Waiting for "The Call"

“Honey, it’s always crap. Every book I write is crap. It’s my job to fix the crap afterwards,” according to Nora Roberts. Well, I've got it half right. Still working on the "fixing it" part. "Trust your characters to be complex enough and to have enough emotional baggage. Force them to make hard choices." Advice from Michelle Styles that might help!

Writing a series? March 23, 2010

Filed under: Writing and Life — Autumn Macarthur @ 9:35 pm

Good advice from Superromance author Kay Stockham on eHarlequin- “Taming the Connected Series”


7 Responses to “Writing a series?”

  1. Leanne Says:

    Thank you for directing me to that discussion — very interesting.

  2. waitingforthecall Says:

    Glad it was useful, Leanne.

    What type of stories are you writing?

  3. Leanne Says:

    Recently, I submitted a Young Adult novel. Currently, I am preparing a paranormal/psychological thriller for submission. And slowly, ever so slowly, I’m working on the sequeal to my cozy mystery Maynely A Mystery. Those are only my stories of size — I’m also exploring other genres including romance.

  4. waitingforthecall Says:

    Wow, you are busy! Good luck with the stories.

  5. Maria Says:

    Just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate the honesty of your blog. Reading about your struggles with your writing, finding what works and what doesn’t, and knowing that I’m not alone in hoping to one day be published really helps when I’m feeling down and/or not good enough.

    Thank you for being there!!

  6. Leanne Says:

    Thank and all the best with your writing as well.

  7. waitingforthecall Says:

    Maria, good luck with your writing journey and thanks for visiting!

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