Listen to the words of wisdom of published authors and their journeys. (But also listen to me…mainly me).
You don’t need to be like any author but yourself.
If a story idea isn’t working, you don’t have to keep going with it. Your pride isn’t worth your happiness.
All your characters are humans, even your antagonists. One note antagonists are not enough to cut it with readers these days.
Ask yourself, ‘is this what I’d do in this situation,’ when characters are making decisions. If they are only doing things ‘for the plot’ then they need a true reason to be doing the things they decide to do.
I really hate listening to people tell me how to write because…no. No, that’s my book get your hands off it. No, they don’t understand that this is the perfect order for the words to go in, of course it can’t be changed. I get angry about it. At them and their lesser thoughts on … Continue reading Writing Advice: Handling Criticism
To spruce up your writing, empathise with how your characters are feeling and put that raw emotions into your writing.