SCHOOL VISITS INFO
Thursday, July 10, 2014
I love getting fan mail (who doesn't) and I'm always amazed by the great questions kids ask.'
I got one today asking how I start a story. Here's what I wrote.....
"The only advice I can give on starting is... don't worry about it. Start the story where you feel you know the story, then go from there. You might find out that's the perfect beginning anyway.
Or, the other advice I sometimes give, is start every story with the same line. Mine is "the gunshot ricocheted off the ceiling and shattered the window".
It's never actually been there when the story get's finished, but it always starts me off with action. Then, once I start writing the story behind the action the story starts to unfold."
And, for the heck of it, since the
5th Neil Flambé
is out soon, here's a preview of one of the pics from the book.
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