“It’s important to write about things that matter to you and scare you.”
“Craft and technique can sustain and improve the drive to tell a story.”
“Self-publishing allows for more experimentation in terms of genre, and I love how it feels so democratic.”
This poet’s art has been largely inspired by his work in prisons.
“If I’m just writing jokes, that’s not very gratifying. I want to find human truths. “
“The reader reads for dialogue more than anything. The writer’s habit is to describe, but the reader would rather hear the character.”
“There’s no better teacher than reading and reading and reading. Find a story you love, take it apart, reassemble, and look at the way it’s put together.”
As founder and president of Serendipity, a boutique literary agency, Regina Brooks dedicates her skills and years of experience to helping a diverse client base get their work published.
“Write what is in your heart and your mind and your imagination.”
“No outside pressure could live up to the pressure I’ve always put on myself as a writer.”