5 things you should know about writing by Steven Verrier

Five Things You Should Know
5 Things You Should Know is one of Literarily Speaking’s newest feature. Here we find out five things about our favorite books right out of the author’s mouth. Today’s guest is Steven Verrier, author of the young adult novel, Plan B.

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Plan B5 Things You Should Know About Writing
by Steven Verrier

1. It may not be something you want to do, but it’s definitely something you’ve got to do. If it’s not, it won’t be worth the trouble, and you’d better do something else.

2. You’ll find you’re on call twenty-four hours a day. Be accessible. Stop everything and take notes as ideas come to you. Otherwise, you’ll regret it when they’re gone forever.

3. Your life will start to center on your writing. Even your other priorities – faith, family, hobbies, friends – will take new form as you start seeing them through the eyes of someone who writes.

4. In time you won’t just be on call twenty-four hours a day. You’ll be on duty twenty-four hours a day. You won’t just be someone who writes; you’ll be a writer.

5. There’s no higher calling.

Steven VerrierSteven Verrier, born in the United States and raised in Canada, has spent much of his adult life living and traveling abroad. Publications include Plan B (Saga Books, 2010), Tough Love, Tender Heart (Saga Books, 2008), Raising a Child to be Bilingual and Bicultural (Hira-Tai Books of Japan), and several short dramatic works (Brooklyn Publishers, USA). Currently he is living with his wife, Motoko, and their five children in San Antonio, Texas.

You can visit his website at StevenVerrier.com

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