MY TIP FOR WRITERS;
KEEP READING OTHER AUTHORS, READ ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING.
I find that there seems to be a common well of ideas somewhere out there in
the ether, which as a spiritual person I know very well. A place where we can
pick up ideas, tap into common information, or invest time in what turns out to be
a common idea, thinking it is original to you. Not an ideal situation when you are
trying to produce something uniquely your own.
To illustrate this, when I began writing, the title was ‘The Tangled Webb’, which I
then shortened to ‘Tangled’. A name since used in a children’s film as well as a
series on TV. Because of that, I changed my title, the second being ‘Hidden’.
This too has recently appeared on TV as the title of another series. In addition,
there has since been a book published by a well-known author set in the same
small Somerset village in which I choose to set my own story. I found this place in an advertisement for a house sale. Later, I made a trip to the village for background information, to check locations, distances, atmosphere, and background. For some reason, other imaginative people keep dipping into ideas I thought my own. A strange sort of serendipity. Serve me right for being so slow...
Regardless of everything, I continue to write.Editing seems endless, not always sure I am up to that, I read somewhere it is impossible to edit your own work, well I can second that.
I am the new middle age, many years to go yet. before I give up and fade into dust..
work that age out.... if you can. however, the best thing to about your age is FORGET IT.
Just accept that there are many more books in me yet.
come on you publishers..... I can make you money.