If you have yet to read Scrooge’s story in the original … please do. It is an experience that everyone needs to enjoy, if only so they can watch the next movie version and say, “That’s not how it happened in the book!”
It’s a classic, Anne Lamott’s Bird by Bird. Most writers of my generation know the book. Some know it backwards and forwards. Some will pick it up (like yours truly) on occasion, just to help remind us of who we are, what we do, and why we do it. It’s been many years for me,…
How about you? Who are your favorite mystery writers? They can be ancient, classic or modern. They can be well known or (probably even more fun) obscure. What books or stories turned you on to them? What about their writing inspires you to create? If you’re not a writer yourself, what inspires you, period?
I just happened to be looking at the next Miss Marple book in the series, when I spotted the entire collection, which has (till perhaps a week ago) been for sale for around $60.00 US, for $5.99.
Yes, that’s five dollars and ninety-nine cents. For the entire collection. That is all thirteen books — the novels plus the entire short story collection. Now, I own a Nook, and I already own five of these books, but hey — who cares? My momma didn’t raise a dummy. I clicked Buy Now!
I’ve just run across this delightful short audio slide show on YouTube, with Agatha Christie talking about her creation of Miss Marple. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have!
Let’s face it. Everyone who writes mystery stories fell into that vocation (or avocation, as the case may be) because they love to read mystery stories. Is there anyone out there who pushes the perilous pen who doesn’t list Agatha Christie among their favorite authors? Certainly, no one I know personally. I could read Agatha…