Advice for an aspiring writer?

Advice for an aspiring writer? Topic: paper writers
May 25, 2019 / By Clara
Question: I want to be a writer. Young Adult Fiction to be exact. I have a piece of paper on my mirror that says, "Some day, you will be a New York Times Best-Selling Author." And I want to be able to have the title. Not because of fame by any means but because I want to make things for people to enjoy. I want a little girl to come up to me and tell me that my book inspired her to become an author. That's what I want. I'm in love with writing. The feeling I get when I write an amazing paragraph or page or chapter is unexplainable. But I want some advice. When I have writer's bloc or things just aren't going my way. Advice to not get frustrated. Help?
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Barb Barb | 4 days ago
Never give up on your dream. Every writer has writers block at some point in their lives, but the ability to overcome this problem is what make people great writers. Whenever you need inspiration, just look around you. Look at your town, look at your neighborhood, look at yourself, and I guarantee that you will know what to write about. Best of luck to you.
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Barb Originally Answered: I am a young but very mature aspiring actress/musician/writer.any advice?
Always stay true to yourself and your friends and family. Don't ever compromise on your beliefs of what is right and wrong. If you are going to write and are going to present any of your work to anyone in those "professions" for consideration to make yourself known. Always remember that if you do not have the copyright they can steal your idea or your writings. Call the "Library of Copyrights" and request a form Submit your form and your work and it will cost about $50.00 to hold the sole rights to your own work. If you have problems getting through the process you do have one other way to protect your work. Make a copy of what you have done, always keep a copy put away with the date and your name to prove its yours. Mail another copy of it to yourself and don't ever open it unless you should have to prove it's yours. The postmark and the unopened envelope will count as evidence should you ever be required to prove that someone stole your work. Make sure you finish school if you get a lucky break, you never know when things may change and what you will be doing in 15 years from now. Have fun, live life, just make well informed decisions and don't hurt another to get where you want to be. Now that I have written you a book, best of luck to you and hope you succeed in your dreams! Hope I helped, if even a little.

Addy Addy
It's good to take a break from your writing once in a while. I once went a whole 6 months without touching my story, and when I started writing again, my new ideas were brilliant! So if you have writer's block or nothing seems to be going your way, take a little break. Because when you get back to your story, you're seeing what you've written with fresh eyes and new ideas. Good luck!
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Tanner Tanner
I do something that I love. Write. Because nothing can ever stop you from that. I love to write to. That's what I do. And I never gave up. I'm 12 now. But before I was picked on for not able to read or write. And now I'm a level z. That's all from the power of not giving up
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Peregrine Peregrine
There is no way to not get frustrated with writing. There will be times when you hate what you're working on because it's being a pain in the ***, but you have to push through. That's all there is for it.
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Lucas Lucas
The only rule to writing is to keep doing it. When you get the manuscript, send it to as many publishers as possible. Unless your JK Rowling, with the next installment of Harry Potter, you will be rejected, a lot. Listen critics, but don't let them control. If you are thinking of sacrificing respect, integrity, or personal style for sale, then don't.
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Lucas Originally Answered: Aspiring Writer trying to find a publisher?
Hi, Kenn Sorry you got snowed by PA. Grrr, I can't stand those jerks! There are always differing opinions on whether to use an agent. Most people who are anti-agent feel that way because agents take an average cut of 15%, which is pretty steep. However, some folks like me feel that it's worth it for the valuable services agents can provide. It's ultimately up to you whether to use an agent or not - but if you don't, be sure you retain a good lawyer to look over any contracts you may be offered! To be perfectly honest, the fantasy market is flooded right now and very few agents OR editors are looking to take on new, unpublished fantasy novelists. The few markets that are open to new fantasy writers are extremely difficult to impress - Tor, for example. You have to be darn good to get them interested. Your first page of your manuscript had better be super-tight with an irresistible hook - yes, you must have a sweet hook right on the first page of our ms; that means in the first thirteen to fifteen lines of text! That's how hard fantasy is to get into right now. To be honest, you will probably have an easier time setting Legacy of Diimau aside for the time being and starting on a new novel of a different genre. Other genres are less flooded and there are more markets for manuscripts, and they are more willing to take a chance on a previous unpublished writer. Science fiction is a little easier to break into than fantasy - historical fiction is even easier, and romance is usually never terribly difficult (relatively) to get into as a first novelist. The reason why you might want to at least consider a different genre for the first novel you market: Once you have a published work under your belt, a fantasy publisher will be much more likely to take a look at your work. You've already proven that way that at least one other editor saw merit in your writing and that you can interest another publishing professional with your product. My final bit of advice for you is to consider a different subtitle. In a query letter, an agent or editor is going to encounter your title before almost anything else, and "Insignates Accrued" sounds really weird and confusing, honestly. I'm a pretty smart cookie with a crazy-big vocabulary, and I have no idea what an Insignate is, nor do I understand how or why accrual may apply to them. If an Insignate is a feature of your unique fiction, that's well and good, but perhaps accrual, such a technical financial term, might not be right. Maybe "Insignates Collected," "Insignates Gathering/Gathered," or "Insignates Rising" might make more sense in a fantasy context. These little things are all points you have to carefully consider before you start submitting to a conventional publisher or agent. Good luck!

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