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3.28.2011

Picture A Day - Day 15

Day 15: A picture of something that has made a huge impact on your life recently.

Researching, writing, publishing and promoting a book. I had no idea what all went into it and I find it fascinating. People sometimes write to me asking how to write a novel, and I always tell them there’s so much more than just getting an idea for a story. You have to not only put yourself on the operating table, but each and every one of your characters as well. You have to bleed, go in there. Writing a book isn’t just the physical act of writing, it’s keeping your scalpel razor sharp and cutting away at yourself without flinching. This has been an amazing thing for me.

5 comments :

  1. I love this post and the design of your blog. The splash page is very cool; I just chose a site to visit, then came on in. Good luck on your book!

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  2. I think it was Paddy Cheyfsky who said of the editing part of writing, "We must be willing to kill our children."

    Or maybe it was someone else. Still true, though. It's the editing that separates the crap from the caviar.

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  3. In the movie 'Impromptu', the character of Alfred de Musset says of George Sand: "She'd drink her children's blood from her lover's skull and not feel a stomach ache."

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  4. Wow. That is a kick-ass line.

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