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Well-written articles for aspiring writers of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction; great tips, exercises, and new developments (like 'Print on Demand').
See also the pages on the project to write a 50,000-word novel in November - National Novel Writing Month:
|Author||Book(s)||Preferred time to write.||Hours of writing
|Rate (approximately) of words written per hour or day.||Reference.|
|Gary Paulsen||Young-adult novels: Canyons (1990), Woodsong (1990), Hatchet (1988).||All the time.||Nineteen or twenty hours every day: said he was "totally, viciously, obsessively committed to work. ... I don't drink, I don't fool around, I'm just this way. ... The end result is there's a lot of books out there."||The Writer's Almanac for Wednesday, May 17, 2006|
|Alexander McCall Smith||The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency||4,000 per day||Interview by Giles Whittell in The Times (August 21 2004).|
|John Steinbeck||The Grapes of Wrath||Most weekdays; sometimes on a Saturday.
Started warm-up writing between 10 and 11 a.m. most days, through sometimes after 12 noon.
|[May to October 1938.]
Daily goal of 2 hand-written ledger pages and 2,000 words per writing day.
Weekly goal of 10,000 words.
Overall goal of 200,000 words in 20 weeks.
|Jane Smiley||13 Ways of Looking at the Novel||First thing.||"I get up and write three pages a day and try to do that five days a week. If I come up to some fact that I don't know, I stop and jump on the Internet and try to find out about that."||Maria Schneider. p.43 of Writer's Digest January 2006.|
|Anthony Trollope||The Warden||Early morning, roughly 5 a.m. to 8 a.m.||3||1,000 per hour|
|The Weekend Novelist||The Weekend Novelist and The Weekend Novelist Writes a Mystery.||Every weekend for a year.||?||?|
|Books on Buddhism.
Poetry - Learn How to Write Your Own.
Forests of California and Trees of the World.
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