Discipleship and the Shape of Belonging Talk for Conference on Discipleship and the City Villanova University, October In addition to being highly honoured that you should have invited me to take part with you in this discussion of Discipleship and the City, I would like to say that I am personally both very grateful for the opportunity, and not a little nervous.
Subscribe to our FREE email newsletter and download free character development worksheets! Blythe Camenson and Marshal J. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are. As in any industry, to sell something, you must have a quality product the public wants to buy.
To create a marketable product—in this case, a salable manuscript—you need to follow these five steps. Although they may seem obvious, many writers ignore them. Read before you write.
Before you even sit down to write, agents and editors advise that you read other writers. Famous writers do, too.
Read everything—trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master.
The best writers are avid readers. Read for style, read for content, read for technique. Read to understand the marketplace and to determine if what you want to write will fit in.
But there are ways to read a book to get what you need out of it. Former executive editor Kent Carroll gives a few hints: Take it apart to see how the thing is structured, what the convention of storytelling is.
Pay particular attention to how the book is organized. I think you can learn a lot from that. Let it come from your own heart, your own mind, your own imagination. But so is what you read. Read as much as you can, but not just the established writers, such as Danielle Steel or Stephen King.
Read the work of current authors that are being put out now. This is the kind of material that publishers are looking for. The old standbys will always be there. Be aware of what currently attracts agents and publishers. The same goes for mysteries or books in any other genre.
And also, if you read voraciously, it opens you up to a broader approach in your own writing. You can hone your skills by reading people who are good writers. Some writers make that excuse for not reading.
This mindset can sabotage new writers. Give me a break. Write for the market. Editors and agents want you to be aware of the market and to write for it.
Senior editor Jennifer Brehl of Avon Books agrees. Says editor Ginjer Buchanan: Read magazines on the genre you are interested in.Citation Machine™ helps students and professionals properly credit the information that they use.
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