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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

A Blueprint for Writing Success!


 Read the BEST in your genre and work toward IMITATING, EMULATING,  EQUALING, and finally, SURPASSING the heroic author who inspires you!

My genre is Historical Fiction, my current heroine, Diana Gabaldon, who wrote her lst novel just for fun.  Twenty-some years later, with a dozen more books, the saga of "Outlander" continues and will soon be filmed.
 
Gabaldon's genre is mixed with time travel, adventure and a steamy, enduring romance, but her success has catapulted her into the mainstream as a best selling author.  She is certain to gain more fans once the movie is out!

While revising and editing my own book for several hours a day, I always managed to spend some "time travel" with her lovable characters, drawing inspiration from her sensory explorations and extraordinary research of the 18th century in the U.S. and abroad. Memorable characters who evolve are also a criteria for every successful book!  The bonus is the history in all great historicals.