Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Writers Wednesday

I'm pleased to announce that there are two new guests visiting All About the Books.

August 1st:

From telling tales of the crypt to spinning stories about Peteyboo and the Worm

By Bram Stoker Award winning author, John Everson

August 15th:

On writing books with an educational lesson

By Kathryn Starke, founder of Creative Minds Publications and Consulting, a global educational company based in Richmond, Virginia.

Two very different posts that you won't want to miss.

As for today's post -- One of the conversations I seem to have most often with fellow writers, particularly those new to the craft, revolves around actually completing the book. 

Their struggle toward a finished book isn't about problems with character development, plot line, voice, or point of view.   Even after these important aspects of the novel have been successfully dealt with and the last word is written, many of the authors I know seem to be paralyzed when it comes to declaring "THE END."


Most often the the reason stems from the fear of what comes next -- Sharing the work with potential agents and editors or with a wider circle of readers.

Cynthia Morris has written a thoughtful guest post on the subject entitled: The Courage to Launch at Courage 2 Create

Take a few minutes to read her helpful suggestions.  It will be time well spent.

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