Check out this video with legendary author Anne Rice (Interview with the Vampire) and her writer son Christopher Rice (The Moonlit Earth), on writing and being an author. I found the interview inspiring, encouraging, and wise, so full of insight, and good advice–including not to listen to advice (something I also say!) but to go with what works for you as a writer. I identified with so much Anne Rice said, and got a lot out of the talk, including the answers to audience questions. I loved hearing that other people told Anne Rice that she wasn’t a real writer because she didn’t write every day–yet here she is, so successful!–because I’ve had the same experience, people telling me what a “real” writer is, and that I don’t fit it. I also loved hearing about how much Anne thinks putting emotion into characters, getting the reader to feel, is important. It’s so validating!
What do you think?