November 7, 2007

Who Needs a Conference?

On the Writer's Digest Web site, I found this video of Jodi Picoult's keynote address at the BEA Conference. Ms. Picoult, best-selling author of adult novels, talks about how she became a writer and some of the fascinating research she's done for three of her novels.

Here are a couple gems from her speech:

"Writing isn't about waiting for the muse; it's about discipline."

"It's easier to edit a bad page than a blank page."


1 comment:

Obsessedwithlife said...

Awesome. Look forward to checking out that video. She is one of my very favorite authors! I'm reading "Mercy" right now, in fact.

Talk to you soon.