Write-A-Thon: Write Your Book in 26 Days (And Live to Tell About It)
By Rochelle Melander

If you’ve ever wanted to write a book—and 80% of Americans have that dream on their bucket list—Write-A-Thon is your go-to guide for getting your book done fast and painlessly.

During National Novel Writing Month in November, more than 200,000 people write a 50,000-word novel. Now you can write your book fast—fiction, nonfiction, or memoir—anytime you want.

Write-A-Thon is designed to support anyone who wants to write a book but does not know how. In Write-A-Thon, Melander teaches you the life skills, performance techniques, and writing tools you will need to write your book fast.

Rochelle Melander, author of Write-A-Thon, has been writing fast since graduate school. She wrote her master’s thesis in one year, while taking all the coursework for the degree, teaching, working odd jobs, and trying to have a life. In the past 15 years, she’s written and published ten books, more than a hundred articles, and many resources. Nearly every one of her books was completed in less than three months, several in as little time as six weeks, and one in just nine days. Write-A-Thon was written during 2009’s National Novel Writing Month—in just 26 days.

Write-A-Thon is divided into three sections: Training, Write-a-thon, and Recovery. Each section includes an introduction and a series of short essays with practical tips, tools, and encouragement to help you incorporate the techniques into your own life. The book concludes with an annotated bibliography that provides additional writing help for readers on topics such as editing, grammar, and the publication process.