Reading/Reception with coffee, tea, cakes, cookies, and yes, a talk about the writing process. The top 10 truths that I've learned about the writing process. Hint: Write what you know is NOT on the top 10 list. It's not on the list at all.
I think that's one of the biggest mistakes because would be fiction writers interpret it too narrowly. Write about what you've experienced -- in the deepest, most truthful way, from the heart, and transfer that into your story. I didn't "know" anything about hate crimes, I never was a victim of one, never participated in any violence against anybody. But I knew what it meant to be an outsider, to feel like you didn't belong, to be bullied for being different. I knew what it meant to feel lost as a teenager, to want to be part of a group, almost at any cost. But the events in LIE weren't directly mine, so I incorporated what I experienced into the story and just worked on making it the best story I could. What are your 10 ten truths about the writing process?? What else should I include??
If you are in the area I hope you can come! See below -- poster in the hall of the POB Library-- so cool -- thank you POB Library!!
Event: Saturday, October 15 3-4:30 pm, Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library
999 Old Country Road, Plainview, NY 11803. Reading/Community Reception. FREE. Open to the Public!