I was reading the latest issue of Writer’s Digest, which has an interview with Nicholas Sparks. One of the questions they asked Sparks was: “How much do you think about your readers as you write?” His answer: “Not so much as I write, but as I conceive a story, they’re certainly in my mind, because Read more about Discussion topic: How much do you think about your readers as you write?[…]
I came across this list of 30 Books Everyone Should Read Before They’re Thirty. Wanted to get your thoughts. What do you think of this list? How many of these have you actually read? What books, in your opinion, should have made the list that weren’t mentioned?
What are your thoughts on free-writing vs. outlining? Do you like to start writing and let the story evolve as your write, or do you plan out your plot points, characters, etc. before you ever begin your story? I would say I’m more of a free-writer. Though I may switch to outlining the next time Read more about Discussion Topic: Free-Writing vs. Outlining[…]
What are your thoughts about authors using pseudonyms in place of their real names? Also, if you can think of one, list an author who uses a pen name to mask his/her true identity. I’ll go first. Robin Hobb’s real name is Margaret Astrid Lindholm Ogden. From 1983 to 1992, she actually wrote under the Read more about Discussion Topic: Author Pseudonyms[…]
With historical fiction, do you prefer to know the actual history before or after you have read the novel? Or does the history matter to you at all? You don’t care as long as it’s a good story?