by G. Robert Frazier
The first two days of this year’s Killer Nashville Writers’ Conference are, pardon the pun, already in the books. In addition to meeting and greeting like-minded authors, the more than 300 attendees have had the opportunity to listen to their peers and industry experts share words of wisdom on this craft called writing. I’ll be posting more in-depth conference coverage later (I’ve got to get some sleep before the next day-long session begins!), but for now, here are just a few of the memorable quotes to take to heart.
“If you outline, you will not get writer’s block. I have never had writer’s block. … You’re not blocked, you’re just not in the mood today.” – Anne Perry
On Good vs. Bad Characters:
“I like it when things are gray and not black and white.” – Anne Perry
On Strong Female Characters:
“I love that we’re living in this time when we have so many strong, complex female characters.” – Erica Wright
“The best way to promote your own work is to promote someone else’s.” – Bryan Robinson
On Building Your Personal Brand:
“You want people to be fans of you first rather than any one book or series.” – Tim Grahl
On Being An Author:
“To be an author, you’ve got to have the right amount of humility. … Everything’s not going to be gold.” – Kevin O’Brien
KN attendees: What’s your favorite quote from the conference so far? Post your comments below!