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How to Write a Novel While Parenting a Preschooler

How to Write a Novel While Parenting a Preschooler

It’s difficult to find time to write your novel, especially if you’re also taking care of a preschooler. The good news is that you don’t have to give up on your dream to become an author just because you’re a parent. Here are 3 tips that may just help you finish your work-in-progress without neglecting your...

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Why You’ll Never Reach Your Dream of Becoming a Bestselling Author

Why You’ll Never Reach Your Dream of Becoming a Bestselling Author

Let’s assume that you manage to do what many people won’t: you write a novel. You should be proud of yourself. That’s a huge accomplishment. This is especially true if you get your work edited and published, too. But one thing you shouldn’t expect: becoming a bestselling author.“Nielson Bookscan reported...

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3 Unexpected Reasons to Ignore Your Beta Readers

3 Unexpected Reasons to Ignore Your Beta Readers

Beta readers are important helpers for most authors. Beta readers give you honest feedback without hurting your sales ranking with bad reviews. Beta readers give you the opportunity to make your story better before you make it available to the public. And Beta readers can be your greatest fans and shower you with...

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Your First Book Will Suck and Why You Should Write It Anyway

Your First Book Will Suck and Why You Should Write It Anyway

Lots of people want to write a book. And every person who has yet to write a book believes that their first book would be pretty amazing. But the honest truth is that your first book will probably suck.If you think about it, that’s not altogether surprising. After all, you can’t really expect to write an...

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How to Continue Writing Your Novel when You Get Stuck

How to Continue Writing Your Novel when You Get Stuck

The beginning of a novel may be the easiest part to write. You have lots of ideas, you have a story to tell, and you can’t wait to get going. The ending is often just as easy, because you’re wrapping up all of your loose ends. But what about the middle? And what happens when you get stuck writing your novel? In...

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How to Write Your Novel While Taking Care of a Baby

How to Write Your Novel While Taking Care of a Baby

Taking care of a baby is a lot of work. Nobody will deny this. But even so, you can still get your novel written as long as you’re willing to make some adjustments to your routine. This article explores how scheduling weekly work dates, outsourcing chores, and hiring a babysitter can make all the difference for...

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