I was asked this interview question so I’ve copied my reply.
“I strongly advise you to find a story that is as original as possible. The idea has to excite you, the author, because once you start writing it ~ you cannot stop. When you can’t put it down yourself, you know your readers will feel that too.
When you do find that special story it drives you. You become passionate about it. That passion reads in your writing voice and the reader hears it. Run your story idea by someone.
Then write it and finish it! Don’t give up! Repeat these words after me: ‘Yes I can!'”
Lisa J Flaus is the author of 2012 The Final Revelation available now off Amazon and Kindle.
You can visit her at www.lisaflaus.com and check out her u-tube clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-b-fI8yZB1Y&feature=youtu.be