Note : This is a review I wrote and forgot to post a loooong time ago. Mea culpa.
Gerke, Jeff. Write Your Novel in a Month: How to Complete a First Draft in 30 Days and What to Do next. Cincinnati: Writer’s Digest, 2013. Print.
Summary: A fast-paced guidebook that incorporates and condenses much of Gerke’s previous material
Having recently The First 50 Pages, I skipped half of this book after I recognized the first nine chapters as a condensed version. See my previous review for details.
I must mention Gerke’s continued use of film examples in his guidebooks about writing novels. He’s gotten bolder, going so far as to write, “I do that without apology” (9) in the introduction. Too bad he’s using the same examples as The First 50 Pages. Fortunately, he’s added Game of Thrones (TV adaptation) to keep it fresh.*
The bigger issue is that he doesn’t really give much in the way of “what to do next” if one does, in fact, finish a novel in 30 days.
Book Project Conclusion:
Gift to the Library
*I never watched it because I have no cable, only Amazon Prime. If he had used Justified, however…