After writing for 20 years, I have learned that some things never change
What works for one author, might not work for another
Nobody knows what genre is going to be “hot” next week or next year
It’s all about characters and story, so concentrate on writing the stories that bring you joy
Word of mouth makes a bestseller
Don’t worry. Be happy. Stay true to yourself and do the best you can
Don’t rush your story
Quality, not quantity
Stay focused when you write–no internet
Get deep into your character’s heads
Great writing is in the revisions; cut the crap and write tight
Hire an editor or two
Enjoy the process and have FUN!
Happy New Year! Wishing you all a successful 2013!!
~~~ Theresa Ragan
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