Me the budding novelist wants to talk to all the other budding novelists out there and give you the help n tips that I did not have. Not when I needed them at least :-). You can ask me questions about all things writing. Not that you won’t find advices all over the internet. But I want to add to that help.
I also found lots of these so called advisory sites and felt lost even after reading through them. Here I wish to share my experience as a writer who did not have support and yet managed to be stubborn enough to get two books published. And though I just have the proof copies of each and have as yet sold only 3 copies, I want to encourage all of you young novelists who are tired and ready to give up. I want to give you faith and hope. Life has just started, you have only just realized that you have a talent and you have just started to write your first novel.
For those of you who are better at fiction, I’d say, don’t worry and move on. Step forward. Don’t be embarrassed because you want to add a bit of spice to your book. After all, fiction is derived from reality isn’t it? So what’s there to be embarrassed about in reality?? Keep moving ahead. Remember, if something doesn’t stop you permanently then the one spirit who matters most, Allah, is with you anyway so no-one else has the right to stop you.
And for those of you who find themselves better at the more reality based non-fictional genre, don’t fret and think you’re a bore. Knowledge of the real world is as important to survive as is the ability to be creative. Relax and try using your knowledge as a means to enlighten others. Don’t pay attention to the boring looks your friends or family may give you. One day they shall come to you for your autograph. If you decide to move ahead that is. And ignore all the things that seem to disapprove you and your work.
I guess as yet this is enough for a welcome message. Hope to keep writing. Good night for now. 🙂