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A writing course in a book
on 22 May 2010
Like 'No plot, no problem' by Chris Baty, the aim of this book is to get you to write - and finish - a novel in 30 days.
Unlike the Baty book, where the main concern is to make sure you just keep writing, without looking back, and not worry about the quality of what you write, this book is more serious about the quality of your novel-to-be. Although this author, too, states you should not review what you wrote until your first draft is finished.
The book provides you with check lists, maps, tables, assignments, all to help you not to lose sight of where your story is (supposed to be) going.
I ordered both the book - and kit - by Chris Baty, and this book, and I am glad that I did.
Baty is more focused on motivation, Schmidt on technique. That is why I think they will work very well together.