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Sunday, January 26, 2014
Saturday, January 18, 2014
I research them for weeks and months at a time to ensure they’re either factual, or based on factual theory. Then I write out a rough plan of how I want them to develop. Then I start writing. That takes months.
Now, I’m not a well known author, so like many other writers I know, I have to support my family by going out to work. When I come home, instead of being able to spend time relaxing, I’m effectively slogging away on a second shift on my current novel. It can be mentally and emotionally draining, not only for me, but the rest of my family too, who miss out on my company.
Sunday, January 12, 2014
One Inch at a Time
And while we’re on this point, don’t forget to be yourself! As an author, you have to develop your own voice or style. Don’t be afraid to stand out from the blank tiles. I speak from the heart on this matter. One of my series employs a very risky approach, something practiced by only a few, well established authors. The main character is written in First POV. The other main characters are in Third! Risky business indeed. But do you know what? I did my homework, saw how other authors had employed this technique, and then adapted it to my baby. From reader reactions, it worked like a charm, and has proved to be a popular story.
I’m glad I took a chance and tried it out, as it’s something I’ll definitely look to again in future. J
Saturday, January 4, 2014
Is Rejection a Bad Thing?
Here are a few principles.
So, what consequence might we see?