From the outside, often it looked cool and glamorous (I remember sitting star-struck at him once telling me about meeting Sean Connery)…
From then on, occasionally and unexpectedly whenever we were sauntering around in public, and especially when we were sightseeing, impersonating the guide “Isabelle” would comically shout at me, “Staaaay onnnnn zuhhh runaaaahs!”
Teaching “old” novels that also contain vulgarities and slurs – novels which usually had been targeted at adult readers when they were originally written – in high school literature is always going to be contentious.
“You’ll follow and root for them all now, I presume?” my wife laughed.
I remember my uncle telling me he avoided reading manuscripts sent to him – mostly by acquaintances who wanted to write and sought advice.
If you don’t want to stand out as an American visitor in Europe, here’s some friendly advice…
I’ve been NEAR Geneva many times, but never ventured into the city center. I’m so pleased I finally did.😊🇨🇭
The best route to follow as a writer is always to be genuine. You will never please everyone. Let the reader chips fall where they may.
We’ll be in Switzerland this weekend. I had not considered this about the trip until now, but if one believes oneself to be a “global citizen,” who needs a passport, right?
Writing fiction is not about adhering to someone else’s lists of 10 or 20 or 99 ways to do this or that. In fact, it’s often the opposite.