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Writing advice from leading authors

Richard Marek is a book editor, a book publisher, and the author of the novel Works of Genuis.

Q: What is your method for overcoming writer’s block?
A: Write one page upon arising. Only coffee permitted. Stop writing when page is completed, even if it's in the middle of a hyphenated word.

Q: What are your favorite or most helpful writing prompts?
A: An outline! Carefully prepared, so things planted early pay off later. And write character sketches if you're embarked on a novel.

Q: What is the most valuable advice you received as a young writer?
A: Read. Read, read, read. READ. The best guide to writing I know is John Gardner's The Art of Fiction. It sure helped me!

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