Man Writing a Story

Why Starting to Write is Tough

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Books aren’t written, they’re rewritten. Including your own…
—Michael Crichton

You probably didn’t think it’d be this tough. Writing a book that is.

You thought “It’s just a short story, or it’s just a children’s book, or it’s only a comic book.”

Turns out those can be really tough to write properly too.

Now I’m not saying they are anywhere near as difficult as a writing a novel like Jurassic Park. Or one of my favorite The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson.

Seriously, check out his book, if you want fantastic writing and a story that always keeps you turning those pages, check out him out right over here on Amazon.

What I am saying is it’s going to take more time than you and me expects, to really write a short story that hits all the good story beats and wraps up in a nice tidy package.

In my effort to write my first picture book for kids, I’ve already thrown away 6 short stories that just weren’t working out for the age group I’m targeting.

They could have worked for an older audience, one that understands life a bit more. But I’m wanting to target a younger audience that doesn’t need to know how rough the world can be yet.

So I had to throw those stories away. At least for this book. I set them aside to help spur future books when I’m writing for an older audience.

What are some of the difficulties you are facing writing your first or current book?

Let me know in the comments below!

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