The guest today on The Story Reading Ape is author Paul White.. who has a new collection of stories just out.. and has a magazine.. read in 78 countries that promotes artistic talent including writing.
I often get asked to write about ‘this & that’ for someone else. I get a “can you just…” and such like.
Often I agree, on the premise I have the time to ‘spare from my own work’.
Occasionally this statement is met by an incredulous look.
After all, I am just a writer, aren’t I?
Being a writer means I simply sit about scribbling the odd word onto a sheet of paper, or tap out some nonsense on a keyboard. Clearly, I have time.
After all, I am not doing anything else, am I?
I wonder how many non-writers can conceive what it is to write for a living, especially as an independent author?
Firstly, you must get a basic notion of a story. You must formulate a start point, a middle and have some idea how it will end. Woven between this comes the conflicts and…
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