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I posted my comments to my author blog Terrific book for any writer. Full of the techniques as well as the angst of writing. George is a meticulous writer; this book explains how she does it. I just referred to this book again - now autographed by Elizabeth in Key West - for her comments on the point of view of the omniscient narrator They are, as she calls them, literary mysteries.
And they are masterfully plotted. But also contain a lot of scene-setting verbiage that I regularly skip. These passages often seem to take me away from, rather than closer to, the dramatic tension of the current characters and plot.
But the passages remain in all of her best-selling books.
So perhaps I should not have been surprised to find that she takes a great deal of time to craft those portions of the novels. It turns out, for example, that she goes to England and takes pictures of every major setting in her novels. And writes key scenes while reviewing her notes. She is impressively disciplined in her research and writing process, and the description of how she actually writes HER kind of novel was fascinating.
My biggest problem with this book though, is that she buries the lead. The interesting parts about her process are surrounded with a really boring English teacher like explanation of plot, character and setting. What we want to know is: How do you write your novels?
Her doubts, her daily fears, her huge admiration of other writers. This is what we crave - to learn about HER!
She finally includes two very small chapters on how she works, and how she organizes her day. They are followed by her admission that she finds it tough to let go of her left-brain organized self to get to the right brained creativity of writing.
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