Friday, July 24, 2009

Tom Davis (Advice for Novelists, Part 100)

Here's a new entry in our Advice for Novelists 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?"

Always believe in your ability to write. Never let anyone tell you that you can’t be published. Ignore the pundits who say you can’t do it, you’re not talented enough, or you don’t have a platform. Those statements are dream killers. If God has put writing in your heart, be faithful to write consistently and do whatever you can to get in front of agents and publishers. He’ll take care of the rest.

--Tom Davis, author of Scared, Fields of the Fatherless, and more. Visit him online at his website/blog.


Cathy Bryant said...

Hi C.J.~ I just wanted to let you know that I follow your blog, and enjoy it! I especially love these little nuggets of wisdom you post from fellow writers! I've nominated you for a blog award at

Cathy :)

Koala Bear Writer said...

Oooh, thanks for this one. At times I've felt like I should just quit, because others don't believe in me. But I still believe in my writing, and I need to keep doing that. :)

C.J. Darlington said...

Oh, don't give up, Koala Bear! That desire was planted in your heart for a reason. And we believe in you here! :)