Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Diana Gabaldon's Writing Process

What is easy and natural to one person is devilishly impossible to another.

I'm wondering if my writing process will change as I get more experience under my belt. I can't imagine ever plotting every single point (Jeffery Deaver). Any more than I can imagine coming up with a cohesive story allowing myself to just sit and write.

I can, however, identify with her concept of a kernel.


CR: The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson. I'll want to read this one again at Halloween!

And I recently finished 212 by Alafair Burke. Read this. Between it and Angel's Tip, I have developed a Nutella habit. Thanks, Alafair.

It's all better with friends.


  1. Love the shooting stars! It's all about the shooting stars, huh...?

  2. I have a little hang-up plaque thing a good friend gave me. It says, "Shoot for the moon . . . even if you miss, you'll land among the stars."

    So, yeah. It's all about the shooting stars.