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Friday, 19 August 2011

Wise Words and Turning Points

While I've been on my week off I've been catching up on my novel films reads and I can now add:

The Adjustment Bureau by Philip K Dick
Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz
About a Boy by Nick Hornby


So impressed have I been by About A Boy, (which I feel demonstrates a rite of passage not only for the 12 yr old Marcus, but also the 36 yr old Will), I decided to check out Nick Hornby's website in which he talks about the turning point in his writing career.

The line that stood out for me was:

'I hadn't done enough reading, not of the things I wanted to emulate, so it took me a while, a long while...'

This is something I have been thinking about recently myself that I need to read much, much more to immerse myself in the genres I wish to emmulate.

Do you feel sufficiently well read to write your own best seller? Have you had a turning point?

D'oh for some reason I thought it was Saturday today!


This week has helped me make a decision to resurrect a short story that I wrote in 2010 and make it into a novella. I shall therefore be researching not only historical styles of writing, but also madness in order to flesh out the original 2,000 word story to 6, 000 - 8,000 word novella length.

If anyone knows of any MCs they have read who were characterised by madness, I would be interested to hear about them.