Approaching Writing Styles - video

Mitch Albom, bestselling author of "Tuesdays with Morrie", shares his personal writing style, including how he gets started with a new book and where he got the idea for his novel "The Five People You Meet in Heaven".
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  • I was impressed with how Mr. Albom writes as if he is "putting a jigsaw together," and how he starts writing from different places in the book rather than writing start to finish. I also liked how he talked about finding a publisher and his initial description of his interview with his new-to-be publisher. Cheryl Murphy
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    :) So glad this piece was useful to you Robert and that it inspired you to buy Mitch's book. It will make a great text to study from, I'm sure.
  • I identify with Mitch because I just write, without thinking of a draft. I did not write a draft for my first novel. Also, I wrote an ending first, because I did knew how I wanted it to end, then I filled in the middle. It feels good to have an author's mind! Jacqueline R Banks Author of: A Fine Piece of Chocolate Righteous Sistas Crossing Over to the Wild Side
  • I think first and foremost a good writer must be able to make his words become visual to the reader's imagination. You have that knack. I got a visual from your short description of your story. I could see that little girl, I could see that man in my mind. I suppose you know that now I am going to have to go out and pick up "The five people you meet in heaven." Sold. Robert L. Justus
  • Good Information and great testimony on how you get your writing ideas.