|Knocking on Hemingway's door in Paris|
When did you know you wanted to be a writer?
|At the highest point of the Sahara Desert in Morocco with my Toureg guides|
I'm sure all your travels give you plenty of ideas to write about, but what inspires you the most?
Beautiful sentiments. I see you have a couple novels in progress. Which one do you spend most of your time on? Can you tell us a little bit about it?
What a great way to share your experiences. It sounds like a wonderful story. I'm looking forward to reading more.
That's good! He did love his drink.
Last year I finally got to Pamplona in Spain, where he set his The Sun Also Rises. Can't explain the thrill of seeing the things he saw. I even blogged about a walking tour around Paris I took, Moveable Feast in hand, to see his Paris apartment and the square where he liked to eat and the coffee shops where he went to drink rum. I think the best writing advice ever, comes from Hemingway - write all morning, then go and rub shoulders with authors and people watch all afternoon and night. Read his Moveable Feast for that and other writing gems.
That's for sure. There are so many wonderful people blogging!
But 6 weeks in Fiji! I'm a little jealous.
Is there anything else we should know about you?
Well, I'm a political animal and a news junkie but I usually keep quiet about that as in these PC times, you aren't supposed to talk about politics. I can probably blame Hemingway for nurturing my strong political opinions as he wrote so much about war. I especially enjoyed his novels that explored the Spanish Civil War. I always have the 24-hour news on at home, so I usually know what's going on in most places around the globe, or at least the sanitised version. No listening to music while I write! It's a wonder my stories aren't pessimistic, but they're not. I'm a very optimistic person.
You're also very inspiring. I can't wait to get out and travel again myself. Well we're out of time for today. Thank you Denise for stopping by, I really enjoyed getting to know you and good luck finishing Ruby.
SO that's it everyone. Be sure to check out all of Denise's blogs.