Glen Scott Allen, author of The Shadow War (Nov 2010), has contributed a guest blog to Scott Sambuchino athttp://www.guidetoliteraryagents.com. Allen holds a Ph.D. in English, and uses it as the framework for his lightly humorous blog post. He give us three ‘dos’ in our quest for publication. 1 – Use your good writing skills. 2 – Create great characters. 3 – Believe in your story. Allen’s 2 ‘don’ts’ are 1 – don’t write without a map, and 2 – don’t forget to do research. He ends with 2 DEVAIs (don’t even think about it). DETAI 1 – don’t even think about writing to trends, and DETAI 2 – don’t even think about quitting.
All great advice, don’t you think? But this is only my ‘interpretation in a nutshell.’ For the full effect, you need to read his guest blog for yourself. And, oh yeah, he’s giving the book away to two lucky winners who post a comment to his blog (within a week of his post date). Check it out athttp://www.guidetoliteraryagents.com/blog/Thriller+Writing+The+Dos+The+Donts+And+The+Dont+Even+Think+About+Its+And+A+Free+Book+Giveaway.aspx