As writers, it is nearly impossible not to compare ourselves/careers to others, but we need to resist the urge. Sure, we all get twinges of jealously, but it’s what you do with that twinge that counts. #writing #writingtips
So you want to write a historical fiction piece, but you have little to no idea where to start?
Books, movies, pictures and music are all great ways to get inspired, but sometimes, you need more. Read more about The Power of Emotional Inspiration #writing #writingtips #vintagegrace http://wp.me/p66TpI-4Y
Invest in your writing day by taking 5 minutes and just outlining. Don’t be tempted to write the dialogue. Just outline what is going to happen. Make a to-do list of points that must happen to push your plot forward. Don’t just focus on the BIG picture. Focus on the subplot as well.
In any genre, there will be a certain amount of research and it can be overwhelming starting, but if you know where to start, it’s not too bad!
Research the market and see what is out there. As a debut novel, you need to make sure that the markets aren’t already flooded with stories similar to your debut novel. For example, writing an Amish novel would probably be a hard sell unless you had a very unique spin on it.
When a story is aching to get out of you, it literally hurts until you are able to sit down and write it out. However, when commitments and responsibilities pile up, time fades quickly and having writing time begins to feel like a luxury that all too often is shuffled aside.
When you get a rejection letter, they are not rejecting you. They are rejecting the work and as much as you see it as a work of art, the agents see it as a product. They are there to sell a product and if the product isn’t ready, it won’t sell well.