To cut to the chase, you should not submit fiction, poetry, non-fiction, or anything else you might submit in the fond hope of getting published because you will lose the will to live.
When I refer to writing as being acting I mean every word is delivered by a particular character, or “voice,” even if it is a third person omniscient narrator.
I was listening to a discussion about creativity and the word ‘novel’ came up. Someone mentioned how many creative people start out with the idea of writing a “great” novel.
Sometimes to go forward we need to go back. It’s a cliché, but to know where we’re headed we need to know where we are. To know where we are, we need to know where we’ve been.
There is no order to my list. They are “off-the-cuff,” jotted down as they popped into my head. They read as follows: