Michael Connelly  is author of detective novels and other crime fiction.  The ones I’m familiar with feature LAPD Detective Hieronymus “Harry” Bosch and criminal defense attorney Mickey Haller. The latter is the main character in the 2011 film The Lincoln Lawyer with Matthew McConaughey (and is likely to become a new tv series as well.) 

His video and advice is short and sweet. 

You must keep writing and you must keep reading

 What is interesting and what I think might be a slightly more controversial point is that he says you MUST write every day.  I’ve seen some discussion from folks who have pointed out that there are folks with other jobs and families and other obligations.  They carve out time on the weekends and on many days, but not necessarily EVERY day.

So…”write every day”  True or untrue?

About the author

DayAlMohamed Day Al-Mohamed is author of the Young Adult novel, “Baba Ali and the Clockwork Djinn.” She is also co-editor for the anthology, “Trust & Treachery” from Dark Quest Books. In addition to speculative fiction, she also writes comics and film scripts. She is an active member of the Cat Vacuuming Society of Northern Virginia Writing Group, of Women in Film and Video, and a graduate of the VONA/Voices Writing Workshop.