Monday, September 28, 2009

Kevin Kaiser (Advice for Novelists, Part 105)

Welcome to another edition of my Advice for Novelists series in which editors, authors, agents and publicists answer the question:

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

Finish things. The notebook you have on your desk that's crammed with story ideas, the meticulously plotted Dramatica Pro storyboard, the color coded index cards--none of it matters if you can't finish. Like most things worth doing, writing is an act of the will that's initially set in motion by the nudge of inspiration. The rest is hard work.

--Kevin Kaiser, writer and literary brand manager for Ted Dekker. Visit his website ( for more info.


a_weak_rose said...

Blog award for ya at my blog if you want it. :)

The BEDBUG Blog said...

Yes, the muse can be the nudge but self-discipline polishes the writing.

I wonder how many great books have never seen the light of day because the authors had good ideas but never saw them through to completion.

C.J. Darlington said...

Thanks so much!