Wednesday 16 January 2013

The Artist Unleashed: WRITING TO FIT A PURPOSE, NOT A TREND, by Shevi Arnold

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  1. Ooooh this sounds like just my kind of thing! And I so agree - not only does writing to fit a trend strip away so much of the enjoyment, but in an industry where 'trends' are usually put into play two years or so in advance, it's doomed to failure anyway!

  2. Though your story is a romance, it's not 'category' romance, which I believe
    would make you tear your hair out. Each publisher's sub-genre guidelines have a formula of how the story must be told. Talk about yuck.

  3. I couldn't agree with Shevi Arnold more. It's not worth it to jump onto bandwagons. We have to write what speaks to us. And love triangle vampire stories don't speak to me!

  4. I love that your stories have a quirky bent to them! I try to do quirky and I just end up serious again. :) It's a skill!!

  5. Ride of my Life sounds pretty friggin' unique. And awesome.

  6. I met you on Ellie's site!
    I don't write to fit a trend, but I do tend to stick to one genre. Just easier on my brain.

  7. They die years apart at an amusement part? The roller coaster-romantic junkie in me has to read that.


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