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Anecdote (Episode 3): How to Write Fiction - Quick Advice on Novels

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Posted by: tburger88 on Apr 18, 2017

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Anecdote is a new YouTube series that provides a window into the experiences of professional author, T.C. McCarthy. T.C. is an award winning and critically acclaimed southern writer whose short fiction has appeared in Per Contra: The International Journal of the Arts, Literature and Ideas, in Story Quarterly and in Nature. His debut novel, Germline, and its sequel, Exogene are available worldwide and the final book of the trilogy, Chimera, was released in August 2012. In addition to being an author, T.C. is a PhD scientist, a Fulbright Fellow, and a Howard Hughes Biomedical Research Scholar.

Episode 4: How to Write Fiction - Quick Advice on Novels

Writing a novel is not as hard as it sounds. Seriously. But once you land your writing contract (a) don't expect to make it rich, (b) don't quit your day job, and (c) do expect to make less on royalties than you thought. Also, write YA novels and avoid writing science fiction! Last but not least: watch out for scam artists.

Music: "Mob Battle" by Silent Partner
Editing/Graphics: Leonard McTear, Aiken, SC

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