Friday, May 27
Someone once said that writing a novel is 1% inspiration, 99% perspiration, and this is both very wise and very true. Writing a book isn't simple. It doesn't even pretend to be. Out there, the world is big and bad and really really difficult to get published in. I won't say that only the best get published, because we've all read books that we just thought 'why was this published? It totally sucks'.
I could go on a rant of how unfair the publishing world is, but I won't, because that's not what I sat down to write about. I sat down to write about the different principles, particles and general bits and bobs that make up a novel.
Okay, so there's millions of different genres out there, but they all have these basic ideas in common. I'm not going to tell you how to write a novel - I'm no guru! - but what I am going to do is highlight a few things that readers (and writers) often forget about, and can make the difference between a mediocre novel and a good one.
This is Anatomy of a Novel. Thanks for reading =]