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Alex celebrates this anniversary of his debut, groundbreaking novel with this Cynsations Guest Post: Author Alex Sanchez Celebrates the 20th Anniversary of Rainbow Boys!
Alex's life lessons include:
1. Surround yourself with people who believe in you. They don’t need to be other writers, but it helps if they have their own creative passions so they understand why you’re up at 3 a.m. working on a project you might never get paid for. My first artistic support buddies included a songwriter and a papier mâché artist. It’s thanks to them that I got to today.
4. Write the stories your heart is burning to tell, even if you think no one will ever want to publish them. When I began writing, I thought nobody would want to publish stories that affirmed gay teens because nobody was publishing affirming stories about gay teens. I wrote the stories anyway, and broke new ground. Write the stories you would write if you had only one year to live.
Check out the rest of Alex's excellent advice here.
Alex, congratulations - keep writing! And for the rest of us, with this inspiration, let's...
Illustrate, Translate, and Write On,
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