Morning Coffee – 11 January 2021

Here are a few stories to read this Monday morning.

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Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

3 Comments

  1. Felix11 January, 2021

    People always ask where writers get their ideas. One of my favorite webcomic authors wrote a three-part article about it; I still had a few hundred words to add, and it will probably come up again in the future. The one you link is kind of amusing, TBH. But then, apparently people are seldom aware of their own creative processes, or interested in figuring them out. And I could speculate about the reasons why, but mostly it just seems counterproductive to me.

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    1. Disgusting Dude11 January, 2021

      Fixating on the source of ideas is worrying about the least important aspect.
      The real difference between successful authors and wannabes is knowing which ideas to pursue and how to make viable stories out of those ideas.

      Back in the old tradpub only days there was an entire class of dreck called “Three Chapter Wonders”, that made it to market on the strength of a summary and a three chapter opening. Once you took the book home you realized the writer had no idea or interest in figuring out how to bring the idea to fruition.

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    2. Nate Hoffelder11 January, 2021

      I spent some time this year figuring my creative processes out, actually. I was surprised by the answer.

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