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I've written alot of junk. I say junk because it's (in my humble opinion) not even close to what I CAN write. I've come upon a story, and in my mind it's clicking. All that's left to do is write it out. Since I started this story I've looked about seriously shopping it around. It's slightly discouraging out there. I'd called a Christian Publishing house, and the girl that I spoke with (for about two hours lol) was very helpful. She suggested I look into grants from the NEA. At the end of this letter is a link to their site. She'd also suggested what she calls "Creative Financing". She'd mentioned a man who'd set up a Facebook page on his book. He offered people a write up in the appendix if they helped donate his self-publishing. Last she'd heard he'd raised over five thousand dollars! That's plenty to get started IMHO.
But here's the rub of all this stuff. I've begun reading fiction. Usually I only deal with creative non-fiction. McCoullough's 1775 for example. But... I'm blowing through a Clive Barker book. I've begun to read, not as a reader, but as a writer. I look at their word choices, what could go where, what I would personally change. I'm critiqing in a different way! I've been told I write action sequences really well, which was a surprise to me. I'm always concerned about the flow of a story and a particular sequence. Barker's sequences in this book flow really well. To read as an author is a completely different world that I'd never known existed.
and, as Mickie-D's says... I'm lovin' it.


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The following comments are for "A change in perspective"
by Robert Walker

Robert
Yep! Keep writing!

( Posted by: jonpenny [Member] On: January 30, 2011 )





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