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What are the biggest obstables facing me to become a fiction author?

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    What do you think they are?
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    Actually sitting yourself down and writing a novel seems to be hard for many budding authors.
    And the market is so dense that getting yourself published is difficult (unless you opt to self-publish).
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    You need to be able to write an interesting story ...

    Then you need to get it published; this is usually the hard part

    Could you show us some of your work so we can help you further ?

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    Well, judging by the three red gems next to your name, people don't seem to like what you write.

    I'd say that's your biggest obstacle.
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    (Original post by TheWorldEndsWithMe)
    Actually sitting yourself down and writing a novel seems to be hard for many budding authors.
    And the market is so dense that getting yourself published is difficult (unless you opt to self-publish).
    What do you mean by dense?

    And thanks for the advice btw!!
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    (Original post by the bear)
    You need to be able to write an interesting story ...

    Then you need to get it published; this is usually the hard part

    Could you show us some of your work so we can help you further ?

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    Yeah its a retro futuristic fantasy about a boy who has been humliated badly. He discovers a link to another world.
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    (Original post by da_comeback)
    What do you mean by dense?
    I think you need a decent vocabulary.
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    (Original post by da_comeback)
    Yeah its a retro futuristic fantasy about a boy who has been humliated badly. He discovers a link to another world.
    maybe you could show us the first chapter or something ?

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    (Original post by Blazara)
    I think you need a decent vocabulary.
    Ermm im dyslexic so no... i just find it diffiuclt to learn new words and understand their meanings..but that shouldnt stop me from pursueing a career in writing
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    (Original post by da_comeback)
    Ermm im dyslexic so no
    Dyslexia should not be an obstacle to the range of your vocabulary. And I'd say range of vocabulary is a pretty important quality for an author.
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    (Original post by da_comeback)
    Ermm im dyslexic so no
    Rofl, and you plan to use that as an excuse when you don't get a book published? "They're discriminating against my writing because I have dyslexia"? Either you push past it or you give up your 'dream'.
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    (Original post by Blazara)
    Rofl, and you plan to use that as an excuse when you don't get a book published? "They're discriminating against my writing because I have dyslexia"? Either you push past it or you give up your 'dream'.
    Nope. Im just saying that I find it difficult to learn new words..sheesh...chill
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    (Original post by Ice_Queen)
    Dyslexia should not be an obstacle to the range of your vocabulary. And I'd say range of vocabulary is a pretty important quality for an author.
    I didnt say it was I just find it difficult to learn new words.
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    (Original post by da_comeback)
    What do you mean by dense?

    And thanks for the advice btw!!
    Basically there's loads of people all doing the same thing and there isn't room for them all in the market.
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    (Original post by da_comeback)
    I didnt say it was I just find it difficult to learn new words.

    Re-read the two posts you just wrote. Do you not think they are a little contradictory?

    (Contradictory: adjective meaning inconsistent or a pair of statements unable to both be true or false under the same circumstances.)
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    (Original post by Ice_Queen)
    Re-read the two posts you just wrote. Do you not think they are a little contradictory?

    (Contradictory: adjective meaning inconsistent or a pair of statements unable to both be true or false under the same circumstances.)
    Dont really care..have fun!!
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    I recall a female author some years ago advising that wannabe authors should think long and hard about wanting a career in the profession and then go do something else!!

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