From personal experience - sometimes when you think of an idea for a novel, leave it and then go back to it, you can forget key aspects and then it's not as good as it could have been.
To be a great writer you must continue your daily routine of writing at a minimum of 100 words on your desire genre. Since a constant practice make perfect. Top is possibility if you persist.
When you start writing a book, have you already got a title in mind? Or have you given the unwritten book a title? DON'T.... If you already have a title you will find yourself tailoring your writing around that title, thus limiting yourself. By all means make a list of possible titles, but don't decide until the end.
Don't be discouraged by bad reviews. I am not referring to the two word reviews that simply state, "It sucked!" But, a valid bad review can be very helpful. There is always something positive you can take from it. I once had a reviewer write two full pages on all the reasons she hated my book. I read it and almost cried.
Once published, getting noticed and getting your name out there is the hardest step. Approach you local FREE magazine/newspaper and ask them to do an interview on a local Author! Mine was only too happy to and I noticed an immediate spike in my sales. Try it, nothing ventured nothing gained.
So you want to be a writer. My advice is to start writing on a subject you know about! What could be easier than writing about something that is already in your head? Your a decorator? write a 'How to' book on decorating. You would be amazed how many people can't paint a door. Your a Carpenter?
Avoid editing as you write your first draft. Simply create—let it freely flow. View your first draft as the beginning of the beginning. It is akin to a sculptor placing a block of granite on his or her studio's floor. The work of art, given the idea is well-formed and planned, is ready to take shape.
“The Word of our God stands forever.” Isaiah 40:8
Are your characters TSTR? That is, Too Sophisticated To Relate. The glitz and glamour of fame, fortune, and prestige is very tempting for writers, who are often starving artists sometimes living vicariously through characters. But you must keep them relatable or risk losing your readers. The age of wealthy family sagas is over.
Every edited the life out of your work-in-progress? It can happen. How to avoid it? Reach a point where your grammar is correct, and your story flows. Then sit back and click 'publish' and leave it alone.
One way to proofread your manuscript is to read it aloud. It may sound strange, but it works. Reading aloud, especially to another person, makes us focus on each word individually. This is a good way to find and clean up those missing or extra of's, the's, and a's.
Readers are savvy! We need to tell a story without filling in every minute detail. If the author develops a character with enough precision, the reader can discern that character's motivation.
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As a writer, you are responsible for telling the truth. If you are a fiction writer, your job is to add a realistic approach to a world that does not exist. Make it believable. Most importantly, be true to who you are as writer. Visit www.andralei.com
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