It’s hard not be insanely jealous of Hugh Howey, author of the Sci-Fi Hit “Wool”- Not only did he get a huge write-up in the Wall Street Journal for having a huge best-seller with “Wool” , but he also has become quite a sensation.
Hugh has created a excellent blog where he gives advice to fellow aspiring authors–some of it,such as “learn to write rough“ goes against every pefectionist tendency that I have, which is probably a good thing.
Here is a bit of advice that I think is GREAT: WRITE EVERY DAY NO DAYS OFF.
Hugh’s entire quote is the following:
”To begin with, you need to write. This seems axiomatic because it is. The only way to amass a pile of words into a book is to shovel some every single day. No days off. You have to form this habit; without it you are screwed. I’m going to assume everyone who keeps reading already has this down. If you don’t — you won’t make it. My best advice on how to form this habit is twofold: Get comfortable staring at a blank screen and not writing. This is a skill. If you can not write and avoid filling that time with distractions, you’ll get to the point where you start writing. Open your manuscript and just be with it.’
Here’s a link to the enitre article “My Advice to Aspiring Authors” -http://www.hughhowey.com/my-advice-to-aspiring-authors/
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18753354-almost-royalty?from_search=true here is a link to my book, ‘Almost Royalty’ by Courtney Hamilton on Goodreads.com