Moira Young, author of Blood Red Road, told me, "Read, read and read some more. Oh, and watch a lot of movies. Listen to music. Daydream. Eavesdrop. Always carry a notebook."
Brenna Yovanoff, author of The Replacement, told me, "Aw, thanks! I'd say to write a lotlotlot, about EVERYTHING and also not stress too hard if you don't finish things at first."
I just recently read both of these novels, and thoroughly enjoyed them. I was thrilled that these authors took time out of their day to provide writing advice for an aspiring author! A big thanks goes out to all of them!