Well, there are two ways to do this. Either write the most horrible tripe ever imaginable, or write the next classic piece of fiction. Easy, right?
But the fact thay Harry Potter was rejected that many times should tell us something, or that we almost never got a chance to read about Frodo and Sam while Kendra's story made it in on first try. It's just a business, which is one thing we authors tend to forget in our creation of a novel.
The shortsighted result of this is very obvious -- already established well-known authors are thinking... well, they could really do this without the publisher.
Just wanted to give you a quick update on the writing progress... Corruptor is in the final edit process, and the publisher is eagerly patiently waiting for me to deliver final version. I seem to have worked out the kinks that had been plaguing the book. Kinks or not, this book needs to get out … Continue reading Writing Whilst Working
The best advice I received from author John Ringo was, at first glance, simple. Make sure you have a voice in your writing. But then one starts to delve deeper into that meaning and find themself often wondering "What does that mean?" Your voice is pretty basic. It's how you tell the story. It's your … Continue reading The Voice of a True Generation
I'm going out of town from June 2 -12, and I won't be around to respond to this blog. Therefore, I'm going to post this question to others around the blogosphere. Does environment matter to you when you write? Are you influenced by what part of the world you live in when writing, or can … Continue reading Question Before Vacation
Not for the glory, nor the money (okay, a little bit of the two doesn't hurt when dreaming). We do it because we have these characters and stories in our heads that, if we don't get them out in a timely manner, will surely drive us insane.
When driving through the forest of insanity inside a writer's mind, it is a good idea to keep the windows rolled up.
Someone once equated writing a novel as staring at the computer screen until a drop of blood appears on your forehead and drops onto the keyboard, from which the Writing Gods are appeased with your sacrifice and allow you to create literary masterpieces.
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