Open Book Blog Hop – 1st July

Stevie Turner

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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