30 Days to a Stronger Novel

Take your novel from good to great in 5 minutes a day for 30 days. Inspiration, tips and practical writing ideas.

Congratulations! You've written a novel. Now what?

It's time to make it the novel of your dreams.

Join writer and writing teacher Darcy Pattison on a one-month journey, an easy and effective path toward a stronger novel.


Each day features:

  • a short video to introduce the day's topic
  • an inspirational quote
  • a Walk-the-Talk writing assignment

You will receive the entire text of the book, 30 Days to a Stronger Novel

Write smart with a simple focus for each day's writing. We cover both small and large details: titles, subtitles, openings, closings, setting, characterization, plot and much more. By breaking the revision into small tasks, it becomes manageable--and fun.

You'll receive the entire text of Darcy Pattison's book, 30 DAYS TO A STRONGER NOVEL. Daily videos or lectures highlight a daily task. Quotes from other writers will inspire, challenge, provoke and make you laugh.

If you participated in NaNoWriMo, you wrote your novel in 30 days flat. Now, take another 30 days to revise.

Intended Audience: writers, novelists, author, YA author, novels

Watership Down with Armadillos: Titles
Search Me: Subtitles
Defeat Interruptions: Chapter Divisions
Scarlett or Pansy: The Right Character Name
Stronger Settings
Horse Manure: Stronger Setting Details
Weaklings: Every Character Must Matter
Take Your Character’s Pulse
Connecting Emotional and Narrative Arcs
Owls and Foreigners: Unique Character Dialogue
Sneaky Shoes: Inner and Outer Character Qualities
Consistent Character Relationships
Begin at the Beginning
Bang, Bang! Ouch! Scene Cuts
Go Away! Take a Break
Power Abs for Novels
White Rocks Lead Me Home: Epiphanies
Powerful Endings
Tie-Up Loose Ends
Find Your Theme
The Wide, Bright Lands: Theme Affects Setting
Raccoons, Owls, and Billy Goats: Theme Affects Characters
Choosing Subplots
Of Parties, Solos, and Friendships: Knitting Subplots Together
Feedback: Types of Critiquers
Feedback: What you Need from Readers
Stay the Course
Revise Again?
The End
The New Beginning
PDF Version of the Book

What's included

  • 27 Video Lessons
  • 5 Text Lessons

  • Works on all devices
  • Certificate of completion

Darcy Pattison