If You Can Cook, You Can Write

September 28th, 2004 · No Comments
by Booksquare

Want to be a successful writer? Then go with genre fiction. If you can follow a simple recipe, you can write bestsellers. Just mix the ingredients, pop into the mail, and sit back and watch the money flow. No tricks, no gimmicks — just easy-to-find ingredients (available everywhere) and a few steps…this isn’t fancy French novel writing!

Oh, and we’re also offering bargains on swampland in Florida. Seriously, right now is the time to swoop in and get the best price possible. When the ground dries, you won’t see deals like this. We’re about to break into a Tom Waits song, these deals are so good.

Yeah, it’s Fun with Sacred Cows week here at Booksquare. A few days ago, we posted a rant in response to The Reading Experience’s thoughts on genre fiction and formulas (don’t overseason if you’re expecting a large crowd — strong flavors can be off-putting to some palates). Over at Idiosyncratic Mind, Sarah Weinman takes a more practical approach. Using strong persuasive tactics (given her specialty, we imagine all manner of torture devices), she’s received permission to post a very helpful step-by-step guide developed by Maddy Van Hertbruggen. Sure, it’s how create a serial killer, but we look at it as a recipe. Just change the ingredients, and there you go. No more messy thinking. Just check off a few items and you’re off and writing.

File Under: Tools and Craft