Check out The Cuddlebuggery Book Blog’s Interview: Leigh Evans. Her best advice comes in her answer about how important research is.
Leigh illustrates the fundamental idea of “write what you love” (as opposed to the inane advice of “write what you know”).
Leigh is an urban fantasy writer whose debut novel Trouble with Fate just went live in December 2012 and she has a deal to write four more books in the Mystwalker series. She lives in Southern Ontario with her husband. Bookworm readers may recognize her from Around the Web #1 where we highlighted her fateful encounter with Patrick Rothfuss.
Want to know how the greats do it? (WRITE THAT IS! GET YOUR HEAD OUT OF THE GUTTER!) OpenCulture.com has a great article that includes advice from some of the most prolific writers of our time.
Some of my favorite are #10 Elmore Leonard – “Leave out the parts that people skip”, #6 George Orwell – “Break any of these rules sooner than saying anything outright barbarous”, #1 Neil Gaiman “Write”, and of course #13 Henry Safire – “Take the bull by the hand and avoid mixing metaphors”.
So this week I decided to highlight Robert Evert. Who is Robert Evert, you may ask? I came across Robert by chance. He posted asking for opinions on the cover of his upcoming book in a G+ community that I was a part of.
After giving my opinion, I got to talking with him. What I found was an intelligent, humble new author with a lot of promise. I was already planning on picking up his book when released in February due to the awesome cover and blurb. But interacting with him actually made me wish it were coming out sooner than February.
The Riddle in Stone is a fantasy tale about a middle aged librarian who always wanted to be a hero and soon learns that being a hero is a lot harder than just reading about it in his books. Robert blogs over at robertevert.blogspot.com and he also agreed to do an author interview later this month.
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