So today, as you can see, I have an amazing blog tour with you with a top 10 list from author Jeff Gunhus. This top 10 list is all about writing! So I hope you enjoy.
Top 10 Tricks For Aspiring Writers
1. Write what you know in a setting you don’t.
2. Write every day.
3. Outline, outline, outline.
4. Make your characters sound different when they speak.
5. If you’re bored writing a section, delete it and start over.
6. Writer’s block is a myth. Get to work.
7. Get a draft out fast. Don’t stop, don’t look back, just write.
8. Know the first draft is fertilizer, the manure pile out of which good things can grow.
9. Write alone and only share when you’re done. You’re creating art and it’s totally subjective. Negativity kills creativity!
10. Reward yourself! You’re a writer…go have a drink and celebrate.
Jeff Gunhus is the author of the Middle Grade/YA series The Templar Chronicles. The first book, Jack Templar Monster Hunter, was written in an effort to get his reluctant reader eleven-year old son excited about reading. It worked and a new series was born. The book is a Book Of The Year Finalist for Foreword Reviews and a Finalist for the Next Generation Indie Book Award. Book #2, Jack Templar and the Monster Hunter Academy was released April 2013. Night Chill is his first book for adults. As a father of five, he leads an active lifestyle in Maryland by trying to constantly keep up with his kids. In rare moments of quiet, he can be found in the back of the City Dock Cafe in Annapolis working on his next novel.
"Gunhus delivers a taut supernatural thriller...all the chops of an action-packed horror tale." - Kirkus Reviews Emotionally scarred from a car accident in which a little girl was killed, Jack Tremont moves his family from Southern California to Prescott City in the quiet mountains of Western Maryland. At first, the small town appears to be the perfect place to reconnect with his family and to cure his troubled conscience, but Jack soon discovers he has left one nightmare only to walk into another. When a stranger who has been struck by lightning dies in Jack's arms, a child's voice comes from the man's smoldering body to issue a warning: They're coming for your little girl, Jack. . . you better run. Take your family and run. The warning turns prophetic when a local cult targets Jack's five year-old daughter Sarah and Jack finds himself in a fight against dark, supernatural forces that he cannot begin to understand. With the help of a mysterious Native American, Jack uncovers more than just a conspiracy that extends into the small community, but an ancient mystery larger than anything he could have imagined. Suddenly, he's not only fighting for his family, but also to stop a devastating evil from escaping into the world. Above all, he must rush against the clock to save his little girl.
Thanks so much Jeff for sharing your top 10 Tricks For Aspiring Writers. I hope you all enjoyed them!