Pinocchio, only thing I remember from it was his nose. What about more recently, what was the last book you read that made you say damn that was a good book?
That would have to be Naomi Alderman's The Power. I mean... damn. I went from delighted to gratified to horrified to quietly disturbed in the space of an afternoon.
Thank you, haven't read any of her's but now it is on the list. Speaking of lists, when something pops to mind what do you reach for, a pen or a pencil?
When I need to write something down, I reach for a pen. Pencils are for sticking in my hair and forgetting about.
Believe it or not, yeah I know. Okay finally, what advice would you give someone who is just starting to send their work out to journals?
To those just starting to send their work out to journals, I recommend setting aside at least one day a week to send out pieces. Make a date of it. And when one journal rejects your work, just send it along to the next one. Oh, and be kind to yourself and your work.