TUESDAY WRITING TIPS BLOG TOUR – Adding Layers to Your Story

Tomorrow at Tuesday Writing Tips, we’re visiting Robyn Opie’s blog http://robynopie.blogspot.com to talk about how to turn your 1200 word story into a 10,000 word published book.

Robyn will share her experiences writing her highly acclaimed, Black Baron, published by Walker Books in their Lightning Strikes series.

Hope you can join us then when we chat with Robyn about how to add layers to your story.



4 thoughts on “TUESDAY WRITING TIPS BLOG TOUR – Adding Layers to Your Story

  1. Looking forward to Robyn’s contribution. I am writing a growing stash of short stories and wangling this story format into ” REAL BOOKS!” would be very useful for the future. Goodonya!

  2. As a person on the more frustrating end of the writing game ie. not getting much work accepted at all really, I just wanted to put the question out there… is there any point at which you or your friends have given up or nearly given up writing for children?

  3. Hi Tracey, I can’t speak for anyone else, but I do understand your frustration – and what is accepted of mine is only a small % of how much I actually write. I think most writers are in the same boat…perhaps not JK Rowling or Bryce Courtney, but even successful writers don’t have a 100% success rate. The thing I’m finding is that the more that I write, and the more I persist, and the more I learn, the greater the % of acceptances. I look at writing as a kind of apprenticeship – one I might never complete, lol. For everything I learn, there is so much more to learn.

    I have enough rejection letters to wallpaper my study, but I’m too busy writing so I haven’t got around to doing it yet:-) I have found time however, to display my successes – because no matter how small, these are the positives I prefer to focus on.

    I have wanted to be a writer since I was 7 years old. I can’t honestly say there has ever been any point at which I have felt even close to giving up. Writing is what I do – it’s who I am – it’s one of my characteristics like dark hair and protruding teeth.

    I always try and have at least one manuscript ‘out there’ because while there’s life there’s hope – and I have to have something good to look forward to. I do suffer disappointment and I do get impatient, but I always have a major project to focus on to keep me from dwelling on what might or might not be.

    Keep writing, keep learning and keep submitting – and when it’s getting you down, seek the support of other writers; people who can truly understand and empathise with what you’re going through.

    Hope I’ve answered your question, and thanks for dropping in.


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