Monday, March 30, 2009

Sharing: Novel Journey

Some of you are familiar with the blog Novel Journey. I can't remember how I happened upon it; likely through one of you.

I found an interview last week to be incredibly inspiring, and today I point you toward its great insights and pieces of advice:

Author Robin Burcell ~ Interviewed

Enjoy!

27 comments:

Jessica said...
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Lori Tiron-Pandit said...

Thanks, Janna. Very interesting. I like that she tries to dream about the book she's writing. I do that all the time.

Jessica said...

Whoops! :-)
Yes, I'm familiar with that blog. Thanks for the link!

Joanne said...

Really informative interview Janna, with much insight. I liked a couple things in particular that she said: 1. To write what you love vs. what you know. Great spin on writing, where it seems that the passion would just shine through the words. 2. Regarding marketing. I hear so much these days about the vast marketing authors must do, I wonder how they can ever write again! But she seemed to nail it with choosing limited, but very effective marketing, then get back to work writing. Sounds like great advice.

Matt said...

Hey that was an interesting interview. Thanks for posting a link to it. I've heard the advice about writing a page a day before, but it was good to hear again!

Terri Tiffany said...

Will go there now--thanks!

Janna Qualman said...

Lori - I've tried that, but to no avail. :)

Jessica - (I didn't get any WIP writing done over the weekend. ;) Sure!

Joanne - I thought the same. She had lots of nuggets of wisdom!

Matt - Hi! Thanks for stopping by. It was a great interview, huh?

Terri - Hope you find it helpful. :)

Melanie Avila said...

Thanks for the linky!

JOY said...

Enjoyed that interview - glad you highlighted it! I too like that she said to write what you love. I sometimes do get ideas from dreams so having paper near the bed is a must! And writing one page a day is always progress!

T. Anne said...

Thank you for the link that was so wonderful! I like how she said she goes to bed at night and plot points her novel regarding what comes next. I do that too!

colbymarshall said...

Cool interview!

Janna Qualman said...

Melanie - You're welcome! Thought is def worth sharing.

Joy - It seems so simple, the one page a day, doesn't it?

T. Anne - Maybe I should try it. :)

Colby - For sure!

Lynnette Labelle said...

Thanks for the link. I'll add it to my favorites.

Lynnette Labelle
http://lynnettelabelle.blogspot.com

Ladybird World Mother said...

Nice one. Am going to listen to it properly in the morning as had SO MANY INTERRUPTIONS!! See you then!

scarlethue said...

Thanks, and I'm glad I reminded you. Can't go without those! I took my last one this morning too.

Janet said...

Thanks for pointing me toward this blog.

Janna Qualman said...

Lynnette - Definitely worth following!

Ladybird - Hope you're well, despite said interruptions. :)

scarlethue - Made an appt for tomorrow!

Janet - Certainly. :)

Shey said...

Thanks for the link! I showed it to my husband. He's an aspiring novelist and I just keep encouraging him. Thanks again!

Angie Ledbetter said...

You always have such good and interesting things here, Janna. Thanks!

Janna Qualman said...

Shey - I hope he finds the link helpful. Good luck to him!

Angie - Why, thank ya, ma'am. :)

Kathryn Magendie said...

I'll go check it out!

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zlsky - Stay off my blog, please.