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The Reading Addict Interview:
What advice do you have for an aspiring author?
Keep reading. There is so much to learn about the craft of writing that it is crucial to study how other writer’s tell a great story. Pay attention to the elements of the novel that draw you in and notice where you attention wanders.
Spend time on your craft. Even after you have been writing for years, you can become re-energized by how someone else thinks about a topic. For example, I came across a writer who wrote a blog post about productivity. She had three useful strategies, when combined together enable writers to consistently write 1,000 words an hour or 8,000 words a day. I tried her technique and it worked beautifully. If you find me on twitter, I retweeted the link to her blog.
Learn how to plot. Most writers have read either The Writers Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers by Christopher Vogler or The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell. Vogler’s book is based on Campbell’s earlier work and it is considered more accessible. These books do an amazing job of explaining the structure of a story.
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