Some of the chapters break my heart and at the same time Miss Gottlieb gathers my pieces and puts me back together again. Maybe, with a leftover piece I no longer need beside the candy dish on the end table.
The art of fiction does not begin until the novelist thinks of his story as a matter to be shown, to be so exhibited that it will tell itself.
The Craft of Fiction
January is the Art and Craft of Fiction Month
Writers need a toolbox including the essential tools of grammar and punctuation combined with our voice, our unique story. Novel writing is not something to be entered into lightly.
There are countless writing reference books, updated yearly, at your local library. You can build your own reference library, stack or e-files in your own time, according to your needs and income. A Reference Library for every writer is going to be as unique as the writer’s style. Go through your books once or twice a year. Add to it. Don’t be afraid to use it.
January marks a month of topics about the craft of writing and the art of marketing.