Anthony Tata – 10 Rules Of Writing a Novel

Anthony Tata is an accomplished writer with five published novels to his name, including Foreign and Domestic which quickly climbed the lists, becoming a best-seller. While the writing process can be entirely different for many, there are certain universal rules that apply to every writer.

1. Never celebrate your skills, let them shine through your work.

2. There is no such thing as a writer’s block, there are reasons for your procrastination, figure them out.

3. Don’t try to create a masterpiece at the first try. Instead write about anything that comes to mind.

4. Money should never be the primary reason why you write. If you love what you do and you practice it enough, you will get better at it, then money will come.

5. The first line of your novel is very important, but not just for the reader, but you as well. You have to invite your own imagination in, you have to be eager to find out how your story develops and ultimately ends.

6. Realize that it is very unlikely that you will win awards. Write to fulfill your own sense of wonder, not to become accomplished.

7. The first draft should always be looked upon as the beginning of a journey.

8. Sometimes finding the words you don’t want to use is just as important.

9. Stay away from adverbs.

10. Give it everything you got.

With at least two more books coming in the Jake Mahegan series, Anthony Tata has a goal to expand his already prominent audience.



Anthony Tata – Wrestling Builds Character

Anthony Tata is a former wrestling state finalist who earned a 4th place in the 126 lb. class during the 70’s. As a successful youth athlete, he learned the value of physical challenges. He is still an avid follower of the sport who likes to watch the biggest events like the Olympics, whenever his busy schedule allows him.

Wrestling epitomizes certain values both in the physical and spiritual sense. The sport encompasses a unique combination of extreme competitiveness and sportsmanship, a combination that you arguably cannot find anywhere else in the sports world. It’s straightforward and clear, the goal is to overwhelm your opponent through skill, speed and power.

Those who can bring the best combination of these three qualities usually end up victorious. What makes this sport so great in America at the amateur level is competition. Every school has a talented wrestler (or two) who has potential to do something. The more someone competes, the higher the chances of someone eventually humbling them will be.

Anthony Tata got humbled several times. His experiences on the mat weren’t always glorious, yet he still learned something valuable that is arguably far more important than a mere victory could ever be. He learned how to get up, dust himself off and look ahead. Because if there is one thing wrestling teaches you regardless of how long you have been doing the sport, is how to get up. And that message rings as true on the mat, as it does in any other segments of life.