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The Guardian: Is Writing Genre Fiction All That Easy?


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  1. So true. I’ll admit, getting into the self-publishing scene at the moment myself, and I find there are always doubts – particularly when one looks at just how many seem to be jumping on the genre fiction self-pub ship these days (it’s a big ship, apparently – two of every animal’s chump change in comparison I think), unedited, spam-pitched, and stock covered.

    Everyone seems to think they can do it, but they don’t realize it’s supposed to be hard work. It’s a grueling process of writing, editing, and re-writing. It’s a thing to be approached with care. With time. With consideration.

    • I agree. However, it’s also a lot of fun.

      For example, I’m doing NaNo right now and we’re all supposed to be writing 50,000 word novels by the end of the month! It’s definitely stressful – and I’ve always wanted to be a writer, but I didn’t think it would be this stressful – but it’s also a lot of fun and I’m enjoying doing it. And besides, the whole part of NaNo is to just sit down and write, not necessarily punch out a best seller novel in a month, but everyone has to start somewhere!

      So yes, people shouldn’t think that writing is easy, that just anyone can do it. Because that’s not true. However, if you have a story to tell, and a great idea, why not try?

      Thanks for your comment! 🙂


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