The seven stages of writing a novel

Anna Caltabiano self-published her first novel at the age of 14. Now with three published novels under her belt, the 18-year-old author and student shares some marvellous writing tips for teenage writers and beyondCheck out the Guardian children’s books homepageThe seven stages of writing a novel are for the most part the same whether you’re doing it for the first time or the fourth time. As a student, I can vouch for a fact that this list is also very similar to “The Seven Stages of Writing Your English Class Essay,” just with more pain, tears, and (if you’re luckily) eventual euphoria. Related: Teen writer Anna Caltabiano: how I self-published my first book Related: How to cope with writer's block Related: Leigh Bardugo: 'I guess I'm a little bloodthirsty' – children's books podcast Related: How do I get involved in the Guardian children's books site? Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

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