A modern-day ronin, or masterless samurai, is traveling across the country-systematically murdering martial arts masters in ritualized combat. Martial artist Connor Burke, and his NYPD homicide detective brother, Mick, must outwit the assassin. And Connor must face his biggest fear-the specter of death at the hands of a far-superior warrior.
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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