This week I will talk to Kadee Carter on how to make your writing special. Let’s face it, agents and publishers get thousands of manuscripts submitted to them every single year. The two things they tend to look at are story and writing. But how can you make your writing better and more attractive and how important is writing versus story?
Well, do you want to go into history as the fifty shades of grey or as the Bridget Jones of literature? That is, in essence, the question you want to ask yourself. I have not read Fifty Shades because it is said to be the absolute most repulsive crap that has been published in the past 10 years. And I might just believe that. Though the writing was bad, the book sold because of the premise and the story. On the other hand, we have Bridget Jones. For those who have read the book, you might know that there is not really a story in the book like there is in the movie. There is no big romance between Bridget and her Mark Darcy and there are hardly any plot twists or “big moments”. But why do people love these books so much if there is hardly a story? It is because of the writing. The writing is special, it is witty, it is funny and it is personal. Just like the blurb says: it makes people yell out: It is me! Bridget is me!
This kind of personal engagement you will not get with just a good story. You have to build it up with your writing and this is what Kadee Carter will talk about on this episode