For us science fiction and fantasy writers.
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.
Useful information about scams and shady operators targetting writers:
Don’t let your hope to be published trick you into falling for a scam. Do your due diligence and check things out before you jump!
It’s all about managing your emotions.
Courtesy of FastCo.Exist.
They sound like good ideas to me!
What publishers like best is what’s already been done.
Nobody broke through by writing the same things everyone else has written. Don’t let publishers’ small minds limit you!