Sunday, 5 March 2017

Help getting ready and starting your story #ChaBooCha



We're still just within the first week of the challenge and I know some of you are still working on your outlines, your research and figuring out your characters and settings. Fortunately, previous Chapter Book Challenges have had some very helpful posts for this first week of the challenge.

Here's a list (with links) of just some of those helpful posts for you to read if you think you might need help with these early stages of writing your story.

Word Counts, Timers and Chapters by Melissa Gijsbers

Breakdown of Daily Word Count Goals for the Chapter Book Challenge by Rebecca Fyfe

Outlining and You by Patti Larsen

Research for your Novel by Rebecca Fyfe

Plotting and Planning your Book and Character Development by Rebecca Fyfe

Structuring your Story by Adam Wallace

Crafting Convincing Villains by Julie Anne Grasso

Planning your Story:  A Checklist for Success by Roz Morris

Writing First Pages by Rebecca Fyfe

How to Outline your Novel Before You Write by Rebecca Fyfe


I hope one, a few, or all of these previous posts will help you if you are having any difficulty in getting started.

Happy writing!

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Give-Away



We rarely get this far into ChaBooCha without at least one give-away. So today, I'm going to offer something handmade. Everyone who is signed up for the Chapter Book Challenge and comments on this post will be entered into a drawing for a charm book mark (similar to the one shown above, but not necessarily the same). The drawing will occur at the end of the month and the winner will be announced in a blog post on March 30th.

24 comments:

  1. A friend just recommended this to me-perfect timing too. So I'm signed up and ready to write! Very excited :)

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  2. This post is so helpful. I used to do chapter books and MG, but I've been doing PBs lately, so I can use all the help I can get. Thank you!!

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  3. Thank you for the links! I look forward to checking them out. Very excited about my first ChaBooCha!

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  4. So many great resources by some amazing authors. Timely post too as a number of these questions have been asked lately!

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  5. Thank you so much for all the links, they are great 😊 x

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  6. I've just read through the links and found a wealth of information. Always love a challenge.

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  7. Thank you for the list of articles. Some of them I had read in previous years, but it is always good to use them to as a refresher

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  8. Fantastic links. These are great resources as we march along through ChaBooCha!

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  9. Thank you for the links to the articles! They are so helpful!

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  10. thanks for doing another Cha Boo Cha. Looking forward to it!

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  11. Thank you for sharing these wonderful links. Like you, they are inspiring.

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  12. Thank you for the links! This is my first year in ChaBooCha. Thank you for putting this together :)

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  13. Anxious to look through the links! Thanks for your help!

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  14. Thank you for the links! Very informative and inspirational!

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  15. Adorable book mark -- and thanks for the helpful links! :)

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  16. Thanks for the links, always good to read!

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  17. These links are going to be so helpful. This is my first time doing this, and my first chapter book attempt. Thanks!

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  18. Becky - thanks for this helpful post! All the prior links present information we can use as we work our way through this challenge. Thanks for putting together this great opportunity!

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  19. Off to a good start. Thanks for the links!

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  20. Structuring Your Story by Adam Wallace (one of the links in today's post) is a terrific post. Be sure to watch the entertaining Kurt Vonnegut video clip.

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  21. These helpful posts are provided at the ideal time in this challenge! I am plotting away, and some of these insights are offering me support along the way as a newbie in this effort. Many thanks indeed!

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  22. Thank you for the reminders with the links.

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  23. Terrific articles! Thanks for including these.

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