Posted by: stelladuffy | January 7, 2013

writer writes about writers writing writers

in a blog about a blog/book/movie (yup, it will eat* itself …)

We just watched Julie & Julia and I totally loved this (very Nora Ephron) line.

Julia Child is packaging up her ms to send it off to prospective publishers, she says to her husband :

“Savour the moment, the moment when anything is possible, the moment you can just imagine they’re going to love everything you do and it’s going to sell a million copies and change the world.”

Yes. That’s exactly what it’s like, for me at least, every time the hope. Every time.

I love it when a writer writes WELL about what writing’s like. All too often I feel like writers get it as wrong when they write writers as they usually do when writing actors. (Oh god, the dreadfully-written actors I’ve read in my time …)

* eat. d’you see what I did there?


Responses

  1. I liked what you did with writing on the Mills and Boone program the other night–a writer delving into a new type of writing. Really enjoyed it.

  2. Thank you.

  3. I watched the program about you writing a mills and boon book again, i watched it last year and enjoyed it. I thought last year it would have been great if you had written the whole book and had it published as i would have enjoyed reading it.
    This is my favourite mills and boon genre and has been since the launch. I love the supernatural topics and the stories that have come from it, They are amazing.
    I have been reading these books since the late 70’s and worked my way through all the genres under their umbrella.
    I did prefer the intrigue when they arrived but liked the supernatural ones the most to the point that the older style became much of a muchness and just boringso i moved onto blaze. Wow! Those boss were scorchers but when nocturne came along i want interested in the older ones to the point that the thousands of books I’ve had of my mother over the years that i hadn’t read yet have been steadily making they’re way to the public library without having been read by me. I was gutted when she told me that some ofthe intrigues had supernatural stories in them because i thought they were all detective and spy kind of books.grrrrr! Never mind, too late now.
    Anyway would you consider publishing The Bonary

  4. I watched the program about you writing a mills and boon book again, I watched it last year and enjoyed it.
    I thought last year that it would have been great if you had written the whole book and had it published as I would have enjoyed reading it. I love the Nocturne range.
    This is my favourite mills and boon genre and has been since the launch. I love the supernatural topics and the stories that have come from it, as I love angels, fairies, werewolves, vampires, witches, demons, dragons etc. They are amazing.
    I have been reading mills and boons books since the late 70’s and worked my way through all the genres under their umbrella.
    I did prefer the intrigue when they arrived but liked the supernatural ones the most to the point that the older style became much of a muchness and just boring so i moved onto blaze. Wow! Those books were scorchers but when nocturne came along i wasn’t interested in the older ones to the point that the thousands of books I’ve had off my mother over the years that i hadn’t read yet have been steadily making they’re way to the public library without having been read by me. I was gutted when she told me that some ofthe intrigues had supernatural stories in them because i thought they were all detective and spy types of books.grrrrr! Never mind, too late now.
    Anyway would you consider publishing The Bonary Touch. I hope you will, maybe one day
    Love Bernie


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