Those who have been reading my blog are aware that I have ventured into the world of writing a memoir. You may also know from some posts that I wasn't sure if I was going to go that way or try to write fiction. But eventually the notes I had written down on notebook paper sounded more like a memoir, so I decided to go that way, though I have fictionalized it a little.
The fact is I've often seen myself attempting a fictional novel, and just the other day, I emailed my story to a long-time friend of my mom, who emailed me saying what she thought and said I write well, and that she would like to see me to attempt a fictional novel. I told how I have thought of doing so.
On her blog tour last Friday, Stephanie Faris posted at this blog saying:
How would the idea of a YA novel set in the 1980s in an epistolary (diary) format sound? And with a male protagonist, even though I am a woman author? I've kind of found it hard to formulate fiction based around the current technology and I think kids today should see what it was like for those of us who grew up in the eras before cell phones, the Internet and such. What does anyone think?