Friday, September 10, 2010

My friend wants to write an 'exciting' book and she wants me to help. Suggestions?

Well, that all depends on what her definition of "exciting" is. Is it dragons and swords, car chases and explosions, or highschool drama? First, she needs to mull it over a while and let herself be led to what she wants to be "exciting."

After she decides what general style she likes, there's one thing that I tell *everyone* who wants to write: Put yourself into the story. There's nothing new under the sun, so don't stress about "oh no, that's in another story!" stuff. It may be the same premise but, if you really make a story your own, it will have a different spin, because you are a unique writer.

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