Advice from Another Pro…
Before he died in 2017, Dr. Jerry Pournelle recorded at the Writers of the Future conference advice to help newer writers. He wasn’t talking to fans, but to writers.
It doesn’t matter what any of you thought of Jerry personally, his books were New York Times bestsellers and he was in the industry writing for over forty years or more. And besides helping writers at Writers of the Future, he often took in single student to mentor. Some major writers were his students at one time or another.
And I know a lot of you don’t believe me at times about some of the advice I give you here and in the workshops. So listen to this and maybe coming from Jerry’s strident opinion and way of saying things, you might be helped. Worth listening to no matter what.