Writing Advice from Bestselling Author, Christopher Pike:
Any advice for young writers?Don’t listen to anyone who says you can’t do it. Write to publish, to
make money. That will push you. 90% is having the fire, 10% is the
talent. I see tons of talented writers who do nothing.
What advice do you have for budding authors?
Write every day, even if it’s only for half an hour. Don’t outline
too much, don’t think too much. Just start writing and keep writing.
Eventually, if you have talent, your own voice will emerge.
Writing involves hard work more than genius. Writing is rewriting. Of
course, it’s true: we all read these articles about a person who sits
and writes their first book and it sells ten million copies. But in the
real world that doesn’t happen too often. And usually those authors who
succeed too soon never learn to write. My books were rejected for seven
years before I got published, and I consider myself lucky.