Jul 24 2014
It’s not a bad idea, really. These days, it’s easier than ever to publish a book, and it’s conceivable that you can create an amazing novel and publicize it into the hands of readers entirely on your own. It’s also an exciting prospect for many – creating a story from nothing, building a world all your own, and using just your pure talent and skill to create it.
But before you leap into a creative endeavor, it’s important to look at what’s out there already, and especially what’s incredibly successful – not so you can copy it, but so you can understand it. Although, there’s no shame in copying. After all, “good writers borrow from other writers; great writers steal outright.”