Recommended Books

  • Writer’s Market 2017
  • Writing the Break Out Novel by Donald Maass
  • On Plot and Structure by James Scott Bell
  • The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron
  • The Power of Point of View by Alicia Rasley
  • On Writing by Sol Stein
  • Techniques of the Selling Writer by Dwight V. Swain

Advice to New Writers

  • A passion is desired, but perseverance is needed.
  • Take one step and then make it two. Baby steps okay. In fact, recommended at first.
  • Set objectives. Start with small, measurable goals and build.
  • Believe in your dream and hold it fast.

More Advice

  1. Write a little or do something writing related everyday.
  2. Read, read and read some more—in all genres. Always read on your craft too.
  3. Start building a library.
  4. Join a writing group or find a critique buddy.
  5. Attend conferences. On line and otherwise. There are many free on line courses for writers.
  6. Follow a couple blogs you like or subscribe to authors’ newsletters.
  7. Be bold. Enter a contest, query a magazine, write a letter to the editor or write a newspaper article.

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