Monday, April 20, 2009

Conference Take-Away #6

During the Friday 8:30-midnight Mingle & Meet, a discussion started about getting advice on "fixing" a novel that has basic problems. Jessica Faust and Jon Sternfeld (agents) both had an interesting take on this: they asked, "Why would you want to do that?" What I took away from that discussion was the need to view oneself, not as the writer of a novel, but simply as a writer. If a particular story doesn't work, abandon it, at least for now: there's always more where that story came from.

From Joe Nemeth

1 comment:

kbm697 said...

That is definitely something for me to think about. Thanks for sharing!

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