Wanna hear something freaky? (No? Well screw you, this is my blog.) I was lucky enough that my work load yesterday consisted of completely boring document which were entirely possible to reformat while I listened to something to else. Yah, i know, right?! Seriously though, I love work days like this, because it allows me to trawl YouTube for advice from published authors to those of us just starting out.
So I gone through Salman Rushdie and Ian McEwan (both always a pleasure to listen to), when I came across the video below. Why am I posting this? Because way back when Dan Abnett opened himself up on his blog to questions about his work and writing. I’m a huuuuge fan of Dan’s writing. Some might say he’s wasted on IP work, but in my mind it’s writers of his caliber which give the genre its legitimacy.
Anyway, I asked. And then I forgot. And then I listened to this video. Skip to the 7:45 minute mark if you want, but I’d suggest you listen to the whole thing….
A funny answer for an entirely unnecessary question. But how do you write for someone who’s smarter than you? I think I’ll ask Stephen Fry…..