Sharon: When did you know that you wanted to be a writer? Is there any particular book that inspired you to say “Hey, I can do that!”
Sharon: What advice would you have for anyone wanting to break into the writing profession?
Linda: Read every book you can in the genre you want to be published in. Dissect their stories and find out what makes them work. Then write. And write some more. There's no substitution for writing. It's only by putting words on paper that you learn. I also have to mention perseverance. Even after you write the best story you know how, you have to have tenacious determination because of the volume of work being submitted to each publishing house.