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10 things serious writers do without fail

Serious writers cultivate specific habits. Read Amy Tan on the impetus for writing, Murakami on acquiring endurance and more.

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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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Writing Motivation Writing Process

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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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:

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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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Writing Motivation

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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Writing Motivation

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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Writing Motivation

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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Novel writing tips Writing Motivation

How to finish your novel this year: 10 tips

Get proactive so that this is the year it happens. Whether you’re writing a first novel or your fourth, follow these ten tips to reach your writing goals: