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1. Seeking validation on the outside and getting shocked when you get critique. Validation comes from within, folks. Hard life lesson, but there you are. First of all, every artist of any kind has to learn to tell themselves they've done good work even in the face of their detractors. (One just hopes they balance it out with taking valid critique into consideration so they improve.) If you can't, you're not going to accomplish much. Second, I'm not saying that encouragement and fans and book deals aren't very nice things, but to the creative process they can be massive distractions. I read recently that a core of stillness is necessary to the creative process, and the more distracted I get, the more I understand it. I have seen entirely too many writers (and by this I mean full-grown adults who should be emotionally mature and everything) seek validation in a desperate and pathetic way, and get outraged when — gasp — someone tells them their writing could improve. I have seen people (mostly women) backbite, backstab, cold-shoulder, ostracize, and instill hierarchies of "published" and "not-published" that resemble cliques a high school would envy. And these cliques ain't got a decent writer among them. What they do is flock together so they can all preen and stroke and tell each other how wonderful they are. And those that aren't published latch onto those that are, as if attaching oneself to these people will give up the great secret on How To Get Published. (Psst. The answer is: BE A BETTER WRITER, STUPID.) If your self-esteem is low where your writing is concerned, it can be so, so easy to seek comfort. Especially if your Real Life at large is littered with terrible choices and even worse consequences. But if you fall into that hole, the best you can hope for is writing the kind of stuff in Rule #5 that makes me hate you.

2. Trying to make writing a social event. I don't understand why people do this. From the get-go, I heard the phrase "writing is the loneliest profession." And pretty much accepted that as my lot. But I watch people in Real Life and online constantly avoid the reality that the only way to write is to sit your ass in a chair and hit the keys. Mostly by trying to see if someone'll do it with them. NaNoWriMo is not the worst offender, but it's a good example. Classes and writing conventions can be helpful, but I have seen people pay good money for years on end and never get anywhere. Because they're not writing on their own. They might scribble a few things, but for the most part they want to talk to you about all these great ideas they have. One of the few hard and fast rules of writing I've discovered is: if someone's talking to you about what they're writing, they are not writing it. I guarantee you. I will bet you anything that the babbling ideamonger in the center of the room has barely written a word, while the surly introvert in the corner logged a hundred thousand words last novel. Writing is lonely, people. We explore worlds and journeys and emotions entirely on our own. Because if someone else were there with us, it would screw up the process. Leaving alone the whole "stillness is necessary to the process thing": I don't know if you've experienced the fresh hell that is collaboration, but believe me when I say it's one of the worst things I've seen people try to do. They are ready to kill each other by the end of it. People who collaborate well most of the time can do it because they've completed independent projects on their own in the first place, and bring a certain level of self-discipline to the table. Do not think that there is a magic feather. Writers write. And nobody's gonna make you do it but you.

3. Asking people or conventions to hold your hand. I recall talking to a group of ladies at SCBWI that were talking about a rather elite writer's program (the name of which escapes me) that had resulted in several people getting published. There was quite a bit of clucking and patting of feathers as these ladies assured themselves that such a pedigree ensured success. One of them turned to me and said, "Don't you think that would help you be a better writer?" I was unaware I was part of the conversation and happened to be doodling ponies at the time, so looked anything but the picture of literary aplomb. I replied by paraphrasing Stephen King: "The grit of sand is what makes a pearl, not pearl-making seminars with other oysters." Proverbial pin drop. (I later found out that many people who graduated from that writer's program were still struggling to break into print.) Conventions are good for the uninitiated: if you don't know anything about the marketing side of writing, they're valuable. If you don't know anything about writing: they are less valuable, but still valuable. If you know both, conventions become maddening events in which you shell out several hundred dollars to hear the exact same stuff you've heard before, spend ten minutes with an agent, then get to stand around in a mixer trying to talk over everyone else's ten-second pitch line before you realize all the literary agents are hiding in their hotel rooms because this crap is insane. Conventions and writer's retreats are inspiring. I will give them that. Going to one, it's impossible not to come home fired with new zeal. Therein lies most of their value. But the shine is off the apple in about a day. You're back to the realization: you've still got to sit down by yourself and type things out. And really, talking to some "writers", that's more than they can handle. So they just sign up for the next convention with all their friends to keep that high going.

4. Strangling an idea to death. I've only personally experienced one person who couldn't let go of an idea. I joined SCBWI about four years ago, and met a lady from England who had an idea for a book that was a feel-good romp with five children who travel the world solving mysteries. She kept insisting it was a middle-grade, but it read like a chapter book. I dutifully did my critique, saw her at meetings, and life went on. Four years later: she's still hocking that book. Still going to the same old conventions over and over and trying to pitch the thing. My writing group consists of far more sociable writers than myself, and they assure me this happens all the time. That elite writer's program I mentioned? Apparently one luckless woman in SCBWI has taken the exact same book there three times in a row, year after year. And this is $3k a pop deal. I have also seen people write total staleness into their first chapter. After changing one line and asking me to critique it again, and again, paring down the spontaneity of the writing the same way someone chews their fingernails bloody. Digression is important. You have to know when to let an idea go, when to let it incubate, when to realize when it just ain't gonna work and you need let it die, and when its time to try something new. There are books that have taken decades to write. Your new project could teach you something that will give you a totally new insight into how to solve a problem in your old one. Creativity is about growth. The definition of insanity is trying the same thing over and over and expecting different results.

5. Writing what's popular, not what you have to say. Uuuuugh. I hate this one. I hate it hate it hate it. This leads me to encountering cookie-cutter Hollywood-model books that are the same thing over and over, and drives me to write scathing reviews on Amazon and Goodreads. I cannot believe how unoriginal so much YA literature is, or how spineless so much of it is. Between the books that copy the latest bestseller, and the books that copy waning bestsellers, the books that are retellings of fairy tales and myths, and the demand of publishers to publish what's marketable and not necessarily aesthetically valuable: there's not much room for originality. Granted, the ebook market has created an outlet for this, but it doesn't soothe my pain. More than this, I hate meeting writers I want to punch in the face because they think they're being clever by writing Twilight-but-seriously-not-Twilight-nudge-nudge-wink-wink. I swear to god, the worst of them are people who read one book and decide they can be a writer. And odds are it's not even a good book, it's just what's popular at the moment. I'm not saying populist literature is bad (Dickens and King qualify), but a lot of it can be. I loathe writers who have so much timidity they feel the only way they're ever going to say something meaningful is by treading the path of someone bolder or luckier. That their own experiences, however humble and true, aren't as important as something flashy and hollow. And don't give me that crap about "all stories have been done before", because there is a distinct line between stories inspired by inherent structure, and stories that rip off every cliché' known to the genre without even attempting originality. You're writing to express a truth. Be brave. Step out somewhere new and show us the way.
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Chibimita Featured By Owner Edited Sep 17, 2014  Student General Artist
Rule number 5,   This was before the fantasy genre got populaire I think. A man callled Ruben Eliassaen walked around in the streets.

Ruben asked people for what they would have like to read. "what do you think would be interesting to read?" and such questions. . Later he became the author of a book series called Phenomena.
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DasTenna Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Would a comic book version of a medieval novel like the Arthurian knights tales of the 12th and 13th century be considered a rip off? :confused: I would do such comics in order to bring those old texts to a different audience, to spread the knowledge off how the Arthurian world started (just an example).
Transferring novels, poems or fairy tales from centuries ago into a different medium can help a broader audience to come into contact with stories they would otherwise seldomly hear about.
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Lit-Twitter Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
Chirp, it's been twittered. :)

And do you still use the handle Highsong-project on twitter?
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Droemar Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
Yes, I do. But I haven't tweeted in a while.
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TuanTaureo Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
I maintain my personal practice of separating the terms "Writer" and "Author".

Anyone can technically become a "writer" - learning the craft, the "wordy thing", which is basically what every native-language class is intended to do in the first place. Essays, articles, short stories, novels; the only difference is the subject and the length.

Being an "author" isn't something you learn - you're born with it, to paraphrase Ye Olde David Eddings. And you tell it by not being able to not write. World-building becomes your oxygen - you do it whether you want to or not, because not doing it is just that many more layers of worse.

In this definition, I consider myself a "writer". For instance, I wholeheartedly enjoy the World of Warcraft setting because it gives me a number of rules to follow and a character creation framework to adhere to, and off I go working in every ounce of continuity commitment and realistic story-engineering that I can possibly produce. In this respect, it could honestly be any kind of existing world with an RP element - WoW stuck with me simply because of personal taste.

Sit me down in front on a blank slate and I seize up.

People have told me in the past that I should become a professional writer - I'm sorry, the term you're actually trying to use is "author" and by Jove, I am not an author. I am horrendously capable of not writing, therefore I am not author material.

But I still enjoy to write, because it's an excellent way for me to explore my self.

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Base-SG Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
Good read to keep next to one's typewriter :)
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MarieHeart Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
So true!
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OddFox17 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Student Writer
Are there ANY original YA books out there?
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Droemar Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
Firebringer by David Clement Davies, the Firebringer Trilogy by Meredith Anne Pierce, Redwall by Brian Jacques, the Abhorsen Trilogy by Garth Nix, and His Dark materials trilogy by Phillip Pullman.
They're rare, but they do exist.
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girlonwantedposters Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
Ai, I have a friend who claims shes a fantastic writer. Cannot read her handwriting to save my life.
I also have to constantly tell her to write more, put effort into, and or be creative- heck! if shes such a wonderful writer as she claims to be- then she can at least come up with a more interesting reply then 'K' in her text messages after iv written some huge paragraph.
And claiming "Well, school ruined writing for me because it became like a chore." is just an excuse.
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Squeekii-Jellybean Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Student General Artist
Do you have any advice for writing short stories in English exams? I have one coming up, and I know I need to have an idea of my audience, purpose, and the conventions of the genre I will write in (technically I should decide on the form while doing the exam, but it is either this or an essay). As a short story, it would need an exposition, development, climax and conclusion. Since I only have one hour to write this section, its probably silly to choose a short story unless I can be sure about what I'm doing. Any tips would be appreciated.
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akeli Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012   General Artist
I totally get all of these, and I think it is important to remember on number 4 that there is a difference between having a good idea that no one has taken a chance on yet, and trying to push something that won't work. I think this is what you were getting at. After all, there are some novels that were turned down by just about everyone before making it big. I seem to recall that J.K. Rowling's novel was "too long" for a children's book and that Stephen King threw Carrie into the trash at one point. There seems to be a large gap between the two, but a fine line in the actual author's mind. Most good authors think their stuff is crap and thus the constant perfectionism, and most bad authors are bad simply because they're deluded into thinking their work is golden and thus never try to get better. This is not including beginner authors.

The only one I have a slight squabble with is 2. While, in general, the actual writing down of words of the book needs to be done by yourself, the original brainstorming does not. The problem is, writing usually doesn't work this way because writers are too attached to their darlings, and setting two people together that want their own mary sue or favourite character to be the best and brightest is not a good idea.

I work with my husband of 5 years, and I would not be able to work half as quickly without him to bounce ideas off of and add his own clever snips. The thing is, though, that he is not overly attached to the story like I am, he doesn't need total control, and I'm very open to changes that serve the plot rather than my character "besties".

The other thing, is that I work infinitely better in a crowded area. As long as the people aren't bugging me, there is something about being in the company, energy, etc of people without actually having to interact with them.
I'm loving NaNo as a motivator for getting in a reasonable amount of words down, but I do find it difficult to attend the write-ins. Why? Because there are always several people that just want to talk and goof off instead of write. I need diluted background noise, not conversation, to write. There can only be so much talking about writing before you actually do the writing.
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Droemar Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
There are definitely grey areas for 2 and 4. I of course discuss story ideas or problems with friends. But I have seen plenty of people who either just talk the talk, or constantly wring their hands, fiddle with a sentence, and then desperately beg for validation that that aesthetic decision was the right one. I suspect it's a lack of self-confidence on their part, and that as an artist the balance between confidence in your own work and learning and accepting criqtue is one that has to be cultivated with experience. These are admittedly rookie mistakes, but a good part of why I do these tips is so people learn without wallowing in the same mistakes either I made or have seen other people make.
The "actual writing" part is surprisingly difficult for a lot of people.
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Kaljaia Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
A few years back I attended the California Christian writer's conference twice as a part of their 'teen track.' This being very shortly after Eragon got its popularity boost, most of the publishers were staring at us teens like we were some new sort of marketing pixie. And we were all happily violating rule 5. Thankfully, nothing was ever published from any of us, but I've never forgotten both the very good and very bad advice I received at those conferences. There were people there who had been pitching the same book for years, and people who had a contract for series and wrote derivatives by the dozen. And then there were a few who wrote some really good things. I know what you mean by the convention buzz- I think it lasted a year for me- and it did really help push me to take my writing seriously; to let the story grow up a bit before I tried to make anything with it. It's still growing, in both quality (I hope) and word count.

Also, I just looked up SCBWI. Apparently the local chapter meets in on the campus of my college. Which I just graduated from. Which I attended for four and a half years.

How did I not know about this?!
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Droemar Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
SCBWI is good stuff. Definitely recommend it. If I didn't have my writing group now, I'd be going to SCBWI meetings.
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Furrama Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012   Digital Artist
I recently figured out that the story I'm working on is similar to quite a few "quest" or spiritual journey stories structure wise. I didn't intend it, but I've amazed myself at how my brain has basically picked up a bunch of elements over the years and regurgitated them out so that they match other stories in some regards, and I didn't even notice until I really thought about it. So now I'm constantly worried that I'm being too derivative. Reading your stuff always makes me worry. And pick. Lots of picking.
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Droemar Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
There's a reason Joseph Campbell says the monomyth exists in mankind's ancestral memory.Don't sweat it so much.
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Shadow-Wolf Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I really appreciate that you posted this! I'm just getting back into writing after years of focusing only on illustration. I'm enjoying myself a LOT, but I feel like a hatchling as a writer. What you've written here I will keep in mind as I go, thank you!
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WolfenAmphithere Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Student Artist
Quote: "I swear to god, the worst of them are people who read one book and decide they can be a writer."

^What's the bet said book is the only book they've ever read that wasn't forced on them in school?

Also, what do you think of Garth Nix's work (Abhorsen Trilogy, Seventh Tower, Keys to the Kingdom, etc)? He's one of my favorites, even if his more recent work is marketed to a younger audience :) Such a genius when it comes to taking something familiar and twisting it into some completely new and unexpected world or character, imo :)
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Droemar Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Oh God, I LOVE Garth Nix. Easily one of the golden authors that got into print right after Harry Potter started expanding the YA market. Love love love him. Abhorsen trilogy is one of my all time favorite book series, because he's the epitome of showing "Just because things are derivative doesn't mean you can't be totally, awesomely original."
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WolfenAmphithere Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Student Artist
It's sad how few people have even heard of him :/ He's so incredibly amazing; I may be a senior in college, but Seventh Tower is not going anywhere but my bookshelf :D Somehow my Keys to the Kingdom books went missing, though D: I'll have to get new copies eventually, I guess... No idea what happened :(
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Patrikia-Bear Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
These are very interesting... Although I feel like No. 2 is kinda what keeps me writing. If I have someone there that is reading the story and going "I want more!" or something like that then I feel like writing more.
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MissDudette Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
I JUST LOVE THESE JOURNALS OF YOURS YOU KNOW.
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LadySiggy Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Rule 1 and 5.... Hoo boy. Rule 1, I'm learning to criticize myself, as well as accept myself, but much less through writing, more so in art. I think I struggle with Rule 4, but I'm not sure. I've redone a comic for the third time, in a gap of 5 years, but I've been fussing over the style and word choice and the like more than the writing. I don't consider myself a good writer, and I don't exactly plan on publishing this comic, but I like to try and tell stories nonetheless. I've decided to settle down and finish what I have in mind, so I can just move on, and maybe, with all the trial and error I go through with this project, I can learn what to do and what not to do for the next one.

That's what I like about these 5 "such and such" journals of yours. While a number of them apply to writing, it also helps those who draw too. I've certainly learned a lot from reading them, and reanalyzed some of my work, in hopes I can better not only that, but myself as an artist as well.
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Furrama Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012   Digital Artist
Buuuuuy her boooook.

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LadySiggy Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I won't read it though. ): I am a bad book reader.
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Furrama Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012   Digital Artist
Then how you learn to be the writer good like me?
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LadySiggy Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
By not typing atrociously like that. U:

But in all seriousness, I need to get back into the reading habit. It's been a long time since I've sat down and read a book. I'm more into reading comics and the like.
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Furrama Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012   Digital Artist
While I like comic art, (usually, depends), I think I like books better overall. You get to the point faster, and you're a bit more likely to get a meaningful fulfilling conclusion sooner rather than later. But I do love pictures so.

:icongastonplz: HOW CAN I READ THIS THERE'S NO PICTURES OMG!
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LadySiggy Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Pfffffffffff. XD Oh Gaston...

And yeah, I actually agree with that, books do get to the point faster. I should get to reading that Complete Sherlock Holmes book I borrowed, since my friend keeps telling me I can hang onto it after I said I would return it.
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That-CrazyCat Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
My distant cousin wrote and self-published a book based on rule 5! She even took the name for her book from a popular movie that was in theaters at the time that she wrote it...if you read it (or even just the summary), it would drive you mad!
It just got reviewed on amazon, and the critique upset her so much that she thinks that the person who did it is being a 'hater'.... (She's 20 mind you x'D)
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Droemar Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
Oh, poor thing. Ahaha. Yeah, reviews can really be where things come home to roost. Just because writing looks easy doesn't mean it is easy. Sometimes the only way it seems people learn that lesson is with a good clout of critique. And better to get it before the book is in print, so to speak.
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That-CrazyCat Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oh no...she deserved the review, and maybe a few more like it. That may make me sound like an awful family member, but with everyone else encouraging her about how fabulous her writing is someone has to be the honest one. If it wasn't the fact she went to a self-publishing company this thing would have never hit the shelves.

This is the critique she got, hopefully after her hissy fit ends she will take these words into consideration....
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Droemar Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
Wow. Well, when people spend money for the privilege, the picture tends to change. If I spend $15 on something, and it's not worth it, someone's gonna hear about it. So I can't say I blame the reviewer for saying what they feel.
May it temper your cousin's pride a smidge, but drive her to try again.
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That-CrazyCat Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yeah, I hope so too.
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Shadoritos Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh rule 5 how I loathe thee. Haha that is actually how I pick what I'm going to read. I ask around to see what book I currently popular then I don't read it because 6 times out it 10 it's god awful.
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TangerineWuki Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Student
I think some of these have some valid points to them, while others I can't agree with. I don't consider any of these 'ruts' so much as just beginner mistakes made, when one starts writing.
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Droemar Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
True enough. Many are. But I've seen enough people fall into them that it bears calling them ruts. After 3 years of doing something, I don't know if you're allowed be called a "beginner" anymore. More "willfully ignorant" or some such.
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TangerineWuki Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Student
Everyone levels up at their own pace. As for that woman, while she may be pushing her book over and over, she has the chops to keep taking the no's. And that's something that should be pointed out. I mean, if she is really so set in the fact that her book is just THAT great, she wants it published, then by George, her chops are made of balls and steel.

And someday, she will get that book published. I think, instead of saying 'don't' do that, say, 'work on multiple projects.' Say you really want to get one story published. You can take the no's. Keep learning, and growing, and writing on the side, while promoting and pushing your favorite book you've written. So your other work might get hits or misses. Point is, you learn strength in taking crit and no's by doing what you want.
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Droemar Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
I guess I'm not sure how I feel about perseverance over self-reflection. In the same way that the advice of "Never stop fighting for what you believe in!" is bad advice and should be "Never stop fighting ... and never stop thinking about whether you're actually on the right side", I think there are many, writers who could stand to ask themselves the question "Am I writing something meaningful and profound, or am I just attempting to put a new spin on something I like?" Or even better "Is my writing as good as it can be?"
Folks can level up at their own pace as much as they like. But I blog for the purpose of telling people common mistakes, and I'm too cranky for kid gloves. There's strength in stubborness, but there's stagnation, too.
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Rafica Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I've been trying to be a writer for years, though now that i'm an adult i realize that my approach before was way too immature and cookie-cutter. my question though, is once i get a first draft that i'm happy with, where exactly do i go from there? should i go the self-publishing route or try to get one of the publishing companies to publish my work? maybe it is something you could write one of your five-things journals about, a sort of step by step?
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Droemar Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
Oooh, that's a good point. I can try and do that. Pretty much your next step after a rough draft is either personal rewrites on it and critique from other people. Easier than it sounds, but the more people that read and give feedback, the better the end result will be.
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Rafica Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks! should i go straight to a professional editor or is it better to start with those i know personally like friends/family that i trust would give honest critique? i've always kind of liked the idea of having someone read one of my drafts who don't even like that genre too see what their reaction might be.
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Droemar Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
Definitely go with friends/family that you know and trust for honest critique. Start there. You can also look into a local writer's group or see if there's SCBWI chapter in your state (if you're writing YA or younger.) You can also try joining things like SWFA if you're writing for adults in fantasy or sci-fi. (There's pretty much an association for whatever genre you're writing, just Google it.)
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Rafica Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
great! thanks for the help :D
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DawnSentinel Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
How's your writing going by the way?
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Droemar Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
Ha! Just fine. I've got Mark of the Conifer out to about 50 agents, but no takers so far. Meanwhile my writing group is working on critiques for my urban fantasy and the psychic dolphin sequel, while I'm world-building for a sci-fi story. (And I really shouldn't be.)
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DawnSentinel Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
Aw, I hope your story gets a taker. I remember when dinosaurs were the bomb. And depending on who you talk to they still are.
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Patrikia-Bear Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I still think dinosaurs are the bomb :)
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DawnSentinel Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
Me too :)
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