Posted tagged ‘Alice Hoffmann’

Friday Favorites 8/20/2010

August 20, 2010

There is nothing like trying to write fiction to make you appreciate your favorite authors. When I was earning a certificate in Creative Writing from Cal State Fullerton some years ago, I lamented that I wanted to write like Alice Hoffmann but ended up sounding more like Elmore Leonard.   Maybe that happened in part because my teacher was  a mystery writer but it was also because my voice … once I found it … tended more toward the snide than the elegant.   And, of course, how many writers have the talent to write like either of them? (more…)