Harlan Coben has written "dozens of novels," and over at Publishers Weekly's BookLife, he shares five writing tips.
#3 surprised me, though given Harlan's genre, maybe it shouldn't have:
3. Write like there is a knife against your throat.
The knife is right there and if you bore us, flick, you’re dead. Write with that kind of energy. Make every word count. The great Elmore Leonard said it best: “Try to leave out the part that readers tend to skip.”
#4 felt very true.
4. The distance is nothing. It is only the first step that is difficult.
I don’t know who originally said this, but the first word you write each day is the hardest, the second word is the second hardest, and so on. Once you start, it does get easier.
Take a look, and see if these tips are helpful for you.
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