I think it is important to listen to, read about, and question other authors. We learn from one another. Much of what I’ve learned about writing has come from the advice of another author, whether I’ve met them in person, read their blog, or listened to an interview.
An interview with Orson Scott Card, author of the popular science fiction novel Ender’s Game, was the NaNoWriMo giveaway for Day 20 of NaNoWriMo. Though I have not read any of Card’s books, I intend to see what he has to say in response to some of my most pressing questions. It seems that every author has a different response.
It’s exciting, however, to learn more about an author and his/her process so you can try it out for size. Maybe their advice doesn’t suit you. Maybe it does. I guess there is only one way to find out.
Card seems to have a different viewpoint than most other authors concerning the craft of writing, and I look forward to reading the interview in more detail when I get a chance.