Welcome to the online home of Denise Jaden,
author of young adult fiction and non-fiction for
writers. Please feel free to look around and contact
me through Twitter, Facebook, or the contact form
on the "About Denise" page. I'm a Canadian author,
living just outside Vancouver, B.C.

I hope you enjoy yourself and stop by often. Happy
Fast Fiction - Now on Sale!
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

A portion of publisher proceeds will be donated to National Novel Writing
Month (NaNoWriMo)
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Advance Praise for Fast Fiction...

Saturday, September 20, 2014
Workshop on Fast Fiction
SCBWI Canada West Conference
(Open to the public, but must register)
Details TBA
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“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