Cookie Cutter Novels

I read this post by Evie Gaughan and I really liked it so I thought I’d share it with all of you (: Click the link to read her whole post.

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“There are three rules for writing a novel.  Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.” W. Somerset Maugham.  I could probably write a trilogy full of writing rules, do’s and don…

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3 thoughts on “Cookie Cutter Novels

  1. I am glad you shared this. One of my favorite lines she said was, “The best advice is to write the kind of book you would like to read, then at least you know you’re being true to yourself instead of pandering to the masses.” I have found writing to be a frustrating, exciting, and a doubtful experience so far. This is such a great article!! What did you like about the post that made you want to share it?

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    1. Her opening quote – “There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.” – caught my attention right away. I’m a writer and when I began writing I had a lot of fun, but then I got the silly idea in my head to search Google for what other people suggested. Looking up writing tips can be a great idea but it just made me frustrated and afraid and doubtful. I read too many different blogs and websites all proclaiming to have this magical formula for writing an amazing book that will definitely get published and mine didn’t really match up to any of them. Reading this post made me realize that the reason why the biggest successes became successful is simply because the author wrote a story they genuinely wanted to write (and also they lucked out with timing). I dunno, when I read this it gave me hope and a bit of inspiration that I really needed to keep going, keep writing. Write because I want to write, not to become rich or famous. Anyone can sell a book, but few people can write a story.

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