” “A book is never finished; it’s abandoned.” ― Gene Fowler I post this because I just realized I began writing my current novel sixteen months ago. I’m still making changes, but I hope to send it off to an editor for evaluation by the end of this month.
Research can lead you down a rabbit hole. How many of you own a copy of the 1945 edition of “The Official Guide to the Railway?” This is one of many esoteric volumes I’ve studied for my next novel.
“To become a writer, you must first read.” That adage describes how writers learn from each other, studying themes, plots, characterizations, scenes, beats, and all the other tools that go into a story. One of my favorite writers is Sicily’s Andrea Camilleri. He writes with vivid descriptions, outrageous characters, and great humor. But nothing sets…… Continue reading Learning from others
Ken Fuson was a former reporter for the Des Moines Register who died recently. His one sentence weather report is a mini-classic I am compelled to share.