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Writing advice from leading authors

It takes deliberate actions not to have noticed the popular True Blood series. Charlaine Harris wrote that one, and a substantial number of other bestsellers as well. Here are her tips for new writers:

Q: What is your method for overcoming writerís block?
A: I think writer’s block is a way the brain has of telling you you’ve taken a false step. I think you need to wait a day or two, then start reading your work from the beginning, and the false step should become apparent.

Q: What are your favorite or most helpful writing prompts?
A: I’m not sure what you are referring to as a writing prompt.

Q: What is the most valuable advice you received as a young writer?
A: The most valuable advice? The poet James Whitehead told me I had talent and to keep on working. That’s really all you need. Just a little encouragement from someone you respect.

> Visit Charlaine online at charlaineharris.com
> Order a copy of Dead Reckoning or Dead and Gone


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