Last week on The Debutante Ball, we wrote about writers who have inspired us with their sage advice on the writing life and on craft. I was energized all week long reading our posts, and especially as I thought about one of my literary heroes, Elizabeth George.
I consider Elizabeth George one of my early-on mentors, and I’m so, so lucky that I got to learn from her. The post I wrote for the Ball doesn’t nearly cover what I learned. Craft-wise, I recommend her writing book, Write Away, One Novelist’s Approach to Fiction and the Writing Life. I return to it again and again.
5 Pearls of Wisdom from New York Times Bestseller Elizabeth George
Elizabeth George is one of my writing gods. Way back when, when I was fresh and bouyant with ignorance, I registered for my first writers retreat. Only Elizabeth George would do out of a list of stellar author instructors. Never mind that I hadn’t fulfilled the prerequisite (the fiction basics workshop), I wasn’t budging.
Her workshop ended up being the best thing I’ve ever talked my way into. Elizabeth’s teaching style and her perspective on the writing craft resonated with me. I found myself signing up with her again. And again. I couldn’t get enough.
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