From “Internationally Acclaimed Author O’Nan Hunts for the “Emotional Center” of a Story”:
AUTHORLINK: How long have you been writing?
O’NAN: 25 years. It’s my silver anniversary!
AUTHORLINK: You work in so many areas – fiction, nonfiction, essays, criticism – what can you tell new authors who feel they must specialize to succeed?
O’NAN: Just write the book you want to read. Your taste in reading should be your guide. If you love to read one genre above all others, then maybe you’ll specialize in that one. But if you love to read all different kinds of books, it’s only natural that you’ll write them too.