Sunday, July 25, 2010

Live from Comic Con: A chat with author Charlaine Harris

Charlaine Harris is just sweet and lovely and everything you would hope that the author of one of the most popular vampire book series of all time would be. Geek Girl on the Street was lucky enough to be on an intimate press round table who chatted with the Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Series author this afternoon. Here is part of that conversation, my questions are in purple:

How do you know you’re born to be a writer?
Oh boy, I’ve wrestled with this inside myself, because people do ask me for writing advice. I think that if you want to write from the time that you start reading, you are born a writer. That’s not all there is to it, the desire is not enough, you have to be able to have the discipline. It’s like being a great singer, but not going through the classes or the training to make your voice as good as it can be – if you really want to write, you’ve got to read everything you can, everything-everything. You’ve got to put in your ground work and then you can start to write. You have to accept that fact that what you write for the first few years is going to be crap, you’re going to have to throw it out. It’s just getting the basics down, like if you wanted to be a singer, you wouldn’t be able to do Wagner if you hadn’t done your training. You can’t go for the big stuff until you’ve put in your work.

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Rita said...

She is just so good,and Eric is going to
talk to Sookie about becoming a vampire
but we know that she never will just hope Eric can handle this,can't wait for the
next book.