Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Journalist to Novelist—Cynthia Holz
“This new novel by Cynthia Holz offers that beautiful combination of tension and tenderness… Holz is deeply skilled at conveying her characters’ emotional chaos. This isn’t a thriller by any means, but she knows how to make a reader feel very anxious… There are moments when you feel like shouting, ’Don’t go there,’ as you might in a horror movie… But in the end, Holz says more about human growth and connection than she does about weakness.”
— NOW Magazine, March 2011
"Some of the greatest novelists in history, from Dickens to Twain to Hemingway, began their careers as reporters [...] have managed the transition to fiction writing quite successfully. [...] a former reporter who has written two books and is at work on his third, warns would-be authors that writing fiction involves nothing less than incredibly hard work and a complete transformation of the journalistic mindset." Continue (courtesy of About.com)
Join us on Sunday, May 29, (1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.) at the Wellington County Museum & Archives (Aboyne Hall). Maybe you'll get a chance to talk to Ms. Holz about the transition from journalist to novelist.