Monday, October 4, 2010

The Cream Part of the Oreo

I am waiting for a phone call from Sharyn November to go over my critique since she didn't make it to the convention this weekend. So, I think that I will hold off on my full review of the convention. Instead I decided to focus on one of the things someone said at the convention.

A good way to become a great writer is to read, read, and read. It is the number one piece of advice that that I hear over and over again from all authors. One question that is asked over and over is "What about when I want to become published, what is something I can do?" Read new authors. Find out what editors, agents, and publishers are looking for by seeing what is the latest in their catalog and see where people started.

Over the past few years, I have been reading tons of new authors or author's first books. I don't know what the attraction is, but it is just something that I have been attracted to. I follow lots of authors on Twitter and a few are on this very list. They are all so amazing.

Here is a list of the authors and their first books that I have read over the past few years that I can definitely recommend. Some may have published more since so be sure to check them out and a few you will probably recognize.


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