“A good writer possesses not only his own spirit but also the spirit of his friends.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
By: Lauren Davis
We love seeing the grand technological anachronisms in science fiction novels set in the past, such as Victorian or Edwardian-era steampunk or exaggerated Renaissance automata. But what if you want to keep the language in your historical novel accurate for the period? Here’s a simple trick historical fantasy novelist Mary Robinette Kowal concocted to make sure the words that tumbled from her characters’ lips were appropriate for the early 19th century.
“The only reason for being a professional writer is that you can’t help it.” ~ Leo Rosten
Today is the first day of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). I am an official participant. I’ll be putting some focus into this and will try to update this blog often. To see updates with my word count and some information about my novel, please click NaNoWriMo page at the top of the screen.
“I try to leave out the parts that people skip.” ~ Elmore Leonard
This is Anne Rice Skyping with the students of St. Gertrude High School in Richmond, VA. She discusses how she develops plots for her novels.
“The best time for planning a book is while you’re doing the dishes.” ~ Agatha Christie
“Every writer I know has trouble writing.” ~ Joseph Heller
“Words, once printed, have a life of their own.” ~ Carol Burnett