If You Drink No Noir, You Pinot Noir
This may sound a little weird, but as a new, fledgling author, it feels more than a little strange that I’d have the audacity to “review” a book by someone who’s as legendary as Rex Pickett. So I wouldn’t call this a review, per se.…
And if thou dost not love me, I love thee enough for both.
Ernest Hemingway – For Whom the Bell Tolls
People pose a bunch of questions about “inspiration” to authors.
Why did you…? What were you…? Why didn’t you…?
While I can’t answer for anyone else but myself, I’d like to share some of my thoughts while crafting Rogan’s Robbie and how these inspirations played out in the book’s overall structure.…
I do not over-intellectualise the production process. I try to keep it simple: Tell the damned story.
At the time I’m writing this, I’m going over the draft of Rogan’s Robbie.
Draft? Isn’t it already published?
Why yes. Yes it is.
The draft I’m going over is the audiobook format.…
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
– Ernest Hemingway
This quote from Ernest Hemingway is in my current novel, Rogan’s Robbie. That book more or less flowed as I wrote it, so there was little bleeding involved. Derrick’s Daria and the follow-up novella Ever After are another story altogether.…