10 Requirements for Writing a Publishable Novel10 Requirements for Writing a Publishable NovelMore Like This
Today, I would like to announce a project that I hope all of you will be as excited to be a part of as I am. As you all know, my writing guides and tutorials have been rather random, as I was still testing the waters of the internet. I wanted to know if anyone could possibly be interested in what I had to say about the craft of writing, and I was overjoyed to see all of your enthusiasm. And so, I would like to announce that I will be shifting gears with my articles, and attempting to create a step-by-step manual so that ANYBODY who is willing to put forth the work, can learn to write a professional-quality novel. But before we undertake this project, I should let you know that there are certain requirements of you in order for such a guide to work.
Requirement 1: You must believe that you can learn to be a proficient writer.
If you doubt that you will ever create anything worth publishing, you create a self-fulfilling prophecy. And I'm no
My Friend's Mary SueMore Like This
How to Help a Friend
While I focuses on friends with Mary Sues, most of this advice also applies to family members, art idols, and strangers.
Have you ever picked up a new story, feeling good about its potential to lift you up and alleviate your boredom, only to find that it houses a dreaded Mary Sue?
You stare at the piece of paper. Now what? You aren't pond scum, so you know better than to type "ur chara is a mary sue, u suck, go die in a hole." But what do you say? On the one hand, you don't want to hurt the writer's feelings, or turn them off of writing forever. But on the other, you feel that you have to say something...
This guide will help you respond to a situation like this. It will help you critique friends without making them mad at you, offer gentle pointers to your overeager little brother, or know when to back away from t