Monday, August 27, 2012

Why I adore Rebecca Stead

As I prepare to dive into the next draft of my manuscript, I find myself thinking about this quote from author Rebecca Stead. When asked how to craft a believable voice, she replied:

"Read. Listen. Wait a little, if you want to. Let the voice gather force in your mind. But don’t wait forever.

And mostly, don’t be discouraged if it feels terrible for a while."

(You can read the full interview at Novel Novice.)

I could go on and on about how much I adore Rebecca as a person and an author, about how I can't wait to share When You Reach Me with my kid, about how I bought Liar and Spy on the first day it was available...but I've been reading and listening and waiting for long enough. Now it's time to write.

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Blogger Cynthia Leitich Smith said...

Go, Varian! Can't wait to hear the next voice you bring to life.

8/28/2012 10:22 AM  

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