So I went out to get a burrito, and came home with an idea for a fiction book. I ran the idea past my wife, and she wanted to know where I came up with such an idea. It just came to me, I said. I’m already working on a book of essays about photography and those are all non-fiction, fact-based stories from my personal experiences. This new idea has nothing to do with me or photography––it is a historical fiction story with roots to Boston, especially the Back Bay/Beacon Hill neighborhoods.
Since fiction writing isn’t my forte, I plan to do a little research before I get too engrossed in this thing. The Guardian ran this story about the 10 Rules for Fiction Writers. I need all the help I can get.
I know writers like Dan Brown and William Martin have a specific style where each chapter goes back and forth from adventures between the protagonists point of view to the antagonists point of view, or present day to to past. I don’t know if that is a specific style of writing––I guess I’ll have to figure that out. Right now this is just me being excited. I hope it pans out.