A delightful interview.
More than a decade ago a young man wrote a book called Eragon. It became an international bestseller, followed by three more volumes in The Inheritance Cycle. Tomorrow the paperback and deluxe hardcover editions of the final volume, Inheritance, will be available.
Christopher Paolini joins us today to talk about some of the events of the last ten years, what he’s reading, where he’s been, who he’s met and even shares some advice for aspiring writers.
What is one thing you’ve learned as a writer since you wrote Eragon?
Persistence is more important that talent. Talent helps, but it’s not the be-all-and-end-all of life. Sometimes those with talent don’t work as hard as they should because it’s naturally easy for them. In either case, persistence is what allows you to better your craft, complete large projects, and otherwise succeed where others fail. I attribute most of what I’ve…
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