Monday, June 14, 2010
Battling the Writer Wars
I’m a non-fiction writer struggling to write fiction. The battle continues.
Writing non-fiction short stories came easy to me. I can’t say the same about fiction. Last week, I had my sights on writing for a category publisher. After some discussion with my CPs, I’ve decided to push that romance into a full-length one meaning more revisions and more learning.
To help win this battle I signed up to take a self-editing course with Camy Tang. If you don’t know her, check out her site where she offers some very reasonably priced online courses a few times a year. The one I’m taking starts in July and she actually looks at my work as part of my homework assignments.
I next stumbled onto The Kill Zone where some very established and well-known writers like James Scott Bell not only write great posts but take the time to answer comments. Like mine. I’ve also been struggling with how much to change my characters from the chocolate sprinkled variety to plain vanilla. I appreciates his answer.
So the battle continues but it isn’t one I intend to lose. Fiction writing isn’t easy if I want to get it right and make it the best I can make it.
What particular writing battle are you fighting this week?