A Writer’s Interview on … Writing

January 21, 2010

Maralys Wills recently sat down with West Coast Writers blogger Laura L. May Hoopes to discuss the ups and downs of a writer’s existence: from writing techniques to marketing and literary agents and, of course, finding success in the publishing industry.

Words of wisdom:
Writing is like creating a brick wall. You want people to see the bricks, but not the mortar. Yet it’s the mortar that holds everything together. All those hidden techniques that nobody notices. Even the smartest readers don’t necessarily know about the mortar. Writing technique is what you learn in classes and critique groups. I wish I’d started taking classes years before I did.

Read the full Q&A here.