Can you write a novel in a week?

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  1. Rastamermaid profile image71
    Rastamermaidposted 6 years ago

    Can you write a novel in a week?

    To the authors,novelist: What's the shortest amount of time in which penned a book?

  2. randslam profile image81
    randslamposted 6 years ago

    72 hours...stephen king did it with running man...imagine that.

  3. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 6 years ago

    If I had the story preplanned in my mind, I could probably do it in a week.  But would it be good? - likely not as there would be no time to edit.

  4. Jah Trice profile image58
    Jah Triceposted 5 years ago

    Yes, I probably could, if that was my only focus with no distractions, I am sure I can do it!!!

  5. Angelladywriter profile image54
    Angelladywriterposted 5 years ago

    I really wish I could because there is still so many untold stories that could be powerful within the industry. Thanks for the great question.

  6. Lady Wordsmith profile image79
    Lady Wordsmithposted 5 years ago

    Not a chance, not with three young children to look after as well!  But if I could work from morning until night with no distractions, with my meals brought to me, and energy enough to keep writing for 16 hours a day for seven days, then possibly.  I don't think it would be any good though - I take it you're talking about a first draft?  I don't think it would be possible to write a very good polished manuscript in a week, no.

    I tried NaNoWriMo, and managed to write about a tenth of a novel in that time, and that was 50,000 words in one month.  My novel ideas are too big to write quickly I think.

    Some people have more focus than me though!  I'm sure others could manage it, but I could not.

    1. Rastamermaid profile image71
      Rastamermaidposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yes,I am referring to first draft,before any editing. I don't think there is away way to write and edit a novel in a week.

  7. Simon Lam profile image93
    Simon Lamposted 5 years ago

    No I couldn't do it. I would need more time.

  8. austinhealy profile image69
    austinhealyposted 5 years ago

    Technically, I could but I know I probably wouldn't be happy with it. What would be the point anyway ?

  9. profile image0
    Larry Wallposted 5 years ago

    I probably could, but it probably would not be very good, but it would be a novel.


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