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3 Ways to Plan a Marketable Novel without Losing Creativity

Today’s guest post is by author, writing coach, and blogger Nina Amir:

Markets. Competition. Viability. Sales. Platform. Planning. Business.

These words tend to dampen a novelist’s creativity. Inspiration doesn’t stem from a business plan, right? Your work shouldn’t depend upon marketability, right?

It’s true that many novels become best sellers solely on craft and story, but just as many, if not more, sell less copies than their authors hope because they never find an audience. And that doesn’t mean the books aren’t well written or the tale isn’t one that needs to be told. Continue Reading…