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What will help me write a book?

What will help me write a book? 7 steps

If you’ve tried to write a novel and have put it aside, you might ask ‘What will help me write a book?’ It’s crucial, on the one hand, to choose a book idea that allows for story development, for rising and falling action. Here are 7 steps to make your process easier: 1: Choose what to […]

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Writing first drafts and after: 7 tips for stronger rewrites

Writing first drafts of novels is challenging and completing your manuscript is a major achievement. Even so, if you end NaNoWriMo with a manuscript in hand, or you finish a book at your own pace, this is only a first step. Read 7 tips for crafting a strong rewrite in the editing and revising process and turn […]

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Writing your first novel - 10 tips from Now Novel

Writing your first novel: 10 starter tips for success

Writing your first novel is fun but also a challenge. It helps to put in place the structure, habits and resources you need to keep going until you reach the final page. Whether you’re writing your first novel for NaNoWriMo or merely want to start a new novel on strong footing, here are 10 tips: (more…)

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First draft writing - 7 tips from Now Novel

First draft writing: 7 tips for simpler, easier drafting

Of all the stages of writing a novel, first draft writing is often most challenging. Because your novel is still a blank canvas, structuring your writing process can be tricky. Here are seven tips on draft writing that will make it easier to speed along to a complete first draft: (more…)

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