Last year, I attended the Pikes Peak Writer’s Conference in Colorado Springs, CO. It was an amazing opportunity for writers of all ages to forge contacts, attend workshops, and pitch their own novels to an agent. One lecture in particular stood out. Bill Brooks, an accomplished author of historical and frontier fiction, gave a talk titled, “How to write a commercial novel.”
He read a poem by David Lee and it has always stuck in my mind. Check out the poem, “Loading a Boar” by David Lee.
*Every writer needs to here his poem for inspiration…If he can write about pigs, you can write too. Stop waiting for a struck of inspiration or the idea of producing a best seller, simply sit down and write what you know. Bill Brooks ended the lecture with one universal statement, “You don’t have to be a great writer, you just need to be a good story teller.”