“So there’s a muse?” she asked.
“The characters take over. I do what they tell me to do.”
“A lot of famous authors, like John Grisham and James Patterson, say you must always know the ending before you start writing. But I honestly don’t know it until I’m 70 or 80 percent through the book. Then it reveals itself.”
“What if it doesn’t?”
“It always does. I write like a journalist, my background, covering a story that keeps unfolding until it reaches a conclusion. Which might then lead to another story. It’s the only way I know how to write.”
Others do it differently, of course. There are no rules, other than good grammar, structure and spelling. My #1 mantra is that 1st Degree Writing is not a crime.
Turn it loose.
My #2 mantra is that good reviews and winning awards puts wings beneath our work.
Reach for the stars.