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Writing advice from leading authors

D.P. Lyle is the author of the Samantha Cody thriller series.

Q: What is your method for overcoming writer’s block?
A: No such thing. If you get stuck on a project it's usually because you haven't thought it through or haven't let it percolate long enough.

Q: What are your favorite or most helpful writing prompts?
A: From Elmore Leonard: Ask yourself before you write each scene--What is the purpose of this scene and from whose point of view should it be told?

Also from Elmore----Leave out the parts people skip.

From Terry Brooks: His 10 rules of writing:

Read, read, read
Outline, outline, outline
Write, write, write

Q: What is the most valuable advice you received as a young writer?
A: From Bryce Courtney: Writing requires Bum Glue. Glue your bum to the chair and write.


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