- Thu, Mar 25, 2010
I’ve been thinking of writing a novel after I retire. I’ve never written anything before. What advice would you give me?
First, to realize it will not be as easy as you’re thinking. To do it well will require a great deal of work and experience and feedback in developing a God-given talent—assuming God has given you that talent or aptitude in the first place, which is a BIG assumption. (On what do you base it? Given their thousands of good alternatives, why should anyone read a book you write? What power and excellence and uniqueness will your book offer?)
Some writers I know were discussing this recently and one of them used a good illustration. A neurosurgeon might ...