Chee’s writing precise and lovely.
Recorded a phone call with Leesa Cross-Smith this morning for this year’s Eaux Claires festival. The little snippet below didn’t get used, but I’m sharing it because the intersection of music and writing is a beautiful thing:
By chance Twitter exchange, I just discovered an error in Coop: The show in Milton Keynes Bowl was in 1986, not 1984. Here’s the proof. Simple Minds, The Waterboys, Lloyd Cole and the Commotions, Big Audio Dynamite, and Doctor & the Medics. I believe it was only the second rock concert I ever attended. The first…View post
Writing tic: Forever having things “begin” or “began.” Just have’em HAPPEN, Sparky! I’d have a whole ‘nother book wrote by now if I had back all the time spent deleting those. (Same for “just” and “little.”)
Some of my books have sold beyond what I dared hope. Some far fewer. In the last 48 hours I received heartfelt, intense, uplifting notes of gratitude from readers of my two poorest sellers. Good to be reminded that hearts beat charts. Write accordingly.