He was a massive influence in persuading me to develop the courage to write.
That is - to me - the sort of writing that makes for historical romantic fiction. The fictional characters must inhabit recognizable history, and in doing so help us to better understand the history... while we are being entertained and without feeling like we are in school.
We need to bear in mind that even lying ugly treatises teach us something. If we are to try to understand those who think such ways, we need to read what they write.
If you want to write about 18-29 year olds, do NOT call them "new adult" books.
Several varied points to conclude this week...
If you are asked for payment by a "publisher," and especially if the request surprises you, 99.9 times out of 100 you are being SCAMMED.
Now there is public Twitter, which often resembles a school playground with those kids who look to stick it to others behind the others’ backs...
Shush... don't even mumble the words "new adult" please.
Writing may be all about "creativity" for you; but never forget that publishing is a business.
We tend in our 21st century to consider reading a silent and private endeavor. Yet for most of history reading was far more social than it is today.
I don't want to think about "tech," I'm trying to write books. But I will say...
From the outside, often it looked cool and glamorous (I remember sitting star-struck at him once telling me about meeting Sean Connery)...
I remember my uncle telling me he avoided reading manuscripts sent to him - mostly by acquaintances who wanted to write and sought advice.
Social media is about, above all, being, well, social.
I thought that having done the Amazon ad for Conventions - and it is attracting interest - "How about the earlier books?"