7 July 2011 0 Comments

Writing Tip #94: Historical figures in the novel — as long as they’re dead

I dislike the law and I have little interest in ethics. So here’s a post about the ethics and legality of using real characters in fiction, as I do in my latest novel MOZART’S LAST ARIA. It’s the one time I’ll bother to write about either subject. In a Fringe Magazine review of MOZART’S LAST […]

30 June 2011 4 Comments

Writing Tip #93: Walking and plotting

Readers like to ask writers “Where do you get your ideas?” It’s such a common question at book readings that I’ve noticed writers (on blogs) making fun of people who ask it. Yet it’s rather silly to ridicule someone for asking a question most writers can’t answer themselves. So here’s my answer: I get my […]