New year, new me? It’s that time again—time to come up with that New Year’s resolution! As writers, we are always open to the idea of improvement and broadening our minds to creativity for the sake of a story. Now that it’s 2019, here are 9 New Year’s Resolutions to consider:
We’ve all had it happen to us. One moment we are thriving on imagination, running on creative fuel, and our fingertips rush to keep up with our story. Next, we are struggling to formulate a fitting sentence, unable to find that deep-rooted connection that gives our story life and makes us feel like we’re one with our characters. So, how do we fight this? How do we rediscover our imagination and defeat writer’s block?
How does an author discover their writing style? Well, it may sound like something that's innate but it's certainly not that simple. Finding a writing style that's best for you takes a lot of work and a few tries before some authors get it right. Like anything in life, authors have to practice, practice, practice!
Guest Post featuring author and literary agent Caroline George.
Like visual art, writing carries a subjective quality. One reader may adore the book. Another may give the story a thumbs down. Since literary agents are readers, they also view writing through a subjective lens. Each agent determines a submission’s worth based on their personal rubric—platform, plot, genre, writing style, etc. Check out Caroline George’s tips on how you can appeal to literary agents.