If you were to have a mission statement or mantra for your writing, what would it be?
"Tell the truth, no matter how painful that truth is. Tell the truth, tell the truth, tell the truth." - Bill Konigsberg, author of Openly Straight.
"Love what you do and work really, really hard. Work harder than you think you need to." - Aprilynne Pike, author of Life After Theft and Earthbound.
"Finish, and the true story will reveal itself. " - Lex Hrabe , co-author of Quarantine: The Loners.
"Treat writing like a job; plan, do the work, set concrete goals." - Victoria Scott, author of The Collector.
"Be real. Have faith." - Nora Raleigh Baskin, author of Surfacing.
"Write because I love it, and write what I’m passionate about: no other reason is good enough. And remembering that this is why I do it makes me focus on the heart of the story, and why it is my story to tell." - Teri Terry, author of Slated.
"Be Entertaining. I have many goals when I write a book, but that’s always my number one. If the reader isn’t engaged, nothing else really matters!" - Jeff Sampson, author of Ravage.
"I hadn't thought of this as a mission, exactly, but now that you ask... I would love to get more guys to read fiction. I live with some reluctant readers who happen to be male, and I can't stand the fact that they don't like to read. So I try to write novels that even the guys in my life will read." - A.B. Westrick, author of Brotherhood.
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