Here is priceless advice on writing from a writer about writing.
So, you’ve read a book? Congratulations. You’ve read a book from start to finish and actually enjoyed it? Wow. Everybody does that.
So, you’ve read Harry Potter, discovered you government mandated Hogwarts house, and in your audacity, you thought to yourself, “I could write a book”? Have you? You think that just because you have an imagination and two fingers you deserve of slice of Ms. Rowling’s big magic pie?
Well, maybe you do. Maybe you don’t.
Here are a few tips to help you on your doomed journey.
- Write what you know
Unless you have spent a few years in the blood filled trenches of Normandy, do not write about World War 2. Unless you’ve got your BS in Defense Against the Dark Arts, don’t write about wizards. Everybody wants to write about elves and dragons, but nobody wants to go to the trouble of buying a passport and…
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