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How long it takes to write a novel (hacks to finish faster)

How long does it take to write a novel? Are there ways to speed the process up when writing to deadline (or impatient to get the draft done)? Read on for answers.

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Your goals in writing: 10 ideas to keep them

Keeping to your goals in writing is hard. Maybe balancing creative ‘me’ time and office time grew harder while working from home. Or you commute a lot. Or you have young children who require the lion’s share of your focus. Sticking to your goals is easier with SMART, quantitative goals. Here are ten ideas to help you keep to yours:

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How to find time to write: 7 simple strategies

When we survey writers on Now Novel, ‘how to find time to write’ often comes up as a shared challenge. Although there’s truth to the saying ‘finding time is making time’, these 7 simple strategies will help you make time and keep writing:

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How to become a writer: 10 successful authors’ secrets

There’s no single path in how to become a writer. Yet the paths of accomplished wordsmiths shed some light:

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Motivation to write: 7 simple strategies

Motivation to write is often tricky to maintain, even though we are passionate about telling stories. Yet building an intrinsically motivating writing process will help you reach your writing goals. Read 7 ways to grow great writing habits that will keep you fired up to finish:

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7 key writing resolutions for the year ahead

Writing resolutions, like other goals, are best kept small and easily attainable. Like many timeless stories, resolutions have three parts: First, choosing a goal/idea. Second, planning around said goal. Third, carrying out purposeful actions towards it. Read 7 ideas for reaching your goals this year:

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What causes writer’s block? Simple fixes to finish

‘Writer’s block’ – an impasse that stops your writing progress – a square, heavy weight. What causes writer’s block, the feeling of being unable to move forwards in your writing? And how can you fix it? Try these simple ways to get writing again:

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7 reasons writing a book makes you a champion

Many people talk about wanting to write a book “someday.” Anyone who has written a novel knows the enormous effort involved. Here are seven reasons to persevere:

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20 great writing ideas from the Art of Fiction

Interviews with authors give interesting writing ideas, about the craft, process, pleasures and challenges of writing. Read 20 insights about writing gleaned from The Paris Review’s ‘The Art of Fiction’ series: