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Advice from Max Brooks For Aspiring Authors

Q: I greatly enjoyed reading your books. The Zombie Survival Guide inspired me to begin writing my own novel. Do you have any advice for an aspiring writer?

 

Max: Don’t aspire. Just write! Take it in drafts and don’t expect your first draft to be good. Just use it to write “The End” and spend the next drafts editing. Don’t be afraid to self publish. There is no shame in anymore. Everyone is self publishing nowadays and I hear Amazon might actually help you do it. Last but not least, don’t read reviews and don’t google yourself! As my friend Frank Darabont says “Looking for love on the internet is like Janet Leigh asking Norman Bates if he likes her body.

 

(From Max Brooks' Reddit Q&A)

Source: http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/21cwll/i_am_max_brooks_author_of_world_war_z_and_the