Fiction means more than just making up a story.
I think every teenage writer does. I love, admire, and respect Jo Rowling not only as a writer and author but as a mother and a human being. She deserves everything she ever got.
And though he may be another super-awesome self-publishing success story, I am not Christopher Paolini. Personally, this mortifies me.
It mortifies me because it allows a certain idea to thrive: That what we write, or what we create, is only as good as the money it makes. What kind of message is this sending, especially to our young writers?
Monetary gain, or recognition has never crossed my mind.
Okay, it would be a lie to say it never crossed my mind, sure it would be nice. But it was never at the forefront of my wildest imagination.
My point is, the reason I am writing my first novel is because I want to, pure and simple. Why do you want to write a book? Or, if you have already published, why did you write that book?
What is your ultimate goal? Is it to make a living as an author? Because that takes a tremendous amount of hard work that even traditionally published authors like Orson Scott Card have struggled with in their careers.
Teens and young writers, I want you to ask yourself: Why do you want to be published? Is it because you feel you have to be? But why the rush, why the hurry? You have so much more growing to do, as a writer. I know I did. Dream big while being brave enough to start small.Your Next Green Project: Tax Refunds.
You’re eco-friendly, you have an IRS tax refund check, and you want to invest it wisely. Usually when people think of investments, they consider options like stocks and bonds, but when you have a mind for saving the planet, that investment takes on a different meaning: investing in our planet.
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Because of you I wrote the book I said I couldn’t write. I would like to say that your letter to me was a perfect salve, and that I have no more questions because you answered my biggest one. But now I am editing the book I thought impossible to write, feeling it impossible to edit. Start a website on WordPress or Tumblr and use it to write your book a chapter or scene at a time.
Then eventually publish all the posts in a hardcopy book. 1, thoughts on “ 10 Ridiculously Simple Steps for Writing a Book ” Comment navigation. Older Comments. I want to write a book which can change people view as well, any tips. Dec 11, · How to Write a Fanfiction. In this Article: Article Summary Exploring the Source Material Planning Your Own Story Writing Your Masterpiece Getting Your Work Out There Community Q&A Fanfiction refers to a type of fiction using the settings or characters of an existing work in tribute to it.
My editor says book one is due by the end of September and I want to cry. Release date still to come! Same with the cover reveal and giveaways.