Before I saw the new film, The Finest Hours, I made the mistake of reading a movie critic’s scouring of the film. The critic, who quite apparently did not like the film, especially criticized the female lead, the male character’s fiancé. He would have been happier if the female character was not included…
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At a writing seminar I attended, an agent commented that years ago, if one error remained in a published book that would be considered a major offense. Firing could occur!
Completing a recent book in a genre new to me, I was reminded how important it is to seek out feedback, critiques, or comments from others. There are standards, as evidenced by the massive number of rejections new writers will often collect on their way to publishing.
Recently I checked out two library books on the same day with a female protagonist named Calliope. Since neither book’s character liked her given name, each opted to be called Callie. One of the books was written in 1996, one in 2014.
What would you need to do when you have never written and don’t know where to start?
Here are 3 ideas:
- Find an idea of something that jumps out at you and start making notes, start researching, and begin with a rough outline.
- READ! If you have a certain type of book you wish to write, start your own crash course by reading books that are considered good exemplars of that type of book. You will not be copying them – please don’t ever say I suggested THAT! You are using them for inspiration.
- Join my very first Book Writing Success Coach Group Program.
After coaching many people, I realized there were certain things that I repeatedly told everyone I coached. To be more efficient, I decided to share that information in a group. The BONUS of my program is that one-on-one personal coaching will also be included in my 2-month program.