The following list and comments were taken from the October 10 Author Talk. These informal gatherings cover topics of interest to the Passionate Ink membership and are open to all members.
- Writing craft is important and there are books and communities of writers who can help you improve. Initially, learning craft is a far better way to spend your time than learning to market.
- Fiction writing uses different skills than journalism, non-fiction, or academic writing. Even if you have a degree in creative writing, there is a learning curve because colleges don’t teach genre fiction.
- Listen to your writing. Read it out loud, have another person read it to you, or use Siri or other built-in voices. You will find errors you wouldn’t otherwise.