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Welcome to the 90-Day Novel Challenge

Are you ready to write a novel?

The 90-Day Novel Challenge begins June 10, 2024, but you can begin your self-paced 90-Day Novel Challenge any time you’d like.

Day 34: Earn Your Work with Rest

Day 34: Earn Your Work with Rest

Is rest a punishment or a reward? It's neither. When we live our lives with God, rest is our base of operations. We don't earn our rest with good work. Instead, we earn good work with rest. ASSIGNMENT: Write for one hour. Keep a good record of your writing time and...

Day 33: The Montage

Day 33: The Montage

As you move through the manuscript, you'll hit the Montage after the Rock Bottom moment. We call it a montage, because oftentimes in movies there is a montage in this part of the story in which the protagonist trains, builds something, or tries something new. It's...

Day 32: Write 1,000 Words per Hour

Day 32: Write 1,000 Words per Hour

This tip to get your writing speed up to 1,000 words per hour is scandalously simple. It's so simple it's offensive. When you try this, it's likely that you're going to surprise yourself. Chances are that you're already much closer to the target speed than you even...

BONUS: The Novel Matrix

BONUS: The Novel Matrix

The Novel Matrix book officially hit store shelves today! What makes this writing system so unique? The Novel Matrix isn't just another repackaging of the same dusty academic ideas about story structure, it's a fresh perspective based on observation of the publishing...

Day 31: Invest in Yourself

Day 31: Invest in Yourself

Writing is a business. You're already investing in this business to the tune of 90 hours over three months. If there are small expenses that will improve the outcome on that time, why not make them? It might feel frivolous, but it's not. Writers don't need a lot, we...

Day 30: The Rock Bottom Moment

Day 30: The Rock Bottom Moment

The "Rock Bottom" moment in your story is a huge opportunity to reinforce themes and values. As you move through the manuscript, you'll soon reach Rock Bottom. This is your chance to show the reader what's truly most important to your protagonist. ASSIGNMENT: Write...

Day 27: What If I’m Not a Good Writer?

Day 27: What If I’m Not a Good Writer?

Writers are built, not born. It takes time and practice to become a good writer. Anyone who is a master at anything had to push through those feelings at one time. Whether those feelings are true or whether they're just insecurity doesn't matter, the solution is the...

Day 26: Support Structures

Day 26: Support Structures

Writing a novel is a big undertaking. Just like your protagonist needs a cast of supporting characters, you might need a little support too. Here are four resources that are going to change your game: The Company's Q&A Board: https://writers.company/questions/ The...

Day 25: Where Is Your Antagonist?

Day 25: Where Is Your Antagonist?

Remember what we said about conflict. A "conflict" is two things in tension, such that both may not be satisfied. Challenges and obstacles aren't enough, we need to see real conflict on that page. Challenges may interest your readers, but conflicts compel them....

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