Why don’t you write like Harry Potter novels or something? Those make lots of money. The Writer’s FAQ, Part 8 of 8
It’s been a pleasing week, seeing how much people have enjoyed my story on Facebook. If...Read More
Mercy Hospital is coming along nicely. The replacement chapter is about 8,000 or so words from being completed. Then I have to send the manuscripts back out for further editing. So for the rest of this series, I’m keeping the answers short so I can focus on my writing.
If you have a good editor, they aren’t afraid to be brutally honest. When you’re a new writer, that can be intimidating. Well, tough shit. Rip that bandage off right now because if you really want to get published, and you really want your book to be good, then you need to build up some serious tough skin.
As brutal as the editing process can be, I have to say it’s fun for me, and therapeutic. I enjoy taking a raw story to the editor and having him tear it apart.
Writing a psychopath accurately means not giving them a traumatic background. They don’t need one. They weren’t “made” into psychopaths. They were born that way.