Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Cheryl McKay (Advice for Novelists, Part 101)

Here's another informative 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?"

Write from a place of personal experience and passion, and even from an area of pain. Your story will stand out over a story you can’t relate to.

--Cheryl McKay, screenwriter and co-author of Never the Bride (w/ Rene Gutteridge). Visit Cheryl's website for more info.


Robin Shope said...

I love this advice and I am doing this on my most recent book. Its hard and I even have nightmares because so much is brought back like reawakened memories I spent a lifetime to foget but I feel the book is richer because of it. Thanks.

PatriciaW said...

Is that why all my stories seem to weave themselves back to my life in some small way?