Join the Novel Focus Challenge

Make time to write. Get to know your story. Bring your book to life. For free.

19 July to 25 July 2021.

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Just imagine the front cover of your book sitting at the top of a webpage...

About The Challenge

Whether you’re stuck on an old idea and can’t work out what’s wrong with it, or you’re about to start something new, this challenge will help you see your story from a whole new perspective.

We’ll start off by focusing your writing time, then home in on that idea of yours and what it needs for you to finish that draft.

You’ll finish the challenge feeling inspired, motivated, and excited to get writing.


Are you struggling to decide which book idea to focus on? Do you wish there was a magic formula to help you decide which is the right one for you, right now?

This challenge—available at no cost to you—consists of three simple activities, which should take you no more than half an hour to complete. They’re designed to get you thinking differently about your work in progress, and your ability to work with your work in progress.

Key takeaways


Get focused on your book


Feel inspired


Build a writing routine


Put yourself—and your writing—first


Develop your book's theme


Write realistic characters


Plan, write, and publish faster

Who’s the challenge for?

It’s for anyone who’s working on a book right now, or hungry to start something new…but who can’t quite commit.

Either your idea is lacking depth, or you don’t feel you have the time. We’ll help you develop a writing routine, focus your story, and find your inner motivation.

If you’re looking for accountability, focus, and commitment, this challenge is for you.

If you’re looking for an ego boost or someone to tell you how amazing you are, this challenge isn’t the right fit for you.

Whatever genre you write, you’ll come away with techniques you can use in your current and future books.



The challenge will be hosted in a private, popup Facebook group. You’ll be able to hang out with other participants, talk about your writing, and share tips.

During the first 3 days, you’ll be set 3 activities. They shouldn’t take you more than half an hour a day to do.

Days 4-7 are for you to catch up, ask for help from other writers, and get writing.

After my session with Kristina, I felt immediately enthused, confident and empowered. A great listener, she is immense at giving highly tailored guidance based on wherever you are in your publishing journey. No two aspiring authors are in the same place, either creatively or from a distribution and marketing perspective, but Kristina strengthens your abilities wherever they are. Thanks to her impressive publishing history, she’ll instil confidence in you without ever being aloof or condescending, in fact, her warmth and reassuring approach is what I most remember and appreciated. I wholeheartedly recommend Kristina, and look forward to our future consultations.

C.K.Golding, Creator and filmmaker

Kristina has a caring a passionate approach to what she does. She has helped me to control my need to add every possible idea into my story and to write a coherent and compelling plot as well create realistic characters. She instils confidence into you and helps you wade through the all the negativity that writers put themselves through, helping you find the positives. I highly recommend Kristina as she has a vast publishing history to back up her credentials. So, don’t hesitate, book yourself in!

E.V.Rivers, YA fantasy and sci-fi author

Kristina has a way of teaching that makes things easy to understand and reassures you that you’ve totally got this whether you’ve been writing for years or you’re just starting out.

Ellie Betts, writer and podcaster

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Your challenge host

Kristina Adams is the author of 12 novels and 3 books for writers. She regularly publishes 4-5 books a year, despite dealing with copious chronic health conditions.

Her blog, The Writer’s Cookbook, helps 35,000 readers a month to get inspired and get writing. Schools and universities from around the world regularly use it as a teaching resource.

Her productivity and mindset courses, meanwhile, have helped writers to focus, publish, and achieve their writing goals.

And now, in this free challenge, she’s going to help you get your writing back on track for the rest of 2021.

When you actively commit to your writing, powerful things happen

Join the Novel Focus Challenge today. Dedicate the time your characters—and future readers—deserve. 19 July to 25 July 2021.

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