So you are writing your brilliant novel. Agents and publishers would be crazy to reject it. Sounds great doesn’t it? While I cannot personally guarantee how well your novel will be received by anyone, one thing is certain, a good subplot will increase your books chances of success.
So you are writing your first novel. You have worked out your characters, plot and conflict. This process could take sometime because creative writing is an art and not a science, therefore individual writers have different approaches to writing fiction.
If you stop to think for a moment about what you are attempting to achieve as a writer, it’s pretty awesome!
Hello and welcome from a chilly London! I trust your writing is going well!
Let me ask you a question! Of all the fiction you have read over the years, what book or books stand out the most?
The other day I was walking through an underpass in my neighbourhood in north London trying to catch a shop just before it closed. I had no particular thought in my head (unusual for me, believe me)! Then this woman pushed a leaflet into my hand, saying something like ‘God loves you, read this!’
Horror fiction, what’s happened to it? I was wondering about it recently, and thought I can’t be the only one, can I?
So you want to be a writer? Well done, you have taken a brave step! Many have gone before you and failed!
It’s one thing to be able to tell a story. If it gets published it might sell reasonably well – good going. However, it is an entirely different thing to be able to tell a GREAT story that will go on to sell bucket-loads regardless of your chosen publishing route.
Where does creativity reside? In your soul? In your head? In your cells? In the atmosphere?