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Take it slow!

Several young authors have zoomed into the best-seller world with large, award-winning tomes. Do you need to write fast to compete?

turtleThe past few months have showcased several young writers on the fast track to publication fame.

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Last month, debut novelist Garth Risk Hallber stirred the publishing industry into an all-out bidding war for his 900-page novel, City on Fire. Knopf came out on top with a deal that tipped close to $2 million. The author is 34.

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