You can carry all this to your social media sites and publicly rebuke such shortsightedness. By name. Those who do break through and obtain a career have the crazy idea that they can recovereven learnfrom rejection and use it as motivation to write better. Follow them in order (from top-to-bottom) and you'll be getting to grips with your novel in no time. Good luck on your novel writing adventure. Never be afraid to get in touch. What they learn they apply and practice, and through the wonder of trial and error find themselves growing as writers. But this is an article on how not to write a novel, so follow their example at your peril. 4. Keep a chip on your shoulder. Heres a surefire way not only to create a novel not worth reading, but scuttle your career as well. Decide that arrogance and defiance are your two weapons of choice to bulldog your way to publication. You are waiting for inspiration. It must come from on high and fill you like fire. Until then, do not write a word. If youre tempted to start working without it, open up Spider Solitaire immediately.
They dont trust themselves in all ways. They know they need objective readers, so they cultivate people they trust to tell them specific. This does create a very good feeling, like youre the king of the world. You can completely ignore all of the storytellers who came before you (be sure to call them hacks or sellouts ).