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    Writing a novel...

    I am about to write my first novel, and I need some advice from brilliant writers in this forum.

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    Re: Writing a novel...

    Ok, I think that was a hard one. What about asking you to suggest some writers to read their works. Just suggest some native English modern writers. My teacher suggested that I will learn from reading others' works. What do you think?

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    Re: Writing a novel...

    As a starting point, why not take a look at our list of sites about English literature.

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    Re: Writing a novel...

    Definitely, but remember Samuel Beckett's advice that the writer who doesn't repeat themselves repeats others.

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    Re: Writing a novel...


    Thanks for the advice!
    A question for tdol. What do you mean by that a writer who does not repeat himself does repeating others?
    For me, I am trying to write about some real experiances from my own culture and life. I am trying to read others' writings to learn and to see what may other writers be enterested in.

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