How Did You Know You Wanted To Be An Author? Somewhere in the midst of a full life, the idea of being a professional novelist ripened from novel concept (no pun intended), to a fanciful notion, to a serious avocational interest, and finally to the dream that has now all but pushed a very successful law career out the door in order to make room for the work of a full time novelist. For me it was one of those things that you always know in your marrow, but you never fully realize until after it has happened.
What Is Your Advice For Aspiring Authors? My advice to aspiring authors would be to try to write from a place of genuine enthusiasm for writing. Avoid efforts to reverse-engineer a creative existence from a success that you do not yet have or, worse, from the success of some other writer. Avoid ‘writing to sell’. Write for the love of writing. Hone your craft. Find an authentic voice. Be original. Take some risks. Amaze yourself. Enjoy yourself. The rest will follow.
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