Progress of Writing A Novel

Progress of Writing A Novel

How long does it take to write a book?

It depends on you. You are the one in charge.

Start by filling in the dates as you go through the writing process. This helps in determining how long it takes for each work of literature. You will see how in a short time you created a great work of literature.

Some authors take a week to write a book. Other authors take a month. A few take many years to complete their work of literature. It all depends on many factors.

  • Family
  • Time
  • Work
  • Writer’s Block
  • Effort

Whatever it is that moves you forward use it to your advantage and write your book. Don’t let people tell you how slow or fast you’re writing. It’s at your own pace. Take your time, work at your own pace, and write your story.

Found in Writer’s Sidekick for Novels.



What’s worse than losing your mind?

Losing the notes that you painstakingly took for your next story. You know that what you wrote would be a great scene and you can’t find it. You might have left it on a sticky note, a napkin, maybe you left it inside another book.

Now there’s a solution to that problem. Writer’s Sidekick, The Perfect Notebook for Writers. Whether you’re starting a new story or an anthology, a memoir, we have a notebook for your needs. Once your book project is complete you are ready to self-publish, send out to a publishing house and market your book.

“Where are my notes?” That has been the most asked question I have asked myself over the years. I could never find them. They were everywhere. I had written notes on,
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Writer's Sidekick Author Notebook

Writer’s Sidekick Author Notebook

The Writer’s Sidekick Author Notebook is designed for you to carry with you where ever you go. You can free write or doodle your great ideas. Write out names you might like and use. Write out a character that pops in your head. Jot down your great story idea. Lay down the settings you want to take your readers. Keep track of the submissions you have sent and their responses.
Writer’s Sidekick Author Notebook

The Writer's Sidekick for Critique

The Writer’s Sidekick for Critique

The Writer’s Sidekick for Critique, is designed to help you with critiquing your work. Take this book with you to a critique group or follow one on-line and use it to take summary notes of your fellow writers’ advice and critique. For each chapter you might have more than one person do a critique, you summarize all of their critiques into one detailed note for easy reference. Work your way through each chapter and perfect them. Each chapter section covers plot, theme, pacing, point of view, characters, description in your writing, and settings.

The Writer’s Sidekick for Critique

The Writer's Sidekick for Names

The Writer’s Sidekick for Names

We all have names. Our names have unique meanings that are important to those who gave them to us. A name represents more than life, it represents a deep meaning to the person carrying it. Your characters are also defined by the name you give them. Names are what gives your character’s character. They define your protagonist and your antagonist. The name you give a character will ultimately define them through the entire story and be either memorable or forgotten by your readers. Readers remember names that are rare, exotic, and memorable. This notebook will help you keep track of your character’s names and in what story they were written for. You no longer have to repeat a name.

The Writer’s Sidekick for Names

The Writer's Sidekick Submissions Tracker

“KEEP TRACK OF YOUR SUBMISSIONS” The worst part of submitting your story somewhere is that you don’t remember what story you submitted, when you submitted it, or to whom you submitted it to. Not only that, but what are they paying for that story and when will it be published. Writer’s Sidekick Submission Tracker is your key to solving these problems. You write your story information and the requirements for each company. Writer’s Sidekick Submission Tracker is a simple, easy to use, fill in the blanks notebook that keeps track of what you submitted and to whom. If one is rejected, you have a chance to re-do and submitted to the next publishing company, contest, or literary journal.

The Writer’s Sidekick Submissions Tracker



Are you submitting stories to contests?

It’s like playing chess. You place your submission to various publishing companies and some will reject, while others take it. What happens when two or more take the story? Or what if you forgot who you submitted it to?

If you have a hard time keeping track of what story you submitted to what company, and when you did it? You need Writer’s Sidekick for Novels.

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Keep track in a simple and easy way with Writer’s Sidekick for Novels.


The Setting of your novel.

What world are you taking your reader to?

Give a new place to visit. Show us a new world. Take us out of time and space. Note your setting and take notes so you wont’ revert back to another time period.

What is the Setting’s Name. All worlds, countries, states, cities, locations have a name.
What is it? Is it a planet, a country, a loft?
Where is it? What the correlation of the story with where the setting takes place?
When is it? The time is important. If its set in the past we know how they dressed, if its in the future, show us.
Why is it? If it apostolistic, how did it become this way.
what are the Sights, Sounds, Smells, overall Feel of the place, show me.
If its a dystopian society, how did it become this way?
Keeping track of your setting and knowing where you are is important. With Writer’s Sidekick for Novels its easy.

Story Ideas

Do you have a great Story Idea?

Not sure how to develop it?  Try Writer’s Sidekick for Novels to get you started.

It starts with a Working Title, don’t worry about making it perfect, you can always play with it.

Do you know what your Genre is? If not, write down what it could be. Remember its always more than one. Find the ones that fit your style.

Point of View is always important to know. Who’s telling the story?

When is your Time Period? Is it in the past or is it in the futre?

Is your Setting Dystopian, Utopian, Post Apolitic, or today?

You always need a Protagonist and Antagonist or your story will have no depth.

What is your overall concept of the story?

This is a helpful form that you can use in Writer’s Sidekick for Novels.

Free Writing

Start with free writing your ideas.

Start with free writing to get it all out of your system. Do not worry about the title, concept, plot, theme, characters, names, ages, settings, items, time, grammar, punctuation, or anything else that can stop your flow.

When you Free Write, you are letting your juices flow. Take the story that you have in mind and write it out. Watch how things will come out and form. New ideas and things that you did not think about will flow with each word. 
By having this at the beginning of the book it gives you the chance to be more open to a greater story.
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