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How to Write a Book

To bring a novel from inception to publication can take two or three years. Publishers have to think ahead. So does the smart writer. Don't waste your time trying to cash in on today's hits. Write the novel you're burning to write, and make it as good as you possibly can. There is only one rule: don't bore your reader.

If you've never written a novel before, you would be wise to complete your manuscript before you approach the market. In today's fast moving publishing world, few editors and agents are willing to work with a new author on the basis of an outline and sample. You have to be able to show you can deliver what you promise.

Put your manuscript away for at least a couple of weeks, then read it right through, asking:

 

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