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Sunday, 12 September 2010

Making Time to Write

How long does it take to write a book? That’s like asking “how much is a car?” It depends on a great many things. According to Brenner Information Group, on the average, it takes 475 hours to write fiction books and 725 hours to write nonfiction. Subscribers to Writer’s Digest magazine spend 12.64 hours writing each week. Beginners spend seven hours a week and advanced writers spend 30.5.

When Maryanne Raphael first read about the international Three-Day Writing Contest, she thought it was a joke. But the idea of writing a book in three days fascinated her. So several years later she signed up, got a sponsor, and arranged to spend Labor Day weekend at her keyboard day and night.

Dan Poynter

Read more (courtesy Selling Books)

1 comment:

  1. I am truly stunned at that. It takes that much more time to write non-fiction? I was always under the impression it was the other way around. I feel better now, that has made me feel like a 'real' author at last.