How do you develop as a writer? It requires a balance of study and practice. As a new writer, I heard that the average writer took seven years to go from being a novice to professional. I wondered if I could speed up the process. So I set a goal to begin making money within one year.
If you want to understand how vital character growth is to good fiction, take a look at a few classic movies. Study such films as Good Will Hunting, As Good as it Gets, Orange County, and The Silver Linings Playbook.
But readers must somehow muddle through those tough times, and what is going on in the reader’s life will affect how much they can handle in a novel.
It that happens to you, there may be dozens of reasons why the scene isn’t working for you. As a writer, you certainly don’t want readers to quit reading your books. Here are a few things to think about.
Many authors dream of seeing their books turned into films, but for some, it’s a nightmare. For example, P.L. Tavers, author of the Mary Poppins series, burst into tears when she saw what Disney had done to her books.
Last fall, private photos were published of Ms. Hill, and the House investigated claims of a relationship with an aide. Her farewell speech became famous. Last fall, Katie Hill, a Democratic congresswoman from California, faced some of the darkest moments of her life.