During the last two years, it’s become increasingly difficult for me to put my thoughts into words. Terrible situation for a writer, yes? I’ve been working at a snail’s pace on two novels. I think about these stories constantly. I’ve even dreamed about the characters. And yet when I sit down to write, I struggle… Continue reading Getting Wordy
Tag: Anne Tyler
Writing to Be Someone Else
Recently, I've read several interviews with Anne Tyler. She’s been called an “invisible literary superstar” because of her habit of living a very private life in Baltimore and giving few interviews in past years. But for now, she’s gone public, promoting her latest novel, A Spool of Blue Thread. A Spool of Blue Thread is her… Continue reading Writing to Be Someone Else
Author, author, speak to me!
I cried last night … twice. Reading the final chapters of Khaled Hosseini’s A Thousand Splendid Suns, did me in. The story was just that real to me. Throughout the book I experienced love and heartbreak, beauty and horror, fear and exultation because Hosseini is an excellent writer. And yet, not everyone agrees with me.… Continue reading Author, author, speak to me!
The Next Big Thing
Author Christa Polkinhorn, tagged me to answer these questions about my work in progress. This author meme is called The Next Big Thing. Please read Christa's responses about Emilia, her next big thing. At the end of this post, you'll see who I've tagged. What is the working title of your next book? It's titled An Illusion… Continue reading The Next Big Thing
What does this say about me?
Three weeks ago, the lovely author Darlene Foster tagged me to receive The Booker Award. The rules of this award say I’m to list five of my favorite books and then pass the award on to five other people. At first I read that as my five favorite books, which seemed an impossible job, but… Continue reading What does this say about me?