Author Lessons from NASFiC 2019

Author Lessons from NASFiC 2019

Last week I shared all the amazing quotes from Jim Butcher at NASFiC 2019. This week I’ll share some other quotes from panelists. So many wonderful things were said, but here’s a few highlights.

This first one is something I’ve heard Howard Tayler say before on Writing Excuses, and I’d written it down as something to remember. I felt it was time someone finally made a meme of it because he said it again at NASFiC and it is something that is so important and true to remember no matter what you’re going through in life!

Here’s another thought-provoking quote from author David Weber. He gave a great talk on why you shouldn’t wait for That Perfect Moment, but that life is full of risks and chances, and you just have to take them.

I apologize for the language in this next quote, but I just couldn’t bring myself to bleep it because it’s so true! This author, Richard Flores, was making the point that we do, in fact, judge a book by its cover, so when self-published authors think they can cut corners by designing their covers themselves, they’re missing the point. Frankly, I don’t think this just applies to the self-published market. I’ve seen some terrible cover art on the traditional publishing racks, too. So this is just a friendly reminder that Covers Count.

If you attended NASFiC 2019, what great quotes did you hear? That’s it from me on NASFiC.

Next week, I’ll be sharing a small taste of why Anna Katharine Green is my favorite detective mystery author in preparation for my presentation at the Spokane South Hill Library at 2:00 on Saturday, August 24. Save the date!

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