Happy Sunday everyone! Just a little thought to consider while you spend the day relaxing. What makes a good writer?
As an author you wonder why someone accepts your manuscript and others send it right to the trash. I always ask myself, what do publishers see that I don’t? Why does writing have to fit to a certain standard?
After some consideration this is my take on it. A story is yours to tell. Some are going to like you style of writing while others don’t. It is all a personal opinion. And I do wonder, what stories would be told if the industry loosened its reins a little. Would they be better? Or would they be lacking in merit? Hmm...that is the question now isn’t it?
I have now and will continue to write the stories that I love. That has to mean something, right? If a manuscript gets rejected and the publisher has given comments about the work, I will always be open to their suggestions and review the manuscript looking for flaws. Making your story stronger, your writing better, isn’t ever a bad thing. But again, it is just one person with an opinion. So, I take each rejection with a little swipe off my shoulder and just keep trudging on.
So, what do I think is a good writer? It’s simple, a writer that writes for the reader. Where the characters feel real emotion, experience relationships or conflicts we have all experienced. Personally, I don’t need the boring details. I like fast paced novels that keep me flipping the pages. Danger, Wit, humor, and sexy scenes are all just an added bonus.
Lay it on me, what’s your take???