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2015 #FirstDraft60 Posts

The Complete 2015 FirstDraft60 Challenge Guide:

Sample Schedule for #FirstDraft60

Sample Schedule for #FirstDraft60

  • Day Negative One – Let’s Complete a First Draft Together in 60 Days
  • Day Zero – An introduction and overview of the plan to complete a first draft in 60 days
  • Day 1 — Welcome to the Sixty-Day First Draft Challenge!
  • Day 2 — Preparing Your Revisions Notebook, Style Sheet, and Research Repository
  • Day 3 — Creating Your Story Bible
  • Day 4 — Choosing How to Track and Organize Your Story’s Timeline and Structure
  • Day 5 — Plan to Make Lists. Start Making Lists
  • Day 6 – Sunday Reflections on Your Writing
  • Day 7 — Who Are Your Characters and What Is Your POV?
  • Day 8 — Getting Your Characters into S.H.A.P.E.
  • Day 9 — Your Characters’ Physical Descriptions including Character Casting
  • Day 10 — What Does Your Character Want, What Will She Do to Get It, and What Can Stop Her? (a.k.a., Goals, Motivations, and Conflicts)
  • Day 11 — Write Out Your Main Characters’ Backstories
  • Day 12 — Saturday Review and Catch-up Day
  • Day 13 — Sunday Reflections on Your Motivations and Reasons for Writing This Story
  • Day 14 — Don’t Think. Just Write
  • Day 15 — Draft Writing vs. Regular Writing: A Writing Assignment
  • Day 16 — Setting Goals and Tracking More than Just Word-Count
  • Day 17 — Inspiration vs. Perspiration (Setting a Writing Schedule)
  • Day 18 — Planning for Challenges and Obstacles
  • Day 19 — Saturday Review and Catch-Up Day
  • Day 20 — Sunday Reflections: Responsibilities, Priorities, and Writing Time
  • Day 21 — Writing and Testing Your Story’s Premise
  • Day 22 — Mapping and Outlining Your Story
  • Day 23 — Write One-Sentence and One-Paragraph Story Summaries
  • Day 24 — Do You Know Enough About Your Setting?
  • Day 25 — What Research Do You Need to Do Before You Start Writing?
  • Days 26 & 27 — Weekend Catch-Up and Sunday Reflections on Your Physical and Mental Writing Spaces
  • Day 28 — Writing Your Story Scene by Scene
  • Day 29 — Using the #1k1h Method for Marathon Writing
  • Day 30 — Tomorrow We Start Writing
  • Day 31 — TODAY WE WRITE!
  • Day 32 — Friday is SWAT Day! (Self-evaluation, Word count, Awesome accomplishments, Tidbits to share)
  • Day 33 — Saturday Review and Catch-Up
  • Day 34 — Sunday Story Reflections
  • Day 35 — Monday Motivation from Meg Cabot
  • Day 36 — Timer Tuesday (#1k1h Writing-Sprint Day)
  • Day 37 — Weekly Story Bible Check Up
  • Day 38 — Thursday Craft Day: Creating Tension and Upping the Ante for your Characters
  • Day 39 — Friday is SWAT day! Check in with Your Project
  • Day 42 — Monday Motivation from Brad Herzog
  • Day 43 — Timer Tuesday (#1k1h Sprint Day)
  • Day 44 — Weekly Story Bible Check-Up
  • Day 45 — Thursday Craft Day–Storyboarding to Avoid the Sagging Middle
  • Day 46 — Self-Evaluation, Awesome Accomplishments, Word Count, and Terrific Tidbits. It’s SWAT Day!
  • Day 49 — Monday Motivation from Neil Gaiman
  • Day 50 — Timer Tuesday! (#1k1h Sprint Day)
  • Day 51 — A Writing Confession (and our Weekly Story Bible Check-Up)

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