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How to Get Unstuck in the Middle of Your Novel

How to Get Unstuck in the Middle of Your Novel

Writing a novel can be easy or difficult, depending on how much you enjoy writing. For most people, the beginning of the story is the easiest part. You have an idea, and you just roll with it. But at some point, whether you’ve written 10,000 or 40,000 words, many writers get stuck. For some reason, the story is...

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Why Publishers Don’t Like Your Query Letter

Why Publishers Don’t Like Your Query Letter

You’ve written the best book ever, and you’re ready to get it published. The good news is that you’re really close. The bad news is that you are also really far away from reaching your goal of finding an agent or a publisher. In order to get published, you need to do more than write a great book. You have to...

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How to Knock Out 50,000 Words in 10 Days with Novel Writing Software

How to Knock Out 50,000 Words in 10 Days with Novel Writing Software

It’s easy to claim to be an author, but it’s a lot harder to actually sit down and write a book. There are so many things you can do besides writing. You could figure out how many words your novel should have, how many books you need to write before you become famous, which novel writing software to use,...

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9 Surprising Reasons Your Manuscript Sucks

9 Surprising Reasons Your Manuscript Sucks

You finally got your novel written, but when you read it over you realize that your manuscript sucks. Or maybe you thought your manuscript was great, but it keeps getting rejected by agents and publishers. Unfortunately, it’s quite possible that your manuscript just plain sucks. In this article, we’ll...

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5 Reasons the Publisher Rejected Your Book

5 Reasons the Publisher Rejected Your Book

So you’ve actually finished writing and editing your novel. You are extremely proud of yourself, and you should be! But now that you finally had the guts to send it to a publisher (or two), you receive a rejection letter. They don’t want your book. They don’t want to have anything to do with the manuscript...

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How to Sell the First 100 Copies of Your Book

How to Sell the First 100 Copies of Your Book

Writing a book is difficult. It can take hours, days, weeks, months, and years of hard work. But writing a book is easy as pie compared to actually selling your book. Besides, you have Novelize to help you write your book. But how do you sell your first 100 copies after you’re ready to publish?Build a Following...

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