Sunday, September 18, 2005


Second post of the night. wooo!

I just finished "In Her Shoes" by Jennifer Weiner. I loved it. I think it's even knocked Bridget Jones's Diary out of the #1 place in my heart. It's important to state here that I read "Good in Bed" last year, and while I liked it, it didn't knock me off my feet.

"In Her Shoes" left me with a "I just read a really GREAT book" feeling. All excited and emotionally supercharged. I apologize to all of those people that I IMed in a frenzy gushing about it. I also may have e-mailed the author saying that I loved her book. Whoops.

So, being the nerd that I am, I went to JW's fan site, and she has this advice for wannabe writers:

"Read everything. Read fiction and non-fiction, read hot best sellers and the classics you never got around to in college. Read men, read women, read travel guides and Harlequins and epic poetry and cookbooks and cereal boxes, if you're desperate. Get the rhythm of good writing in your ears. Cram your head with characters and stories. Abuse your library privileges. Never stop looking at the world, and never stop reading to find out what sense other people have made of it. If people give you a hard time and tell you to get your nose out of a book, tell them you're working. Tell them it's research. Tell them to pipe down and leave you alone."

Mark my words. Someday I'm going to be a published author.

Heh. You said "weiner."
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