Jumpstart Your Novel

by Mark Teppo

Published: August 18th, 2015
trade paperback -
ISBN 978-1-63023-105-7
ebook -
ISBN 978-1-63023-106-4
118 pages

[includes free download of ebook version]

What's the easiest thing about being a writer? Sitting in a chair!
What's the second easiest thing about being a writer? Putting your hands on a keyboard!
What's the hardest thing about being a writer? Making words come out of your brain!

It doesn't matter if you've just started thinking about writing a novel or have done a dozen of them; getting started on a new project is always the hardest part. That's where Jumpstart Your Novel saves the day. Inside this book, you'll discover a technique that will help you outline an entire novel in a little under two hours. That's less time that it takes to sit through a movie (with previews), get across town in rush hour traffic, or vacuum your cat!

Using a simple Nine Box Model, you'll organize your thoughts so effectively that brainstorming a novel will seem as simple as following the directions on the back of a box of cake mix. Idea stacking, plot spinning, pants wearing: all of these tools will be at your disposal as you settle into that writing chair and start your brain fire!


Mark Teppo has written more than a dozen novels, both by himself and in collaboration with others. His Codex of Souls urban fantasy series preceded the occult noir revival, and his eco-thriller, Earth Thirst, revitalized the vampire mythology, bringing the old bloodsuckers into the 21st century. Recently, he's been out championing the printed book, and he is the founder and publisher of Resurrection House.

[ author photo by Brady Hall ]