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Writing A Novel

scififan

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Has any member here had a go at trying to write a novel?
If so I wondered if you have any tips. I am about 50 pages into my novel, but it is hard to put aside time to get any further.
There always seems to be something else to do! I guess all novelists have to very strict with themselves with time management and have an efficient method of note-keeping.
 

RandyW

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That's awesome that you are writing a book! I have never tried to. I doubt people would want to read anything that I write. I bet they do have to really buckle down and get things done.
 

Greylien

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You can always just edit what you have and make a novelette or short story out of it. It's your work of art, you can make it what you want.
 

Classified

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What he said^

Writing a book is more than just........well........writing the book. Keep a notepad on you at all times and jot down ideas as they come to you. Research publishing houses that work with the genre you're writing in. Re-work your financials to save for the costs you will incur to get the book edited and published.

That's the just the tip of the iceberg.
 

didge

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Has any member here had a go at trying to write a novel?
If so I wondered if you have any tips. I am about 50 pages into my novel, but it is hard to put aside time to get any further.
There always seems to be something else to do! I guess all novelists have to very strict with themselves with time management and have an efficient method of note-keeping.
I have never thought of writing a novel, but I assume it takes a lot of hard work, dedication, and commitment to do so. You may need to hire a few people to keep you on course.
 
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I'm no writer, but maybe you'd find it easier to dictate your novel into a recorder and pay someone else to do the typing. Some people find that faster. Or you could get voice recognition software that essentially performs the same task.
 

scififan

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Hey, @Gareth The Great, that is a really good idea. A small recorder would be just the job for saving some prose or dialogue that comes to me when I don't have the opportunity to write them down, for example, when driving. I think I will invest in one as soon as I can and see if it helps.
 
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