Cover Photo: A side-by-side collage of four photos of a notepad tracking the number of words written per day and the total number of words in the manuscript. The numbers run down the notepads in a single column in blue pen.
Photographs courtesy of the author

How to Write a Novel In a Month

The fear that I might never write a book led me to develop a practical system of writing by numbers.




do not pass the baby around the room.

Fawn Parker is a novelist from Toronto, currently based in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Her most recent novel, What We Both Know, came out with McClelland & Stewart in May 2022. Her forthcoming release, an auto-fictional memoir called Hi, it's me, will be out in the spring of 2024. Fawn is a PhD candidate at the University of New Brunswick. She is represented by Ron Eckel at CookeMcDermid Agency.

Author photo by Steph Martyniuk