Thursday, July 31, 2014

Cat Museums

A day trip and a pawnorama.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Getting started

I love getting fan mail (who doesn't) and I'm always amazed by the great questions kids ask.'

I got one today asking how I start a story. Here's what I wrote.....

"The only advice I can give on starting is... don't worry about it. Start the story where you feel you know the story, then go from there. You might find out that's the perfect beginning anyway.

Or, the other advice I sometimes give, is start every story with the same line. Mine is "the gunshot ricocheted off the ceiling and shattered the window". 

It's never actually been there when the story get's finished, but it always starts me off with action. Then, once I start writing the story behind the action the story starts to unfold."

And, for the heck of it, since the 5th Neil Flambé is out soon, here's a preview of one of the pics from the book.