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I know in my case that the initial draft of anything is very scattered and has an almost episodic feel to it. It's also full of cliches. I think they serve a function almost like connective tissue. They can help me bridge gaps in the story until I can come up with something that fits better. I'm on my third draft of a novel right now and it's nearly ...
Maybe YOU are the main storyline you are looking for. Perhaps you could write about the thoughts, emotions, feelings of a writer flooded with ideas without a coherent unifying theme. Kind of sounds like real life. We could all relate to that. Be it. Embrace it. Write about it. Good luck! JB
Posting online for comments is a great idea, if it's in the right place. Getting feedback from people experienced in writing and editing is almost always helpful. I recommend posting at Critique Circle. You can post your ideas and/or chapters and get multiple critiques (at least 3, usually more) back. It helps to give people an idea of what your primary ...
I don't know whether this is considered self-promotion or not: if you try www.YouShelf.com, you can find a place to publish your novels chapter by chapter as you create. Readers will also pay by chapters (or by thousand words) as they are drawn into your story. Author will be able to set from which chapters the story will be paid, and at what price. Usually ...
It sounds like you are letting your inner critic get in the way of your inner writer. It's very important to turn off the inner voice that criticizes your writing until all the writing is finished. Otherwise you'll never get anything completed. Remember, all writers tend to start out writing things that are cliched --it takes a while to find an original ...
Keep those random thoughts and favorite words / ideas / sentences in a journal or binder, etc...then when you have a story you can use them as needed.
You have everything you need. Now just start with the beginning. As soon as you begin pushing all your ideas onto the pages, a story will appear. Trust your instincts. Take days that it's just not happening to edit (both scene editing and line editing). Make sure you write every day. Many will tell you to read within your genre for ideas, but I've been doing ...
I think the kind of writing that has the highest chance of making money is filling out an application form for a job at a fast food place. :-)
Software programming. By far, it offers the greatest combination of income and flexibility. Full-time employment should be your highest priority. Financial stress can induce creative stress. Successful authors who didn't have a full-time job (or other financial support) when they began making significant income from publishing are rare. Mythic rare. Good ...
on guru.com there is always a bunch of people paying (not very much) for ghost writing, this is a way to sharpen your writing skills and make a little money on the side.
It depends on what you're writing and where you're hoping to have it sold. Is it more suited for a British or an American audience, and do you want first launch in the UK or the US? Agents are experts in the rights, laws, and industry in their own country. That's where they know the demands and market trends and have their connections, which is why ...
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