I was going to title this ‘The Joys of Writing Sequels’ but thought it a bit silly. Maybe it would imply that writing a sequel would be easier than writing the first story, when that’s usually not the case.
I’ve often heard it said about film trilogies that the second one always sucks. But does that apply to novels? Is Book Two always going to be doomed???
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As a writer–or any other sort of artist–it is important to be critical of your own work. I like how we can be confident sometimes and believe our first drafts are worthy of Pulitzer Prizes.
But let’s come back down to earth and realize that masterpieces aren’t written in an hour, maybe not even a year. It’s alright to look at your work through a different lens and point out some flaws.
When it comes to writing, rewriting is
sort of a requirement.
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Bookbub is a nice site that provides endless lists of ebooks on sale–or even free–for you based on your preferences. As a reader, this is a great free site to find your next favorite ebook.
But what if you’re an author?
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Who tells your story important. We understand that you–the author–wrote it, but who have you chosen to tell it?
This might be repetitive to some writers because we deal with narration all the time. But maybe we overlook our narrator, or maybe we don’t realize it can be a deciding factor for a reader.
Consider this a refresher course on narration techniques. This includes narrators as well as tenses! Sounds like fun, right?
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