Archive for April 15th, 2009

Apr 15 2009

Five signs that you should rethink your novel

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I provide advice about how to write novels, comic books and graphic novels. Most of my content applies to fiction-writing in general, but I also provide articles specifically about superhero stories.

1.  Mentioning Dragonball Z eight times would be questionable for any query, but maybe there’s a better analogue for your historical romance.

2. You think the only thing between you and getting published is that publishers misunderstand your spelling and grammatical choices.  If only they appreciated your style!

3. Your writing teacher told you to “write what you know,” so you write the story of a tragically unappreciated author who finally snaps and starts murdering editors.

4. Your writing teacher told you to make your characters sound realistic, so you write your teen romance as a series of text-messages.  You receive a cryptic message from the publisher: “nothnxbai.”

5. Your main inspiration is Eragon.

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Apr 15 2009

Dinhilion’s Review Forum

Published by under Review Forums

What I’m writing: I want to start this as a very classic fantasy novel and build it into something else. It is about a main character that is brought down an evil path by untrustworthy mentors. The main character is not the protagonist.

Target audience: My target audience are people who have read multiple “high fantasy” fantasy novels.

What I’m looking for: Tough advice. I have thick skin– let me have it.

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