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Everything I know about writing I know from writing and reading. I have no formal training at all, but I have loved writing since I was a boy, and have had a voice in my head wanting to create for as long as I can recall. I believe writers are born, not made. Programs like MFA’s (Master of Fine Arts) can make you into a better writer, but cannot turn you into one if the compulsion, the need, and the talent to do it is not there to begin with. The editing of The Kite Runner was largely done in the middle section, and some toward the end. I was personally unhappy with the middle, the Fremont section, and told my editor I wanted to rewrite it, and she agreed. We were both pleased with the new middle.
|Released May, 2013|
Interviewer, Gina Holmes is the founder of NovelRocket.com and award-winning novelist. Her debut novel, Crossing Oceans was a Gold Medallion, Book of the Year and Christy Finalist and winner of the Carol Award. Holmes' sophomore novel, Dry as Rain was also a Christy Award Finalist. Her latest novel, Wings of Glass released in 2013. You can learn more about her at GinaHolmes.com.