With just over 5 hours before my first fantasy novel goes live, I thought it was the perfect chance to share what I have learnt with all those aspiring authors out there.
I’ve been writing over 20 years, and in the build up to self-publishing my first novel I would like to share what I’ve learnt.
1. Online courses
I’ve completed both novel writing and short stories courses. You learn as you write and having your assignments critiqued by experienced tutors helps you improve as you go along. Online course can fit around your life, which was helpful to me with two young children.
2. Go to writing workshops and creative writing classes.
I’ve attended several terms of adult education classes over the years, and a couple of one day workshops. Meeting like-minded people was a real turning point for me. Critiquing and editing others work helps you look at your own work more objectively. Also having others critique your work helps you develop that famous thick skin all writers need.
I’ve made writing friends from classes too. It’s so…
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