July 25, 2010
Yes, I am working on the third draft of an historical novel set in England in the 1100's. Swords and castles and adventure. It begins in Jerusalem during the first crusade then moves to England.
I love critiquing other writers...I learn so much in the process about my own writing. As interesting and eye-opening as it is to have my own writing critiqued, I believe I learn the most from critiquing others. Seeing how other writers do things, good and bad, informs my own writing.
Historical, mainstream literary, adventure, horror, humor - though I will read almost anything well written.
I write everyday, usually in the early morning, but sometimes I do more if my workday permits.
I love literary fiction, historicals, mainstream, mystery, humor, horror - any novel that is well written. I think to be a great writer you must be a great reader. Any genre can be a great read if the author is an amazing writer.
This workshop is exceptional, in my experience. Great imaginations and skill combined make this truly one of the best workshops I have ever attended. And it's FREE. You usually don't find this level of participation and assistance outside a university setting. For those wishing to transition from wanting to be a writer, to actually BEING one, this is the place.