I’m reblogging something for the first time ever because these are the things my writing mentor keeps telling me. Maybe if I hear them often enough, my novel will begin to resemble something publishable.
by Richard Risemberg
It’s tough out there; everyone’s writing novels, and many of them are pretty damn good. You will have a hard time marketing your book, whether you are self-published or have managed to get into a trade publishing house somewhere. Most books, even many deserving ones, vanish, leaving their authors to hope for van-Gogh-like posthumous success. But you can tilt the odds slightly in your favor by writing a book that is actually worth reading. Here are five essentials for the emerging novelist.
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