Five years after we created a movie together, I have a finished draft for a 700 (or so) page novel based on that movie, that my editor says made her cry at the end, happy tears--and I am hoping she isn't just saying that to make me feel good. I am so insecure.
I once limited myself by saying that I couldn't make things up, that I could only write nonfiction, like my book Herbs Demystified: A Scientist Explains How the Most Common Herbal Remedies Really Work.
Fiction writing was rough at first, like wearing different characters and seeing how they felt, strange sets of clothing. Like everything, trying something completely new requires practice, lots of really terrible, stiff starts, and studying how the experts do it.
Tim has opened up a whole new world for me of storytelling. I read fiction now with new eyes. I will always be grateful.
All I want to do these days is polish up my draft for The Emissary: Door County and the Time Bomb from Outer Space, and GET IT OUT THERE!!
Tim has taught me to be daring and to shoot for the stars.
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