wanted to be.

Starting at the stroke of midnight on October 1st, the race is on to write 10,000 words in the 10K Novel-Building Challenge.

10,000 words is several chapters, which is a heck of a good start by itself.

But in addition to 10,000 words, October is all about connecting with other writers. Building your Fan base. Getting feedback from all points of view. Fine-tuning your story into a book that your readers can’t put down.

The stage is set. The world of ChapterBuzz is your platform.

Go for it!

Enter the Challenge today and start the journey of a lifetime.

October is all about you…writing the perfect novel!

Learn more about Tim“If I write a novel, will people like it?”

“Will it sell?”

“How do I even get started?”

If you’ve ever asked yourself these questions, then congratulations. You’re normal!

Publishing your first novel is a huge achievement, and even though writing it can be so much fun, I’ve spoken with many new writers who have questions like this (or even doubts) about getting started, and what to expect along the way.

That’s why I created the 10K Novel-Building Challenge, which starts October 1st.

Instead of working in total solitude, pouring your heart and soul into your book month after month, then emerging a year later wondering, By the way, what will my readers think?, now you can find out what they think in real time!

It’s like having beta readers at your beck and call.

With the feedback you get during the month of October, you’ll find out what’s working well, what could be tweaked, and what’s not quite landing with your readers.

This way, you can write the rest of your book with the confidence that comes from knowing your readers are already enjoying it.

The “10K” is a powerful way to supercharge your writing efforts. But don’t just take my word for it…

Award-winning author Liberty Henwick

“I am convinced that this month will absolutely stand out as one of the high points of this year for me.”

Liberty Henwick, past Challenge winner

The first week of October, you’ll write 10,000 words in a breathless sprint of 1,500 words a day. Once you have those words down, the rest of the month is for revising what you have, getting feedback, reading other writers’ stories, and writing more chapters of your own.

Connect with other writers, from total beginners to experienced, published authors who are full of great advice and feedback. In addition, you can easily invite people you know and trust—whether they’re writers or not—to stop by and give their input, too.

It’s a quicker and easier way to write a quality novel.

So get your laptop tuned up and ready to go, and enter the Challenge now. Writing starts in T-minus 20 days!

What’s your #1 writing hack? Do tell!

Learn more about TimIf you’re a writer, chances are you know some little hack—that is, a clever trick, tip, or workaround you use to get those words onto paper, and to do it as often as possible.

So today, let’s share our favorite ones with each other! Leave a comment below with your #1 writing hack.

Here’s my #1 writing hack, and one that’s worked amazingly well for many writers: Use the 10K Novel-Building Challenge to get a huge head start (and helpful feedback from your fellow writers) on your novel. Of course, you also get bragging rights about that time you wrote 10,000 words in a week! Starts October 1st, so sign up today!

Let’s hear your #1 writing hack, below: