Tuesday, December 09, 2008

John B. Olson (Advice for Novelists, Part 84)

Here's another poignant entry from an author in our Advice for Novelists series. In this series I've asked authors, agents, editors and publicists their response to the question:

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

Enjoy the books you get to write without a contract. They will be the sweetest works you'll ever have the pleasure to produce. Once writing becomes a job, a lot of the magic is lost. If I could do things over again, I'd write a hundred first books before I even thought of getting them published.

--John B. Olson, author of Shade, Fossil Hunter, and more. Visit him online at his website.

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