David Baldacci’s 5 Top Writing Tips

David Baldacci’s 5 Top Writing Tips

Writers Write shares writing tips and resources. In this post, we share bestselling American novelist, David Baldacci’s 5 top writing tips.

David Baldacci is a best-selling American writer. He was born 5 August 1960.

He has published 41 novels for adults; all have been national and international bestsellers, and several have been adapted for film and television. David has also published seven novels for younger readers.

His novels are published in over 45 languages and in more than 80 countries. There are over 150 million copies in print worldwide.

He is also a philanthropist and he is dedicated to his family’s Wish You Well Foundation®, which supports family and adult literacy programs in the United States.

His works of fiction include Absolute PowerThe Camel Club, and The Innocent. Baldacci has also published six novels for younger readers.

His latest books include A Minute to Midnight and The Whole Truth.

David Baldaccis’ 5 Top Writing Tips

In our 2015 interview with David Baldacci, he gave us these tips for writers:

  1. Write about things you’re interested in.
  2. Don’t count pages or words; it’s too artificial.
  3. Never treat writing as a job.
  4. Don’t know the ending before you start.
  5. Listen to comments from others.

Source for tips: Writers Write / Source for image: David Baldacci

 by Amanda Patterson

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This article has 3 comments

  1. Jean Weeden

    I absolutely adore all of David Baldacci’s books especially Amos, Atlee, Robie, Puller, King and Maxwell. I read that King and Maxwell was finished as a series, please don’t stop there. Atlee has made a good start too please keep it going. I loved the Christmas Train too. Please don’t stop writing I’m eagerly awaiting the next one. How you manage to keep your characters separate is beyond me, but then I am in my 76th year and the old grey matter isn’t what it used to be.

    • Olaleye Precious

      I simply love and adore David Baldacci. His books are simply awesome though they are a bit hard to get in Nigeria. King and Maxwell, Amos, Robie, all amazing characters.

  2. Joyce Rebecca

    Done lots of reading in 84 yrs with Baldacci at top if list on creating believable chsracters in mind and actions, plots lead reader to incredible mental images

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