Ronnell Gibson is an editor at Havok Publishing.
What’s your best advice for writers?
Find your tribe. Find a group of writers that you can connect with, be accountable to, and who you can share your wins and losses with. Writing is lonely; we need support from other writers who know what we’re going through. Second, always be learning and honing your writing skills.
What do you look for when someone gives you a writing sample?
The first thing I’m looking for is a dynamic opening. I want a first sentence that hooks my attention, followed by a paragraph (or two) that drops me right in the middle of the story world and tension, then a story that keeps me immersed till the end.
Who should schedule appointments with you at Write-to-Publish?
I’d love to meet with conferees who are interested in improving their flash-fiction skills or those who would like to learn more about flash fiction and how it can help them in other areas of their writing. Feel free to bring a sample of your writing.
Interviewed by Susan Miura, speaker, freelance editor, and author of four award-winning novels and a children’s book.