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A Step by Step Guide to Writing a Novel

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1. Create a Captivating/Remarkable Premise 
2. Create an Outline/Synopsis/Pitch
3. Finish First Draft
4. Get Feedback 
5. Edit Manuscript 
6. Get Additional Feedback / Edit Manuscript Some More 
7. Find an Editor / Agent 
8. Finalize any Changes (Title, etc.) 
9. Publish (Advance of a few thousand dollars + 10% royalties after publisher makes back advance in sales)

Word Length for Novels, Etc. 
10,000~ words (The average length of a short story)
40,000~ words (The average length of a novella)
45,000~ words (The average length of a middle school novel)
75,000~ words (The average length of a YA novel)
90,000~ words (The average length of a novel)