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How many words are in a novel? Finding the right book length

How many words are in a novel, on average? It’s a question aspiring authors often ask. Book lengths vary widely. Every now and then a true doorstopper is published. Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84 (which runs to 928 pages) is one example. Vikram Seth’s A Suitable Boy (published in 1993) runs to a whopping 1349 pages, with […]

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Coping with publisher rejections - Zadie Smith on withstanding despair

88 inspirational quotes about writing a novel

Even seasoned writers feel blocked at times during the writing process, but these 88 inspirational quotes about writing, divided into 8 categories, will help you finish writing a novel: 1. Quotes on finding an idea for a novel Before you write the first word down, before your characters come alive on the page, the initial idea for your […]

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J.K. Rowling on writing - tips from the master

J.K. Rowling on how to publish a book

Image credit If there’s one person we should all be taking writing advice from, it’s J.K. Rowling. Not only did she manage to write a book that spawned a series and a series of hugely successful movies, she transformed herself from a never-before-published writer into the first billionaire author on the planet. And all because […]

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