With NaNoWriMo under way, I figured a post about writing everywhere might be helpful! As authors, both aspiring and published, we often have a drive to write … all the time. But it’s hard to find time when we’re balancing a current paying job with a social life and our down time to relax! How can we do it all?
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.
If you are a teen writer (like me!), the answer is probably heck ya!
It’s true, J.K. Rowling has absolutely taken over and led the way for YA readers with Harry Potter. Of course, I’m a total Potter Head. But as a writer, your goal should not be to become the “next J.K. Rowling.” That’s how you turn into a copycat.