Is Fanfiction a valid pathway to publication, or perhaps even good practice for writing? Do you think that fanfiction as a genre is good for writers, or that it is detrimental to the 'publishing' process?
Another question from a shy user:
Did your friends/family support your early writing aspirations? I am always told to study something 'useful' and pursue a career that will earn me a proper salary. I want to write though - I do not want to do anything else. My family keeps telling me that it is not a 'viable' career option.
What would you suggest? Writing as a hobby and playing it safe, or going all in?
What do you think make a book stand out?
Very desperate to know :0
1. Do you write, or plan to write, any other genre of stories or do you think you'll stick to the romantic/young adult stories that you write?
2. Did you start by publishing your stories online?
Do you have a top 5 (or 10) books? What are they?
Do you think that studying literature and/or creative writing is an important part of becoming a good writer?
Did you ever read other languages books?
And if yes, what where the one you more to your style?
I have been working on a big project but the things is, I am unsure if i should write it as an original story as I am still young and still discovering myself as a writer. Do you think I should write it as my own story or post it as a Fanfiction and see what people think of the idea.
Do you have any particular writing rituals or habits you keep when you start work every day?
How do you develop characters?? I always find it hard if I'm trying to write my own story, so I usually stick to Fanfiction (I know it's not a bad thing to write FF XD). Thanks~
NYTimes and USA Today Bestselling Author Darynda Jones has won numerous awards for her work, including a prestigious RITA, a Golden Heart, and a Daphne du Maurier. As a born storyteller, she grew up spinning tales of dashing damsels and heroes in distress for any unfortunate soul who happened by, annoying man and beast alike. She currently has two series with St. Martin's Press, the Charley Davidson Series and the Darklight Trilogy. Darynda lives in the Land of Enchantment, also known as New Mexico, with her husband of more than 25 years and two beautiful sons, the Mighty, Mighty Jones Boys.
She can be found at www.daryndajones.com.