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Thursday, April 24, 2008

Advice for Novelists (Part 12)

C.J. Darlington, co-founder of TitleTrakk, is running a great series on her blog: She started a series of blog posts in which industry professionals (editors, agents, publicists, authors, etc.) share their responses to this question:

"If you could say one thing to aspiring novelists, what would you say?"

Melanie Wells: Write write write. And let people read your work. Toughen up and listen to what they have to say. They’re your readers, for crying out loud. You work for them.

--Melanie Wells, author of My Soul to Keep, When the Day of Evil Comes, and Soul Hunter. Visit her online at her website here.

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LaTonya/FL said...

That is great advice that I have actually been doing. I write poetry and short stories that praise and talk about GOD, my christian walk and various subjects. I have shared some of these projects with my co workers and family and they often tell me I am sitting on my talent and that I need to write a book. I have not received a negative comment about my work yet.

Melanie Wells said...

Hey Tricia. Thanks for posting my writing advice! Every writer needs a little encouragement - hopefully I can drop a penny in that fountain...

Peace - Melanie Wells