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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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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...