Thursday, May 22, 2014

The Roots

"Ideas are the roots of creation."

We (speaking collectively for writers) know this best. Anything could spark an idea, from dreams to a shape of a cloud. Ideas are how all of our wonderful, tear soaked adventures begin. Ideas are curious creatures. They find a way into your head. Once there they will nest and fester. They roam about every once in a while to remind you of their presence. All the while you never turning a blind eye to them. Wiggling about, these little sausages will demand attention & room to grow. My best advice to you is to write these curious ideas down before they make a nuisance of all your current tasks.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Eyes On The Stars

"Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground"

This a good quote for all aspiring writers to have. Never let loose your dreams of becoming a published author. But become a published author wisely. Do your homework on which agent you want and even if they accept your genre. Your dream agent might have taken your romance novel in the past but decide they want mystery thrillers presently. Just when you think you're finished...edit & rewrite. Repeat this over and over. Get sick of reading your novel and take a break from it for a month. Then take it in with fresh eyes. Writing is all about doing the extra leg work to get your novel as polished as possible in order snatch an agent with query letter (which is an entirely different process.)