Work Your Book plotting workbook

Work Your Book was written for our 2019 NaNoWriMo Survival Kit and updated in 2020. The 130-page workbook walks you through, step-by-step, the process I (Rachel Bateman) take to plot my own novels, giving explanations of the elements that make up a great plot along the way.

My NaNoWriMo 2014 novel, Someone Else's Summer, is published with Running Press Books/Hachette. I wrote that book in 44 hours (spread throughout the month) then spent another 15 hours or so editing. I then entered the book in an online pitch contest, where it received the most agent requests of any of the entries that year.

Six weeks from that contest, I had an agent, a book deal, and a movie option. No joke, I attribute the success of that book to my plotting method, and I'm thrilled to share that method with y’all!

The PDF version of Work Your Book is available on a pay-what-you-want basis, meaning you can pay whatever you think the book is worth! There is a minimum of $10 so I can cover my website and delivery fees, but beyond that, you can give whatever you want. Once you pay, your PDF will be available for immediate download. (To buy, simply click the Add to Cart button. Your cart will pop-up, allowing you to edit the price to whatever you'd like to pay, then check out.)

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