Sunday, May 21, 2017

Quote of the Week and the Week to Come


"Writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can only se as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way." ~ E. L. Doctorow


E. L. Doctorow


Edgar Lawrence "E. L." Doctorow (January 6, 1931 – July 21, 2015) was an American novelist, editor, and professor, best known internationally for his works of historical fiction. He has been described as one of the most important American novelists of the 20th century.

He wrote twelve novels, three volumes of short fiction and a stage drama. They included the award-winning novels Ragtime (1975), Billy Bathgate (1989), and The March (2005). These, like many of his other works, placed fictional characters in recognizable historical contexts, with known historical figures, and often used different narrative styles. His stories were recognized for their originality and versatility, and Doctorow was praised for his audacity and imagination.


This week on Writing from the Peak:


May 22     Darby Karchut's Synopsis of the 2017 Pikes Peak Writer's Conference


May 24     Author Intrusion -- Am I Doing it?  Donnell Ann Bell


May 26     Sweet Success Celebrates Chris Goff

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