If you are striving to be a responsible adult, that is ALREADY A HEROIC STRUGGLE and good job making it this far.
Every writer dreams of making their art reality for all the world to see. They also dream that the art will be well-received and beloved.
And everyone, not just artists, dreams of getting paid to do what they love.
But to get paid, you need to work. To work, you need marketable skills which the job market wants.
…So…how can we put that Master’s Degree in English Literature and our five Dynasty Warriors fanfictions to work?
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You have the structure to give it a SHAPE, the content to give that shape a MEANING, and the descriptions to give the content LIFE.
Stories. They are made from nothing, painstakingly crafted. Some people say they survive long after the author, gaining a life of their own.
Some writers even say that a story is an organic, living thing, taking unexpected twists even as they write it. That it is, in fact, ALIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIVE!
And much like certain unholy, artificial abominations that should not be, I’m going to show you the components and how to craft them.
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