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Five Steps to Writing a Romance Novella in Two Weeks #amwriting #writingtips #ASMSG

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I read “Planting the Seeds of Love” a while ago, and enjoyed it. Here, author N.N. Light discusses what she did to get this novella written in two short weeks…and how her husband, Mr. N., helped her stay focused and motivated. A must-read!

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Can you write a romance novella (20,000 words) in two weeks?

You bet!

Here are my five steps to writing a romance novella in only two weeks:

1- Create a writing plan. Before becoming a published author, I was very disorganized. Being the creative-type, I just went with the flow and wrote when I felt like writing. This doesn’t work when you have a goal of writing 20,000 words in ten days. So, I enlisted the help of my husband (totally organized) and together we created a writing schedule. Since I don’t write on the weekends, I only had ten days to work with. Each day, I had to write a minimum of 2,000 words.

Confession: There were some days when I only got 1,500 words done. The next day, I made up the missing words by writing 2,500 words. I didn’t stress when I came up short on a…

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Written by Barb Caffrey

June 14, 2016 at 9:32 am

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