Too Busy to Write Your Novel?Enter THE DRAFT HOUSE: September 10 2017 – January 28 2018

Let the “Draft Queens” and a small support network of fellow drafters help you start, write, and finish a draft of your novel or narrative non-fiction book. In just under five months, writing an average of 750 words per day (six days a week), you’ll have a completed draft of 70,000 words ready for the next steps.

Condensed and improved for the 2017-18 Season!

THE DRAFT HOUSE accountability program includes:

  • An initial 3-hour workshop on planning your book and crucial pre-planning exercises ($100+ value)
  • Six (6) additional mandatory, virtual meetings for support and gauging your progress ($300+ value)
  • An ambitious, but achievable, Drafting Schedule: average 750 words (3 pages) per day, six days a week
  • Weekly check-ins to report your word count progress, with a stern but loving email from the Draft Queens if you fall short ($270 value)
  • Monthly critique of up to 1,000 words of your WIP, along with a 30-minute monthly coaching session with Emily or M.J. ($350 value)
  • GRADUATES receive a developmental critique of their completed manuscript by one of the Draft Queens and a DRAFT HOUSE winner mug! (over a $600 value)

More than $1,620 in professional service value, plus group support, accountability and networking… for just $650 ($550 before August 15th).


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The Draft Queens

Emily Carpenter, Draft Queen & Author of The Honeysuckle GirlsEMILY CARPENTER has officially lost count of how many drafts she’s completed. Two of them, BURYING THE HONEYSUCKLE GIRLS and THE WEIGHT OF LIES (Lake Union), have been published..

M.J. Pullen, Draft Queen & Author of the Marriage Pact SeriesMANDA (M.J.) PULLEN is the author of Contemporary Romantic Comedies, including the MARRIAGE PACT series (St. Martin’s Press) and EVERY OTHER SATURDAY. She is a former professional counselor with extensive experience in group support and coaching writers.