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SA Partridge

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Write the story you want to write

I was recently asked to contribute to the Author’s Corner of Get Your Book Published, run by Alison Lowry and Tracey McDonald, which offers practical advice to writers.

Here’s a taste.

What advice can you give aspirant writers?

Write the story you want to write, not the story you think you’re supposed to write. Finish the manuscript no matter how frustrated you become half way and always, always produce at least a second draft.

Explain your writing process?

I start from the beginning and continue all the way to the end. Sometimes I’ll write an outline, other times I write in scenes. It depends on the particular story I’m writing at the time. I don’t have one concrete method that I stick to. I prefer the writing process to be natural and to dictate where it wants to go. Other times I’ll envision the entire story, lay it out, then write.

Read the full interview here.


Recent comments:

  • JuniorD
    August 3rd, 2013 @13:50 #

    I've been looking for place to publish, authors to copy from, I think I opened a cery good link.


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