As writers, the #1 advice you hear is: Write what you know!
For my debut novel, The Art of Lying, I decided to write what I LOVE. I took the things that I enjoyed, things that were a part of me, and used that to fuel my characters and my story. Which one from the list below is your favorite? Use the emoji and let me know in the comments below.
🖌 Modern Art - I love Mondrian, Kandinsky, and Pollack (among others) so it’s no surprise that my Main Character, Rachel was an artist that loved and created her own version of modern art.
☕️ Coffee - Rachel was a coffee addict, much like me. In fact, I had to remove some of the times she mentioned or described coffee because it got to be too much. HA
🏙 New York City -- I was living in Manhattan when I started writing the first draft of The Art of Lying so it was a perfect fit to set the book in the city, utilizing one of my favorite parks, people watching, and the subways.
💗 Mothers and Daughters - I wanted to write about the special bond a Mom has with her daughter and vice versa. I mean, Rachel and her Mom’s relationship is nothing like the one I have with my Mom, but the fascination with that bond is what interested me in Rachel’s story when I first had the idea.
🍣 Also, fun fact - the Japanese restaurant that Rachel and Noah go to on their first date is modeled after a restaurant my husband and I went to on our second or third date, right there by Union Square Park!
If you haven’t picked up my first book baby, The Art of Lying, it’s available pretty much everywhere eBooks and paperbacks are sold online. 📘 Click the link in my bio to find your store of choice.
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