If you looked at the title to this piece and expected a metaphor about the publishing industry, think again. Last night’s monsoons uprooted a tree in my backyard. Luckily, it didn’t fall on the house or otherwise do any real damage, but it was awfully strange to look out my window at a full-grown tree
The Big Idea is the initial spark for the novel. For me the spark was based on a situation and a character.
I know quite a few people who can write well, but aren’t writers. They have the skill to write, but they lack the persistence to make it a career. Writing is a skill that most people have to some extent or another. There are plenty of people who don’t care about writing at all that
Can anyone write novels? There are no educational or social requirements to becoming a novelist. Education helps you develop writing skills and get involved in the community of writing, but it is not a requirement for success. The main requirement is that you write a novel. The better written and more marketable your novel is,