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Les Edgerton Writing always changes. Nothing will be the same tomorrow that is true today. That said, there is very little I would change from what I said then wit…moreWriting always changes. Nothing will be the same tomorrow that is true today. That said, there is very little I would change from what I said then with one exception. Transitions have changed greatly--we're fast getting over marking switches in pov, place and time to more subtle switches today. Eventually, marked space breaks will cease to be as common as those switches will be more subtly marked. The thing is, Hooked dealt with traditional story structure and I don't foresee that changing in major ways--the way human beings accept and process story is firmly ingrained in our consciousness and for good reason--it works.(less)
Les Edgerton Don't believe there is such a thing. Just like I don't believe in "plumber's block" or "plastic surgeon's block." Writing is a job, just like any othe…moreDon't believe there is such a thing. Just like I don't believe in "plumber's block" or "plastic surgeon's block." Writing is a job, just like any other job, and just like the plumber who may not feel like running that snake down the drain some days, but does it anyway and with no appreciable difference in the quality of his work, so does a writer write every day. A study was done years ago in which professional writers were asked to provide a note on each day's work as to its quality and after a year, an independent panel judged their work. They found absolutely no difference in the quality on those days in which the writer had to struggle to write than on the days when the words flowed. The only difference was in the writer's mind. Accepting that there is such a thing as "writer's block" is only creating a ceiling to bump one's head into. Don't acknowledge such a thing exists... and it doesn't.(less)
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Here's a new interview I did on HARD TIMES. Enjoy!


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“What is reasonable for you to expect is that no matter how idiosyncratic or “different” your own, particular voice may be, there will be a number of readers who will like it. Who will be drawn to the personality on the page.”
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Roland Martinez Hey Les, I tried adding your other books but it won't let me add them even though I am a librarian. Do you know if you can claim them from the Leslie Edgerton author page?


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