Great article today from a literary titan discussing creativity, writing, and...corn?
Great title and great cover. Visit Chick Lit Central for a chance to win an ARC of A HUNDRED SUMMERS by Beatriz Williams. But hurry, the offer ends today.
I'm currently re-reading "The Portrait of a Lady", one of my all time favorite books by my favorite writer, Henry James. The depth of character development, the evocative language, the rich dialogue--I could go on and on.
Here's one delightful sentence describing his heroine's visit to Rome: "She had always been fond of history, and here was history in the stones of the street and the atoms of the sunshine."
Best Film About a Writer? It could happen. I found this article by Roger Rosenblatt highly entertaining. I didn't realize how many movies existed about writers and writing. Two favorites are "Misery" and "Sunset Boulevard".
Spending this weekend doing more edits to my manuscript, less for grammar and syntax and more for continuity. Even now I'm tooling with character names and some geographic details. Will soon have a revised draft to the publisher for (surprise!) another round of edits.
This draft will also contain a dedication, epigraph and acknowledgments, which is sort of the literary equivalent of the Oscar thank you speech ("I'd like to thank everyone who helped get this book published..."). It's fitting that the Academy Awards are this weekend.
Spent the morning at one of my favorite places, The Strand. If you're in New York, you must visit this vast and comprehensive store full of old books, new books, all matter of rare items. It's the perfect place the do some research on a cold winter day.
Love is like a fever which comes and goes quite independently of the will." Stendhal, Love
Great article about the growth of Goodreads and what it means for the publishing world.
It might be frosty outside, but I'm already fired up to share my book, PIECES of TRACY with you this summer. It's an exciting mix of adventure, travel, romance and intrigue, the kind of story that will offer a pleasure-filled escape.
Stay tuned for updates, info, sneak peaks, and much more as I prepare to take you away on an unforgettable voyage full of surprises and self-discovery.