It's the first Wednesday of the month so it must be time for a post from all the folks in the Insecure Writers Support Group. What is IWSG?
Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!
After visiting here, please take time to hop over to other blogs and hear their voices. You can find a list at Alex's IWSG page.
"A Little Knowledge is a Dangerous Thing" by J.Q. Rose
This old saying certainly applies to me when it comes to writing books. Before becoming a "published author", I would write with abandonment. I didn't care if I used "but" 48 times in a chapter or adverbs sprinkled throughout the pages like salt on my watermelon. Every character had his or her own POV and butted in to share it with the reader anytime he wanted to. And dangling participles? fuhgetaboutit.
After my books were accepted and published, I have a little more knowledge about how to write a story. I find I am more cautious about writing. All the rules are flowing through my head and cause not writer's block, but rather, writer's paralysis.
I know. I know. Just write the dang story down. I guess I want to craft a story that is better than the previous mysteries and written with beautiful language and colorful word pictures. I want this book to have a satisfying ending for the reader and to have the reader feel it was worth spending the time to turn the pages all the way through to the end. It all comes down to my desire to write a masterpiece, and it scares me!
I've had other authors tell me their third book was difficult to write too. Has anyone experienced this? Thanks for any suggestions you may have for me.
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Come back on Thursdays as we continue the Hobby Hoedown event into the fall months. If you have a hobby, besides writing, and want to share it with readers, email me so I can schedule you this fall. (Also it's a great opportunity to shout about your book. Please, no erotica). My email addy is firstname.lastname@example.org
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