How to Do the Blueprint for a Book Challenge
In the summer of 2022, we offered a 10 week challenge to create a “blueprint” for a novel, memoir or nonfiction project.
That summer may be over, but you can still complete the challenge! Start at the beginning, do the weekly assignments and by the end, you’ll have a solid foundation for a first draft or revision of your project. But because maneuvering your way through our substack website can be less than easy. I’ve pulled together everything you need in this one easy post/email.
First, download a Blueprint answer workbook to keep track of your 10 assignments. That will make it easier to revise, review and come back to your work. Click to grab yours for fiction or nonfiction. If you are writing narrative memoir (a story), use the fiction workbook and assignments. If you are writing self-help/memoir, use the nonfiction workbook and assignments.
Next, listen to each week’s podcast, in order. You’ll find them in your pod player as episodes 322-331 from July 1, 2022 through September 10, 2022. I’ve also linked bonus episodes from me (KJ) each week talking about my approach to each assignment. Those are only accessible to paid supporters. Not a paid supporter yet? Chip in HERE.
You’ll find details on each assignment in your workbook and in the episode show notes. Here they are in order for ease of access:
Hope that’s helpful! (And if you actually do it—which, who are we kidding, most of us don’t) I guarantee it will be. Get your butt in the chair, friend.