Over the last few years, I’ve met and interviewed a bunch of authors at different stages in their career, from the very beginning to the very top. In one case, I had the privilege of hanging out with a debut author the same day he discovered he’d hit the New York Times bestseller list. As a full time writer, I like to “talk shop” wherever and whenever I can, because I firmly believe that the keys to success in any field include meeting new people and learning new things.
I love doing both. But this year, I challenged myself to reach out beyond just the people I know to share the writing advice I’ve learned with an even wider audience. And so this website came about. I’ve put a lot of planning into what’s going to appear on this page. Look, I even wrote a mission statement:
YouCanWriteANovel.com provides common sense advice, tips and encouragement to all writers, from enthusiasts to experienced professionals, who want to write a novel.
That just about says it all. Can I live up to that? Can I come up with novel writing tips and insights that actually improve the lives of other writers? We’ll find out. I know I can’t do it alone, since no single human being has all of the answers to everything. That’s why, coming up soon, you’ll see interviews with award-winning and best-selling authors, along with guest blogs telling tales from the publishing trenches, all with one goal: helping you learn to write a book.
This is your website as much as it is mine. It’s all about how to become a writer and achieve your dream of writing a novel. I’ve got a ton of writing tips, know-how and writing advice I’m just itching to tell you about, and this is the perfect platform for me to do that. This website is about you, it’s for you, and if you follow along, it will show you proof that You Can Write a Novel!
Thanks for joining in! What are your writing goals for 2011? I want to hear them!