In the withered and unforgiving landscape of the American Southwest, Connor Burke must pierce the cloud of mystery surrounding the death of notorious 'mystic' and best-selling author Elliot Westmann. Hired by the deceased's estranged daughter, Burke discovers that Westmann's unfinished manuscripts may contain cryptic details that local border smugglers might kill to keep secret. As Burke digs deeper, facts get convoluted and events get downright dangerous. He soon realizes that he is in way over his head. His only hope is to take matters into his own hands.
eBookMall recently interviewed John Donohue. Here is an excerpt:
What is the best writing advice you've ever been given?
Just write. Don’t worry too much about it. I’ve taught writing and I often tell my students that one of the biggest blocks for writers is worrying about the fact that their writing isn’t good enough. It means that you spend all your time worrying and none of it writing. And since you’re not writing, you’re not getting any better at it and that means you worry some more ...
It’s like in kendo (Japanese fencing): if you spend all your time worrying that someone is going to hit you with the sword, then it paralyzes you and chances are pretty good someone is going to hit you with a sword ...
So first day of writing class I tell everyone, “Relax, it’s not Shakespeare. The fate of the Western world does not rest on our shoulders, Let’s just do some writing and maybe we’ll get better at it.”
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