“One thing I often hear is this…I’ve always wanted to write a book. I often respond with: Have you started it? Nine times out of ten? The answer is no.
There’s no trick to writing a book other than this. Write it. There are no magic beans, no secret ingredient, no special formula. One thing most writers have in common is the fact that we have stories in our head and we want to put them down on paper. Getting started isn’t always easy–finding the right words isn’t always easy and there isn’t necessarily any proven trick that is going to help you get that story from your head to the page or screen other than this: Write it. Even if the story sucks. I’m convinced that most of my stuff sucks rotten eggs, but I’m trusting my editors, my agent when they tell me otherwise. If you’ve got a story in your head and if you’re one of those people who ‘always wanted to write a book’…stop wanting. Start writing. Be the one out of ten who actually write the book.”