Some great tips to keep in mind.
It’s difficult to be an author and carve out your own identity. There are industry standards, armies of gatekeepers, lengthy histories of each genre, and the constantly gnawing self-doubt. A negative opinion on our style can hit harder than 100 positive comments. Especially when we start, we find ourselves standing at the edge of a precipice that we pray we can walk away from. Here are some tips to help you take the first step and get away from that abyss.
- Always remember that styles evolve over time. They might never reach their final form because you could always find something to add. We are constantly trying to hone our craft and make each story better than the next. So, a negative comment early on only means you, like all authors, have a temporary flaw to buff out of your style. Take it in stride and use it to evolve…
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