The Blog Tour Enters August – Writers Need to Read
Today’s blog tour post is an interesting one. One of the things that fascinates me about other writers is – what they read. What irritates me the most is hearing an author say that they don’t. If you don’t know what has been written, your very cool idea has likely been done, sometimes with the same title. If you don’t know who and what is popular, you can’t learn from it, and if you don’t read the classic stuff – the works that have stood the test of time – how can you aspire to join them? Just me, of course, but I’m not alone. Famous writers from Mark Twain to Stephen King have tried to pound it into people’s heads that reading is important.
In today’s post, over at author Janna Shay’s blog, I talk about this from a slightly different angle, and explain how it helped solidify the novel Nevermore, a Novel of Love, Loss & Edgar Allan Poe. Edgar, of course, is a writer. He traveled light, but he carried two books. A novella titled Carmen, and a copy of Grimm’s Fairy Tales.
Here’s a teaser, and a link to the post. Remember, the novel is currently discounted, for the length of the tour, to $2.99 in digital. This price won’t last.
“One thing that is true about writers, and has probably always been true, is that they begin as readers. Some fall off over time and get caught up in their own work, but most – I think – carry a love of reading with them from a very young age to their graves… That is one of the things I worked in to my newest novel, Nevermore – A Novel of Love, Loss & Edgar Allan Poe. I wanted my characterization of Poe to be fresh – to carry some weight and to have that ring of truth that helps bring stories to life.
In Nevermore, when Poe arrives at The Lake Drummond Hotel, he has only a couple of bags, and his companion – an old crow named Grimm. He is traveling light, making his way back to his home – and to his dying bride Virginia. He is not a happy man, and he does not live a happy life – and yet – there is a spark in him, and in Grimm, that will not be extinguished…” ==> Read the entire post at Janna Shay’s blog!
THE TOUR SO FAR:
Read about Genres & Why I hate them : ==> AT THE AUTHOR’S CAFE
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