Having published over 30 novels and many more novellas, I think I have a handle on how to write.
Just when I think I know ‘enough’ I learn, I don’t.
In the world of writing, we can easily fall into analysis to paralysis. I know some writers who have been working on their books for over thirty years. Possibly writing is not for them.
A friend talked me into these Master Classes that I went in with her on, and there are some excellent writers that they have signed up to give them. Now in truth, from the ones that I have watched, I know what they are saying, and I could provide that same class.
Having tooted my own horn and possibly come off as presumptuous, I began taking a class by Dan Brown. I love his books, and I have analyzed them as I read them but, I don’t write Thrillers; until now.
I began taking his class and thought…”pffft I can do that.”
I am so wrapped up in this novel; I can’t hardly sleep. The problem with creating tension in my book is it is creating tension in me, as the writer.
By nature, I am a panster. For those of you who are unfamiliar with that term, it merely means that I write much like Stephen King, a stream of consciousness. Dan is a plotter. Dan is very methodical in his writing and from what I am gleaning, he might work on a book for two or more years. I crank out a novel in one or two months.
This thriller I am currently working on involves the murder of modern-day witches. I love writing about witches anyway, so this story is near and dear to my heart. Using his style for creating a thriller, I am ten thousand words into it and the villain is now on the radar of our main character.
Stay tuned for more details about this work as I continue to update other novels as I have time.
If you have not already downloaded or purchased Land of my People oh my goodness, it is an emotionally charged read. You will love it. Lunchtime read but, fair warning you might want something to blot your eyes or blow your nose into as it is a tear-jerker.
Have you ever eaten a little wasabi to cleanse your pallet?
I like a little tear-jerker to shake me out of my funk or to disrupt the absolute shit going on with world politics. I have not only turned off the TV but now I am stopping the notifications from different news sources. I don’t want to be angry and I don’t like being manipulated by the media. Would it be wrong to just toss the TV on the curb?
Land of my people will change your frame of mind, and I promise you that you will smile. Please drop me a note and tell me what you think of it.
Much Love -TW