Friday, July 21, 2006

When wiser (or grayer) heads prevail

Not every teenaged writer can be Amelia Atwater-Rhodes or Christopher Paolini (or, on the other hand, S.E. Hinton). Here's the story of a grown woman who actually dared to look back at an adolescent effort.

3 comments:

rindamybyers said...

Ah, yes, the Harlequins...I admit it, I read them too as a teen...Roger, you have found me out, preacher's kid that I am...

The shocker though was when I caught my mother (sedate and reserved) reading one of ours (my four sisters and I), and that was a major adjustment in perspective for me...somehow mothers weren't supposed to be interested in what we girls sneaked/read! Although Harlequins back then weren't what they are now...some things don't change, I suspect.

Melinda said...

I took the characters I used for all my stories in my youth and stuck them in a novel-within-a-novel I'm writing now, and even named the main novel after them. Tee hee! And Mom said all that writing I used to do wouldn't amount to much.

Lynn said...

What a great article! I also read Harlequins years ago (I suspect many of us did) and found some current fav's .