Sunny Frazier's Blog – March 2009 Archive (2)

THE TRUTH OF FICTION

When I worked for the Sheriff's Department in Fresno, I created a saying and put it on a rolling banner as a screen saver: “A Writer Reinvents the Truth.”



This was never more accurate than when I wrote my first book, FOOLS RUSH IN. I took the first case I worked as a secretary for an undercover narcotics team and fictionalized it to include a kidnapping, two murders and a budding romance.



On August 13, I was invited to speak to a book club three hours away on the Pacific… Continue

Added by Sunny Frazier on March 30, 2009 at 1:23pm — No Comments

"AM I A WRITER?"

Last week at my writing group, one of the aspiring authors had a bit of a breakdown. She suffered from what all writers eventually go through. Her faith in her abilities was shaken, the struggle to get her story on paper seemed overwhelming, and the awful question loomed: Am I really a writer?



This rite of passage is crucial. Writing a book initially seems like fun. The potential novelist thinks, “Oh, I have stories to tell, I have a great imagination, I got an 'A' in English class… Continue

Added by Sunny Frazier on March 23, 2009 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

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