Monday, March 11, 2013 | By: Megan Held

The Great World of Authors

As I work on writing the sequel to The Selected and try to get myself in the mood to edit Control Me I have been terribly distracted by many things. Life, reading a bunch of novels that I downloaded from Smashwords Read and eBook week, which most are phenomenal. I have never been so amazed at all the talent out there and am glad I found that site.
For those that have ereaders we are able to find more writers that the world does not know about. Well, unless you work a minimum wage job and found out one of the most regular customers wrote a trilogy about the War of 1812. He leant me the books for a change of reading and well, I am happy to read them. The look on his face made my work week, plus I’ll learn something too.
Only downside is that I am going to be proud of his work and jealous of how talented he is. One day I may be a great writer; for now, I’ll just stick with what I am doing and be happy.
Talking about great writers, a fellow author/friend Dean Smith-Richard, whom I have featured on my blog before, posted about the terrible news of E.L. James writing a novel about writing advice: http://deanfortythree.wordpress.com/2013/03/11/monday-morning-randomness-5/
To me, she has nothing really to offer. I would love to read a novel, or even several posts on blogs about aspiring novelists and what advice they have to give. So, all the writers out there, time to give some advice and let me know what you would tell writers.
Mine: Don’t stress about word count or chapters. A book will chose all that for you. Write what you are thinking about and worry about that stuff later.
“Books are my life!”

2 comments:

Melodia Evamarie said...

My advice is to myself and to others: "Just write already and don't worry about quality. You can fiddle with that once you get the draft done."

Jenelle Leanne said...

I have three words of advice for other authors.

1. Read. Read as much as you can. Read stuff you like, read stuff you don't like. Stretch and challenge yourself as a reader - it will help your writing skills.

2. Become an expert in your genre. Read as much as you can in the genre you write in.

3. Write. Write every day, even if it's just your grocery list. Writing is habit-forming, and it becomes easier to write each day if you are in that habit... writing Something each day can help you avoid the terrible "writer's block."

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