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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 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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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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Writing discipline: 7 strategies to keep writing your novel

Writing discipline isn’t mythical or something you simply either have or don’t. Organization, writing structure and a sound plan keep you focused. Here are 7 quick tips and strategies for how to keep writing a book and not give up:

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How to be inspired to write every day: 10 ideas

Writer’s block might visit sometimes, but you can learn how to be inspired to write every day. Feeling ‘uninspired’ can mean many things: That you aren’t giving yourself enough breaks, that you’re being perfectionist and holding yourself to impossible standards, or it can mean that you genuinely are fresh out of ideas. Try these 10 tips to get inspired to write daily:

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Writing a book for the first time: 9 challenges you’ll overcome

Writing a book for the first time is an exciting but also challenging process. Worldbuilding, creating your characters and plotting scenes are fun processes of discovery, but first-time novel writers often encounter setbacks too. These challenges cause many unprepared writers to give up on their novels, but you can overcome them with the right mindset and methods:

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