Ask any author what their number one piece of advice is, and I guarantee they’ll tell you to ‘read’. Read any book you can get your hands on, bury your nose in the nearest piece of literature, and don’t emerge until you’re ready to start the next one.
Sigh. You can’t beat a good spooky story, can you? For the most part, classic ghost stories focus on human entities – grey ladies, headless men or wandering nuns, for example. However, every so often you get a lovely animal-based tale, which makes for a refreshing change.
I don’t know about other writers, but I always dread being asked what I do for a living. Thankfully, I work as a copywriter too, which tends to be an acceptable answer. But utter the word ‘author’ and you get all sorts of questions, which are often difficult to answer.