Monday, February 18, 2008

Dave Long (Advice for Novelists, Part 16)

Today we hear from Dave Long, acquisitions editor at Bethany House but also an author in his own right. Ezekial's Shadow is probably his most well-known book, earning him a Christy Award.

Take it away, Dave!

"If you could say one thing to aspiring novelists, what would you say?"

Publishing is not the apotheosis of writing. Completing something you love is. Publishing is a random, wildly subjective and often painful commodification of your creative spirit. Writing and publishing are two very different things.

--Dave Long, Fiction Acquisitions Editor, Bethany House

1 comment:

Nicole said...

Truth.