Mary Yuhas writes for Harvard Square Editions, where she interviews authors, literary agents, editors, film makers, directors and others. I asked Mary if she had learned any "tips" from these well-known authors.
Here are three tips that she sent from novelists:
From Interview with James Patterson, best-selling author.
Write an outline that tells the story before you start writing - 60 - 80 pages. Keep the story as tight as authors of short stories do.'
Tip 2: From Interview with Paul Levine, mystery writer, cowriter of TVseries, Jag with Don Bellisario
First time authors should try to publish the traditional way: look for a literary agent rather than going with a self-published eBook.
Tip 3: From Interview with Susan Cox, winner, 2013 Minotaur Books/Mystery Writers of America
Talk to other writers and keep alert to changes in your genre
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