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How to edit your novel | Now Novel

How to edit your novel: 8 simple steps

Learning how to edit your novel before a professional editor even sees it is smart. When there are fewer minor errors, a hired editor can focus on large-scale issues: Plot holes and inconsistencies and issues of style and tone. To edit your own writing, try these 8 simple steps: (more…)

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Writing first drafts and after: 7 tips for stronger rewrites

Writing first drafts of novels is challenging and completing your manuscript is a major achievement. Even so, if you end NaNoWriMo with a manuscript in hand, or you finish a book at your own pace, this is only a first step. Read 7 tips for crafting a strong rewrite in the editing and revising process and turn […]

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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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