Do you agonize over your titles? Are your friends worried about you because you don’t emerge from your office for days? Are you constantly rewriting?

Don’t worry – you’re not alone! Warren Adler, who has published more than 30 novels and short story collections in his 40 years as a published author, lifts the veil in this infographic on some of the writing struggles he has learned to accept as part of the process of writing a novel.


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Warren Adler's latest thriller, Torture Man, is now available. His Film/TV projects currently in development include the Hollywood sequel to The War of the RosesThe War of the Roses: The Children, along with other projects including Capitol Crimes, a television series based on Warren Adler’s Fiona Fitzgerald mystery novels, as well as a feature film based on Warren Adler and James Humes’ WWII thriller, Target Churchill, in association with Myles Nestel and Lisa Wilson of The Solution Entertainment Group. Warren Adler has just launched "Writers of the World," an online community for writers to share their stories about why they began writing. Explore more at

9 thoughts on “10 perfectly normal struggles when writing a novel [infographic]

  1. Dean Cycon says:

    Thanks for these great notes, Warren! I wanted to share my take on Number Seven. I keep a dictaphone next to the bed, so that when I get a great idea I can speak it quickly rather than trying to repeat it fifty times so that I will remember it the next morning. This little trick has worked wonderfully for me, allowing me to go back to sleep peacefully and not waking my wife by turning on the light to write notes. Night-night!

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