Learn your craft. Is this something you’ve been told? Sound advice for all writers to follow. Without the technical knowhow to structure a sentence, paragraph, chapter, and book, we would be lost.

But what drives an author to sit in a room alone for hours each day working out her plot? In other words what inspires a writer to tell a story? This is a question I’m often asked. One would think after two novels and a novella, I would know. But the truth is the answer is ever-changing. Like a sunset from evening to evening, no two novels are the same. Neither is the writing experience.

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