Friday, March 06, 2009

Michael Landon, Jr. (Advice for Novelists, Part 90)

Today we hear from a film maker and author in 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?"

Write about what you’re passionate. Not necessarily what you know, but what you’re passionate about. You can always learn what you don’t know. But you can’t create passion.

--Michael Landon, Jr. author of One More Sunrise, The Silent Gift, and Director of films like The Velveteen Rabbit, The Last Sin Eater, Love Comes Softly, and more. Visit his movie website here.

2 comments:

Koala Bear Writer said...

This is so true! I did a university philosophy course where I wrote about something I knew and researched; I got the worst mark I'd ever gotten on a paper. My next paper was about something I was passionate about; I got a very good mark on it. Passion makes all the difference in your writing!

lynnrush said...

Nice. Yep, this is soooo true! Great post.