Always Trying To Improve

I write five or six days a week, usually a minimum of 2000 words, sometimes more… No matter what, I try to maintain consistency in my work habits. And I’m always trying to improve, to try new things, to write a new story that is better than anything else I’ve written.

Spark, N. (2020). Nicholas Sparks. Retrieved 1 January 2020, from https://nicholassparks.com/for-writers/

Focus In On The Genre You Want To Write

Focus in on the genre you want to write, and read books in that genre. A LOT of books by a variety of authors. And read with questions in your mind. Then, read another thriller and ask yourself those questions again. Then read another and another and another and ask those same questions. And keep reading your entire life and asking questions.

Spark, N. (2020). Nicholas Sparks. Retrieved 1 January 2020, from https://nicholassparks.com/for-writers/

It’s Possible To Learn How Things Are Done

By reading a lot of novels in a variety of genres, and asking questions, it’s possible to learn how things are done—the mechanics of writing, so to speak—and which genres and authors excel in various areas.

Spark, N. (2020). Nicholas Sparks. Retrieved 1 January 2020, from https://nicholassparks.com/for-writers/

Stories Are As Unique As The People Who Tell Them

Stories are as unique as the people who tell them, and the best stories are in which the ending is a surprise.

Nicholas Sparks Quotes (Author of The Notebook). (2019). Retrieved 31 December 2019, from https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/2345.Nicholas_Sparks