Recently, I had the great luck of coming into contact with a well-established editor and professor, who was gracious enough to take a look at the first chapter of my novel. Surprisingly, he said that the tone of it sounded like “it was written like, fifty years ago,” that it was “refreshingly old-fashioned.” While it was not exactly […]
I was in a Barnes & Noble bookstore one day and flipped open a book on display. I read a passage that said something about a handsome Englishman’s expensive untucked shirt and his handcrafted suit. I was immediately put off by the passage because I felt as if I were being led on without any authority.