Joe Edelman is a marketing man’s marketing man. But even Joe has trouble navigating Trump’s America.
From John Gardner’s The Art of Fiction. Write a passage describing a building, a landscape, or an object, but imagine that you’re writing from a particular point of view. Try to evoke the feelings of the narrator without mentioning them. Here are two examples.
A mysterious epidemic strikes down young girls, their gruesome deaths the object of speculation from every political and ideological quarter, as a wave of abortion clinic bombings terrorizes the nation.
I got a fun email from my niece today. She’s helping out a friend whose seventh-grade daughter is an aspiring novelist. The email was addressed to me (self-published author) and my sister (actually published-published author) and included a short interview. I include it here with my answers.
This was my third time attending the Writer’s Conference at CSCC, the tenth in the series.