Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Robert B. Parker—HIGH PROFILE (2007)



  1. See what happens when you think.

  2. I spent the year inventing spot-on characters and blowing off the plots. I got hammered in critique groups because of it, but the critics and I really didn’t care. They want to read more, and I want to write more. All told, both good things.

    If you’re a fiction writer, you’re gonna tell a story. No way around it. Beginnings, endings. Pretty cut and dry. Folks try to make plot all tricky and such, but I just get lost when they do: They lose the fact that people become enamored with characters, not stories. Characters make the story. Think of any “story” you like. At the heart is a great character.