Saturday, July 28, 2007

Vin Packer

Remember the non-fiction piece I was writing and whining about in May? It’s out now in Crimespree Magazine. The piece is about Vin Packer (Marijane Meaker).

She loved it.  The article was a surprise to her because I hadn’t let her know I was writing it.  I’m so glad she was pleased.

Marijane said I should write more non-fiction. I said, no.  She said, it was so much fun doing the research.  I said, I liked to make up stories.

I wish I did like writing non-fiction but it doesn’t speak to me.  You have to stick to facts and you know where you’re going and none of the people can be invented.  That is, if you’re doing it honestly.

No, it’s fiction or nothing for me.  And speaking of that, I had about two minutes yesterday of being bored by NOT writing.  Only a few minutes.  Still….


pattinase (abbott) said...

Really enjoyed this piece and am looking forward to her story in Hell of a Woman.
Incidentally, if you get AMC, Mad Men really takes us back to that time. So far, it's a surprsingly complex look at it.

Sandra Scoppettone said...

Thanks. Yes, I've seen MM and I like it.