Writing for Yourself – Guest Post by, Traci Kenworth…

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Is it a Good Idea?

We all start our writing stories that we’d want to hear. How do we take it beyond that? To what the reader would want to grab hold of as quick as possible? Patience and rewriting. Who would have guessed that readers wanted to read about a Hobbit and a hole? A trip through a closet? A boy who lost his parents and finds out he’s from a wizard family? Families fighting for an Iron Throne. It’s obvious that the writers of these books care about their characters. They were the first readers. Every author is that for their story. Does it mean that it’s publishable? For some, yes, for others, no. But that’s what rewriting is about.

Rewriting is important.

Anyone that tries to submit a first draft to an agent or publisher is wasting their time. There’s a lot of competition out there that…

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