Thursday, May 22, 2008
Advice for Novelists (Part 20)
C.J. Darlington, co-founder of TitleTrakk, is running a great series on her blog: She started a series of blog posts in which industry professionals (editors, agents, publicists, authors, etc.) share their responses to this question:
"If you could say one thing to aspiring novelists, what would you say?"
Rebecca Seitz weighs in...
I'd say, "Do you love stories?" I mean, deep down, in the place where you're the truest you, do you love stories? If stories are your passion, then everything else can be taught. If it isn't, though, you're setting yourself up for frustration and heartache with no redeeming value. Think before you take the steps down that novelist's road. When you get to its end, will you be where you intended?
--Rebeca Seitz, President, Glass Road PR. (She's also the author of the novels Prints Charming and Sisters, Ink -- visit her online here.)
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