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What you really want to know...
You've read enough books. You know how to plot and craft wonderful characters. In fact, that's what got you started on all this business of writing. What you really want to know are some of those pesky things that will drive an editor nuts if you don't fix them. And if you're going the ebook route, you just want to improve your writing. So here in a nutshell are fixes for your writing.
More in my blog entry about this...
"Writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can see only as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way."
"Never save anything for your next book, because that possible creation may not be properly shaped to hold the thoughts you're working with today. In fiction especially, anything that could happen, should happen."
"When I used to teach creative writing, I would tell the students to make their characters want something right away even if it's only a glass of water. Characters paralyzed by the meaninglessness of modern life still have to drink water from time to time."
"Good writers are those who keep the language efficient. That is to say, keep it accurate, keep it clear."
"The difference between reality and fiction? Fiction has to make sense."
"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great."
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