Jodi Picoult

Literary Birthday – 19 May – Jodi Picoult

Happy Birthday, Jodi Picoult, born 19 May 1966

Jodi Picoult’s Top Three Writing Tips

  1. Read a ton. Reading will inspire you. It will also help you find out where you belong as a writer.
  2. Write every day. Treat writing as a job. There is no such thing as waiting for the muse. If you want to to be taken seriously as a writer, take writing seriously.
  3. Do not stop in the middle of your first book. Finish it. No matter what. All writers go through this. It’s more of a fear of not being good enough that makes you stop. You think, ‘What if I’m not as good as I thought I was?’ Do not allow it to stop you. If you don’t finish that first book you’re making life difficult for yourself.

Read our interview with Jodi: Find out about Jodi Picoult’s writing routine, the best book she’s written, and her thoughts on Hollywood.

Jodi Picoult is a best-selling American author. She has written 23 novels, including My Sister’s Keeper, Nineteen Minutes,and Sing Me Home. Her last five novels have debuted at number one on the New York Times best-seller list.

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by Amanda Patterson

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