Hello Story Nurse,I want to write a novel. But I'm stuck. I have previously published non-fiction work in thesis, publication, monograph and script format. To me this kind of writing is, if not easy, intuitive. Pitching what I'm writing to the right audience is my particular strength. I've written for experts in my field and … Continue reading #123: Writer’s Mind, Beginner’s Mind
Voice is a skill to be developed, like any other writing skill. Give yourself permission to stretch it and challenge it and expand it and enhance it.
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The question underneath your question is: "Am I allowed as a commercial writer to do the thing I want to do as an artist?"
I love semicolons; they're great. The issue is what you're doing with language and content that leads to the use of so many of them.
Books often change quite a lot as you're writing them and the book you've written may require a somewhat different protagonist than was called for in your original outline.