Peter, from the California Writers Club, says his writer’s group creates a blog together. It’s a good opportunity for writers to share the responsibility for the blog and their ideas with each other and a larger group of readers.
On their blog site, J.B. mentioned one agent would only represent a book by a new client if the book had the potential for being a block-buster. Then the discussion followed . . . why write? What’s the point if the odds are stacked against us?
First, remember that not all agents only sell blockbusters. It is reality that SOME may think this way. But many want to sell good books that will be read by readers. However, it IS true that it’s not easy to get a novel published in this crowded field of fiction today.
One of my favorite authors, John Steinbeck, always maintained that good writing was only possible by an author placing emphasis on the joy of process.
The more excitement, thrill, love and energy we get from our actual writing will transfer into our words and the reader. If this happens, the “middle people” – – editors and agents – – will feel that energy too.
Meanwhile, do as JB has done. Attend writer’s conferences, join a writer’s group, and polish your craft. Craft plus your inspiration will garner your success!
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