Excerpt from Writing Wisdom from Dave Cullen
The book Columbine involves a large number of characters—students, teachers, parents, law enforcement, doctors—but the amazing thing to me is that I never once got confused about characters or lost track of who was who. Dave says the way to achieve this is to introduce each character in a memorable fashion. When they first appear in the book, they must be portrayed in a vivid, visual way that the reader cannot forget.
Wednesday, May 05, 2010
Writing Advice from Dave Cullen, Author of "Columbine"
Many of you probably already follow the blog of Rachelle Gardner, literary agent, but I thought this post containing writing tips from Dave Cullen, author of Columbine, to be particular astute and useful.