"If you could say one thing to aspiring novelists, what would you say?"
Actually, I’d say two things.
1. Read. Analyze good books. What makes them resonate with you? Pull apart the not-so-great books. What would you do to make that book sing?
2. Write. Day-dreaming about writing isn’t writing. You need to sit in a chair, in front of a keyboard and put words on paper (or a computer screen). Only by writing will you find your “voice” and tell your stories.
I’ll say it again, read and write.
--Roxanne Henke, author of Learning to Fly, the Coming Home to Brewster series, and more. Visit her website here.