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You don’t have to be a new writer to appreciate Monica M. Clark‘s article on 5 Questions New Writers Ask over at The Write Practice. So if you are a curious new writer looking for answers, or a seasoned professional who likes to help others head on over and check Monica’s post out. Do you have any questions about writing or publishing you would like answered? Let us know in the comments!
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5 Questions New Writers Ask
The other day I met a woman who wanted to be a writer. We were at a birthday dinner, where our mutual friend mentioned that I was working on getting a novel published. The woman immediately peppered me with writing questions (and fears), and I actually had some answers (and words of encouragement).
Common Writing Questions
I thought, why not share what I said with all of you?
1. How do you find time to write?
I don’t always find time to write. However, I was able to accomplish the task of completing a draft of a novel by writing every day for about six months. Many people write in the morning, but I chose to write at night because a) I hate waking up early b) I tend to feel more inspired at night, and c) I don’t have to stop writing if I don’t want to.
Of course there were days that I missed, but that was after daily writing had become a habit. I also didn’t chastise myself for it when it happened—I just tried to write twice as many pages the next day, and then let it go.
After the six months, I took a break and then started revising regularly. It was hard work, but I didn’t feel the need to place the same daily requirements on myself during this phase. I was excited to make my novel better!
2. How did you even start writing a novel?
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