The Rentable Writer

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Write a bestseller before writing a bestseller

(This is a tip I picked up from The Writer's Little Helper, by the way.)

Re-write a bestseller.
Sit down, and copy word-for-word what is in the book you have.
If you want to learn great horror, re-write Stephen King.
If you want to learn intense climaxes, go to Dean Koontz.
If you want to learn comedy and characters (and basically everything else), write J.K. Rowling.
Why should anyone do this? Because it will make you a best-selling author. Or it will at least make you feel like one. And that's almost as good ... kind of. If you take time to think about what you are writing, you'll come to learn what it takes to produce a novel of best-selling proportions, and before you know it, you might be rolling in the dough.

(Gringy: If all else fails, re-write a bestseller and send it in with your name on it. What's the worst that can happen?) Yeah, Gringy. Why don't you go do that.

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