I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Edward F. Mrkvicka, author of No Innocent Affair: Making Right the Wrong of Adultery (Tate Publishing, 2011). One of my favorite questions to ask published authors is what their advice is for new and aspiring authors. Here is what Ed had to say:
Q: Let me close with a final question I ask of all published authors. What advice would you give to first time / aspiring authors?
A: Write about what you’re passionate about. Technically great writers turn out mediocre books when they write just to write, while so-so authors can write masterpieces when they write books about a subject they care deeply about.
I have always enjoyed writing – even financial books, as I always felt I was helping people by providing information that would help them have a better life. But when I write Christian books and articles, the Lord is in charge, and that brings me joy and peace that no other writing genre offers. Of course, loving God as I do, I never have difficulty being passionate about His Word.