Writers Write is a writing resource. In this post we share American novelist, James Rollins’ three tips for writers.
James Rollins is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of international thrillers. The American author was born 20 August 1961.
His writing has been translated into more than 40 languages and he has sold more than 20 million books.
He is the author of the bestselling Sigma Force Series, six individual adventure thrillers, the movie novelisation, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull; the Tucker Wayne Series; the Order of the Sanguines Series; and the Jake Ransom middle grade series. The latest Sigma Force Adventure is The Last Odyssey.
The veterinarian-turned-author uses his experiences as an amateur spelunker and a certified scuba diver in his novels, which are often set in underground or underwater locations.
Visit his website here: www.jamesrollins.com
We found these three tips on his Tips For Writers page and wanted to share them with you.
James Rollins’ 3 Tips For Writers
The author says: ‘Many of my readers also are writers who aspire to become published authors. These are the basics in a nutshell.
Becoming a published author basically boils down to a few key actions: Read, Write, Persist.
- Read. Read everything in the genre in which you want to write, but don’t limit yourself. Read broadly. The best teacher of writing is a good book.
- Write Every Day. Even if it’s only a few paragraphs, set aside some cracks in time to spoil yourself with the luxury of writing. If you write every day and read every day, your own skills will improve constantly. As you write and stumble on a scene or ponder some technique to develop character, you’ll find the answer in the next book you pick up and read. You’ll hear yourself constantly saying, “Oh, that’s how you do that!” So let me repeat: The best way to learn to write is simply to read.
- Be Persistent. Once you’re happy with your project, chuck that baby out and keep sending it out there until someone notices. Also, allow the power of networking to help you: go to conventions, writing conferences, book signings. Talk to authors, agents, publishers. Sometimes this can be the back door into getting your own work noticed.
So there you have it: read every day, write every day, and persist in your dream.’
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