How did you know you wanted to be an author? Ever since I was a youngster, I wanted to be a writer. As a ten-year-old, I remember sitting on the front porch of the family home in north Alabama and writing poems about the coming of spring and my father’s new mule.
What is your advice for aspiring authors?Write on! Write on! Write on! The more you write, the better writer you will be. As you get more and more story tropes under your belt, you will broaden your repertoire more. You will gain more confidence in your ability and you will enlarge your toolkit further and further. Real writers write. Every day!
Do you have any writing rituals or practices? My habit is to wake up at 7, have coffee, then write until around 11:30. That’s what I do every day when I’m writing. Some days, if I’m going really good, I’ll write until 2 or 3 in the afternoon. A couple times, I have written until 4 p.m., but that’s rare. From around 7:30 until 11:30 in the mornings are my most creative times.
What message do you want readers to remember? Sometimes I think writers are nuts. You devote your life to a chore which is truly hard work and demands that you keep your nose to the grindstone, yet but there is no guarantee of success or that you will ever make a dime. On the hand, what else would I do every day? There is nothing I love more than putting words on paper.
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