"If you could say one thing to aspiring novelists, what would you say?"
Michael Snyder shares with us today:
Remember the second half of the two great commandments: Love your neighbor as yourself.
This obviously applies to your readers, but more importantly to your characters. I believe God has endowed writers with a tremendous capacity to love the characters we create. If we don’t love our characters, our readers won’t either. I tell any writer who will listen to stop writing for markets or to please anyone but themselves. Write to amuse yourself first. Trust your instincts. Love your characters. If you do, the truth and beauty parts will take care of themselves.
--Michael Snyder, author of Return Policy and My Name is Russell Fink. Visit his website for more info.