How to write a decent novel in 2 months

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How to write a decent novel in 2 months

Postby charlesp » Sat Jan 19, 2008 8:50 pm

Nifty link on boing boing to this article on how to write a good novel in a short period of time. Interesting stuff.
http://www.boingboing.net/2008/01/16/ho ... ecent.html

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Postby LizGrayson » Wed Jan 23, 2008 9:09 am

LOL So where was this advice when I started writing my novella SIX AND A HALF years ago (it'll be seven next October - hopefully the first draft will be done by then!)

Interesting concepts, but I'm not sure I could pull off anything remotely resembling what I want to write in that short a time period, especially since real life keeps interfering with my writing. Last night I devoted three hours to my writing and it felt great, but usually I severely lack the time, especially during football season.
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Postby Mlou » Wed Jan 23, 2008 3:47 pm

Well, mine took me 2 years to write and 2 more to get published. That's too much but I don't think I could have done it in 2 months. And I'm afraid, Liz, that after 6 years I'd be sick and tired of the characters if I hadn't finished it by then. Guess I'm much more content with the "quick returns" of writing essays for the CSMonitor. Short and sweet and a yes or a no within a couple of weeks. Maybe I have a short attention span? :D
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