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What Does It Mean to Write About Happiness?

September 6, 2015

I don’t think it should be wrong for the character to have a brief moment of happy quietness. The reader (I know I would) will still worry about what’s going to happen next. I’m doing that in my current novel. Yes, it’s going to slow the story down, but not for long and hopefully the reader will keep going. The action picks back up at the apartment fire in Texas and continues to the end.

A Writer's Path


A few weeks ago, I came across a review on Goodreads mentioning Laurie Colwin and how, in that reader’s opinion, she was one of the few recent authors who wrote about happiness. My curiosity piqued, I ordered one of her novels, Happy All the Time, through my local library, and I let myself entertain modest hopes for the book.

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