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How a novel writing coach helps you get better faster

The benefits of coaching in athletics and business are well known. How does a novel writing coach help you write your story, though? Read on for eight insights into how coaching works, and why:

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Writing focus: 9 ways to improve yours

When you’re writing, your focus isn’t ‘on’ every day of the week. Improve your writing focus so you can get to work and finish your story. Try these 9 strategies for the busy writer:

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Writing circle pros: 8 reasons to share your story

What is a writing circle or workshop? It’s a space (either online or in person) to share and discuss writing and grow. Read 8 reasons to join a writing circle and find accountability while building rapport with other writers:

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Writing Motivation Writing Process

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 organize story scenes (plus scene structure template)

Understanding how to organize story scenes will help you to draft scenes with an underlying sense of purpose and focus. Learn how to use Now Novel’s Scene Builder to create your own scene structure template that is flexible and custom-made for your story:

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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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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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How to outline a novel (template plus 7 checks)

Deciding how to outline a novel (or whether to outline at all) is a personal process for each author. This sample book outline plus 7 checks and insights will help you outline with purpose:

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Writing schedule hacks (how major authors got going)

Having a good writing schedule is crucial for finishing. Here are 10 ways to get into a better writing routine: