A Note to Peyton M.

Hi Peyton,

I hope you don't mind me posting this response, but your email address keeps bouncing. I sure hope you get this.

Anyway, thanks for emailing me and telling me how much you enjoyed Violet Raines. Your email made me feel good about writing.

I enjoyed Violet Raines, too, and that is my biggest tip to you--write something you enjoy. Create a character you want to spend time with and let her have real feelings. You know the secret feelings you have--embarrassment, feeling left out, liking someone--your character has those feelings, too, and so do most people. Make her as real as you are and your book will come alive.

Good luck on your writing, and have a great day!


Charles Gramlich said...

That brought a smile.