Guest Author Paul Day

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog

To Be a Successful Author

It has often been said that everyone has a story. So why doesn’t everyone write? At school, students are taught the mechanics of writing, of language of narrative, but that does not mean they are able to tell a convincing story others will want to read. But something more is needed than just being able to string a few sentences together. So what is it that a writer or someone wanting to publish, need, in order to be successful?

Look at the following formula

Formula

Idea

I firmly believe that everyone has ideas. How to translate those ideas into a coherent, fluent, engaging piece of writing, that others will want to read is the hard part. So, assuming one has an idea that is at least interesting enough to investigate, what else is needed.

Skill

You must be able to write and have at least a…

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