My interview with author Ellen Schwartz
Ellen Schwartz CWILL BC member
On this blog in September...
September. Ah, September... The transition from Summer to Fall has always been difficult for me--especially when the Summer has been lovely. This Summer was lovely. Thankfully, I have my writing and good books. They help.
September 1 and 8
Who helped shaped your life?
This two-part short story is about my afi (Icelandic-Canadian grandpa) and amma (grandma)
My First Writers' Group
During my first couple of years on Mayne Island, I formed a writing group. This short story is about my experiences with this group.
Bunny by Mona Awad
I love weird and twisted books. I loved Bunny.
The Pearl by John Steinbeck
I first read this book in junior high (middle school) and recently re-read it. Did my impressions of this book change? How? This is a then and now review.
Before taking this picture, I encouraged Abby to look at me. She refused. That's why I call this picture... 'Abby posing' by ldyck
Sharing my author journey...
What's harder to write than the synopsis?
Writing a chapter-by-chapter outline is like writing multi synopsis.
But, for me, writing one was invaluable in completing my middle-grade novel because it gave me a clear picture of what was happening. It helped me see that things were too easy for my protagonist. It helped me see that not much was happening in a couple of chapters. And it helped me find solutions to these problems.