This is a another hit for Nathan Bransford. Again we see how a writer becomes an author. For everyone starting out or just needing help please read this.
September 16, 2014 by Jessica Wilson
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August 18, 2014 by Jessica Wilson
I really enjoyed this thought provoking article about reading and buying the right book for readers in your life. Read this before you send that book to a friend or relative.
Jessica Wilson’s Reviews > Happenstance Found
by P.W. Catanese (Goodreads Author)
This is a great read and I suggest this to all writers.
Originally posted on Legends of Windemere:
A big headache for genre writing is that nearly every reader has their own set of rules about how that genre should work. They have their favorite authors and all others get compared to those ‘elite’. Any deviation is met with disagreement or outright rage because god forbid you have two fantasy authors who take different approaches to the genre. So I’m going to have a little fun here and go over a few rules that have been hurled my way over the years:
- YOU HAVE TO KILL CHARACTERS- No I don’t. Just because you have a disturbing blood lust doesn’t mean I have to give you a body count. We can’t all write ‘Game of Thrones’, which is actually a rarity in terms of death. 8 of the 9 Fellowship members survived Lord of the Rings. Drizzt is still kicking around since the 1980’s. Conan…
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Manuscripts. Why is it easier to write than edit? I can edit other people’s work. I have edit a novel that was over 500 pages. It took a while because I was doing a line by line. But editing my own work is so much harder. I have seen these words so many times that I simply can not see what to do with it. The solution: pay a professional to edit it; or tackle it backwards. Wait! Backwards? Yes, backwards. Why, do you ask? Well because when you read it starting from the last page it feels like a fresh manuscript and tricks your mind into thinking of the lines instead of where the story is going. This takes a lot of concentration. After a while, things should become easier. I have tried this for smaller works but nothing as large as my own novels.
I am embarking on the hated long journey of editing (at least for writers) and sometimes I will need a break. So I will do some research, I will read, and I’ll even waste time on the internet. Sigh Yeah, it is hard to stay on target.
If anyone has any pictures with help all on one page, send it to me. I would love to see it.
So enough whining. Time to get busy. If things become worse I will fall back on hiring some help. :)
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