101 Habits of Highly Successful Novelists: Insider Secrets by Andrew McAleer

By Andrew McAleer

This name makes a speciality of the behaviors essential to reach the dog-eat-dog global of fiction writing via asking winning authors how they perform their craft. Readers will how to undertake these behavior on their quest to turn into novelists. The booklet will motivate, nourish, and supply the wanted kick within the pants to show the wannabes into doers! The one hundred and one behavior of hugely profitable Novelists is filled with "aha" reports because the reader uncovers the gathered knowledge from the cream of today's fiction writers.

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As you train your writer’s mind, you will develop a keen eye for mining ideas, but you will probably become overwhelmed with ideas for a novel, a new setting, and more characters than you can probably use. Sometimes ideas come from a major story in the newspaper, and other times they come from the most trifling of incidents. The key is to train your mind to find ideas and to realize that they can come from anywhere. As you hone your idea-detector, you 34 Part II. Creativity >> Chapter 3. The Creative Process will quickly learn that finding ideas is not difficult.

Anna Pavlova Writing is a craft and an art. If you are a writer, you are an artist as much as is an oil painter, sculptor, or ancient stone mason. Your passion for words and sentence structure should equal a painter’s passion for color and brushstroke. Take pride in knowing that what you are giving readers is your best work. Like a true artist, never be satisfied that your work cannot be 16 Part I. Passion >> Chapter 1. A Portrait of a Novelist improved. There will come a time when you have to pass your manuscript on to your agent, editor, or friend, but don’t ever fool yourself into believing that it is perfect.

Set aside a block of time that fits your schedule and stick to it faithfully. It needn’t be more than thirty minutes a day, nor the amount of new work ❯ Bill Pronzini 24 Part I. Passion >> Chapter 2. Commitment created more than a few sentences. The discipline and the production of some wordage at each and every sitting is what is vital. It’s easy to find excuses not to write; successful authors don’t give in to such excuses. ❯ Vicki Stiefel When I sit down to write, I have no goals, quantity-wise.

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