Friday, November 11, 2011

Write Better Stories

Dean Wesley Smith just added a little note on the end of the comments on one of his posts from last week (emphasis and paragraphing mine):

Beginning writers who use the excuse that they don’t sell well because they are not known forget why a writer becomes known. We become known, under sometimes many names, because we have spent the time and energy and millions of words of writing to learn how to tell a good story. We are trained story-tellers. It has nothing to do with the name on the cover. Sales have to do with the writing inside the book.

You folks want to sell more copies or more books to traditional publishers, write better stories. It really is that simple.

...and how you write those better stories is to keep writing. Don't scoff at the "millions of words" idea. Don't scoff at the power of TIME.

See you in the funny papers.

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