You sit back, confident. The final corrections made to your manuscript. You’ve self-edited yourself to bits. Now what? How do you publish it?
The six deadly mistakes of beginner writers and how to fix them. 1 Think plot before character. 2 Writing about undefined, underdeveloped characters.
Just when you’ve come up with an idea, you hear about a book/play/film/whatever that has nearly the exact same plot. You’re devastated, thinking you need to abandon your idea and seek a new one. You’re wrong.
When you’re writing, you’re all over the place in creativity and flow. When you’re rewriting, you are tidying up, restoring the order so your writing stays on track. Rewriting: reworking elements of the story to make it more immediate and dramatic.
A common mistake for any writer to make, is to believe every written line must be genius and perfected from the start. Creating fictional reality is messy.
The 12 things that make you a successful writer
Answers to common questions about literary agents
How to keep your story organized
Obviously, you’ve already realised the web can be useful. How else did you land yourself here? But there are perhaps still one or two things you hadn’t thought of or aren’t using to its full potential. If you do it, do it well. Make the most of it. Take the best from it. Let’s see what the web has to offer you.