Sunday, July 17, 2016

Quote of the Week and the Week to Come

“When I first started writing, I was in advertising at the time, I was doing most of my writing on weekends. I had studied most of the other series heroes and I figured it would be fun for mine to be different and put him in and around water. So I dreamed up Dirk Pitt.” 

Source: Google and Wikipedia

 Clive Eric Cussler (born July 15, 1931 in Aurora, Illinois) is an American adventure novelist and marine archaeologist. His thriller novels, many featuring the character Dirk Pitt, have reached The New York Times fiction best-seller list more than seventeen times. Cussler is the founder and chairman of the real-life National Underwater and Marine Agency (NUMA).

This week on Writing from the Peak:

July 18                  Dear Annie PPW’s Writer Advice Column

July 20                  By Any Other Name by Darby Karchut

July 22                  Sweet Success Celebrates Shannon Lawrence


  1. I've been a scuba diver since 1971 and I remember the magic I felt when I first discovered Dirk Pitt. Finally, a hero who shared my interests.

  2. Always a treat when you find a character you so strongly relate to!


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