Writer’s Toolbox

Author Q&A

Here we present our exclusive collection of Q&As with a long list of illustrious authors.

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D.P. Lyle

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

What is your method for overcoming writer’s block?

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.

What are your favorite or most helpful writing prompts?

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

What is the most valuable advice you received as a young writer?

From Bryce Courtney: Writing requires Bum Glue. Glue your bum to the chair and write.