Tuesday, July 07, 2009


I heard a rumor a while back that disturbed me. Someone told me that big authors like Nora Roberts don't have to write anymore. They simply come up with an outline for a story and someone else writes it.

I guess I don't believe that rumor. I can't think of anything worse than having someone else write my story idea. After writing hundreds of books I think I'd still feel the same way.

If it was true, why be a writer?

Writers that are disciplined and write two or three books a year, or more, have always impressed and inspired me.

So I don't believe it. These men and women are dedicated, disciplined, and have mastered their craft.


Christine Morgan said...

I actually posted this on the wrong blog, hopefully it will still be interesting to you all.

Hywela Lyn said...

I found it very intersting - and I agree with you. It's one thing for 'celebrities' to have 'ghost' writers, I can't believe any serious writer would want someone else writing 'their' books, especially when they could do it so much bettr themslves!