Carla Acheson

Historical Fiction Author

What do you do when you lose all interest and momentum on your writing project? I am close to the finishing line on my second draft, yet cannot muster a single piece of enthusiasm to cross the finish line. Answers on a postcard please!

Ok, so I’ve called upon the services of another writer who will be able to read through my work, and give me either a deeper sense of inadequacy, or hopefully guide me into completing what may be a ‘good-enough-to-be-published-book’  and hope that an Editor might not use it as cheap and cheerful bedding for his pet rat!

Either way, a culmination will be arrived at, whether it is the former, (and I quit in an instant to become a bitter old peg on the very bushy unpublished author tree,) or the latter – where I’ll soldier on to find myself worthy of some small gain!

I feel I have a lot to give in the writing world, and yet.. the way in which to give it largely depends upon many factors. Circumstance, time, energy, will!

“Don’t believe what your eyes are telling you. All they show is limitation. Look with your understanding, find out what you already know, and you’ll see a way to fly.” – Richard Bach


5 Things Your Readers Hate

1. AMBIGUITY Basically anything in your story that is uncertain or unclear, or puzzles the reader and really shouldn’t. This doesn’t, by the way, extend to the premise of a ‘whodunnit’ because ambiguity is a great tool used in the crime genre to create suspense.…

You Can Finish Your Book in 2020

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