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Advice for Writers, guest post by R. Arundel
Whenever I read advice for writers similar themes emerge. Write what you know, write a good book, keep writing. We’ve all heard it before. Here’s some other tips. At first it might seen a bit flippant but there’s a kernel of truth in there somewhere.

- Don’t forget your partner’s birthday cause you’re busy finishing the final draft.

- Don’t tell the prospective agent that the book is in the mail, when you only have a rough draft.

- Don’t quit your day job. (You’ll probably need it. Just saying)

- When you get think that what you’ve written is no good and you’re the worst writer out there. Relax, it’s probably not true. It may be true, but probably is not.

- In order to keep writing you need to sell books. Writing is a business. It’s also a craft. It’s also an art. In the end you’ll need to sell books to keep doing what you love.

- My rule of threes. Ask three people about your book. If they all like it, it’s probably good. If they all hate it, you probably need to revise. Two like it, one doesn’t the books probably exactly what you wanted. Two hate it, one likes it. Time to do a second draft.

- After 100 agents reject your book. Don’t despair go Indie. You’re probably a cross genre writer and you didn’t know it.

- Don’t cheap out on the book cover. The saying “Don’t judge a book by its cover’ has it all wrong. People only judge a book by its cover.

- Take all the advice you can get. Don’t take any advice.

R. Arundel is a practising surgeon. This experience brings realism to the story. The novel asks what would happen if a surgeon were to develop the perfect face transplant.  This would allow people to have a new face, in essence create a new identity. You can create the perfect double, the perfect Doppelganger.


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Advice for Writers, guest post by R. Arundel


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9 comments:

  1. Great to be on your site. Thanks for hosting.

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  2. Instead of self-pubbing crap, take your 100 rejections to a writers group and find out why it was rejected.

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  3. Very entertaining list!

    --Trix

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  4. Really great post - thank you for sharing.

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  5. The Face Transplant provides an action packed medical thriller. As a surgeon there is a realism to the story that many people enjoy.

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