. WRITE! Find the Truth in Your Fiction
1. What inspired you to write your book? One of my sons suggested it, and I looked back on all my years of professional creative writing and began to feel that I should communicate what I know, and that my method of emotion realism might help a lot of fiction writers.
2. What is it about? It’s about the art of storytelling, about capturing a reader or a film audience and taking them on a journey of our imagination, an emotional and satisfying journey that FEELS true and offers both entertainment and enrichment.
3. What do you hope will be the everlasting thoughts for readers who finish your book? I hope they’ll be thinking: I feel now that I know how to write a story (screenplay, novel, stage play) that contains that precious human truth which keeps readers caring and believing right up to the end.
4. What advice do you have for writers? Write your very best work, and get it out into the world any way you can, and while you’re waiting for the world to respond - start your next one. Persistence and belief in yourself are mandatory.
5. Where do you think the book publishing industry is heading? Like film-making, book publishing is coming closer and closer to the hands of the artist. The old school publishers and the film studios have distribution, but the artists have the Internet. Let’s see what happens.
6. What challenges did you have in writing your book? It’s not easy to step back and study and articulate your way of working - which has become instinctive after 45 years. I had to take my writing method apart and study the pieces.
7. If people can only buy one book this month, why should it be yours? Because everyone knows someone who wants to be a writer or IS a writer and needs guidance, and this book is personal, conversational, a how-to that I wish I could have read when I was beginning.
About Gerald DiPego: He is author of 33 produced screenplays, 5 published novels, 2 produced plays, 2 published short stories, 1 published greeting card and a drawer full of poetry. www.geralddipego.com
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