How to Write a Novel

Ex Libris Regina

Before I mislead anyone with that highly original blog title, please know what follows is simply an explanation of how I’ve managed to write an average of three full-length novels a year, a bunch of short stories, and a novella or two. Now, I know there is plenty of online advice about how to write 10,000 words a day. “James Patterson your career” has been a buzz-phrase for a while now. I dig it. I just can’t write that fast. I’m guessing most of us can’t. But I have discovered that slow and steady (meaning a consistent daily effort) does win the race for productivity with minimal burnout.

Not easy, but doable!

So, if you’re looking for a little inspiration or you’re on a break between writing sprints (or just procrastinating), I’m happy to share my tips on how I get the proverbial lead out. Every writer is different, but…

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