|Andrew Smith signed books for me before leaving to |
catch a plane.
|Holly Black and Cassandra Clare sign away.|
She said writers are told not to begin their stories with a prologue, or to have a character wake-up and go about their day and other so-called "rules." Then she mentioned Harry Potter began with a prologue and The Hunger Games starts with Katniss getting up and going about her day. What's important when one thinks about breaking any of these rules is to write your opening well.
As someone who enjoys reading and writes short stories, listening to Kelly Link made me appreciate shorts even more.
The afternoon was a lot of fun and I was able to get all of my Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices books signed. They look so nice on my bookshelf. And yes, the books on the table in the picture on the bottom right are mine.