There seems to be a fine line between writing fiction and writing fact. On one hand, writing fiction gives a writer a sense of creativity to freely express the flow of the world that jumps onto the paper (or computer screen), and on the other hand, the stories from the past want to show their ugly faces and take over the creativity process.
When the fiction writer closes her eyes and lets her fingers move to the music of the video's that play in her mind, how will the reader know if…Continue
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She was calm, her mind was clear and she felt like she wasn’t even present there. She wasn’t scared or worried. She knew it was coming. In fact, she lived through this many times before and even though it was terrifying from time to time, it always ended well.
She was in her house –not a very solid structure made of thin wood and carton and rather old. Huge storm was coming their way and despite it happening during day it was getting darker and darker outside. It…Continue
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My name is Anna. I am 30 years old, lean and tall golden blonde. My hair is long any my eyes are bright green. I was born and grew up in Norway, so I am more used to colder weather. How did I end up in the Deep South? After graduating from the Medical School of the University of Bergen with a degree in Medical Biology I was offered a teaching job in Alabama. It sounded like an adventure, so, I decided to try. English was a challenge at first, as well as a very different culture. It took me a…Continue
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I've often said writing a novel is like running a marathon, but I'm beginning to think it's more like making a jigsaw puzzle: The charge of the first draft is to get the pieces all laid out on the table, face-up, so you can see what's there. The trick of subsequent drafts is to get them all fitted together into a picture…Continue
When I first began to work on IF I BRING YOU ROSES, I was overwhelmed by the enormity of my ambition. I recall how I stood in the middle of my office surrounded by all the books that I loved. How could I ever hope to achieve what Anton Chekhov, Jane Austen, F. Scott Fitzgerald had? I was a mere mortal. I couldn’t think of how to start so I prayed—for guidance to research and learn all that I needed to know to tell my story and—for the talent to…Continue
As I have been blogging about very loudly lately (can one blog loudly?), I am trying to get back into the swing of writing after years away from the daily habit of doing the work. As some of you know, I don't feel, when I've written a blogpost, that I've…Continue
We don’t know what your plans are for tonight, but Isabel and I (the two She Writes interns) have had the tickets booked for a month- we’re both going to say goodbye to Harry Potter, and more symbolically, to the period in our lives in which we can still read children’s fiction as children. Okay, so that time has probably passed for both of us; but we’re willing to extend the fantasy a little longer and savor this final glimmer of childhood.
Despite our enthusiasm, we aren’t…Continue
Countdown to Publication: Week Three
We took my mother to visit her sister in Bangor, Michigan this past weekend and we were talking about the old days at the kitchen table when my mother mentioned how years ago when she visited Spain, she had…Continue
Rosy Thornton is a Lecturer in Law at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge. Her academic interests include landlord and tenant and housing law, real property and trusts, as well as feminist approaches to law; she has written and published in those fields. She has also published four novels: More Than Love Letters (2007), Hearts and Minds (2008), Crossed Wires (2009) and The Tapestry of Love (2010).…
Available now on She Writes Radio, Carleen Brice, Ellen Sussman, and guest host Meg Waite Clayton discussing the steps to publishing a book, from finding an agent to the writing process. Listen to the whole show here!
And be sure to listen in tomorrow on She Writes Radio for 'Recalibrating Writing/Life Balance in a Digital World'
Rebecca Lynn, author of the soon-to-be published Descendents Saga, talks to She Writes intern Isabel Farhi about self-publishing, internet publishing, and her genre choices
You have written books of all different genres, from urban fantasy to high fantasy to…Continue
A House for Ms. Biswas by Tina Biswas
Tina Biswas was born in England to Bengali parents in 1978. She read Politics, Philosophy & Economics at New College, Oxford. Her first novel, Dancing With The Two Headed Tigress, is a comedy of manners, set in England, Ireland, and India. Her second, The Red Road, deals with the Naxalite Uprisings in the…Continue
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