Just discovered this blog and the author’s writing style is enjoyable and the sometimes provocative subjects he takes on may cause thin-skinned writers to revert to blubbering cry babies or inspire them to write stronger, leaner, and maybe even meaner.
Hey, Writers: Stop Your Freakin’ Whining
By Larry Kahaner
Most of my working life, I’ve been a non-fiction writer. I’ve penned over 15 books some with my name and some I’ve ghosted. I know a lot of non-fiction writers. They’re my friends and colleagues.
Don’t be like this writer.
When I decided to write a novel, USA, Inc., which was just published, (shameless plug) I started hobnobbing with fiction authors, some established but mostly newbies like me. In fact, I started this blog to help me move from non-fiction to fiction. I hope I’ve helped others do the same, because many non-fiction writing traits, habits and experience are transferable.
Right off the bat, though, I noticed that fiction writers are different than non-fiction writers — and not in a good way.
They are a bunch of whiney-babies.
They complain about money. They grumble about how the work is difficult…
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