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I’m feeling overwhelmed about writing a novel, can anyone help?

I see several separate questions, I think, so I’ll give several separate ideas/suggestions/answers: Age: don’t let your age dissuade you. Starting early, is actually a big advantage! Writing is an ...
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I’m feeling overwhelmed about writing a novel, can anyone help?

Excellent question. I myself am a teenage writer (which doesn't make me any sort of expert on writing as a teenager), but it does mean that some things I've experienced/thought about may be applicable ...
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I’m feeling overwhelmed about writing a novel, can anyone help?

Talent vs Skill Some people have talent. They have an aptitude for seeing or hearing a thing and being able to perform it to an impressive level without any training. Luck has given you talent – in ...
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I’m feeling overwhelmed about writing a novel, can anyone help?

Give yourself some time. Writing is a difficult skill - not only are the 'rules' of English awkward and arcane, but intensively subjective. Writing a novel is a huge task, as you're finding out. I ...
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Should I mention in my query letter to agents and/or publishers that I'm a minor?

Many agents recommend that you do not mention your age in your query letter because it might unfavourably bias the agent against you. The common suggestion is that you mention your age only when the ...
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Can a minor traditionally publish their novel?

I’m pretty certain Christopher Paolini was only 15 when his first novel, Eragon, was published, and Clare North/Kate Griffin/Catherine Webb was only 14 when Mirror Dreams came out. In my albeit ...
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Can a minor traditionally publish their novel?

With the exception of works for hire, copyright is owned by the author, until and unless the author assigns it to someone else. There is hardly ever a good reason to do this, so don't do it. If a ...
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How do I write a successful book at a young age?

As a fellow young writer, I understand the doubts that one may face while writing on the side. First off, no worries, there is no pressure on anything because writing takes time and effort. My first ...
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How do I write a successful book at a young age?

There are basically two types of writers, plotters and "discovery" writers. A Plotter basically makes an outline of the entire story, decided how everything is going to go (the plot of the ...
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How do I write a successful book at a young age?

Writing a successful novel at a young age is the same as writing a successful novel at any age. Working backward, you write a novel that people will pay money for. To do that, you have a write a novel....
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