Harlan Coben
February 25, 2015

Circle books


I was fortunate to meet Harlan Coben at the now defunct Circle Books in Sarasota a few years back. At the time I had one book published and another on the hard-drive. I asked him what to do while I was waiting to hear back from an editor that had shown some interest. He basically said “Write the next book.” So I did. In the mean time the store closed, the editor wanted to make ludicrous changes, and KDP grew like a weed. By the time my first book took off I had the third one done. If I’d sat around waiting for that editor I’d be way behind where I am now.

Here’s another quote from Harlen that I ran across. Its proved to be valuable as well.

“Let me back up a little and tell you why I prefer writing to real life: You can rewrite. A novel, for example, can be cleaned up, altered, trimmed, improved. Life, on the other hand, is one big messy rough draft.”
                                              – Harlan Coben

So this is me saying thanks for the tip, Harlan.

About author


Randall Wood is the author of the popular Jack Randall series of thrillers as well as several short stories surrounding the main characters.

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