Advice from the Masters: Ben H. Winters

Jan 21, 2015 | Writing A Book

Ben H. Winters has written many things for the bookshelf and the theater for both adults and children. How can you not like a guy who writes a book with the title Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters? I like him for the following comment which absolutely nails the difference between getting the idea for a book and writing that book.

“Because as any writer will tell you, an IDEA for a book is like falling in love, it’s all wild emotion and headlong rush, but the ACTUAL ACT of writing a book is like building a relationship: it is joyous, slow, fragile, frustrating, exhilarating, painstaking, exhausting, worth it.”

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