Thursday, August 10, 2006
"As for goals, I don't set myself those anymore. I'm not one of these 'I must have achieved this and that by next year' kind of writers. I take things as they come and find that patience and persistence tend to win out in the end."
Saturday, August 05, 2006
Wednesday, August 02, 2006
"A writer can no longer put all his eggs in one basket. If you write fiction, try nonfiction. If you can't sell a book, channel it into an article. A poem into a more salable essay. Be flexible. It's a leap to find out you can adjust, modify, diversify. It's exciting to explore a new genre and find out you can do it well. By taking a risk in another direction, you experience growth."
"When you start, the world of publishing seems like a great cathedral citadel of talent, resisting attempts to let you inside. It isn't like that at all. It may be more difficult now, and take longer than when I started to write, but there's a great, empty warehouse out there looking for simple talent."
"As for my style, it's a hard one to pin down for them I suspect because I'm very chameleon-like when it comes to writing. I work in so many different styles depending on what I'm producing - for example the comedy style is totally different to the psychological one."