“May the words in your mind crystallize into magic on the page.” – Brian Rathbone.
What rowing solo across the ocean teaches you about solitude
Read it. She has some good ideas on dealing with panic, stress, staying focused, and simply enjoying things.
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If you wonder why I tagged it with “markets”, our local bookstores are markets for our books, too. Especially if you’re self-publishing!
Tell the story that needs to be told, in the way it needs to be told, to the length it needs to be told.
Don’t poison a story by insisting it must be an apple when it’s really an orange.
Don’t stunt a story by forcing it beyond its natural growth nor by forcing it to grow in a box too small.
“Genres” and “standard story lenghs” are publisher’s artefacts, not part of storytelling.
Breakthroughs don’t come through abiding by conventions and working in boxes.
Now to apply this the next time I have to come up with a happy ending.
They sound like good ideas to me!
From our dear friend Dawn Knox:
I’ve got a story in a women’s mag this week and they selected me to be their Writer of the Week. Not sure why they picked me but it was very nice they did. It’s here if you want to see. https://www.thepeoplesfriend.co.uk/2019/05/06/writer-of-the-week-dawn-knox/
Go check it out!
Newly chartered CreativeMornings HNL to hold lecture series Hawaii – Pacific Business News
At least the first one sounds interesting. If starting way too early in the day!