Lessons Learned

When David Morrell’s Lessons From a Lifetime of Writing was first published, I didn’t read it. Saw it advertised and it piqued my interest a bit, but my TBR pile was already *huge* and I didn’t much feel like adding to the stack already leaning precariously.

But then ToniLoreth and I were having a discussion awhile back (as we are prone to do) and Loreth recommended it.

Whammo! Instant bypass of the TBR pile (similar, in fact, to a MS bypassing the slushpile with the coveted ‘Requested Material’ moniker).

And now I’ve read it and I’m glad I did.

The thing I like the most about it?

First of all, what’s not to like, but besides all the great practical advice presented in a practical manner, I am impressed with the fact that Mr. Morrell doesn’t look down his nose at the varied genres of fiction.

At all.

It’s a we’re-all-in-the-same-boat-folks-let’s-row-together kind of attitude he presents and it’s refreshing to say the least. As some of you know, that’s not an attitude every writer/agent/editor shares. Should be, but unfortunately it isn’t. Mr. Morrell does his best to dispel of it, though. Kudos to him. And to Loreth for recommending the book.