Always Trying To Improve

I write five or six days a week, usually a minimum of 2000 words, sometimes more… No matter what, I try to maintain consistency in my work habits. And I’m always trying to improve, to try new things, to write a new story that is better than anything else I’ve written.

Spark, N. (2020). Nicholas Sparks. Retrieved 1 January 2020, from https://nicholassparks.com/for-writers/

Print-On-Demand Publishing Is The New Farm System

Print-on-demand publishing is the new farm system for new voices in fiction. Authors who have compelling things to say, who can market their stories in compelling ways, will succeed.

Goodreads.com. (2019). Daniel Suarez Quotes (Author of Daemon). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/1956402.Daniel_Suarez [Accessed 21 Dec. 2019].

Writing A Plot-Driven Genre Novel

If you are writing a plot-driven genre novel make sure all your major themes/plot elements are introduced in the first third, which you can call the introduction.

The Guardian. (2019). Michael Moorcock’s rules for writers. [online] Available at: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2010/feb/22/michael-moorcock-rules-for-writers [Accessed 18 Dec. 2019].

Copy Their Plots

Find an author you admire (mine was Conrad) and copy their plots and characters in order to tell your own story, just as people learn to draw and paint by copying the masters.

The Guardian. (2019). Michael Moorcock’s rules for writers. [online] Available at: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2010/feb/22/michael-moorcock-rules-for-writers [Accessed 18 Dec. 2019].

Took Me A While To Get To The Point

Took me a while to get to the point today, but that is because I did not know what the point was when I started.

Goodreads.com. (2019). William Safire Quotes (Author of Freedom). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/46857.William_Safire [Accessed 17 Dec. 2019].