How Weird Is This?
Yesterday I wrote about how I didn't care for what I call the "storyteller voice" in The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo. And then I casually mentioned that I had had a book manuscript rejected.
Well, last night it suddenly came to me that I had used a very similar "storyteller voice" in the rejected manuscript. I didn't go as far as DiCamillo did and start addressing the readers, themselves, by I was definitely doing little asides. I was interested in trying to do something like Fay Weldon did in her adult book Mantrapped. I thought it was great there, not so great in Despereaux. And clearly it was even worse in my manuscript.
Isn't that an incredible coincidence?
YA Author Roundup
I've only had time to read half of this, but it was a very good half.