This week’s topic is:
What are common traps for aspiring writers?
There are a few traps to look out for in my opinion. I’ll list them below:
1. Rushing the first novel because you want to ‘get it out there’.
Yes, I rushed ‘The Porn Detective’ (now re-written as ‘Mind Games’) back in 2013. Words were tumbling out faster than I could write them down. I finished the book in about 3 months and sent it off to some agents. One London agent deliberated with colleagues for a week whether to represent me, before declining. Another one said she would be interested if I could re-write it. I put it on the back burner as I couldn’t be bothered to write it out all over again, however, 4 years later I did re-write it and sent it back to both agents. They still declined! Maybe if I’d done a better…
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