Linda Sue Park

Linda Sue Park

(photo by Sonya Sones)

Knots in My Yo-Yo String

I’m not a big fan of “how-to” books about writing. I’m skeptical about titles like Ten Easy Steps to Believable Characters; for me, there are a lot more than ten steps and none of them are easy!

However, I love “authorship” books—not “how to do it” but “how I did it.” I enjoy these books for two reasons—because they reinforce my belief that there are as many ways to write a good book as there are writers, and for the sheer pleasure of reading the thoughts of good writers on the subject dearest to them.