We’re all stumbling down the road called Experience, but it’s nice to know I’m in good company.
When I sat down to write my first story, I thought I was ready. I had created an interesting world, complex characters, and had a plot. What more could a writer ask for?
Answer: A crap ton more prep work and advice.
Here’s what I’ve learned through the creation process of two series:
- World building is more than location
- Complex characters have more sides than a D&D die
- Plots are not simple lines
- Learning from the advice of other writers is invaluable
- I feel damn lucky I got published in the first place
Yep, you read that right, I count myself extremely lucky to have my writing published, because from where I started to now, is worlds apart. As I work on my new project, I give much thanks and offer many sacrifices of chocolate, coffee, and alcohol on my Alters to Editors and other Writers, for they have ensured…
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