Every writer will invariably develop a personal style. Like fingerprints, it’s unique to you. It sets you apart from everyone else.
It took composing that top paragraph to get my mind moving…and that was that.
As I go at it again, my now late uncle’s words come back to me regularly: “Fiction comes from fact, and lots of fact makes great fiction when you re-write it as fiction.” I love it. Come sometime in 2019, I hope you will love this, too.
The term “passive-aggressive” may well have been coined by someone observing a jealous author reviewing another’s work.
“If we may return to the subject of our discussion. Ms. Markle had been on a television drama on cable on the USA network…”
Every page is important, but for a writer (in my humble opinion) “Page 1” is probably the scariest one.
…and my uncle jumps to my mind and I imagine him lecturing me how this needs to be turned into a screenplay and he knows a screenwriter and she’s fantastic and I think yep he always knows a woman and he asks me where did I get those women geez…
The Sun Also Rises is said to be probably his best novel. Interestingly, too, it is his first. (Not something most writers wish for themselves.)
Instagram as well as other social media platforms are just not nearly as flexible or personal as a blog.
You may well be reading this with headphones in. I dare to wonder what music you associate with me?
When I saw that retweeted into my timeline the other day, what was my reaction?
I could only think… here’s another idea: read a history book.
When I see authors on social media moaning over how their family doesn’t want read their books, I find I can only smile.
I don’t think I would have written any of my books as I had if we had not built that house. Spending so much time there after, something about the area drew me into wanting to write about it.
It is no secret that this US president evokes wildly negative feelings in many. [Full disclosure: I did not vote for him.]
I do not agree with the increasingly common assertion that adult readers “need to see themselves” in a character in order to be interested in a book. In fact, I believe rather the opposite.