No Idea What I Should be Writing

 Phyllis replied:

So I have som questions for you. So I’m writing a book (that will go no where lol) and one of my  characters has leukemia. But I don’t know anyone who’s ever had leukemia, I have no idea what I should be writing. So I thought it’d be great to contact you. So Alice’s friend Molly, was she pulled out of school? I’m not sure if I should pull my character out of school or not. I looked some things up online but nothing would give me a straight answer. So I thought I’d ask you. And what is the name of the last Alice book?

Phyllis replied:


I’m sorry but I really can’t tell you what to write.  No one can.  You need to have a clear idea of your characters before you begin, and why you chose to have this person have leukemia in the first place.  In 25 words or less, write down the theme of your book, or the idea, or the plot ,and tape this above your computer.  Keep your eye on what the big picture is, and this may help you develop your characters.  The next Alice book will be out in May, Incredibly Alice.

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