In advance of the Classic Reads 2013 event Christine Nolfi, Molly Greene and Rachel Thompson will all be sharing their views about what makes a classic read on their own blogs, and I’ll be posting here in a few weeks.
Christine Nolfi, author of The Tree of Everlasting Knowledge, Treasure Me and Second Chance Grill started the series of posts beautifully with her piece last week:
I’m a novelist, which narrows my purpose if not my interest. How do I take the silver-threaded gossamer of classic and apply it to my art?
I strive to create characters inside stories that stir your deepest emotions and portray the similarities hidden behind humanity’s alleged differences. Think of the fast-paced dialogue as a magician’s sleight of hand employed to encourage you to laugh before a secret is revealed and the narrative pace slows with a deepening characterization that compels you to tears. Do you wonder about a character’s name? So do I, which is why I can spend weeks agonizing before making the perfect choice, the definitive choice sure to depict the story arc.
What Makes a Classic?
We’d love to know what you think makes a ‘classic’ read and what you see as the ‘new classics.’ Old, new, controversial, heartwarming – what are the things that catapult a book from a great read to a must read? Join us on any date from 3-7 January to take part in the Classic Reads blog hop.
Why take part?
This is a great opportunity to share your favorite reads, and find some more! Everyone taking part will be entered into a draw to win a $200 Amazon/B&N gift card, plus there will be a ‘Spread the word’ contests with two $50 Amazon/B&N gift card prizes on offer.
How to take part
- Submit your details via the linky
- A few days before the event you will receive an email with all the information you’ll need, including graphics and the final linky code
- Schedule your post to go live at 12:01 EST on any date between 3rd-7th January and respond to our email with your direct post URL (we will add this to the new linky upon receipt and this will also validate your Rafflecopter entry)
- If you’re willing to promote one or more of the sponsoring hosts’ books at the bottom of your post (cover & synopsis), you’ll receive extra entries. All information will be sent to you by 24th December.