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Saturday, June 18, 2011

How to Write a Book in Two Weeks or Less by Suzanne Young, Author of A Need So Beautiful


How to Write a Book in Two Weeks or Less:

I’ve been known to write a draft in less than a month. Okay, less than two weeks. But how can someone do this? Is it physically possible? Those of you who have done this know already that it is. But here is my advice on how to write a book in two weeks or less:

  • Stock up on bite-sized snacks. Pretzels, Reese’s Pieces, Spicy Snack Mix—anything to keep near your computer and eat bags of throughout the day
  • Caffeine, lots and lots of Caffeine. Be it a Diet Pepsi or a venti with a double shot of espresso, keep the good times rolling (and your heart racing) with lots of caffeinated beverages.
  • Turn off the internet. I have to unhook my wireless router to get work done. Otherwise I do the “write one sentence, check email, write one sentence, check twitter” dance.
  • Forget there’s an outside world. No going outside—wait, it’s not winter anymore?—no going out to eat. From now on your computer is the only thing you will look at. EVER AGAIN (or at least it feels that way).
  • And lastly, have a way to turn off your brain at night or you’ll never sleep. I found that watching episodes of True Blood really helped wipe the creative slate clean for the morning. Find your eraser.   
Suzanne Young currently lives in Portland, Oregon where she uses the rainy weather as an excuse to stay inside and write obsessively. After earning her degree in creative writing, Suzanne spent several years teaching middle school language arts in Arizona. Now she can be found at home chasing after her two children and writing novels for teens.


A Need So BeautifulRead Andye's review of A Need So Beautiful here.
Check out how being a Middle School teacher helped Suzanne write this book here.

A Need So Beautiful releases June 21, but you can pre-order now!

    7 comments:

    1. My biggest downfall is the internet. I even get less reading done when I'm sucked into the net. LOL

      Mayeb I should unplug my wireless once in a while. LOL

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    2. Oh yes, the internet ... I know THAT dance! Great post :-) !

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    3. I don't write, but I know what she means about getting distracted by the internet! When ever I have to write a paper or something I am constantly going back and forth between paper, twitter, email, blog, etc.

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    4. "Turn off the internet. I have to unhook my wireless router to get work done. Otherwise I do the “write one sentence, check email, write one sentence, check twitter” dance."

      Oh, I know ALL the steps to that one. Look at me blog-hopping between sentences! :P

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