Writing Makes Me Happy

I’m happiest when I’m writing.  The story flows and I can see it all in my head.  It’s great.  It’s what gets me through the days sometimes.  Especially when it’s snowing outside, I’m snowed in, and there’s nothing to do.

Without Marketing, Few Products Get Off the Ground

I read this recently and I’m trying to apply it to my book.  I know the query letter is your marketing/sales pitch and maybe I’m just not good at sales (ok, so I know I’m horrible at sales) but I am good at writing.  I know my story is good.  So, why can’t I sell my idea?

If this book was meant to be, then I firmly believe God will make it happen (like He makes everything happen).  I try not to stress over it or let the rejects discourage me.  It’s just hard when you invest so much of yourself into a project personally to see it shot down at every turn.

But perseverance will hopefully prevail and I’m just going to keep at it.  Any encouraging words would be appreciated.

The MOST Important Rule for Writing Fiction is….

your story must be believable.  This can include dragons and vampires and monsters but it must allow the reader to insert themselves as the protagonist and believe they can slew your dragon.  Much of this is driven by the prose.   A good writer can make anything come to life and this will be what gets your work published.

This rule also follows for non-fiction, memoirs, etc.  The story must flow in such a way that the reader can see it unfolding before their eyes.

Any thoughts on believability?