Within the guise of a lighthearted, self-interview, I explained what initially caused me in 2012 to decide to write my first novel.
At least Alexa had not laughed at me as all of this was going on.
Blogging regularly is good “practice” for an author. I have always tried to post here at least twice a week, which I think is reasonable.
I have never come upon a better statement on the appeal of history. Ultimately there is nothing more “romantic” than history…
Truth indeed. We could definitely use some.
I remember thinking also that I had gone to great lengths to write the women well (particularly the French women, who in our “Anglo-Saxon” literature are too often caricatured as nutcases, fiends, deviants, or “exotic”), and she had zeroed in on a man.
Are you more of an introvert or more of an extrovert?
Have we forgotten a “dystopia” is a “not-good place”?
Writing a book is a solitary effort, whereas sharing to social media is, well, social (hopefully)…
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.