I am NOT deciding "Character A" will die, but merely state if we are witnessing "Character A" die.
Writing for a public audience is now in ways perhaps more "intimidating" than ever - because anyone in the world can be reading it within seconds.
An Amazon search for the author quickly turned up the book. In more detail, I saw it is set starting in "1786" and features a well-to-do family in rural England. Immediately I thought I had to check this out.
Life is invariably about irresistable change. It is one thing to write people over the course of, say, only three years - essentially, a "snapshot" - in their 20s. It is decidedly something else to write and follow people over decades.
No posts here for a few days, I know. So what have I been up to?
I feel public writing is better for our "mental health" than private writing.
Don't think we did not joke about this back then ourselves: Living as I did then in a New York City suburb, I recall my "friends" and I even then laughing about the absurd size of the characters' Manhattan apartments...
On that note also, I am shocked. This was almost a serious and professional interview...
When I pick up a book I want to be able to have a quick way to find out what it is about.
Look, I know it's not perfect. Wow, are you a pain in the you know what. I wrote it in three days, for goodness sake.
Marshall really liked Jane Austen's books...
We (meaning all of us) simply need a new word for those who in the third-person singular assert to be neither "he" nor "she."
I have written, again, yet something else I believe I "know about." I say I "know about" it because essentially it happened to me here in London about fifteen years ago.
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.