Here’s something that should not come as a shock to anyone who’s sat down and completed a novel – there are no magic formulas, no spells or incantations to writing a publishable novel. It takes hard work. And ambition and follow through. Not to mention a tough hide and no small about of creativity.
But Tina Adams wants you to think there is a magic formula and she’s going to sell all you aspiring romance authors some magic beans for the incredibly low price of just $197.00! What a deal. But wait, you might ask yourself, just who is this Tina Adams and if she has the magic beans why don’t I know her name?
Good question boys and girls!
Tina is going to give you her secrets on:
- What a romance novel “is” perhaps she should tell us all given that all nine thousand members of the RWA can’t seem to agree
- What all writers must have before they can write a story Uh, an idea?
- A simple technique for developing your initial idea into a complete novel concept sitting your ass down and doing the work. There are no magic formulas for this, people. It takes effort. Sometimes the ideas come easy, sometimes they don’t.
- Why the best stories are about characters having something vitally important to do she wants 200 bucks to tell us this?
- The one question you must answer to “suspend your readers disbelief” and keep her reading your story why should I give my hard earned money to a woman who has poetry with diskus and one book that no one’s ever heard of?
- A flawless method for choosing which point of view to write your story from What?
- A sentence-by-sentence method for plotting your story Look, you can get this stuff for free and at your library from people who are successful authors
- The secret to creating a winning six-second sales pitch for your book Yeah, cause Tina’s a household name.
Here’s the deal – this pisses me off because this woman is pirating the dreams of people who want to be published authors and using their desire to rip them off.
She says she wrote for twenty years before developing this product. How much good has it done her? Are her books on the shelves at your local bookstore? What are her qualifications to claim she can teach you her “magical formula?”
Sorry folks, if there were magic beans, she’d be making more money than Nora Roberts who, by the way writes from 8 – 5 every day – work people. Work and ambition and drive. So get your ass in the chair and write. And write and finish. And crit and re-write and submit. That’s the formula. If you want books on craft, check out Stephen King’s book on writing or Orson Scott Card’s book – these guys have a reason to be writing on writing – ie a body of work to support what they’re telling you.