How Long Does It Take To Write A Book?

How long to write a book

Richard Klu

Stephen King says you should be able to finish the first draft of a book in 3 months. Still most writers take years to write their first book. It’s a colossal undertaking on your first go at it. created the chart below to show how long it took for some of the famous works we all love took to write.

I was surprised to see that A Clockwork Orange, one of my favorites only took 3 weeks.

I think this chart is a great way of visualizing how little or how much time it could take to complete the task you have a hand. Some books I’m impressed by the quickness of their writing and others I’m shocked by the length of time it took to complete them.

Like Catcher in the Rye. It took 10 years for J D Salinger to write that book.

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