Today’s Writer Wednesday is Sarah Makela
What’s the one thing that remains unchanged during your writing process, from one book to another? (ie: Intensive plotting? Music?)
A: The one thing that remains unchanged during my writing process is the way I keep track of my progress and daily word count goals. I love my Excel spreadsheet. It keeps me aware of my deadline, so I know if I should change my pace if I get ahead or too far behind of where I should be.
What’s the one piece of advice you’d give a new writer?
A: Don’t give up! If you want it fiercely enough, you’ll achieve it.
What’s the one piece of advice you wish was wiped from the minds of writers everywhere?
A: I’d totally wipe away “Write What You Know.” If I followed that and wrote solely what I know, my books would be so boring. I’ve never shot a handgun. I’ve never met a weretiger or a technomage. I’ve never been a private investigator. That’s the beauty of research and the creative mind.
What’s the one book you think everybody, writer or not, should read?
A: I’d say for everybody to read a book that happily whisks them away from everyday life. I started reading when I was younger, and it’s helped me through some really challenging times.
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3 Replies to “Writer Wednesdays… Sarah Makela”
Nice – I agree with reading something that takes you away from everyday life. Books have helped me through cancer and a few other yucky times as well.
I’m agreeing with that thought, too. Right now, I’m going through a real bad patch, and I find myself reading a lot more than I had been. Admittedly, most of it is re-reading, and so it goes faster, but even so, I’m doing more of it than usual.
Thanks for the comments, Viki and Lynn! That’s one of the things I love about books. They get you away from everyday life for a while.
Lynn, I hope things get better for you soon. 🙂
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