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See Now Novel’s best blog posts on how to do research for a work of fiction. Researching your novel is a good idea for several reasons. Firstly, your story will be full of authentic detail. Second, you will find inspiration for story developments through factual discoveries. Thirdly, you will feel more confident to start outlining and writing your book.

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Why is setting important? Mastering writing time and place

Why is setting important? Because setting is the stage for your story and immerses readers in your fictional world. In a novel, setting refers to the place and time (or multiple places and times) in which the story unfolds. Read on to find out more about how to create setting in your novel: Why is […]

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Writing a novel: 7 tips from bestselling authors

Writing a novel requires that you pay attention to the many elements of a book that factor into whether or not it is an excellent read. Great writing advice will help you to finish and take further steps to publication when your book is complete. Read advice from seven bestselling authors on how to write a book: […]

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51 must-visit websites for romance writers

In A Natural History of the Romance Novel, Pamela Regis writes ‘The romance novel has the strange distinction of being the most popular but least respected of literary genres’. This week, we’ve put together 53 of the best websites for romance writers, a genre-specific companion to our popular guide to the 151 must-visit websites for writers. […]

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Researching your novel: The ultimate guide

Grounding your novel in good research is vital for immersing your reader in your setting. This is true whether it is a contemporary city, ancient kingdom or imaginary land. This guide will cover a number of resources and strategies crucial for researching your novel. Who is this guide for? Nearly every story can benefit from […]

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