101 Habits of Highly Successful Novelists: Insider Secrets by Andrew McAleer

By Andrew McAleer

This identify makes a speciality of the behaviors essential to reach the dog-eat-dog global of fiction writing through asking winning authors how they perform their craft. Readers will easy methods to undertake these conduct on their quest to develop into novelists. The e-book will encourage, nourish, and supply the wanted kick within the pants to show the wannabes into doers! The one hundred and one behavior of hugely winning Novelists is stuffed with "aha" reports because the reader uncovers the accrued knowledge from the cream of today's fiction writers.

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When I asked if he was any good, Ruth gave a lukewarm review. Then I asked Maureen how she liked the storyteller, and she instantly flashed a big smile. She said that she really liked him and that he was funny. Based on these two reviews, I would have to say that the storyteller knew what made a story great because, in large part, he knew exactly what his audience wanted. His job was to make the children happy and to get them to enjoy the stories.

Understanding your craft is the true magic and your safety net. I know this to be true because for almost eighteen years I chased my muse, and she forever outran me—until I was forced to just tell my story without her. ❯ Jill Barnett 33 The 101 Habits of Highly Successful Novelists Think of your muse as a super-sensitive friend. She’ll be pleased to join you if you’re playing soft music, nibbling chocolate, burning scented candles, sitting or lying in a comfortable position, looking at a nice view or neat office, or writing in a daily journal—any situation in which you’re relaxed and enjoying what you’re doing.

Kids have to be fed. And, on top of these, you have concerns about publisher’s deadlines and fears that no one will like your work. You may begin to panic over the revisions your agent and editor have asked you to make—by the end of the week. Harsh as it may seem, this is only the beginning. When you finally get your novel published, you’ll worry about what critics will say or if your book will even be reviewed at all. Will your readership feel as if you let them down with this new effort? Will your publisher want to publish your next book?

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