Friday’s Writing Advice from Robert Pobi

Robert PobiToday’s writing advice comes from Robert Pobi, author of Bloodman and Mannheim Rex, among others. This is Mr. Pobi’s advice:

When your friends go out Friday night to have fun, tell them you’re busy. Stay home, close the office door, and work. There’s a Sarah Palin marathon on Fox? Unplug the television and work. The only way to become a writer is to write. There are no shortcuts. That advice is the best gift anyone can give a writer. If you don’t want to write more than you want to do anything else in the world – all the time – forget this as a career. Forget getting a book published. Do it as a hobby.

One of the best writing tips I’ve ever received is to use short sentences and paragraphs during action scenes. You’d be surprised how you can speed things up.

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