Here are some typical writer topics:
- Write what you know
- Write every day
- Best markets for writing
- Hot topics
- Dealing with writer’s block
- How to find an agent
- How to find a publisher
I won’t be discussing any of those.
There are hundreds, maybe thousands of websites dealing with those topics. I’m sure some of them have good advice.
What I want to write about is the day-to-day challenges (and occasional triumph—wahoo!) I’m facing in writing my first novel, The Story Store.
To be sure, I’ve got a leg up over some of my audience. I’ve written a couple hundred thousand words of fiction (TV) and non-fiction (books), so your struggles and mine might be different.
In that regard, I welcome readers to ask questions. If I don’t know the answer, I won’t bullshit you. If I have an answer you don’t like, tell me so. Very little of this is fact, it’s opinion based on experience. Your mileage, or that of other writers, may differ.
My first tip: don’t spend too much time reading what other writers say.