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.
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.

Author website: J. J. DeBenedictis

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