How Did You Know You Wanted To Be An Author? I started writing CLOSURE at 19 with no thoughts of publishing it. I was compelled to write it down but didn't intend for others to read it. 18 years later I became friends with a successful author of eight novels. She told me she wrote her first book at 42. She encouraged me to finish my story and get it out there. Somehow, I’d had it in my head that I was too old to publish a first book. Hearing her story gave me hope. It seemed to give me the permission I thought I needed…to follow my dream.
What Is Your Advice For Aspiring Authors? Go to writer conferences, meet other writers, find a community and get plugged in. Read books about writing. And, most importantly–write! Write every day.
Writing a book is not a Herculean effort if you break it down. 300 words is a page. If you write one page every day, you'd have a novel-sized book in six months.
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