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How Long to Write a Book?

Library Review

ISSN: 0024-2535

Article publication date: 1 April 1955



How long does it take to write a book? Authors often get asked this question. There is, of course, no straightforward universal answer; so much depends on the book, on the author concerned, and also on many other circumstances. Some books are generated slowly, some quickly, a few at immense speed. Some may even be the work of very many years, or even a lifetime. The question of the actual time taken over writing is one that always interests readers.


GUNSTON, D. (1955), "How Long to Write a Book?", Library Review, Vol. 15 No. 4, pp. 234-237.




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