If you’ve ever heard the phrase “less is more,” then this is the topic to dive into.
It’s been said that the difference between a good novel and a great novel is only 1%. When I first read that, it used to drive me nuts. What is that 1%?
“As a writer, I am just an actor in a play, telling a story that needs to be told.”
The Writer’s Toolbox section for self-publishing was a little bare, so I added three more tools to it. You can find the page here. Even if you don’t currently self-publish, it’s good to be aware of what tools are available.
Everyone always says to be original in your writing, but are we oversimplifying things? Can anyone be original anymore, and what are the pitfalls in striving for originality?
I just added two new additions (although two different pages on the same website) that I think you all will like. Check out the Writer’s Toobox for what’s new! You can find both at the bottom of the “General Writing” section.
An author can’t get away from criticism, no matter the level of talent. How do you cope with it? And is there a way for it to be beneficial to you?
by Ryan Lanz
- tal·ent [tal-uhnt] noun: a special natural ability or aptitude.
- skill [skil] noun: the ability, coming from one’s knowledge, practice, aptitude, etc., to do something well.
What if you don’t have natural talent? Does that mean you may as well give up?