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Novelist Spotlight #43: Scottish short-story writer Carole Johnstone turns novelist Novelist Spotlight

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Scotland-based author Carole Johnstone writes about “the wonderful and terrible things we do for love.” She is also convinced “the most dangerous stories are the ones we tell ourselves.” That kind of thinking is apparently an approach that works, considering that three publishing houses bid on her first novel, “Mirrorland.”We discuss:>> The advice she took from Stephen King>> Rejection letters>> The bidding process for her novel>> Why she writes in first person>> Lessons learned from writing short stories>> Shirley Jackson and “The Haunting of Hill House”>> Her forthcoming novel “The Blackhouse”Learn more about Carole Johnstone here: https://carolejohnstone.com/Novelist Spotlight is produced and hosted by Mike Consol, author of “Hardwood: A Novel About College Basketball and Other Games Young Men Play,” and three yet-to-be-published manuscripts, including “Family Recipes: A Novel about Italian Culture, Catholic Guilt and the Culinary Crime of the Century,” “Lolita Firestone: A Supernatural Novel,” and the short story collection “Love American Style.” Write to him at novelistspotlight@gmail.com. We hope you will subscribe and share the link with any family, friends or colleagues who might benefit from this program.

Scotland-based author Carole Johnstone writes about “the wonderful and terrible things we do for love.” She is also convinced “the most dangerous stories are the ones we tell ourselves.” That kind of thinking is apparently an approach that works, considering that three publishing houses bid on her first novel, “Mirrorland.”We discuss:>> The advice she took from Stephen King>> Rejection letters>> The bidding process for her novel>> Why she writes in first person>> Lessons learned from writing short stories>> Shirley Jackson and “The Haunting of Hill House”>> Her forthcoming novel “The Blackhouse”Learn more about Carole Johnstone here: https://carolejohnstone.com/Novelist Spotlight is produced and hosted by Mike Consol, author of “Hardwood: A Novel About College Basketball and Other Games Young Men Play,” and three yet-to-be-published manuscripts, including “Family Recipes: A Novel about Italian Culture, Catholic Guilt and the Culinary Crime of the Century,” “Lolita Firestone: A Supernatural Novel,” and the short story collection “Love American Style.” Write to him at novelistspotlight@gmail.com. We hope you will subscribe and share the link with any family, friends or colleagues who might benefit from this program.

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