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Sunday, March 2, 2014

The Fast Fiction Blog Tour Starts Here Today!

Rather than doing a traditional interview-filled tour for Girlfriend Cyber Circuit, I am celebrating the release of my new nonfiction writing book, FAST FICTION, by dropping tips about writing quickly at every stop of my blog tour, and offering some awesome prizes for commenting on any of these posts. The more you drop by and comment, the more chances you have to win these great prizes:

The Prizes:

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  • Compliments of New World Library: They will be giving away A BOX of copies of FAST FICTION by Denise Jaden and GET IT DONE by Sam Bennett (Distributed individually to US and Canada Winners only - Winners may choose one or the other.)
  • Audiobook copies of NEVER ENOUGH by Denise Jaden! (For International Winners)
  • A critique of your first five pages, compliments of Denise's agent, Michelle Humphrey from The Martha Kaplan Agency! (For International Winners)
  • Compliments of Denise Jaden, TWO BOXES of great fiction (US Only), including:
A Love Story Starring My Dead Best Friend by Emily Horner
Hush by Eishes Chayil
The Lighter Side of Life and Death 
by CK Kelly Martin
The Hourglass Door by Lisa Mangum
Revenge of the Homecoming Queen 
by Stephanie Hale
I Like it Like That by Cecily von Ziegesar
A Girl Named Mister by Nikki Grimes
What She Left Behind by Tracy Bilen
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
American Girls About Town
Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier
The Dark Light by Sara Walsh
The Tragedy Paper by Elizabeth Laban
Writing with a Heavy Heart by Denise Jaden
(This box of books has been spoken for.)
All Unquiet Things by Anna Jarzab
Watch Me by Lauren Barnholdt
Fashionista by Micol Ostow
The Sweetness of Salt by Cecilia Galante
Birthmarked by Caragh O'Brien
Roomies by Sara Zarr and Tara Altebrando
Just Like Fate by Cat Patrick and Suzanne Young
Wild Cards Simone Elkeles
The Appeal by John Grisham
Between the Lines 
by Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer
I'd Know You Anywhere by Laura Lippman
He's So Not Worth It by Kieran Scott
Jungle Crossing by Sydney Salter
The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore 
by Benjamin Hale
Writing with a Heavy Heart by Denise Jaden
(This box has been spoken for.)

All you have to do is enter the rafflecopter for a chance to win (at the bottom of this post, I've included links to all of the other blogs where you can comment for more chances to win).

About Fast Fiction:

Writers flock to National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) each November because it provides a procrastination-busting deadline. But only a fraction of the participants meet their goal. Denise Jaden was part of that fraction, writing first drafts of her two published young adult novels during NaNoWriMo. In Fast Fiction, she shows other writers how to do what she did, step-by-step, writer to writer. Her process starts with a prep period for thinking through plot, theme, characters, and setting. Then Jaden provides day-by-day coaching for the thirty-day drafting period. Finally, her revision tips help writers turn merely workable drafts into compelling and publishable novels.

A portion of publisher proceeds will be donated to National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)

Praise for Fast Fiction:

“Fast Fiction is filled with stellar advice, solid-gold tips, and doable, practical exercises for all writers who want to draft a complete novel.”
— Melissa Walker, author of Violet on the Runway

“Being a ‘pantser’ I have always resisted outlining, but I have to say that Fast Fiction changed my mind! Denise Jaden takes what I find to be a scary process (outlining) and makes it into an easy and, dare I say, enjoyable one. Fast Fiction is a hands-on book that asks the right questions to get your mind and your story flowing. I know I’ll be using Fast Fiction over and over again. Highly recommended for fiction writers!
— Janet Gurtler, author of RITA Award finalist I’m Not Her

“Fast Fiction is full of strategies and insights that will inspire and motivate writers of every experience level — and best of all, it provides them with a solid plan to quickly complete the first draft of their next novel.”
— Mindi Scott, author of Freefall

“Fast Fiction provides writers with the perfect mix of practical guidance and the kick in the pants they need to finish that draft. This book is a must-have for writers of all levels.”
— Eileen Cook, author of The Almost Truth

Practical and down-to-earth, Denise Jaden’s Fast Fiction makes a one-month draft seem doable, even for beginners, any month of the year.”
— Jennifer Echols, author of Endless Summer and Playing Dirty

“One of the greatest challenges any writer faces is getting a great idea out of one’s brain and onto the page. Fast Fiction breaks that process down into concrete, manageable steps, each accompanied by Denise Jaden’s sage advice and enthusiastic encouragement. And anything that helps streamline the drafting process is a-okay by me! Fast Fiction is a great addition to any writer’s toolbox — I’ve got it in mine!”
— Catherine Knutsson, author of Shadows Cast by Stars

“Forget the fact that this resource is directed at those wanting to complete a fast draft — if you’re out to get your novel done, period, Jaden’s Fast Fiction will be the kick in the butt that gets you there, from story plan to ‘The End’. . . and beyond.”
— Judith Graves, author of the Skinned series for young adults

Where you can find Fast Fiction:

Help an author out:
Can't get a copy of FAST FICTION right now? I wonder if you'd consider helping out in other ways. I'd really appreciate any way that you can help!

  • Ask your library or bookstore to bring in FAST FICTION
  • Leave a review on Amazon (the more books are reviewed on Amazon, the more they will show up as suggestions for readers).
  • Mention FAST FICTION on Facebook, Twitter, your blog, or pin a link to Amazon on Pinterest

Blog Tour Stops:
Comment on any of the following blog posts celebrating Fast Fiction's release to be entered to win prizes galore! 
(All Fast Fiction blog posts should be live by March 9th, or sooner. Contest will be open until March 15th.)

GCC Blogs:

Additional Participating Blogs:

Remember, all you have to do is leave comments to get lots of extra entries to win some great prizes. 
Don't know what to comment about? Tell us the name of your favorite writing book!

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  1. Wow. This is an amazing contest. Congrats on getting the book out and getting the word out.

    1. Thanks so much, Rosi! Glad you could stop by.

  2. Wonderful Contest! Congrats on the book can't wait to read it!

  3. Fantastic contest, Denise! Looking forward to reading Fast Fiction (and Writing with a Heavy Heart, too).

  4. Got the Revision Schedule Shari made available; thank you both as I will need it soon.
    873 words today! Have a great night!

  5. Definitely plan to read this!

  6. I need to start following your writing advice and start to write the book I've always talked about. Congratulations on your latest book! It's an honor to know such a fabulous writer!

    1. Yes, Karen, you should!

      Thank you, and I'm glad to know you too :-)