How Long It Took 30 Writers to Finish Their Famous Novels

Kirstin Fawcett
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Working on a novel and struggling with writer's block? Don't despair—the creative process is different for everyone. For some people, inspiration comes in fits and starts. For others, it rapidly engulfs them, or steadily grows over time. Need more reassurance? Check out the infographic below, which was created by U.K.-based printer cartridge shop Printerinks. It lists how long it took a sampling of famous authors to write their seminal work—including Victor Hugo, who took 12 whole years to write 1862's Les Miserables. Feel better now?

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