Hey guys! I wanted to announce that I came up with an idea for my blog. You all know that I recently (as of April 2012), began rewriting my book. Before I began the rewrite, however, I picked up this book:
Things I couldn't learn just by reading other people's books.
See, to become a better writer you do need to read. Read all sorts of things. Read in your genre, especially. Most importantly though--accept help and critiques. It hurts to realize you need help or that you might not have mastered a certain aspect of your story. That's not the point though. The point is that your story will be better if you listened to those critiques and if you took that advice.
Each Saturday, I will post a short blog about what I learned from John Truby's book and relate it to my own writing experiences. I'll demonstrate how I wasn't following this guideline and why it made my book better.
I swear, after you read this book you will NEVER read another book the same way. You will KNOW when writers outline and when they didn't. It literally changes everything.
I hope you'll stick around!