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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:

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Writing first drafts: 7 tips to get it done

Writing first drafts is a stage of the writing process many authors find daunting. Read 7 tips for first drafts from writers and get your first draft done:

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Keep motivation to write: 7 tips to persevere and finish

You’d think loving writing, the joy of seeing a finished sentence, paragraph or page, would be enough to keep us motivated. But many writers struggle to keep motivation to write. Try these 7 strategies to set goals, establish good habits and finish your story:

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88 inspiring quotes about writing a novel

These 88 inspiring quotes about writing, divided into 8 categories, offer inspiration to finish writing a novel:

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How to overcome writer’s block: 14 methods

Writer’s block is frustrating when you have a story you want to tell but can’t find the words to tell it. However, feeling stuck needn’t be the end. Try the tips below:

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How to find motivation to write: Value, engage, reward

‘Motivation’ is a word that comes up time and again when we survey readers and members on writing challenges. There may not be a single, exclusive solution for how to find motivation to write. Yet here are 5 ways to stay fired up and on track:

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How to write a book in 30 days: 8 key tips

Annual writing sprints like NaNoWriMo have many experienced and new authors alike testing their limits. Writing a book – a carefully, beautifully constructed book – does take time. Usually, much longer than 30 days. Yet trying this exercise is useful for building discipline, focus and just getting the first draft done. Here are 8 tips to help:

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How to write a rough draft: Finish your novel faster

In learning how to write a rough draft, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach that suits every writer equally. This being said, writing a story draft as quickly as possible helps. Working quicker for the first pass helps to keep you from becoming discouraged or losing interest in your story idea. If you need to speed up your first draft, try a few of these tactics and see which ones help you progress faster:

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