1. Why do you write?
2. How do you get your ideas?
3. What advice would you give to aspiring authors?
I feel like I've blogged about all of these things before, but as I was sitting on the panels this weekend, it was like an epiphany for me personally. Like, the advice I needed to remind myself of or something. Today, I'm only going to answer the third question.
What advice do I have for aspiring authors?
It's simple, really. Write a story that you'd like to read, and write it well.
That's it. If you do that, then there's no need to worry about stars, or best book lists, or reviews, or anything else really.
Write the book you'd like to read. (Because you'll have to read and re-read and revise and re-revise that book a lot.)
Trust that there will be other people in this vast world that are the same type of reader you are.
That's it. The end.
Are you writing what you like? Or trying to fit a trend?
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