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Thursday, March 29, 2007

Sandra Brown Writes What She Likes

When you have more than 40 novels to your name -- many of them bestsellers -- you can write whatever you like. That’s what author Sandra Brown suggests everyone do.

"You have to write what you like. It's too hard and time consuming not to enjoy the work. You have to write what you'd like to read.

And what does she like? In the beginning, she wrote romance novels that followed constrained outlines and formulas. "It’s more fun and more lucrative to write my own stuff for a broader audience." She's written under four pen names -- but now, everything is published under Sandra Brown.

She still has a heart for romance, but now she also writes thrillers and mysteries. “A good writer won’t be pigeonholed into one genre. A good writer should stretch out.”

You can stretch out at Sandra’s website.

http://www.sandrabrown.net/

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