I've been swimming in this online wasteland of indie writers, aspiring writers, and book nerds for a while now. It seems to me that there are more "writers" who talk about writing than there are writers who actually write - anyone else feel this way? Not that it's a bad thing to talk about writing. … Continue reading Being a Writer
You can read as many articles/books about writing you want. Articles written by amateurs like me, or by professionals like Stephen King, or by the people that write the articles for Writer's Digest. You can devour every webinar, conference, and YouTube tutorial about how to write better, cleaner, and with more punch. But reading about … Continue reading Write. Read. Revise. Read. Repeat.
Read. That's right. You want to write well and sell books? Read. Read in your genre to know what's being done, what's been done, and what hasn't been done in a while. You avoid tropes and stereotypes this way. (While searching for agents to query, I found one agent's profile that specifically said "no spunky … Continue reading Writing Rule #3