Getting an audience is hard. Sustaining an audience is hard. It demands a consistency of thought, of purpose, and of action over a long period of time. – Bruce Springsteen The concept of an audience was something I rarely thought about when I first started writing my novel. I imagined that I could write a […]
It’s the one phrase that is often first taught to writers: Only write what you know. Almost every English teacher I’ve ever had has weighed the importance of this rule upon my shoulders. When it came to submitting a piece of writing they would say, “Keep the plot simple” and “Only write what you have […]
“A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone if it is to keep its edge.” – Tyrion Lannister, A Game of Thrones As a writer, I now take that saying as law. If you don’t take the time to read, to explore the written word, then you are not a writer. It may […]
Just under a year ago I finally began to undertake the task I had always promised myself I would, the personal assignment that I’d been driving myself to do since I was five-years-old: to write a novel.