The Novel Smithy covers many aspects of writing a novel. It supplies e-books, planners, and guides for writers to help them get their books out.
Aside from a number of useful e-books, The Novel Smithy helps writers through a robust resource library covering topic such as;
Lewis Jorstad, the Writer behind The Novel Smithy created his website to help writing novices and soon-to-be published authors improve their craft and write their best stories to share with the world.
His ‘Ten Day” series challenges authors to do the seemingly impossible; outline a novel in 10 days, finish the draft in 10 days, edit it in 10 days, and publish it in, you guessed it, 10 days…
Books from The Novel Smithy
The Ten Day Outline
From the author: “Before beginning any journey, you need a plan. Writing a novel is no different.
Through a simple ten day challenge, The Ten Day Outline guides you in creating an outline built to support every step of your writing journey. Along the way, it’ll help you form the foundation you need to write a novel you’re proud of.
Each day of this outlining challenge comes with easy to follow prompts and intuitive goals, streamlining the outlining process. By the end, The Ten Day Outline will have taken the stress out of planning a novel—so you’ll be ready to set out on your own epic, writing journey!”
From the author: “It’s time to begin your next great adventure—it’s time to write a novel!
Through this simple ten day challenge, The Ten Day Draft will help you break through the mental barriers that are preventing you from writing a novel. Along the way, it’ll guide you step-by-step through every stage of your first draft, so you’ll never have to wonder—what comes next?
Each day of this writing challenge comes with easy to follow prompts and intuitive goals, simplifying the writing process. By the end, The Ten Day Draft will have proven that yes, you CAN write a novel!”
From the author: “You’ve written a novel—now to perfect it. Fortunately, it isn’t as hard as you think!
Through this step-by-step ten day challenge, The Ten Day Edit will help you face the overwhelm that comes with editing a novel. Along the way, it’ll teach you everything you need to master the editing process, create a page-turning story, and build a team of readers and editors to support you.
Each day of this editing challenge comes with easy to follow prompts and intuitive goals, helping you make sense of the editing process. By the end, The Ten Day Edit will have guided you from a first draft to a finished novel!”
From the author: “The day you become an author has arrived—but only if you seize the opportunity.
In this simple ten day challenge, The Ten Day Author will help you chart your path as you dive into the wide world of self-publishing. Along the way, it’ll guide you through every step of the publishing process—until you can finally hold your finished novel in your hands.
Each day of this publishing challenge comes with easy to follow prompts and intuitive goals, simplifying the self-publishing process. By the end, The Ten Day Author will have made you more than just a writer!”
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Sample blog posts from the site
- How to Write a Powerful Foil Scene
- 4 Tricks for Raising the Stakes of Your Story
- The Coming of Age Arc: How to Write About Growing Up
- 4 Ways to Unlock Your Character’s Unique Voice
- 6 Ways to Write Truly Terrifying Villains
- 5 Tips for Fantastic Worldbuilding in Your Novel
- History: The Secret Weapon of Fantasy Writers