Writing is a craft, being an author is work, and having readers and a following is a gift.
When you believe you've become the best writer you can be… you still aren’t.
Without imagination, writing is a stack of lumber, a sack of nails, and a locked tool shed.
I like to think that when I complete a novel I learned something along the way.
Writing a novel is easy… writing checks is hard.
Discover everything about your characters that you can before you write your story. If you get stuck at any point, they will write your dialog for you.
An unedited manuscript is a first draft of story; but is not a finished product. Too many writers study the craft of writing but do not acquire the skills of an editor.
The average author hawks their books at many events. They are vigilant promoters, waiting for a breakthrough. They do this, or else watch their novel wither away.