You know what they say, timing is everything! And what good timing it is for us to have Ellen Sussman on Women’s Fiction Writers today to celebrate the launch of her latest novel, A WEDDING IN PROVENCE. Ellen shares exceptional insight and advice with us, perhaps no words better suited to me than these: “Write the best damn book you can.” It seem obvious, but can become an oversight when we get wrapped up in other parts of being a writer and author. So, thanks, Ellen. Simple words are often the most meaningful. And the smartest.
Please welcome Ellen Sussman back to Women’s Fiction Writers.
Ellen Sussman Says There’s More Than One Way To Write A Novel (Even For Her!)
Amy: Welcome back to Women’s Fiction Writers, Ellen, and congratulations on your fourth novel, A WEDDING IN PROVENCE! Can you tell us what sparked the idea for this novel–and what came first–the characters, the setting, or the situation?
Ellen Sussman is the New York Times bestselling author of four novels, A Wedding in Provence, The Paradise Guest House, French Lessons, and On a Night Like This. She is the editor of two critically acclaimed anthologies, Bad Girls: 26 Writers Misbehave and Dirty Words: A Literary Encyclopedia of Sex. She teaches through Stanford Continuing Studies and in private classes. www.ellensussman.com