From the Beginning

  • People ask me, "How do you write something as vast, complex, and totally imaginary as a novel?" I usually answer, "I dunno. It's something that just sorta happens."

    How easy it would be if there were nothing more to it than putting words on a page.

    But there's a music to writing, and a rhythm. It's the writer's job to sweep the reader away in the symphony of the story, never once letting their partner stumble over a craggy analogy or awkward description. If the writer can do that, from beginning to end, then the story has been a success.

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Believe It

Revise, review, rewrite, and remember: hard writing makes easy reading.