Bestselling author Rick Riordan offers new writers 3 tips to kick their writing career into high gear.
Riordan is best known for his first book in a series: Percy Jackson & The Olympians.
In the video below, Riordan talks to a representative from Adolescent Literacy.
Adolescent Literacy is a a national non-profit organization helping parents and teachers of struggling teenaged readers and writers.
Adolescent Literacy is an offshoot of the Washington Educational Television Association or WETA.
WETA is a large, well known public television and radio station in our nation’s capital. It’s funded mostly by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.
Although Riordan is addressing a younger audience, but his points ring true for any writer starting out.
In fact, his advice could be given to seasoned professional authors too. At least as a good reminder if nothing else.
The 3 main points he makes are:
- You must READ
- You must WRITE
- DON’T give up!