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By Andrew McAleer

This name makes a speciality of the behaviors essential to achieve the dog-eat-dog global of fiction writing by means of asking profitable authors how they perform their craft. Readers will the right way to undertake these behavior on their quest to develop into novelists. The booklet will encourage, nourish, and supply the wanted kick within the pants to show the wannabes into doers! The one zero one behavior of hugely winning Novelists is filled with "aha" reviews because the reader uncovers the accrued knowledge from the cream of today's fiction writers.

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Dream big and hold on to your dreams. Listen to your voice and your gut and keep the flutterings of delight you discovered when you began to write in your heart. ❯ Julia London After years of study and practice, a young violinist finally got an opportunity to have his work judged by a world-famous maestro, who told him, “You’ll never have a career in music. ” The young man eventually got over his disappointment, went on to have a nice career, married, and had a family he loved very much. Many years later, the maestro, who was now a very old man, returned to town to play a concert engagement.

I once worked in an ER on the Fourth of July. Thirty years later, I tapped into memories of the turmoil and organized chaos of that day—when it seemed ambulances were never going to stop arriving at the hospital—for my novel No Regrets. Another time, I saw a woman hanging clothes on a line on a quiet residential street near San Quentin prison. The domestic scene, in such a startling beautiful location where you could see the death row gas towers, had me wondering if the tidy homes—many with Private Property, No Parking signs stuck in their lawns—belonged to people who worked at the prison.

I approach writing like a job. Shower. Go to work in the morning, knock off, if I’m lucky, at late afternoon. ❯ Sometimes motivation is just the joy of finding that perfect phrase to capture the moment or emotion you’re hoping to convey. Other times it’s a character clamoring in one’s subconscious or a story idea that blooms to life unexpectedly. When writing is a carefully cultivated habit, it can take on a life of its own, so that if it is suddenly or even temporarily abandoned, it can leave the writer feeling empty and incomplete.

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