‘You can’t be lazy and be a writer. Today, more than ever we have everything at our fingertips to do research. You can look up the standard word count for a short story, novella, or novel. There are tens of thousands of websites covering grammar, punctuation, and spelling. Don’t count on your computer’s spell check either, because “too bee or knot to be” will pass that test. If in doubt, look it up.’
‘(On a) a forum for a very big company involved in the publishing of writers who can self publish there and sell their works, I was sadly amazed at it all. I couldn’t believe the number of people making the statement that they decided to become a self published author after being rejected repeatedly by literary agents.’
‘I have some news for you, you may have an artistic license to create, but remember what you publish is out there for the public to read and to comment upon. Also, if you can’t take constructive criticism and use it to your advantage, you may as well stop now. Every author in the world has dealt with that before. It’s a necessity.’
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