How Long Does Writing a Novel Take?

Full article with thanks to https://www.novel-writing-help.com/how-long-does-writing-a-novel-take.html Writing a novel takes as long as it takes, no more and no less. Yes, that’s an annoying answer – but then it is one of those piece-of-string questions. Seriously, it’s impossible to be specific because there are too many variables involved… Do you have one hour a day to devote to novel writing or eight? …

Benefits of Reading Books: How It Can Positively Affect Your Life

Full article with thanks to https://www.healthline.com/health/benefits-of-reading-books In the 11th century, a Japanese woman known as Murasaki Shikibu wrote “The Tale of Genji,” a 54-chapter story of courtly seduction believed to be the world’s first novel. Nearly 2,000 years later, people the world over are still engrossed by novels — even in an era where stories appear on handheld screens and …

Top 10 tips for being a best-selling author

Full article with thanks to https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-29458847 Sophie Kinsella is the bestselling author of the Shopaholic series, Can You Keep a Secret?, The Undomestic Goddess and Wedding Night. Her novels have been translated into more than 40 languages, and Confessions of a Shopaholic, has been made into a film starring Isla Fisher. Here are Kinsella’s top 10 tips for being a …