This week I took a break from writing Vasa and Ypres. I wrote a guest post on Happiness Between Tails. I wrote about finding inspiration and my writing process. So for those who want to know how the sausage is made, read on!
J. B. Chisholm.
Dear Happiness Between Tails readers, I hope you enjoy the following by a fellow novelist/blogger…
“I was exiting from the lavatory, which was not a mean feat, especially for a woman of my, shall we say, voluptuous build, when I was struck, rather uncharacteristically, by an idea.”
“‘Huzzah!’ My huzzah had been premature. It dropped like a refrigerator on a sidewalk.”
“‘What do you think, Ypres?’ Ypres stood as would an unambitious crustacean.”
I like to start my stories with something absurd. Something that will grab the attention of the reader. Indeed, my writing is inspired by the absurd. The silly and comic things in life. It all began when I read P.G. Wodehouse’s Jeeves and Wooster series. I laughed my heart out and I felt sorrow when there was no more to read.
So I began to write my own. The genders would be reversed and Jeeves and Wooster…
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